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On this page you will find information about tools and services useful for publishing terminology data on the Web of Data.


  • SKOS

    SKOS or “Simple Knowledge Organization System” is a common data model for sharing and linking knowledge organization systems via the Web.

    Documentation: https://www.w3.org/TR/skos-reference/

  • OWL

    The Web Ontology Language (OWL) is a family of knowledge representation languages for authoring ontologies.
    Documentation: https://www.w3.org/TR/owl2-overview/

Perennial identifiers

  • ARK

    ARK identifiers are URLs designed to support long-term access to information objects.
    Documentation by the Ark Alliance: https://arks.org/

  • DOI – DataCite

    DataCite DOIs are persistent identifiers for research data and other research outputs, provided by DataCite.
    DataCite web portal: https://www.datacite.org/




  • OnAGUI

    OnAGUI (Ontology Alignment GUI) is a software to help automatic or manual realisation of ontologic alignment
    Documentation: https://github.com/lmazuel/onagui

  • YAM++ Online

    Yam++ Online is a web tool for ontology and thesaurus matching, with an interface for human validation of the generated mappings.
    Documentation: http://yamplusplus.lirmm.fr/

  • OpenRefine

    OpenRefine is a powerful tool for working with messy data: cleaning it; transforming it from one format into another; and extending it with web services and external data.
    Documentation: https://openrefine.org/


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