Creators
Rob Styles
Nadeem Shabir
Contributors
Ian Corns
Sarah Bartlett
Chris Wallace
The Academic Institution Internal Structure Ontology (AIISO) provides classes and properties to describe the internal organizational structure of an academic institution. AIISO is designed to work in partnership with Participation (http://purl.org/vocab/participation/schema), FOAF (http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/) and aiiso-roles (http://purl.org/vocab/aiiso-roles/schema) to describe the roles that people play within an institution. [en]

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Namespace

The URI for this vocabulary is

http://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#

When abbreviating terms the suggested prefix is aiiso

Each class or property in the vocabulary has a URI constructed by appending a term name to the vocabulary URI. For example:

http://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#Institute

Terms Summary

An alphabetical list of all terms defined in this schema.

TermURIDescription
Centerhttp://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#CenterA Center is a group of people recognised by an organization as forming a cohesive group referred to by the organization as a center
Collegehttp://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#CollegeA College is a group of people recognised by an organization as forming a cohesive group referred to by the organization as a college
Coursehttp://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#CourseA Course is a KnowledgeGrouping that represents a cohesive collection of educational material referred to by the owning organization as a course
Departmenthttp://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#DepartmentA Department is a group of people recognised by an organization as forming a cohesive group referred to by the organization as a department
Divisionhttp://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#DivisionA Division is a group of people recognised by an organization as forming a cohesive group referred to by the organization as a division
Facultyhttp://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#FacultyA Faculty is a group of people recognised by an organization as forming a cohesive group referred to by the organization as a faculty
Institutehttp://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#InstituteAn Institute is a group of people recognised by an organization as forming a cohesive group referred to by the organization as an institute
Institutionhttp://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#InstitutionAn Institution is the upper most level of an academic institution
KnowledgeGroupinghttp://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#KnowledgeGroupingA KnowledgeGrouping represents a collection of resources, learning objectives, timetables, and other materials
Modulehttp://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#ModuleA Module is a KnowledgeGrouping that represents a cohesive collection of educational material referred to by the owning organization as a module
Programmehttp://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#ProgrammeA Programme is a KnowledgeGrouping that represents a cohesive collection of educational material referred to by the owning organization as a programme
Research Grouphttp://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#ResearchGroupA Research Group is a group of people recognised by an organization as forming a cohesive group referred to by the organization as a research group
Schoolhttp://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#SchoolA School is a group of people recognised by an organization as forming a cohesive group referred to by the organization as a school
Subjecthttp://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#SubjectA Subject is a KnowledgeGrouping that represents a cohesive collection of educational material referred to by the owning organization as a subject
Codehttp://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#codeThe code used by an Institution to refer to a KnowledgeGrouping or Organization
Descriptionhttp://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#descriptionA Description of the KnowledgeGrouping or Organization
KnowledgeGroupinghttp://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#knowledgeGroupingA KnowledgeGrouping may be contained by another KnowledgeGrouping or an organizationalUnit using knowledgeGrouping
Namehttp://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#nameDeprecated in favour of foaf:name
Organizationhttp://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#organizationA foaf Organization may contain other subsidiary Organizations using organization
Organizational Unithttp://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#organizationalUnitorganizationalUnit is now deprecated, it was used to describe a group of people that form a part of an organizations institutional hierarchy
Organizational Unithttp://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#organizationalUnitorganizationalUnit is now deprecated, it was used to describe a group of people that form a part of an organizations institutional hierarchy
Part ofhttp://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#part_ofA foaf Organization may refer to its parent Organizations using part_of
Responsibility ofhttp://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#responsibilityOf
Responsible forhttp://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#responsibleFor
Teacheshttp://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#teachesAn organization may specify the Knowledge Groupings that it teaches using this property

Properties and Classes

Center

URI: http://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#Center

A Center is a group of people recognised by an organization as forming a cohesive group referred to by the organization as a center.

Semantics

Being a member of this class implies also being a member of foaf:Organization.

Status

College

URI: http://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#College

A College is a group of people recognised by an organization as forming a cohesive group referred to by the organization as a college.

Semantics

Being a member of this class implies also being a member of foaf:Organization.

Status

Course

URI: http://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#Course

A Course is a KnowledgeGrouping that represents a cohesive collection of educational material referred to by the owning organization as a course.

Semantics

Being a member of this class implies also being a member of KnowledgeGrouping.

Status

Department

URI: http://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#Department

A Department is a group of people recognised by an organization as forming a cohesive group referred to by the organization as a department.

Semantics

Being a member of this class implies also being a member of foaf:Organization.

Status

Division

URI: http://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#Division

A Division is a group of people recognised by an organization as forming a cohesive group referred to by the organization as a division.

Semantics

Being a member of this class implies also being a member of foaf:Organization.

Status

Faculty

URI: http://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#Faculty

A Faculty is a group of people recognised by an organization as forming a cohesive group referred to by the organization as a faculty.

Semantics

Being a member of this class implies also being a member of foaf:Organization.

Status

Institute

URI: http://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#Institute

An Institute is a group of people recognised by an organization as forming a cohesive group referred to by the organization as an institute.

