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Outline of the Modelling Approach

Outline of the Modelling Approach

The EuroVoc ontology is an extension of SKOS (Simple Knowledge Organization System)  - W3C recommendation, including appendix B, SKOS eXtension for Labels (SKOS-XL). 
>> DOWNLOAD THE EUROVOC ONTOLOGY (OWL)

The vocabularies imported in the ontology are:
http://www.w3.org/TR/skos-reference/skos.html  (downloadable via the http protocol, accepting RDF, or via http://www.w3.org/TR/skos-reference/skos.rdf)

http://www.w3.org/TR/skos-reference/skos-xl.html (downloadable via the http protocol, accepting RDF, or via http://www.w3.org/TR/skos-reference/skos-xl.rdf)

Namespaces used in the ontology, and prefixes used in this document

Dublin Core dc= http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/
EuroVoc eu= http://eurovoc.europa.eu/schema#
OWL       owl= http://www.w3.org/2002/07/owl#
RDF rdf= http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#
RDF Schema   rdfs= http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#
SKOS skos= http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#
SKOS-xl xl= http://www.w3.org/2008/05/skos-xl#
XML Schema xsd= http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#

Used Schema Annotations

EuroVoc resources have been modelled as direct extensions of the SKOS and SKOS-XL classes and properties. Some Dublin Core properties have been reused and re-declared without importing the complete DCMI RDF schemes. (dc:identifier)