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Syntactic assets define common data structures, e.g. XML-Schemata, core components and related elements and resources needed to support the Syntactic Interoperability layer.

Syntactical Interoperability represents the ability of a system to communicate and exchange information properly on a technical abstraction level. The fundamental technical (syntactical) capability of communicating is guaranteed by a set of...

A taxonomy is a classification of the standardised terminology for all required and involved terms within a knowledge domain. In a taxonomy, all elements are grouped and categorised in a strict hierarchy and are usually presented by a tree...

A thesaurus is a set of controlled vocabulary used within ontologies. In contrast to a taxonomy, the individual elements of a thesaurus are not necessarily required to be semantically related with each other, but may well be an independent...

A user is any person who visits the platform. A user can consult all publicly available content.
A registered user is a user who has a user account and user profile on the platform. In addition to consulting content, a registered user can...

A version of an artefact (document, source code, specification …) is a change transaction, which will be archived for later retrieval and availability. Each version of an artefact will be marked with an internal version number depending on the...

A version control system is a system that supports the management of changes to documents, programs, and other information stored as electronic files. On the Joinup platform, the Subversion (SVN) version control system is offered as a service to...

A Virtual Forge is a website that allows providing a branded open-source software development service to public administrations by reusing the infrastructure of the Joinup platform. Users visiting the Virtual Forge will have the impression that...

The term 'weak' licence is usually used to reflect a rather permissive nature of a licence. The weak nature is derived from the absence of strong restrictive licence terms. A weak licence – in a legal sense – allows for instance, in contrast...

A Wiki Page is a webpage within a community that is created and owned by a particular user and that can be edited by other community members. The changes to a wiki page can be undone both by the owner of the wiki page and the community...