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Vocabulary Register

GA Vocabularies System

Welcome to GA's public vocabulary system. This tool is an instance of VocPrez, a read-only web delivery system for Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS)-formulated RDF vocabularies.

This is the static register (index) of GA's vocabularies. Its purpose is to present the static URIs to each of GA's vocabs. This is particularly useful for machines that wish to automatically index our vocabularies, rather than humans who can search for them manually.

About the Vocabularies

These vocabularies are Geoscience Australia's vocabularies for internal and external use. Most are simple code lists for data types, science concepts and other related things. Some are a little more complex. All are formulated according to the Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS) W3C web standard which means they are structured in a machine-readable way.

They are published via VocPrez which enables human readability of the vocabularies, via web pages, and also machine readability via a RESTful API and also a SPARQL service.

These vocabularies are also all published for general discovery in the Australian National Data Service (ANDS)'s Research Vocabularies Australia (RVA) Portal:

Creating Vocabularies

There are many potential ways for vocabularies to be created. One is to use an Excel template-based tool known as VocExcel. That tool can be used on desktops and also via an online web form, which is also linked to in the menu to the left.

Alternate Profiles

Different views and formats:

Alternate Profiles ?Profiles (alternative information views) encoded in various Media Types (HTML, text, RDF, JSON etc.) are available for this resource.