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ready JavaScript Object Notation for Simple Knowledge Organization Systems

Abbreviation: JSKOS

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JSKOS (JavaScript Object Notation for Simple Knowledge Organization Systems) defines a JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) structure to encode knowledge organization systems (KOS), such as classifications, thesauri, and authority files. JSKOS supports encoding of concepts, concept schemes, concept occurrences, and concept mappings with their common properties. It further defines application profiles for registries, distributions, and annotations. The main part of JSKOS is compatible with Simple Knowledge Organisation System (SKOS) and JavaScript Object Notation for Linked Data (JSON-LD) but JSKOS can be used without having to be experienced in any of these technologies. A simple JSKOS document can be mapped to SKOS expressed in the Resource Description Framework (RDF), and vice versa. JSKOS further supports closed world statements to express incomplete information about knowledge organization systems to facilitate use in dynamic web applications.


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Created in 2019

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Record added: Jan. 9, 2021, 3:26 p.m.
Record updated: Jan. 9, 2021, 3:26 p.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.



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Basel Register of Thesauri, Ontologies and Classifications
The Basel Register of Thesauri, Ontologies & Classifications (BARTOC) is a database of Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS) and KOS -related registries. Its main goal is to list as many KOS as possible in one place in order to achieve greater visibility, make them searchable and comparable, and foster knowledge sharing. BARTOC includes any kind of KOS from any subject area, in any language, any publication format, and any form of accessibility. BARTOC’s search interface is available in 20 European languages.

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