Linked Data Subject Vocabulary

DCMI/LD4PE Task Group

This taxonomy (controlled vocabulary) is used for the topical indexing of learning resources in the DCMI Exploratorium. In one sense, the taxonomy serves as a “table of contents” for these described resources.

DRAFT: LD4PE_TopicVocab-v3
REVISED: 2015-10-10


Fundamentals of Resource Description Framework

  • Identity in RDF
  • RDF data model
  • Related data models
  • RDF mindset
  • RDF serialization

Fundamentals of Linked Data

  • Web technology
  • Linked data principles
  • Linked Data policies and best practices

RDF vocabularies

  • Finding RDF vocabularies
  • Maintaining RDF vocabularies
  • Versioning RDF vocabularies
  • Publishing RDF vocabularies
  • Mapping RDF vocabularies

Creating and transforming Linked Data

  • Creating RDF data
  • Versioning RDF data
  • Models for data provenance
  • Cleaning, reconciling, and enriching data
  • Mapping RDF data
  • Application profiles
  • RDF data shapes

Interacting with Linked Data

  • Programming languages for Linked Data
  • Managing Linked Data
  • Managing Identifiers (URIs)
  • Querying Linked Data
  • Visualizing Linked Data
  • Reasoning over RDF
  • Assessing data quality
  • Linked Data analytics

Creating Linked Data applications

  • Storing RDF data
  • Linked Data application architecture
  • Linked Data mashups
  • Web APIs for Linked Data
  • RESTful architectures and services


References consulted in constructing the vocabulary:

    • Tom Heath and Christian Bizer (2011). Linked Data: Evolving the Web into a Global Data Space (1st edition). Synthesis Lectures on the Semantic Web: Theory and Technology, 1:1, 1-136. Morgan & Claypool Available at
    • Shelley Powers (2003). Practical RDF. O’Reilley.
    • Seth van Hooland & Ruben Verborgh (2014). Linked Data for Libraries, Archives, and Museums: How to Clean, Link, and publish Your Metadata. Facet Publishing.
    • Euclid: Educational Curriculum for Linked Data. Available at