Semantics

Being a member of this class implies also being a member of foaf:Organization.

Status

Institution

URI: http://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#Institution

An Institution is the upper most level of an academic institution.

Semantics

Being a member of this class implies also being a member of foaf:Organization.

Status

KnowledgeGrouping

URI: http://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#KnowledgeGrouping

A KnowledgeGrouping represents a collection of resources, learning objectives, timetables, and other materials. The more specific subclasses of Subject, Programme, Course and Module are preferred.

Semantics

No member of this class can also be a member of foaf:Organization. Things are a member of this class if they are the value of KnowledgeGrouping or Teaches.

Status

Module

URI: http://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#Module

A Module is a KnowledgeGrouping that represents a cohesive collection of educational material referred to by the owning organization as a module.

Semantics

Being a member of this class implies also being a member of KnowledgeGrouping.

Status

Programme

URI: http://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#Programme

A Programme is a KnowledgeGrouping that represents a cohesive collection of educational material referred to by the owning organization as a programme.

Semantics

Being a member of this class implies also being a member of KnowledgeGrouping.

Status

Research Group

URI: http://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#ResearchGroup

A Research Group is a group of people recognised by an organization as forming a cohesive group referred to by the organization as a research group.

Semantics

Being a member of this class implies also being a member of foaf:Organization.

Status

School

URI: http://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#School

A School is a group of people recognised by an organization as forming a cohesive group referred to by the organization as a school. This class refers schools within a higher education institution such as 'Harvard Law School' it does not refer to schools involved in earlier education.

Semantics

Being a member of this class implies also being a member of foaf:Organization.

Status

Subject

URI: http://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#Subject

A Subject is a KnowledgeGrouping that represents a cohesive collection of educational material referred to by the owning organization as a subject.

Semantics

Being a member of this class implies also being a member of KnowledgeGrouping.

Status

Code

URI: http://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#code

The code used by an Institution to refer to a KnowledgeGrouping or Organization.

Semantics

Having this property implies being genid15. Every value of this property is a xsd:string.

Status

Description

URI: http://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#description

A Description of the KnowledgeGrouping or Organization.

Semantics

Having this property implies being genid19. Every value of this property is a xsd:string.

Status

KnowledgeGrouping

URI: http://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#knowledgeGrouping

A KnowledgeGrouping may be contained by another KnowledgeGrouping or an organizationalUnit using knowledgeGrouping.

Semantics

Having this property implies being genid26. Every value of this property is a KnowledgeGrouping.

Status

Name

URI: http://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#name

Deprecated in favour of foaf:name. The name given to a KnowledgeGrouping or Organization.

Semantics

Having this property implies being genid10. Every value of this property is a xsd:string. It is a sub-property of rdfs:Label.

Status

Organization

URI: http://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#organization

A foaf Organization may contain other subsidiary Organizations using organization.

Semantics

Having this property implies being a foaf:Organization. Every value of this property is a foaf:Organization. It is the inverse of Part of

Status

Organizational Unit

URI: http://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#organizationalUnit

organizationalUnit is now deprecated, it was used to describe a group of people that form a part of an organizations institutional hierarchy. More specific classes of Institution, Department, Faculty, School, College, Center, Division and Institute exist were previously subclassed from here. They now subclass foaf:Organization.

Semantics

Having this property implies being a foaf:Organization. Every value of this property is a foaf:Organization.

Status

Organizational Unit

URI: http://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#organizationalUnit

organizationalUnit is now deprecated, it was used to describe a group of people that form a part of an organizations institutional hierarchy. More specific classes of Institution, Department, Faculty, School, College, Center, Division and Institute exist were previously subclassed from here. They now subclass foaf:Organization.

Semantics

Having this property implies being a foaf:Organization. Every value of this property is a foaf:Organization.

Status

Part of

URI: http://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#part_of

A foaf Organization may refer to its parent Organizations using part_of.

Semantics

Having this property implies being a foaf:Organization. Every value of this property is a foaf:Organization. It is the inverse of Organization

Status

Responsibility of

URI: http://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#responsibilityOf

Semantics

Having this property implies being genid31. Every value of this property is a spec:Agent. It is the inverse of Responsible for

Status

Responsible for

URI: http://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#responsibleFor

Semantics

Having this property implies being a msg0:Agent. Every value of this property is genid34. It is the inverse of Responsibility of

Status

Teaches

URI: http://purl.org/vocab/aiiso/schema#teaches

An organization may specify the Knowledge Groupings that it teaches using this property.

Semantics

Having this property implies being a foaf:Organization. Every value of this property is a KnowledgeGrouping.

Status

Other Information

Type
Date
2008-05-20
Identifier
Version of
Academic Institution Internal Structure Ontology (AIISO)
The Academic Institution Internal Structure Ontology (AIISO) provides classes and properties to describe the internal organizational structure of an academic institution. AIISO is designed to work in partnership with Participation (http://purl.org/vocab/participation/schema), FOAF (http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/) and aiiso-roles (http://purl.org/vocab/aiiso-roles/schema) to describe the roles that people play within an institution.
Usage
file:///home/iand/web/vocab.org/www/src/aiiso/usagenote.html
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