The Core Business Vocabulary is a simplified, reusable and extensible data model that captures the fundamental characteristics of a legal entity, e.g. the legal name, the activity, address, ...
The latest version of the Core Vocabularies can be downloaded from
(direct link to version 1.1)
E-Government Core Vocabularies are the starting point for developing interoperable e-Government systems as it allows mappings with existing data models. This guarantees Public Administrations to attain cross-border and cross-sector interoperability. Please refer to the eGovernment Core Vocabularies paper on the approach and benefits of Core Concepts for further background.
Core Business Vocabulary-compliant RDF description of a company on OpenCorporates
Date: June 2012