EDM Council - FIBO


FIBO is being developed in a continuous process by FIBO Content Teams (FCT) within the FIBO Build-Test-Deploy-Maintain Methodology. All of FIBO is continuously published with the maturity level indicated as Development. This is all 11 FIBO Domains. In addition, FIBO is published at the end of each calendar quarter in a maturity level indicated as Production. FIBO Production is FIBO Domains that have been substantially vetted and tested. This FIBO publication includes Production content in Foundations (FND), Financial Business Concepts (FBC), Indices and Indicators (IND), Business Entities (BE), Securities and Equities (SEC) and Loans (LOAN). All other content, including parts of these domains, in published FIBO Development are for information only, and should not be relied upon except as raw material. Please see Using FIBO (below) for instructions on how to use FIBO. You may also want to look at the FIBO Primer for a layman's description of what FIBO is and how to use its content.

FIBO Domains in OWL are also available as OMG specs for FND, FBC, BE and IND.

Today, FIBO is available as the eight products below, with more soon to follow. All FIBO products are generated or derived from the W3C OWL System of Record. Be aware that flaws in the OWL will be reflected in all other products. We are making all of FIBO available now because we have already seen amazing work done with FIBO and we welcome, almost demand - your feedback. dwisnosky@edmcouncil.org.

glossary The FIBO Glossary This is a searchable Glossary of terms in HTML.
data dictionary The FIBO Data Dictionary A spreadsheet version of the terms and definitions in FIBO.
vocabulary The FIBO Vocabulary Consists of a SKOS-taxonomy of terms
smif Sample UML Diagrams of FIBO. The Semantic Modeling for Information Federation (SMIF) spec allows round tripping between UML and OWL
widoco The FIBO Ontologies VOWL Visualization The Visual Notation for OWL Ontologies (VOWL) defines a visual language for the user-oriented representation of ontologies. It provides graphical depictions for elements of the Web Ontology Language (OWL) that are combined to a force-directed graph layout visualizing the ontology.
ontology The FIBO Ontologies These are all of the 30 FIBO Production and Development Domains and Modules developed by the FIBO Team for nearly a decade. They are in W3C OWL and can be opened with any RDF-compliant tool. FIBO is published in multiple RDF serializations, including RDF/XML, Turtle, JSON-LD and NQUADS. See the Supported Formats table below to access FIBO in these forms. To see individual FIBO ontology files, please see ontology
linked data fragments The FIBO Linked Data Fragments To increase the availability of FIBO triples from our Linked Data Fragment server are available here. A linked data fragment client can be pointed to that location, one can obtain a client and server implementation here. The purpose of this server is to enable intelligent clients that can process triples in client side SPARQL. A triple pattern specification is very lightweight, and still allows SPARQL endpoint like access of data. One can look at this protocol method as sitting between a full RDF dump file and a SPARQL endpoint. Somewhere in the middle of the spectrum. It is planned to offer client implementation from this server after some further testing and finding some handy queries to prepopulate. Other fragments servers in production can be found here.
schema.org The FIBO schema.org files fibo.schema.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:

All supported formats

FIBO (both Production and Development releases) and FIBO-V (Development only; Production coming soon) are available in a number of RDF formats. These are available for offline use (i.e., download all of FIBO as a zip), or online use (each FIBO ontology file available for follow-your-nose treatment).

FIBO (Production) (zip)prod.rdf.zipprod.ttl.zipprod.jsonld.zipprod.fibo.nq (prod.fibo.nq.zip)
FIBO (Development) (zip)dev.rdf.zipdev.ttl.zipdev.jsonld.zipdev.fibo.nq (dev.fibo.nq.zip)
FIBO (Production) (follow-your-nose starting point)AboutFIBOProd.rdfAboutFIBOProd.ttlAboutFIBOProd.jsonldN/A
FIBO (Development) (follow-your-nose starting point)AboutFIBODev.rdfAboutFIBODev.ttlAboutFIBODev.jsonldN/A
FIBO-V (Development)fibo-vD.rdf (zip)fibo-vD.ttl (zip)fibo-vD.jsonld (zip)N/A
FIBO-V (Production)fibo-vP.rdf (zip)fibo-vP.ttl (zip)fibo-vP.jsonld (zip)N/A