About Japanese Course of Study LOD

Japanese Course of Study Linked Open Data (LOD) is a dataset which includes information for course of studies published, as well as the related information such as the subject areas, the subjects, and the course of study codes.

Sources: 学習指導要領コードのコード表(全体版)について by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan

Table of Contents

Overview

Japanese Course of Study Linked Open Data (LOD) is a dataset which covers codes, contents, and related information for course of studies published by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). The target of LOD is the latest version of code tables from the past and present course of studies (including some revisions) for all school types. Specifically, it includes 18 published course of studies code tables.

Not only the code table released as open data by MEXT be given a URI that can be widely used, but also other related information URIs are added for the utilization of basic learning data. We have built a data model with persistent identifiers and published it as a reusable LOD dataset.

This dataset is published in a structured RDF/Turtle format under the same license as the original code table (CC BY 4.0) and is also provided as resolvable web data.

In the future, we will promote various utilizations by associating with content for learning, such as linking with "Textbook LOD" and linking with digital archives like Japan Search.

If you have any inquiries, please contact us.

News

March 18, 2022
At LOD Challenge 2021, this dataset won the Best Award and Platinum Sponser Prize.
December 21, 2021
The dataset is introduced at Current Awareness Portal of NDL: 「学習指導要領LOD」が公開:文部科学省が公開する学習指導要領と教育要領の内容等をLOD化
December 14, 2021
The dataset is introduced at the blog of Watanave lab by Oi-san of the project: 学習指導要領LODの公開

LOD vocabularies

The model diagram of the resources of the Course of Study LOD is shown below. The base URI https://w3id.org/jp-cos/ of the course of study LOD is shown in the figure below using the prefix cs:.

Model diagram of Course of Study LOD
Data model of Course of Study LOD, excerpt from the course of study item "83212A3200000000" of the Geographical Field of Social Studies in Lower Secondary School

Resources description

Course Of Study Item

It represents course of study item class.URIs for the resources are represented as the following forms:
https://w3id.org/jp-cos/Course Of Study Code

The properties for the Course Of Study Item resources are as follows:

