Business Scenario: Open Public Sector Data – Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations


API Application Program Interface; see also Web Service API.
App A computer application that runs on mobile devices.
CSV Comma-Separated Values – a file format that can be processed by many spreadsheet programs.
EU European Union
FTP File Transfer Protocol
GDP Gross Domestic Product
GPS Global Positioning System
HTTP Hypertext Transfer Protocol
IPR Intellectual Property Rights
JSON Javascript Object Notation; refer to:
Linked Data Structured data on the web that follows a particular set of best practices for publication and interlinking [HEATH].
OECD Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
OWL Web Ontology Language
PC Personal Computer
PDF Portable Document Format
RDF Resource Description Framework
RSS Really Simple Syndication
Structured Data Data that is organized in identified fields within records or files. Relational databases and spreadsheets are examples of structured data.
SQL Structured Query Language
UDEF Universal Data Element Framework – a framework for describing data to enable interoperability (The Open Group).
Unstructured Data Data other than structured data.
W3C The World-Wide Web Consortium; refer to
Web Service A software system designed to support interoperable machine-to-machine interaction over a network (W3C).
Web Service API An interface by which another system interacts with a web service using the World-Wide Web.