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Data Type: Concept Scheme

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Concepts can be created and used as stand-alone entities. However, especially in indexing practice, concepts usually come in carefully compiled vocabularies, such as thesauri or classification schemes. SKOS offers the means of representing such KOSs using the skos:ConceptScheme class. (Source: SKOS Primer)


Below are the most important attributes used for skos:ConceptSchemes.

RDF Property Label Comment
rdfs:label label Label of the concept scheme in a specific language.
skos:hasTopConcept has top concept Link to a concept that is topmost in the hierarchical relations for that scheme.