Property name Description Example of the property value(s) Required?
Repeatable?
Notes
cs:courseOfStudy Course Of Study https://w3id.org/jp-cos/LowerSecondary/2017
Required
Non repeatable
cs:courseOfStudyRevision Course Of Study Revision https://w3id.org/jp-cos/LowerSecondary/2017/2017
Required
Repeatable
Repeatable. It corresponds to the course of study revision.
dct:source Source https://w3id.org/jp-cos/83V11
Required
Repeatable
qb:order Item Number
Required
Repeatable
Repeatable. The value of the "No" column of the original data. A item number information consists of a blank node, which has two properties rdf:value and dct:source.
The structural contents of a blank node are as follows:
Property name Description Example of the property value(s) Required?
Repeatable?
Notes
rdf:value Number 122
Optional
Repeatable
dct:source Source https://w3id.org/jp-cos/82V11
Optional
Repeatable
The namespace URIs used in the table are as follows:
rdf:
http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#
dct:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/
schema:description Description of Course Of Study Item '''(イ) 語と語の連結による音の変化'''
Required
Non repeatable
The value of the "Text of Course of Study" column of the original data.
dct:identifier Code of Course of Study Item 83H1203111200000
Required
Non repeatable
The value of the "Course of Study Code" column of the original data.
cs:issuedPeriod Issued Period https://w3id.org/jp-cos/period/H29toH31
Required
Non repeatable
It corresponds to the first digit of the course of study code.
cs:school Type of School cs:school/LowerSecondary
Required
Repeatable
It corresponds to the second digit of the course of study code.
cs:disabilityCategory Disability Category cs:disabilityCategory/Intellectual
Optional
Repeatable
It corresponds to the second digit of the course of study code.
cs:subjectArea Subject Area https://w3id.org/jp-cos/LowerSecondary/2017/外国語
Required
Non repeatable
It corresponds to the 3rd digit of the course of study code.
cs:subject Subject https://w3id.org/jp-cos/LowerSecondary/2017/外国語/英語
Optional
Non repeatable
It corresponds to the 4th digit of the course of study code.
cs:category Category 目標及び内容(大項目)
Required
Non repeatable
It corresponds to the 5th digit of the course of study code.
cs:grade Grade 1,2
Optional
Repeatable
It corresponds to the 6th digit of the course of study code.
cs:stage Stage https://w3id.org/jp-cos/stage/UpperSecondaryDeptSNES-Intellectual/1
Optional
Repeatable
It corresponds to the 6th digit of the course of study code.
cs:subCategory Sub Category 内容
Optional
Non repeatable
It corresponds to the 7th digit of the course of study code.
schema:edition Edition of Course Of Study Item 一部改正なし
Required
Non repeatable
It corresponds to the 16th digit of the course of study code.
cs:fcode Fcode of Course of Study A8A3UHA1A2A0A3A1A1A1A2A0A0A0A0A0
Required
Non repeatable
It is assigned "A" for numbers, L for lowercase letters, and U for uppercase letters to make course of study code easier to handle in Excel filters and pivot tables.
schema:hasPart Child https://w3id.org/jp-cos/8GH12a4222140000
Optional
Repeatable
Child of the cource of study item. It is created automatically by the program using the regularity of the course of study code.
cs:sectionNumber Section Number (イ)
Optional
Non repeatable
It is the section number in the course fo study text. It is created automatically by the program. Half-size katakana is converted to full-size katakana.
cs:sectionNumberHierarchy Hierarchical Section Numbers 第1章 / 第2章 / 第9節 / 第2 / 英語 / 2 / 〔知識及び技能〕 / (1) / ア / (イ)
Required
Non repeatable
It is the section number hierarchy in the course fo study text. It is created automatically by the program. Half-size katakana is converted to full-size katakana.
cs:sectionText Text ''語と語の連結による音の変化'''
Required
Non repeatable
It is text without section number in the course fo study text. It is created automatically by the program. Half-size katakana is converted to full-size katakana.
bf:note Note
  • '''コード表:86V11におけるこの学習指導要領の細目の学習指導要領コードの第6桁は「0」となっているが、正しくは「e」であると判断し、URIや関連するプロパティ値(学習指導要領コードや段階など)もそれに合わせるように変更した。'''@ja
  • '''The sixth digit of the original course of study code in code table 86V11 is "0", but the correct value is "e". The URI and related property values (course of study code, stage, etc.) were changed to match.'''@en
Optional
Repeatable
Using language tags, this property represents an original note and English note. Language codes are as follows:
@ja
Japanese note
@en
English note
The namespace URIs used in the table are as follows:
cs:
https://w3id.org/jp-cos/
dct:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/
qb:
http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#
schema:
http://schema.org/
bf:
http://id.loc.gov/ontologies/bibframe/

Dataset

It represents dataset class.URIs for the resources are represented as the following forms:
https://w3id.org/jp-cos/dataset ID

The properties for the Dataset resources are as follows:

Property name Description Example of the property value(s) Required?
Repeatable?
Notes
dct:identifier Dataset ID 82V11
Required
Non repeatable
schema:version Version 1.1
Required
Non repeatable
schema:name Name
  • "【82V11】小学校学習指導要領コード 平成29年告示:バージョン1.1 (令和3年8月20日公表)"@ja
  • "【82V11】Code for Elementary School Course of Guideline published in 2017, version 1.1 (2021-08-20 release)"@en
Required
Repeatable
Using language tags, Japanese and English name are shown. The meanings of language tags are as follows:
@ja
Japanese name (Kanji)
@en
English name
cs:school Type of School https://w3id.org/jp-cos/school/Elementary
Required
Repeatable
It corresponds to the second digit of the course of study code.
schema:releaseDate Date of Release 2021-08-20
Required
Non repeatable
The namespace URIs used in the table are as follows:
dct:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/
schema:
http://schema.org/
cs:
https://w3id.org/jp-cos/

Course of Study

It represents course of study class. Major revisions are made once every 10 years.URIs for the resources are represented as the following forms:
https://w3id.org/jp-cos/type of school/date published

The properties for the Course of Study resources are as follows:

