iQvoc is a web-based open source tool for managing vocabularies (classifications, thesauri, etc.). It combines an intuitive user interface with Semantic Web standards.
The navigation is intuitive, providing direct links and hierarchical tree visualizations. All common browsers are supported. Due to iQvoc's modular architecture, its appearance can be easily and extensively customized.
iQvoc covers a comprehensive range of capabilities:
iQvoc is licensed under the Apache 2.0 open source license.
iQvoc supports the entirety of SKOS, including collections and mapping properties. There is also an iQvoc extension to support SKOS Extension for Labels SKOS-XL.
Existing data sets in other formats can also imported using custom transformation scripts.
iQvoc is the perfect tool for a geographically distributed editorial team. Everyone works using the same data, on the Web.
Available roles include editors, publishers, administrators and guests. The workflow starts with creating or checking out individual terms. All changes are invisible to the public and locked to prevent concurrent editing conflicts. The editing process can also be delegated to other editors. A formal consistency check ensures the quality of the entered data. Publishers can publish and discard edits or recommend them for further editing. A dashboard provides the editorial team with an overview of the current status. The actual editing is performed via web forms available as part of the website.
iQvoc supports Linked Data, including content negotiation. Depending on the MIME type, the same concept URI returns HTML, RDF/XML or Turtle syntax. Combined with a triple store, a SPARQL end point can also be provided.
SKOS mapping properties are used for interlinking. This interlinking can be partially automated with Silk - A Link Discovery Framework for the Web of Data.
iQvoc is currently being employed for Linked Environment Data.