Data Catalog Vocabulary (DCAT)
|Current Status||Published by W3C as recommendation, but not yet an adopted standard|
|Version Number||W3C recommendation (Jan. 2014)|
|Key Contacts||Mailing list (subscribe at http://www.w3.org/TR/vocab-dcat/)|
DCAT is an RDF vocabulary designed to facilitate interoperability between data catalogs published on the web. DCAT is intended to be used to publish information about datasets in data catalogs. It enables catalog publishers to increase discoverability and helps applications more easily utilize metadata from multiple catalogs in order to facilitate federated search.
The DCAT standard is the basis for the Data.json and Common Core Metadata effort, below.