Property name Description Example of the property value(s) Required?
Repeatable?
Notes
cs:issuedPeriod Issued Period https://w3id.org/jp-cos/period/H29toH31
Required
Non repeatable
It corresponds to the first digit of the course of study code.
schema:name Name
  • "小学校学習指導要領"@ja
  • "しょうがっこうがくしゅうしどうようりょう"@ja-Hira
  • "Elementary School Curriculum Guideline"@en
Required
Repeatable
Using language tags, this property represents an original name as well as transcription and English name. Language codes are as follows:
@ja
Japanese name (Kanji)
@ja-Hira
Japanese name (Hiragana). Presented a transcription of the name in Hiragana.
@en
English name
schema:datePublished Date of Announcement 2017-03-31
Required
Non repeatable
schema:startDate Date of Enforcement 2020-04-01
Required
Non repeatable
cs:school Type of School https://w3id.org/jp-cos/school/Elementary
Required
Repeatable
It corresponds to the second digit of the course of study code.
schema:url Fulltext URL http://www.mext.go.jp/a_menu/shotou/old-cs/1322503.htm
Optional
Repeatable
Repeatable. Link to the fulltext possibly at the MEXT website and Curriculum guidelines database at NIER
dct:hasVersion Other versions https://w3id.org/jp-cos/Elementary/2017/2017
Required
Repeatable
Repeatable. It corresponds to the course of study revision.
cs:dataset Dataset https://w3id.org/jp-cos/82V11
Optional
Repeatable
cs:hasSubjectArea has a subject area https://w3id.org/jp-cos/Elementary/2017/国語
Required
Repeatable
cs:hasSubject has a subject https://w3id.org/jp-cos/LowerSecondary/2017/外国語/英語
Required
Repeatable
The namespace URIs used in the table are as follows:
cs:
https://w3id.org/jp-cos/
schema:
http://schema.org/
dct:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/

Course of Study Revision

It represents course of study revision class. It is used in cases where some revisions are made during the 10-year period.URIs for the resources are represented as the following forms:
https://w3id.org/jp-cos/type of school/date published of the first version/date published

The properties for the Course of Study Revision resources are as follows:

Property name Description Example of the property value(s) Required?
Repeatable?
Notes
cs:issuedPeriod Issued Period https://w3id.org/jp-cos/period/H29toH31
Required
Non repeatable
It corresponds to the first digit of the course of study code.
schema:name Name of the revision
  • "中学校学習指導要領 平成22年11月 一部改正"@ja
  • "Lower Secondary School Curriculum Guideline 2010-11 Notification of Partial Revision"@en
Required
Repeatable
If the revision is on a part of a guideline, the name of the revision will be assigned such as "Partial revision in December 2003". Using language tags, Japanese and English name are shown. The meanings of language tags are as follows:
@ja
Japanese name (Kanji)
@en
English name
schema:citation Reference
  • "『平成22年 文部科学省告示第百六十一号』(官報. 平成22年11月30日, 号外第250号, pp.90)"@ja
  • "\"Notification No. 161 in 2010 of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology\" (Official Gazette, 2010-11-30, Extra Edition No. 250, pp.90)"@en
Required
Repeatable
Refer to the official announcement and its publication. Using language tags, Japanese and English names shown. The meanings of language tags are as follows:
@ja
Japanese name (Kanji)
@en
English name
schema:url Fulltext URL http://www.mext.go.jp/a_menu/shotou/old-cs/1322235.htm
Optional
Repeatable
Repeatable. Links to the fulltext(s), such as MEXT website and NIER Curriculum Guidelines Database.
rdfs:seeAlso Related links http://id.ndl.go.jp/jpno/89034331
Optional
Repeatable
Repeatable. Links to NDL Search and CiNii Books.
schema:isbn ISBN 9784491034607
Optional
Repeatable
nier:itemID Item identifier at the NIER Education Library 071221843
Optional
Repeatable
nier:callNumber Call number at the NIER Education Library 375.92||1||1989d
Optional
Repeatable
Delimiter for a call number is "||".
nier:recordID Record identifier at the NIER Education Library BB80025218
Optional
Repeatable
Link is available as https://nieropac.nier.go.jp/ebopac/record identifier.
schema:startDate Date of Enforcement 2020-04-01
Required
Non repeatable
schema:datePublished Date of announcement (date of revision) 1989-03-15
Required
Non repeatable
cs:school Type of School https://w3id.org/jp-cos/school/Elementary
Required
Repeatable
It corresponds to the second digit of the course of study code.
cs:dataset Dataset https://w3id.org/jp-cos/82V11
Optional
Repeatable
The namespace URIs used in the table are as follows:
cs:
https://w3id.org/jp-cos/
schema:
http://schema.org/
rdfs:
http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#
nier:
http://dl.nier.go.jp/library/vocab/

