Re: PROF: Ontology v. Vocabulary v. X?

+1 to vocabulary.

From: Makx Dekkers <>
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 09:29
To: 'Car, Nicholas (L&W, Dutton Park)';
Subject: RE: PROF: Ontology v. Vocabulary v. X?

I'd vote for Vocabulary. Makx.

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From: Car, Nicholas (L&W, Dutton Park) <>
Sent: 12 February 2019 07:38
Subject: PROF: Ontology v. Vocabulary v. X?

Could DXWG members please express an opinion here at to whether “Profiles Ontology” or “Profiles Vocabulary” or something else is more appropriate for PROF?

After some discussion before FPWD we agree on the former but some comments about PROF’s use of terms from other namespaces, e.g. dct:conformsTo, to say nothing of owl:Class, indicate that others would prefer either the latter or something else entirely as they understand an Ontology to typically use only 1 namespace.

If DCAT was being made from scratch now with approximately the same output, what would it be called, “Dataset Vocabulary” or something else?

Short initial responses please so we can assess whether it’s important to look into this further or not.



Nicholas Car
Senior Experimental Scientist
CSIRO | 0477 560 177

Received on Tuesday, 12 February 2019 09:10:29 UTC