EDM Council - Specifications


FIBO is intended for a range of uses, including in its simplest form as an English language Glossary or a bank or regulator's Data Dictionary. In its most complex form, FIBO in its native Web Ontology Language (OWL), could be used as a bank's operational ontology. There are also external uses of FIBO such as FIBO.schema.org which uses FIBO as a reference for search indexing of specific information on the Internet. The FIBO Primer provides a layman's version of what is FIBO and how to use its content.Find answers to frequently asked questions here.

To serve this wide array of users, FIBO is published quarterly on https://spec.edmcouncil.org/fibo as a variety of products in file formats and dialects ranging from HTML to JSON-LD. All are generated, or derived from, the FIBO OWL system of record using the Build-Test-Deploy-Maintain Methodology in a continuous development process governed by automation including the Council-developed open source RDF ToolKit, GitHub, Jenkins, SourceTree and a number of wikis for collaboration.

Each FIBO product is published in two releases:

A list of all ontologies in FIBO and whether they can be found in the Production release or the Development release is available (csv, excel)

The EDM Council welcomes and encourages participation from users and developers. But to become part of the team, you will need to have a GitHub user (you can request to connect to FIBO using an existing user name) and you must request to have access to FIBO JIRA. Links are below:

EDMC GitHub The EDM Council GitHub repositories All FIBO content and tooling are here. Some of it is open and some is private. You will need to be logged in as a GitHub user to be able to get access.
JIRA The FIBO issue manager There is JIRA project for every FIBO domain and for every FIBO team. It is necessary to request to be added to JIRA. Learn about JIRA .
Wikis There is a wiki for every FIBO Domain and Team. These wikis correspond to the JIRA projects When a person is added to JIRA, he or she is automatically connected to the corresponding wiki. Learn about the Confluence software used to manage the FIBO wikis.

For more information on any of the above, please contact. dwisnosky@edmcouncil.org.


Please give us feedback. We want to know what you are doing (and what you seek to do) with FIBO. We want your rants, raves and suggestions. Access to https://spec.edmcouncil.org/fibo does not require registration, but we want to keep you and your teams informed on developments. Please fill the form below to let us know who you are and what you would like to do with fibo:


For DCAM see https://spec.edmcouncil.org/dcam