Disability Category

Class representing a disability.URIs for the resources are represented as the following forms:
https://w3id.org/jp-cos/disabilityCategory/disability category

The properties for the Disability Category resources are as follows:

Property name Description Example of the property value(s) Required?
Repeatable?
Notes
qb:order Listing order of the code assignment table 2
Required
Non repeatable
This is used in the order of the listings.
rdfs:seeAlso Related link(s) http://ja.dbpedia.org/resource/知的障害
Optional
Repeatable
schema:name Name
  • "知的"@ja
  • "知的"@ja-Hira
  • "Intellectual Disability"@en
Required
Repeatable
Using language tags, this property represents an original name as well as transcription and English name. Language codes are as follows:
@ja
Japanese name (Kanji)
@ja-Hira
Japanese name (Hiragana). Presented a transcription of the name in Hiragana.
@en
English name
The namespace URIs used in the table are as follows:
qb:
http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#
rdfs:
http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#
schema:
http://schema.org/

Line Number

A class that represents a item number in a data set of study guide codes.

The properties for the Line Number resources are as follows:

Property name Description Example of the property value(s) Required?
Repeatable?
Notes
rdf:value Number 122
Optional
Repeatable
dct:source Source https://w3id.org/jp-cos/82V11
Optional
Repeatable
The namespace URIs used in the table are as follows:
rdf:
http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#
dct:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/

Issued Period

Classes for grouping the Courses of Study, which are revised once every 10 years, across school types.URIs for the resources are represented as the following forms:
https://w3id.org/jp-cos/period/issued period

The properties for the Issued Period resources are as follows:

Property name Description Example of the property value(s) Required?
Repeatable?
Notes
schema:name Name
  • "平成29~31年 告示"@ja
  • "Published from 2017 to 2019"@en
Required
Repeatable
Using language tags, Japanese and English name are shown. The meanings of language tags are as follows:
@ja
Japanese name (Kanji)
@en
English name
schema:startDate Start Date 2017-01-01
Required
Non repeatable
schema:endDate End Date 2019-12-31
Required
Non repeatable
cs:code01 First Digit Code of Course of Study Item 8
Required
Non repeatable
cs:fcode01 Fcode Correspond to First Digit Code of Course of Study Item A8
Required
Non repeatable
It is assigned "A" for numbers, L for lowercase letters, and U for uppercase letters to make the first digit code of course of study item easier to handle in Excel filters and pivot tables.
The namespace URIs used in the table are as follows:
schema:
http://schema.org/
cs:
https://w3id.org/jp-cos/

Related Subject Area

A class to group together across disability categories for subject areas with disability categories.URIs for the resources are represented as the following forms:
https://w3id.org/jp-cos/type of school/date published/name of subject area

The properties for the Related Subject Area resources are as follows:

Property name Description Example of the property value(s) Required?
Repeatable?
Notes
dct:relation Related https://w3id.org/jp-cos/UpperSecondaryDeptSNES-Intellectual/2019/外国語
Optional
Repeatable
schema:name Name
  • "外国語"@ja
  • "がいこくご"@ja-Hira
  • "Foreign Languages"@en
Required
Repeatable
Using language tags, Japanese name, transcription of the name, and English name are shown. The meanings of language tags are as follows:
@ja
Japanese name (Kanji)
@ja-Hira
Japanese name (Hiragana). The name of the subject area is transcribed in Hiragana.
@en
English name of the subject area
Note that English names are unfficial one. Translation is done by the maintainers of this dataset. While we could not find the official English translations for the subject area, we refer to the tentative translations in the curriculum guidelines, and the English guide entitled "Education in Japan" published by the MEXT.
The namespace URIs used in the table are as follows:
dct:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/
schema:
http://schema.org/

Related Subject

A class to group together across disability categories for subjects with disability categories.URIs for the resources are represented as the following forms:
https://w3id.org/jp-cos/type of school/date published/name of subject

