Linked Open Data Vocabularies

Created on May 23rd, 2018

Linked Open Data vocabularies that do not belong to a specific organization.


DOLCE + DnS Ultralite Ontology

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This is a simplification of some parts of the DOLCE Lite-Plus library (cf. Main aspects in which DOLCE+DnS Ultralite departs from DOLCE Lite-Plus are the following:

  • The names of classes and relations have been made more intuitive
  • The DnS-related part is closer to the newer 'constructive DnS' ontology (
  • Temporal and spatial relations are simplified
  • Qualities and regions are more relaxed than in DOLCE-Full: they can be used as attributes of any entity, although two axioms state that each quality has a region and viceversa
  • Axiomatization makes use of simpler constructs than DOLCE Lite-Plus
  • The architecture of the ontology is pattern-based, which means that DOLCE+DnS Ultralite is also available in modules, called 'content ontology design patterns', which can be applied independently in the design of domain ontologies (cf. If many modules are needed in a same ontology project, it is anyway useful to use this integrated version.

The final result is a lightweight, easy-to-apply foundational ontology for modeling either physical or social contexts.

Several extensions of DOLCE+DnS Ultralite have been designed; see for example the extensions for information objects, for systems, for plans, for the legal domain, and for the lexical and semiotic domains; etc.

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Creative Commons Rights Expression Language

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The Creative Commons Rights Expression Language (CC REL) lets you describe copyright licenses in RDF. For more information on describing licenses in RDF and attaching those descriptions to digital works, see CC REL in the Creative Commons wiki.