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ready Data Catalog Vocabulary

Abbreviation: DCAT

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An RDF vocabulary designed to facilitate interoperability between data catalogs published on the Web. By using DCAT to describe datasets in data catalogs, publishers increase discoverability and enable applications easily to consume metadata from multiple catalogs. It further enables decentralized publishing of catalogs and facilitates federated dataset search across sites. Aggregated DCAT metadata can serve as a manifest file to facilitate digital preservation.


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Record updated: Feb. 9, 2020, 6:08 p.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.

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