The properties for the Related Subject resources are as follows:

Property name Description Example of the property value(s) Required?
Repeatable?
Notes
dct:relation Related https://w3id.org/jp-cos/UpperSecondaryDeptSNES-Intellectual/2019/外国語/英語
Optional
Repeatable
schema:name Name
  • "外国語"@ja
  • "がいこくご"@ja-Hira
  • "Foreign Languages"@en
Required
Repeatable
Using language tags, Japanese name, transcription of the name, and English name are shown. The meanings of language tags are as follows:
@ja
Japanese name (Kanji)
@ja-Hira
Japanese name (Hiragana). The name of the subject area is transcribed in Hiragana.
@en
English name of the subject area
Note that English names are unfficial one. Translation is done by the maintainers of this dataset. While we could not find the official English translations for the subject area, we refer to the tentative translations in the curriculum guidelines, and the English guide entitled "Education in Japan" published by the MEXT.
The namespace URIs used in the table are as follows:
dct:
http://purl.org/dc/terms/
schema:
http://schema.org/

Type of School

It represents school class.URIs for the resources are represented as the following forms:
https://w3id.org/jp-cos/school/school/type of schools

The properties for the Type of School resources are as follows:

Property name Description Example of the property value(s) Required?
Repeatable?
Notes
qb:order Listing order of the code assignment table 2
Required
Non repeatable
This is used in the order of the listings.
owl:sameAs Equivalent resource http://ja.dbpedia.org/resource/小学校
Optional
Repeatable
schema:name Name
  • "小学校"@ja
  • "しょうがっこう"@ja-Hira
  • "Elementary School"@en
Required
Repeatable
Using language tags, this property represents an original name as well as transcription and English name. Language codes are as follows:
@ja
Japanese name (Kanji)
@ja-Hira
Japanese name (Hiragana). Presented a transcription of the name in Hiragana.
@en
English name
The namespace URIs used in the table are as follows:
qb:
http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#
owl:
http://www.w3.org/2002/07/owl#
schema:
http://schema.org/

Referrence for English name

A class that represents the source of an English translation of a subject or subject area.

The properties for the Referrence for English name resources are as follows:

Property name Description Example of the property value(s) Required?
Repeatable?
Notes
schema:name Name for the source
  • "小学校学習指導要領英訳版(仮訳)(平成20年3月)"@ja
  • "Elementary School Curriculum Guideline English Version (Tentative Translation) (2008-03)"@en
Required
Repeatable
Using language tags, Japanese and English names are shown. The meanings of language tags are as follows:
@ja
Japanese name (Kanji)
@en
English name
cs:courseOfStudy Reference to a curriculum guideline https://w3id.org/jp-cos/Elementary/2008
Optional
Non repeatable
If the source is the English translation of the curriculum guideline, this property refer to the corresponding guideline.
rdfs:seeAlso Related links http://www.mext.go.jp/a_menu/shotou/new-cs/youryou/eiyaku/1261037.htm
Optional
Repeatable
Links to the referenced website and the bibliographic information such as CiNii Books when the source is a book.
The namespace URIs used in the table are as follows:
schema:
http://schema.org/
cs:
https://w3id.org/jp-cos/
rdfs:
http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#

Stage

A class representing a stage in the case of intellectual disability.URIs for the resources are represented as the following forms:
https://w3id.org/jp-cos/stage/type of schools + (intellectual)/stage

The properties for the Stage resources are as follows:

Property name Description Example of the property value(s) Required?
Repeatable?
Notes
schema:name Name
  • "Stage 1"@en
  • "1段階"@ja
Required
Repeatable
Using language tags, Japanese and English name are shown. The meanings of language tags are as follows:
@ja
Japanese name (Kanji)
@en
English name
schema:description Descriotion
Required
Non repeatable
schema:citation Reference 文部科学省. "第4章 知的障害である児童生徒に対する教育を行う特別支援学校の各教科 第 1 節 知的障害者である児童生徒に対する教育を行う特別支援学校の各教科等の基本的な考え方 5 段階の考え方". 特別支援学校学習指導要領解説 各教科等変(小学部・中学部) 平成30年3月. p.23-25. 参照日:2021-08-07.
Required
Non repeatable
Refer to the official publication.
rdfs:seeAlso Related link(s) http://ja.dbpedia.org/resource/知的障害
Required
Repeatable
cs:disabilityCategory Disability Category https://w3id.org/jp-cos/disabilityCategory/Intellectual
Required
Non repeatable
cs:school Type of School https://w3id.org/jp-cos/school/ElementaryDeptSNES
Required
Non repeatable
The namespace URIs used in the table are as follows:
schema:
http://schema.org/
rdfs:
http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#
cs:
https://w3id.org/jp-cos/

