Person Name Vocabulary

Lodewijk Petram, Gijsbert Kruithof, Elvin Dechesne (Developer), Sebastiaan Derks (Consultant), Harm Nijboer (Consultant), Gerard Kuys (Consultant), Jeroen Balkenende (Consultant), Gerrit Bloothooft (Consultant), Ed de Heer (Consultant), Vincent Sleebe (Consultant)

Research output: Non-textual formWebsiteScientific


The Person Name Vocabulary (PNV) is an rdf vocabulary for modelling persons' names. It is applicable to many datasets in which persons are described, as it accommodates different levels of data granularity. It furthermore allows for easy alignment of name elements, including idiosyncratic ones, such as family name prefixes and patronymics, with standard vocabularies such as, foaf, DBpedia and Wikidata, thus guaranteeing optimal data interoperability.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 07 Nov 2018


  • vocabulary
  • person entities
  • linked open data
  • humanities data
  • person names

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  • Research Output

    Person Name Vocabulary: For findable, interoperable and reusable person data in rdf

    Petram, L. & Kruithof, G., 12 Sep 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterScientific

    Open Access
  • Cite this

    Petram, L. (Author/Maker), Kruithof, G. (Author/Maker), Dechesne, E. (Developer), Derks, S. (Consultant), Nijboer, H. (Consultant), Kuys, G. (Consultant), Balkenende, J. (Consultant), Bloothooft, G. (Consultant), de Heer, E. (Consultant), & Sleebe, V. (Consultant). (2018). Person Name Vocabulary. Website