Information on the DFT Term Definition Tool

20 Jan 2017

The DFT Term Definition Tool, called TeD-T, is available at: Term Tool ( see

The tool was originally put in place to support the DFT Working Group (2013-2015). The DFT WG task was to describe a basic, abstract data organization model which can be used to derive a reference data terminology that can be used across communities and stakeholders to better synchronize conceptualization, to enable better understanding within and between communities and finally to stimulate tool building, such as for data services, supportive of the basic model’s use. We assume that this abstract data organization model will focus on common building blocks and their characteristics, along with relevant protocols.

After termination of the Working Group the tool continues to support the then established DFT Interest Group. The DFT IG task is to continue the discussion evoked by the RDA DFT WG to support continuing RDA efforts regarding basic data concepts & framework models along with their vocabularies. A key aspect of the work is to support broader model and vocabulary agreements for and across these RDA WGs and IGs along with their representative communities and stakeholders. This will help continue the synchronization of RDA conceptualization and enable better understanding within and between RDA groups

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