About the RDA Registry and vocabularies

Representing the RDA ontology

Relationship matrix

A set of high-level, coarse granularity properties for relationships is distributed between the RDA element sets by domain.

The set covers all pair-wise associative relationships between the RDA entities.

Current and future RDA properties are treated as extensions of the matrix of relationships by using RDFS sub-property relationships.

RDA creator relationship matrix

RDF graph of a relationship matrix for the "has creator" element. All arcs are rdfs:subPropertyOf.

This example of a relationship matrix uses object, canonical, and unconstrained element set properties.

Properties labelled in italics are potential extensions to the element sets.

A similar matrix can be represented using the element's datatype properties.

See RDA curie prefixes for compact URIs used in this page.