Subject Area

A class that represents a subject, etc. It also includes other subjects, such as general rules.URIs for the resources are represented as the following forms:
https://w3id.org/jp-cos/type of school and disability category/date published/name of subject area

The properties for the Subject Area resources are as follows:

Property name Description Example of the property value(s) Required?
Repeatable?
Notes
cs:courseOfStudyRevision Course Of Study Revision https://w3id.org/jp-cos/LowerSecondary/2017/2017
Required
Repeatable
Repeatable. It corresponds to the revisions of the course of study.
qb:order Listing order of the course of study 1
Required
Non repeatable
This is used in the order of the listings.
cs:disabilityCategory Disability Category https://w3id.org/jp-cos/disabilityCategory/Intellectual
Optional
Repeatable
It corresponds to the second digit of the course of study code.
cs:school Type of School https://w3id.org/jp-cos/school/LowerSecondary
Required
Repeatable
It corresponds to the second digit of the course of study code.
schema:name Name
  • "外国語"@ja
  • "がいこくご"@ja-Hira
  • "Foreign Languages"@en
Required
Repeatable
Using language tags, Japanese name, transcription of the name, and English name are shown. The meanings of language tags are as follows:
@ja
Japanese name (Kanji)
@ja-Hira
Japanese name (Hiragana). The name of the subject area is transcribed in Hiragana.
@en
English name of the subject area
Note that English names are unfficial one. Translation is done by the maintainers of this dataset. While we could not find the official English translations for the subject area, we refer to the tentative translations in the curriculum guidelines, and the English guide entitled "Education in Japan" published by the MEXT.
cs:sourceOfEnglishName Source for the English name
Optional
Non repeatable
This has a blank node which consists of three properties: schema:name, cs:curriculum and rdfs:seeAlso.
The structural contents of a blank node are as follows:
Property name Description Example of the property value(s) Required?
Repeatable?
Notes
schema:name Name for the source
  • "小学校学習指導要領英訳版(仮訳)(平成20年3月)"@ja
  • "Elementary School Curriculum Guideline English Version (Tentative Translation) (2008-03)"@en
Required
Repeatable
Using language tags, Japanese and English names are shown. The meanings of language tags are as follows:
@ja
Japanese name (Kanji)
@en
English name
cs:courseOfStudy Reference to a curriculum guideline https://w3id.org/jp-cos/Elementary/2008
Optional
Non repeatable
If the source is the English translation of the curriculum guideline, this property refer to the corresponding guideline.
rdfs:seeAlso Related links http://www.mext.go.jp/a_menu/shotou/new-cs/youryou/eiyaku/1261037.htm
Optional
Repeatable
Links to the referenced website and the bibliographic information such as CiNii Books when the source is a book.
The namespace URIs used in the table are as follows:
schema:
http://schema.org/
cs:
https://w3id.org/jp-cos/
rdfs:
http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#
cs:code03 3th Digit Code of Course of Study Item 1
Required
Non repeatable
cs:fcode03 Fcode Correspond to 3th Digit Code of Course of Study Item A1
Required
Non repeatable
It is assigned "A" for numbers, L for lowercase letters, and U for uppercase letters to make the 3th digit code of course of study item easier to handle in Excel filters and pivot tables.
cs:codePrefix Code of Subject Area 821
Required
Non repeatable
The first through third digits of the course of study code
cs:fcodePrefix Fcode of Subject Area A8A2A1
Required
Non repeatable
It is assigned "A" for numbers, L for lowercase letters, and U for uppercase letters to make from the first digit code to the 3th one of course of study item easier to handle in Excel filters and pivot tables.
cs:hasSubject has a subject https://w3id.org/jp-cos/LowerSecondary/2017/外国語/英語
Optional
Repeatable
The namespace URIs used in the table are as follows:
cs:
https://w3id.org/jp-cos/
qb:
http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#
schema:
http://schema.org/

