Vocabulary

A vocabulary (such as a taxonomy, an ontology or a thesaurus) is a list of topics, terms or concepts that are all related, that a company can use to classify their content.

The words vocabulary and taxonomy are used interchangeably in information technology, as are the words concept and term.

While taxonomyis often used, the correct term for content in the Semantic Web environment is vocabulary. As a general rule, a person who is trained to create vocabularies is called a taxonomist. But other than this term, the industry as a rule use the term vocabulary; in general to refer to any type of vocabulary (such as a taxonomy, an ontology or a thesaurus).