HCLS (Dataset Descriptions: HCLS Community Profile)

From Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)


HCLS is a consensus among participating stakeholders in health care and the life sciences domain on the description of datasets using the Resource Description Framework (RDF).


Multi-stakeholder effort under the auspices of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Semantic Web for Health Care and Life Sciences (HCLS) Interest Group.


Produce a specification for the description of datasets that meets key functional requirements, uses existing vocabularies, and is expressed using the RDF.


This specification meets key functional requirements, reuses existing vocabularies to that extent that it is possible, and addresses elements of data description, versioning, provenance, discovery, exchange, query, and retrieval.

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