Semantic Model Vocabulary Builder

Some of BODC's vocabulary collections like for example, the BODC Parameter Usage Vocabulary (P01) are based on a semantic model. The semantic model uses a defined set of controlled vocabularies (the semantic building blocks) and organises them into a structured label which is then used to populate the preferred label field of the main vocabulary. This helps maintain a consistent logic when naming related concepts.

The VOCAB BUILDER tool allows users to browse these vocabularies based on their semantic building blocks. Registered users can also log in and submit new terms.

The following vocabularies are available as semantic models

Chemical entity parameter codes (subset of P01)

Biological entity parameter codes (subset of P01)

Physical entity and other parameter codes (subset of P01)


Measurement matrix concepts (S26 and a component of the P01 semantic models)

Biological entity concepts (S25 and a component of the P01 semantic models)