In the following HowTo, you will familiarise yourself with the basic terminology used in prosopographic data modelling and Semantic Web, in relation to the projects NAMPI and VieCPro. These main concepts are introduced: ontologies, vocabularies, RDF (Resource Description Framework), OWL (Web Ontology Language), SKOS (Simple Knowledge Organisation System), SPARQL (SPARQL Protocol and RDF Query Language), LOD (Linked Open Data) and LOD-cloud.
The resource explores the distinction between the general concept vocabularies and controlled vocabularies. You will learn how a controlled vocabulary is used "to organize knowledge for subsequent retrieval" in prosopographic data modelling and for which purposes it is utilised. You are encouraged to apply tools such as SKOS on sample datasets from the NAMPI and VieCPro projects, illustrating the range of potential applications of Linked Open Vocabularies in the Semantic Web.