[gnd-ontology] New version of the GND Ontology available

Svensson, Lars L.Svensson at dnb.de
Don Jan 16 11:15:25 CET 2014

We are proud to announce a new version of the GND Ontology (GNDO) [1].

Major changes:
* Added rdfs:isDefinedBy to all classes and properties
* Added alignments to SKOS
* Changed hierarchy of broader/narrower term
* Fixed incorrect supertype for gndo:definition (now a subproperty of dcterms:definition, not of foaf:depiction)
* Deprecated gndo:StartingOrFinalPointOfADistance (with a capital S) and introduced gndo:startingOrFinalPointOfADistance (with a minor s)
* Specified that gndo:relatedTerm is also a owl:SymmetricProperty
* Deprecated the property gndo:addition
* Deprecated the property gndo:epithetGenericNameTitleOrTerritory
* Added new datatype property gndo:nameAddition
* Introduced new class hierarchy for gndo:NameOfThePerson

The GNDO is part of the linked data activities at the German National Library (Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, DNB). More information about the DNB linked data service is available at [2] and about the Integrated Authority File (GND) at [3].

[1] http://d-nb.info/standards/elementset/gnd
[2] http://www.dnb.de/EN/lds
[3] http://www.dnb.de/EN/gnd

Best regards,


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