FAST Linked Data

FAST Authority File

FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology) Data Ontology

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Rick Bennett , Jeff Young


This specification describes the definition of the Facets used in the Faceted Application of Subject Terminologies (FAST). As a subject authority system, most of FAST is adequately described using the Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS) descriptions.

Status of This Document

The FAST specification is produced as part of the FAST project, to provide authoritative documentation of the contents, status and purpose of its RDF vocabulary.

ConceptScheme Definitions

fast - FAST Concept Scheme (overall)

facet-Chronological - FAST Concept Scheme (chronological term)

facet-Corporate - FAST Concept Scheme (corporate name)

facet-Event - FAST Concept Scheme (event term)

facet-FormGenre - FAST Concept Scheme (form or genre term)

facet-Geographic - FAST Concept Scheme (geographic term)

facet-Personal - FAST Concept Scheme (personal name)

facet-Title - FAST Concept Scheme (title term)

facet-Topical - FAST Concept Scheme (topical term)