Vocabulary

Package: 
Extends: 
Version: 
3
Is Abstract: 
no
Is Pattern: 
no
Definition: 

A vocabulary is an established list of standardized terminology for use in indexing and retrieval of information.

Example: 
A dictionary or thesauri, specialist vocabulary such as HASSET, MESH
Property: 
NameCardinalityDatatypeDescription
abbreviation
0..n
Abbreviation of vocabulary title.
uri
0..1
Location of external resource providing information about the vocabulary.
comments
0..n
Information for the user regarding the reasons for use of the vocabulary and appropriate usage constraints.
Relationship: 
NameTarget ObjectDescriptionSource cardinalityTarget cardinalityRelationship type
containsDesignations
Vocabularies contain Designations
0..n
0..n
Aggregation

Stage:

DDI 3.2: 
c:VocabularyType
Is extendable: 
Is property: 
0
RDF Mapping: 

Comments

larry's picture

extends ConceptSystem?

larry's picture

missing extends ConceptSystem

Toronto version (May 2014). Still need for an agreement on the scope of "Vocabulary": controlled vocabulary or more generic than that?

Dagstuhl: Still needs to be discussed

Currently nothing uses Vocabulary. If it is an external Vocabulary Set then why isn't it just an ExternalMaterial? If it was to reflect the use of Vocabulary in 3.2 be aware that Vocabulary was then meant to point to a related vocabulary or item in a vocabulary. Since that was put in we created CodeValueType (ExternalControlledVocabularyEntry). This class doesn't make much sense to me in the context of DDI4 expecially as we have the ability to identify either a full vocabulary, an item in a vocabulary, or even declare a full vocabulary in-line.