I'm looking for RDF vocabularies to represent document outlines: chapters, sections, subsections, indexes/glossaries, etc. Any recommendations?

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How about DoCO, the Document Components Ontology. It seems to encapsulate parts of SALT.

(Found through LOV.)

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answered 05 Nov '12, 11:15

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Sweet! This should work. Thanks!

(05 Nov '12, 11:39) cygri ♦ cygri's gravatar image

Docbook isn't an RDF vocabulary, but is more than likely to describe everything you need, and does have a namespace for those names as described at http://docbook.org/ns/docbook.

You may not find one for subsections, because the very idea is relative. In DocBook, a section element inside of a section element is a subsection, and identifiable as one because of its location. It doesn't get a separate name (just like you don't have subdiv elements in HTML) to make it easier to re-use them somewhere where it's hierarchically at a different level.

DITA is the usual alternative to consider to DocBook, but according to an old friend of mine who would know, "DITA element types cannot be in namespaces" (http://drmacros-xml-rants.blogspot.com/2007/10/automatic-handling-of-dita-docs-in-xml.html).

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answered 04 Nov '12, 08:33

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Thanks for the answer, but as I said, I'm looking for an RDF vocabulary.

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answered 05 Nov '12, 06:48

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BIBO has book chapters (but not chapters of other kinds of documents—my use case involves electronic ones), and none of the other things I mentioned, so it doesn't seem too appropriate here.

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