How to Model Your Data Using a Custom Ontology?

When you create a new ontology in PoolParty, it is automatically a custom ontology. To apply the data model, you need to create a custom scheme which is based on this custom ontology. The custom scheme is then used in the taxonomy to structure the data.

To apply your data model to the thesaurus, do the following:

  1. Start a new custom ontology which can be based on a predefined ontology or create a new ontology from scratch. This is going to be the basis for your new custom scheme.

  2. Create a custom scheme based on the custom ontology.

  3. Apply the custom scheme in the thesaurus to implement the data model.

The diagram shows you how you can use a predefined ontology or a custom ontology to start your custom scheme which is then applied to the thesaurus.