From the post:
The AIMS team as part of its work in promoting good practices in information management participated in the development of the new draft standard XKOS at the Dagstuhl workshop “Semantic Statistics for Social, Behavioural, and Economic Sciences: Leveraging the DDI Model for the Linked Data Web” in Wadern, Germany, October 15-19, 2012. XKOS is an extension to the popular Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS), a W3C Recommendation, to meet the needs of classification schemes.
Improving visibility & discoverability of statistical data
XKOS is designed to facilitate the interoperability of micro and macro data both within and without the statistics domain and to be complementary to existing standards such as SDMX, DDI and RDF Data Cube. This proposed extension to SKOS may well become the basis for improving the visibility and discoverability of statistical data on the semantic web as well as a mechanism to maintain and disseminate classification schemes according to a standard, cross-domain, machine-readable format.
Acronym Safety Zone:
Apologies but I was unable to find a draft of XKOS for a link. Do be aware that is also the acronym for the Korean stock exchange. 😉