Leveraging the DDI Model for Linked Statistical Data in the Social, Behavioural, and Economic Sciences

Thomas Bosch, Richard Cyganiak, Joachim Wackerow, Benjamin Zapilko


Experts from the statistical domain
worked in close collaboration with ontology engineers to develop an ontology of a subset
of the Data Documentation Initiative, an established international standard for the
documentation and management of data from the social, behavioral, and economic sciences.
Experts in the statistics domain formulated use cases which are seen as most significant
to solve frequent problems. Various benefits for the Linked Data and the statistics
community as well are connected with an RDF representation of the developed ontology. In
the main part of the paper, the DDI conceptual model as well as implementations are
explained in detail.

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