The railML ontology consolidates, standardises and validates infrastructure-related concepts, providing both developers and railway domain experts with a user-friendly alternative to markup language.

  • Concept consolidation: ontology integrates concepts from different platforms, schemas and wiki, consolidating it to provide a one-stop shop.
  • Standardisation: through the consolidation of the concepts, the information becomes standardised to the railML format allowing users to input data from multiple information systems.
  • Data validation: ontology is currently being used to validate infrastructure data and is expected to include timetable, rollingstock, interlocking, and common subschemas in the future, leveraging semantic constraints and improving the reliability of data processing in the railway domain.

Please contact Larissa Zhuchyi, Ontology Coordinator at railML.org if you have any questions: onto@common.railml.org