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Ontologies

An ontology – in the context of computer and information sciences – can be defined as a formal specification designed to delimit and group instances/concepts (facts, events, entities, elements, etc.) based on their common class (types, properties, interrelationships, etc.), and thus formalising a full or a subset of a domain.

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CAMSS Assessments
CAMSS Assessment is a solution which corresponds to the output of an assessment of a standard or technical specification using the CAMSS Tools. Each assessment produced is considered a CAMSS Assessment once it is approved by the CAMSS Team. Any approved assessment is published by the CAMSS Team and publicly available within the Assessment Library.
Common Data Model

CDM is the Common (Meta-)Data Model of the resources published by the Publications Office of the European Union

It is an ontology based on the FRBR model, described by using RDF(S)/OWL technologies, able to represent the relationships between the resource types managed by the Publications Office and their views according to the FRBR model in terms of Work, Expression, Manifestation and Item.

In CDM all types of documents created/issued by the European institutions, the activities (mainly legislation) by which the documents are created and the relations between the objects are described formally.

ECCF Core Ontology
The European Commission Conceptual Framework (ECCF) is a knowledge model for high-level enterprise descriptions of EU institutions and any other public service organization. It is intended as a core ontology to be extended with classes and properties specific for each policy domain and service. ECCF provides a formal representation of the following story describing Public Service organisations (PSO): A PSO provides Services via Actors, having Motivation and Capabilities, using Policy Instruments and Assets.
ELI

The European Legislation Identifier rests on three pillars:

  1. Identification of legislation: URI templates at the European, national and regional levels based on a defined set of components
  2. Properties describing each legislative act: Definition of a set of metadata and its expression in a formal ontology
  3. Serialisation of ELI metadata elements: Integration of metadata into the legislative websites using RDFa
EU Budget Vocabulary

The EU Budget Vocabulary and its RDF serialisation are designed to facilitate the exchange, increase the understandability and foster the reusability of budgetary information published by the EU. The Vocabulary aims to increase government transparency by improving the availability, usability and understandability of the EU Budget.

EUropean Research Information Ontology

EURIO (EUropean Research Information Ontology) conceptualises, formally encodes and makes available in an open, structured and machine-readable format data about resarch projects funded by the EU's framework programmes for research and innovation.

eProcurement Ontology
The objective of the eProcurement Ontology (ePO) is to put forth a commonly agreed OWL ontology that will conceptualise, formally encode and make available in an open, structured and machine-readable format data about public procurement, covering it from end to end, i.e. from notification, through tendering to awarding, ordering, invoicing and payment. It aims at unifying existing practices, thus facilitating seamless exchange, access and reuse of data. eProcurement Ontology is maintained by the Publications Office of the European Union on the EU Vocabularies website.