The ontology

The SAWS ontology is our vocabulary for describing the types of relationships present between or within our texts. The ontology relationships themselves can be used to annotate manuscripts with these links.

Technically, the SAWS ontology reuses and extends the FRBRoo model of bibliographic and cultural heritage information using the Erlangen OWL implementations.

The SAWS ontology, fully revised version 2.1, is available as an OWL file at

OWL files are intended to be 'machine-readable' - for 'human-readable' documentation see:

The Items in the SAWS ontology which you can make links to/from

You can also read more information about the SAWS ontology and the Semantic Web in the How to Do SAWS part of this website.

Versioned links to the current ontology and archive versions