Introduction to Core Vocabularies

Less than an hour

Course details

This video presentation describes the objectives of a set of Core Vocabularies that can be used to describe common entities like persons and places and includes testimonials from implementers in two cities (Ghent in Belgium and Bordeaux in France) on how common definitions can create interoperability in data exchange. After completing the course, the learner is expected to have a good understanding about the fundamental principles of Core Vocabularies and how they can be used in practice.

Target audience

Students, data modelers, IT architects, solution architects, IT specialists and public administrations.

Learning objectives

- Understand what the Core Vocabularies are

- Understand in what context the Core Vocabularies could be leveraged
- Understand the benefits of the Core Vocabularies
- Understand how to contribute to their development and reuse them.
The course page is organised into chapter/module sections.

Offered by

This content is offered by the European Commission. The European Commission is the European Union's politically independent executive arm. It is alone responsible for drawing up proposals for new European legislation, and it implements the decisions of the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union.

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  1. Section 1: Introduction to the Core Vocabularies
  2. Section 2: Purpose of Core Vocabularies
  3. Section 3: Benefits of the Core Vocabularies
  4. Section 4: Global vs Local approach
  5. Section 5: Digital Sovereignty
  6. Section 6: Wrap-up
  7. Final quizz