Semantic alignment ensures that information models use unambiguous terms for which a corresponding definition can be searched. This benefits interoperability between applications by eliminating ambiguity and lack of clarity. In addition, it ensures that information models are more broadly supported by avoiding silo thinking. Discover here the available vocabularies and applicationprofiles, as well as codelists.

An Applicationprofile is a specification for data exchange for applications that fulfil a certain use case. In addition to a shared semantics, it also allows for the imposition of additional restrictions, such as the definition of cardinalities or the use of certain code lists. An application profile can serve as documentation for analysts and developers.

The Vocabularies on this page are the basis for open semantic information standards, they provide a shared conceptual framework for certain concepts with a focus on data exchange and have been developed in the workrroups.

The information in the vocabularies and application profiles is organised according to the Resource Description Framework (RDF) , which makes them suitable for use in Linked Data applications.