MoTIF Pilot Thesaurus of Irish Folklore

"MoTIF, the pilot thesaurus of Irish folklore, is intended to accompany the Thesaurus Construction Guidelines: An Introduction to Thesauri and Guidelines on Their Construction and act as a sample thesaurus and demonstration of the international principles and best practices outlined in that document. The pilot thesaurus should not be considered a tool for indexing and retrieval of content. Rather, it can act as a base from which such a tool can be constructed.


"Seo é an bunachar náisiúnta téarmaíochta don Ghaeilge a d’fhorbair Fiontar i gcomhpháirt leis an gCoiste Téarmaíochta, Foras na Gaeilge.

"The database contains over 338,000 terms, searchable under both Irish and English versions. More than 2.3 million unique visitors used the website between 2006 and mid 2014. They made 9.8 million visits and 56 million searches in that time. According to annual user surveys carried out by Fiontar since 2010, the site is primarily used by translators and interpreters and by university students. (...).

Irish Public Service Thesaurus

"The Public Service Thesaurus (PST) has been developed as a list of descriptors, or controlled vocabulary, by which public sector resources may be indexed. It was developed to facilitate public sector compliance with the Irish Public Service Metadata Standard (IPSMS), and in so doing to enhance the capacity of public sector organisaitons to make their resources accessible and visible to their client base.
Compliance can be achieved by using appropriate terms from the vocabulary in conjunction with the mandatory DC.Subject element.

Vocabulary of Interlinked Datasets

"The Vocabulary of Interlinked Datasets (VoID) is an RDF Schema vocabulary for expressing metadata about RDF datasets. It is intended as a bridge between the publishers and users of RDF data, with applications ranging from data discovery to cataloging and archiving of datasets. This document provides a formal definition of the new RDF classes and properties introduced for VoID."

Data Cube Vocabulary

"There are many situations where it would be useful to be able to publish multi-dimensional data, such as statistics, on the web in such a way that it can be linked to related data sets and concepts. The Data Cube vocabulary provides a means to do this using the W3C RDF (Resource Description Framework) standard. The model underpinning the Data Cube vocabulary is compatible with the cube model that underlies SDMX (Statistical Data and Metadata eXchange), an ISO standard for exchanging and sharing statistical data and metadata among organizations.