Name of the solution: Core Vocabularies
Solution's owner: DG DIGIT, European Commission, Europe
Description: Core Vocabularies are simplified, reusable, and extensible data models that capture the fundamental characteristics of an entity, such as a person or a public organisation, in a context-neutral manner.
Type of solution: Semantic asset
Core Vocabularies implements the following:
|Principles||Interoperability layers||Conceptual model|
|✅ Openness||✅ Interoperability governance||✅ Open data|
|✅ Reusability||✅ Semantic interoperability|
|✅ Technological neutrality|
Core Vocabularies implements the following recommendations as explained below:
✅ Recommendation 4 | Principle 2: Openness
Core Vocabularies are fully open source data models that can be used by any stakeholder.
✅ Recommendation 6 | Principle 4: Reusability
Stakeholders can reuse the core vocabularies to design new data models that
extend the Core Vocabularies, whist still ensuring a minimum core-sector interoperability.
✅ Recommendation 9 | Principle 5: Technological neutrality
By providing common data models in which to structure and describe data, core vocabularies help to ensure data portability.
✅ Recommendation 23 | Interoperability layer: Interoperability governance
Users interested in using Core Vocabularies can select from core vocabularies that are most useful to their needs. The Core Vocabularies also contain a list of standard syntaxes that have mappings to the Core Vocabularies.
✅ Recommendation 25 | Interoperability layer: Integrated public service governance
The Core Vocabularies can become the basis of a context-specific information exchange data model used to exchange data between information systems.
✅ Recommendation 30 | Interoperability layer: Semantic interoperability
The use of Core Vocabularies contributes to proper management and sharing of public data.
✅ Recommendation 42 | Conceptual model: Open data
The use of Core Vocabularies can serve as the foundation of a common export format for data in base registries like cadastres, business registers and service portals.