Does anyone know of an ontology I can use to describe a database (in this case, it is a bibliographic database); thus:
<#1233> a ex:ResearchDatabase .
asked 11 Sep '11, 16:02
Here are a couple of relevant class URIs:
As per the first definition, void:Dataset is only appropriate if the database you're describing is available as RDF. dcmitype:Dataset is a more general class which could be applied to RDF data, SQL databases and any other structured data.
Addition: you could further qualify it as a bibliographic database like this:
We use the following class URIs to model our (mostly) bibliographic databases:
Have a look at the directory of some of our bibliographic databases: http://uri.gbv.de/database/.
Here is a nice visual example, including the connection of database and library institution:
answered 13 Sep '11, 11:12
The general case of an ontology to refer to a database is very... general. The D2RQ mapping language is designed to describe relational databases in RDF terms, and there is some work at the W3C (http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-rdb-direct-mapping-20110324/) toward a version of that that is not specific to D2RQ.
If you're really looking for a bibliography ontology, check out Frédérick Giasson and Bruce D'Arcus's Bibliographic Ontology at http://bibliontology.com.
answered 11 Sep '11, 20:44