SKOS – Simple Knowledge Organization System

SKOS provides a model for expressing the basic structure and content of concept schemes such as thesauri, classification schemes, subject heading lists, taxonomies, folksonomies, and other similar types of controlled vocabulary.


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Rugby Football in LCSH

This example shows the entry for “rugby football” in the Library of Congress Subject Headings. more…

<skos:Concept rdf:about="">
  <owl:sameAs rdf:resource="info:lc/authorities/sh85115741"/>
  <skos:narrower rdf:resource=""/>
  <skos:narrower rdf:resource=""/>
  <skos:narrower rdf:resource=""/>
  <skos:altLabel xml:lang="en">Rugger</skos:altLabel>
  <skos:closeMatch rdf:resource=""/>
  <skos:prefLabel xml:lang="en">Rugby football</skos:prefLabel>
  <skos:broader rdf:resource=""/>
  <dcterms:created rdf:datatype="">1986-02-11T00:00:00-04:00</dcterms:created>
  <skos:inScheme rdf:resource=""/>
  <skos:inScheme rdf:resource=""/>

  <dcterms:modified rdf:datatype="">1986-06-25T12:05:27-04:00</dcterms:modified>

Modelling Employment with the Organizational Ontology

An example of using the organizational ontology to represent a person’s employment at an organization with a specific role, starting at a specific time. more…

@prefix org: <> .
@prefix rdfs: <> . 
@prefix owlTime: <> .

@prefix xsd: <> .

@prefix skos: <> .
@prefix eg: <>

<> a org:FormalOrganization;
    skos:prefLabel "Epimorphics Ltd" .

eg:ctoRole a org:Role;
    rdfs:label "CTO" .
[] a org:Membership;
    org:member <> ;
    org:organization <> ;
    org:role eg:ctoRole;
    org:memberDuring [a owlTime:Interval; owlTime:hasBeginning [
                      owlTime:inXSDDateTime "2009-11-01T09:00:00Z"^^xsd:dateTime]] .