EDM Council - Specifications


FIBO is intended for a range of users including in its simplest form as an English language Glossary that could be used to inform a bank or a regulator's Data Dictionary, or the actual FIBO Data Dictionary could be repurposed as a bank or regulators 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 those external uses of FIBO such as FIBO.schema.org which uses FIBO as a reference to find specific information on the Internet. The FIBO Primer provides a layman's version of what is FIBO and how to use its content.

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. There distinct products for different interests and purposes. All are generated, or derived from the FIBO RDF/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.

FIBO currently consists of core Finance Industry domains including Securities and Equities, Loans and more, in 49 modules and more than 400 ontology files. Each Product is published in two releases on https://spec.edmcouncil.org/fibo. They are FIBO Development and FIBO Production. FIBO Production is published at the end of each calendar quarter. FIBO Production content has been vetted by SMEs, and has passed standard industry Hygiene tests for Web Ontology Language (OWL) content. FIBO Development is published in real time as changes are accepted by the FIBO Leadership Team.

The EDM Council welcomes and encourages participation from users and developers. But to become part of the team, you will need to get a GitHub user name and request a JIRA password. Links are below:

EDMC GitHub The EDM Council GitHub Repositories All FIBO Content and Tools are here. Some of it is open and some is private. YOU WILL NEED A GitHub USER NAME to not get a 404 error.
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 Wikis .

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


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