Introduction to the WUMM RDFData on TRIZ Ontology

This page describes our RDF modelling of TRIZ ontology in more detail. General explanations of our TRIZ modelling can be found on the introductory page.

The basis of the ontology modelling is the SKOS ontology, which allows to model the relationships in conceptual systems in a lightweight way. In order to distinguish the provenance of individual definitions, annotations and examples, different sub-predicates of the relevant SKOS predicates are used.



SKOS offers the possibility to display several glossaries side by side by compiling the different explanations in different RDF graphs relating them to the same URI. These can then be compared in more detail in a Combined Glossary, which is compiled from these RDF graphs in our RDF Store. See the prototypical implementation of a Combined Glossary in our demo website.

The included concepts all have URIs from the common namespace tc: and the RDF Type skos:Concept. In addition, the concepts are assigned to another subtype of skos:Concept according to their provenance.

The predicates skos:prefLabel and skos:altLabel are used for the labels of the concepts according to the RDF multilinguality concept. This allows SPARQL queries to search for labels in selected languages.

Currently the following glossaries are covered:

Predicates of a typical entry

Concept relations

Inventive Standards

Classical Standards

Description: The inventive standards as rooted graph extracted from the (German) TRIZ Online web site with English and Russian versions added.

An (empty) root concept S_0 is added.

Naming convention: E.g., Standard/S_1.2.2 follows the numeration given in the source. This has to be fixed to more expressive names in the future. Also the skos:prefLabel is so far more or less a skos:summary.


Separation Principles

These are closely linked to the standards, see for example (Koltze/Souchkov 2017, 4.3.5) and therefore modelled as generalisations of the standards.


Business Standards

Business Standard Solutions proposed by Valeri Souchkov




Description: The principles used in different versions of the matrix.




Description: The ARIZ-85C TRIZ 39x39-matrix in English, German and Russian versions.

For each entry, the deteriorating and improving technical paramaters are linked to the URIs of the recommended principles from Principles.ttl via the corresponding URIs from Parameters.ttl.



Parameters used in the different versions of the matrix