BiRO, the Bibliographic Reference Ontology

IRI:
http://purl.org/spar/biro
Date:
11/05/2013
Current version:
1.1.1
Authors:
David Shotton
Silvio Peroni
Imported Ontologies:
http://purl.org/co (visualise it with LODE)
http://purl.org/spar/frbr (visualise it with LODE)

Abstract

This ontology is available at http://purl.org/spar/biro, and uses the namespace prefix biro.

Table of Content

  1. Introduction
  2. Classes
  3. Object Properties
  4. Annotation Properties
  5. Namespace Declarations

Introduction

BiRO, the Bibliographic Reference Ontology, is an ontology structured according to the FRBR model to define bibliographic records (as subclasses of frbr:Work) and bibliographic references (as subclasses of frbr:Expression), and their compilations into bibliographic collections such as library catalogues, and into bibliographic lists such as reference lists in journal articles, respectively. It provides a logical system for relating an individual bibliographic reference, such as appears in the reference list of a published article (which may lack the title of the cited article, the full names of the listed authors, or indeed the full list of authors): - to the full bibliographic record for that cited article, which in addition to missing reference fields may also include the name of the publisher, and the ISSN or ISBN of the publication; - to collections of bibliographic records such as library catatlogues; and - to bibliographic lists, such as reference lists.

Classes

bibliographic collectionc back to ToC or Class ToC

IRI: http://purl.org/spar/biro/BibliographicCollection

A collection of bibliographic records, each of which references a publication (or a work in preparation for publication). Examples of bibliographic collections include a collection of the bibliographic records of all the publications that a single individual has authored, or a collection of those bibliographic records to be included in a research paper, where they are expressed as a reference list.
has super-classes
setc
workc
realizationop only bibliographic listc
partop only not (bibliographic collectionc)
elementop only bibliographic recordc
has sub-classes
library cataloguec
A bibliographic collection is composed only of items containing bibliographic records. Moreover, it cannot be part of other bibliographic collections, and it is realized only by bibliographic lists.

bibliographic listc back to ToC or Class ToC

IRI: http://purl.org/spar/biro/BibliographicList

An ordered list of bibliographic items, each of which contains a bibliographic reference.
has super-classes
listc
expressionc
realization ofop only bibliographic collectionc
elementop only bibliographic referencec
has sub-classes
reference listc
A bibliographic list is composed only of items containing bibliographic references. Moreover, it is always a realization of a bibliographic collection.

bibliographic recordc back to ToC or Class ToC

IRI: http://purl.org/spar/biro/BibliographicRecord

A record that uniquely describes a particular textual or data publication (or a work in preparation for publication). Each bibliographic record is a set of entities describing aspects of the referenced work, including, for example, but not restricted to: authors, title, journal, publication year, DOI, ISSN, publisher and copyright information, or, in the case of a data publication: creators, title, version, archive, publication year, DOI or other identifier). The FRBR expression of a bibliographic record is a bibliographic reference, which usually contains only a sub-set of these entities, ordered in a particular way that corresponds to the house style of the publication in which it occurs.
has super-classes
setc
workc
realizationop only bibliographic referencec
A bibliographic record is realized only through bibliographic references.

bibliographic referencec back to ToC or Class ToC

IRI: http://purl.org/spar/biro/BibliographicReference

An expression of a bibliographic record in a specific format, that references a particular textual or data publication (or a work in preparation for publication). Each bibliographic reference is a list of items containing entities that describe aspects of the referenced work - for example authors, title, journal, publication year - selected from the bibliographic record. Note that because different journal styles may require omission of elements of the bibliographic record in references included in a paper's reference list (e.g. the title, the identifier, the names of the eighth and subsequent authors), and because errors can be introduced when an author creates a bibliographic reference, the bibliographic reference to a published work may not be a complete or fully accurate expression of the information contained within the authoritative bibliographic record for that work.
has super-classes
listc
expressionc
realization ofop only bibliographic recordc
elementop only element ofop only bibliographic recordc
A bibliographic reference is a realization of a bibliographic record. Moreover, it can contain only items referring to elements contained by the bibliographic record it realizes.

library cataloguec back to ToC or Class ToC

IRI: http://purl.org/spar/biro/LibraryCatalogue

A catalogue of the bibliographic holdings of a library.
has super-classes
bibliographic collectionc

reference listc back to ToC or Class ToC

IRI: http://purl.org/spar/biro/ReferenceList

A list used to describe the bibliography of a research paper, a journal article, a book, a book chapter or similar publication.
has super-classes
bibliographic listc

Object Properties

is referenced byop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

IRI: http://purl.org/spar/biro/isReferencedBy

The relation between a publication and the bibliographic record or bibliographic reference describing it.
has super-properties
top object propertyop
has domain
endeavourc
has range
bibliographic recordc or bibliographic referencec
is inverse of
referencesop

referencesop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

IRI: http://purl.org/spar/biro/references

The relation between a bibliographic record or a bibliographic reference and the publication being referenced.
has super-properties
top object propertyop
has domain
bibliographic recordc or bibliographic referencec
has range
endeavourc
is inverse of
is referenced byop

Annotation Properties

commentap back to ToC or Annotation Property ToC

IRI: http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#comment

creatorap back to ToC or Annotation Property ToC

IRI: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/creator

dateap back to ToC or Annotation Property ToC

IRI: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/date

descriptionap back to ToC or Annotation Property ToC

IRI: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/description

labelap back to ToC or Annotation Property ToC

IRI: http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#label

rightsap back to ToC or Annotation Property ToC

IRI: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/rights

titleap back to ToC or Annotation Property ToC

IRI: http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/title

version infoap back to ToC or Annotation Property ToC

IRI: http://www.w3.org/2002/07/owl#versionInfo

Namespace Declarations back to ToC

default namespace
http://purl.org/spar/biro#
biro
https://svn.code.sf.net/p/sempublishing/code/BiRO/
co
http://purl.org/co/
core
http://purl.org/vocab/frbr/core#
dc
http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/
owl
http://www.w3.org/2002/07/owl#
purl-org
http://purl.org/
rdf
http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#
rdfs
http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#
spar
http://purl.org/spar/
xsd
http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#

This HTML document was obtained by processing the OWL ontology source code through LODE, Live OWL Documentation Environment, developed by Silvio Peroni.