ISA Action 1.1 – Improving semantic interoperability in eGovernment systems

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Four Core Vocabularies 1 have been developed under ISA Action 1.1 so far:

  • Core Person: captures the fundamental characteristics of a person, e.g. the name, the gender, the date of birth, the location.
  • Registered organisation: captures the fundamental characteristics of a legal entity (e.g. its identifier, activities) which is created through a formal registration process, typically in a national or regional register.
  • Core Location: captures the fundamental characteristics of a location, represented as an address, a geographic name or geometry.
  • Core Public service: captures the fundamental characteristics of a service offered by public administration.

Public administrations can use and extend the Core Vocabularies in the following contexts:

  • Development of new systems: the Core Vocabularies can be used as a default starting point for designing the conceptual and logical data models in newly developed information systems.
  • Information exchange between systems: the Core Vocabularies can become the basis of a context-specific data model used to exchange data among existing information systems.
  • Data integration: the Core Vocabularies can be used to integrate data that comes from disparate data sources and create a data mesh-up.
  • Open data publishing: the Core Vocabularies can be used as the foundation of a common export format for data in base registries like cadastres, business registers and service portals.

See also:

  1. Core vocabularies are simplified, re-usable, and extensible data models that capture the fundamental characteristics of an entity in a context-neutral fashion.