Subject

A class that represents a subject, classification, etc.URIs for the resources are represented as the following forms:
https://w3id.org/jp-cos/type of school and disability category/date published/name of subject

The properties for the Subject resources are as follows:

Property name Description Example of the property value(s) Required?
Repeatable?
Notes
cs:courseOfStudyRevision Course Of Study Revision https://w3id.org/jp-cos/LowerSecondary/2017/2017
Required
Repeatable
Repeatable. It corresponds to the revisions of the course of study.
qb:order Listing order of the course of study 10
Required
Non repeatable
This is used in the order of the listings.
cs:disabilityCategory Disability Category https://w3id.org/jp-cos/Intellectual
Optional
Repeatable
It corresponds to the second digit of the course of study code.
cs:school Type of School https://w3id.org/jp-cos/school/LowerSecondary
Required
Repeatable
It corresponds to the second digit of the course of study code.
schema:name Subject Name
  • "英語"@ja
  • "えいご"@ja-Hira
  • "English"@en
Required
Repeatable
Using language tags, Japanese name, transcription of the name, and English name are shown. The meanings of language tags are as follows:
@ja
Japanese name (Kanji)
@ja-Hira
Japanese name (Hiragana). The name of the subject area is transcribed in Hiragana.
@en
English name of the subject area
Note that English names are unfficial one. Translation is done by the maintainers of this dataset. While we could not find the official English translations for the subject area, we refer to the tentative translations in the curriculum guidelines, and the English guide entitled "Education in Japan" published by the MEXT.
cs:sourceOfEnglishName Source for the English name
Optional
Non repeatable
This has a blank node which consists of three properties: schema:name, cs:curriculum and rdfs:seeAlso.
The structural contents of a blank node are as follows:
Property name Description Example of the property value(s) Required?
Repeatable?
Notes
schema:name Name for the source
  • "小学校学習指導要領英訳版(仮訳)(平成20年3月)"@ja
  • "Elementary School Curriculum Guideline English Version (Tentative Translation) (2008-03)"@en
Required
Repeatable
Using language tags, Japanese and English names are shown. The meanings of language tags are as follows:
@ja
Japanese name (Kanji)
@en
English name
cs:courseOfStudy Reference to a curriculum guideline https://w3id.org/jp-cos/Elementary/2008
Optional
Non repeatable
If the source is the English translation of the curriculum guideline, this property refer to the corresponding guideline.
rdfs:seeAlso Related links http://www.mext.go.jp/a_menu/shotou/new-cs/youryou/eiyaku/1261037.htm
Optional
Repeatable
Links to the referenced website and the bibliographic information such as CiNii Books when the source is a book.
The namespace URIs used in the table are as follows:
schema:
http://schema.org/
cs:
https://w3id.org/jp-cos/
rdfs:
http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#
cs:code04 4th Digit Code of Course of Study Item 1
Required
Non repeatable
cs:fcode04 Fcode Correspond to 4th Digit Code of Course of Study Item A1
Required
Non repeatable
It is assigned "A" for numbers, L for lowercase letters, and U for uppercase letters to make the 4th digit code of course of study item easier to handle in Excel filters and pivot tables.
cs:codePrefix Code of Subject 83H1
Required
Non repeatable
The first through 4th digits of the course of study code
cs:fcodePrefix Fcode of Subject A8A3UHA1
Required
Non repeatable
It is assigned "A" for numbers, L for lowercase letters, and U for uppercase letters to make from the first digit code to the 4th one of course of study item easier to handle in Excel filters and pivot tables.
The namespace URIs used in the table are as follows:
cs:
https://w3id.org/jp-cos/
qb:
http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#
schema:
http://schema.org/

Versions

2022-10-06
Version 2.2 released.
Defined the property cs:cosItem that points to a specific Course Of Study Item resource from other resources such as teaching materials or teaching units. Fix a bug that the Turtle format of individual resources did not include a data type. Please refer to here for the revision details.
2022-09-02
Version 2.1 released.
Add Search function for "NHK for School" contents. Add English version of the website. Add cs:sectionNumberHierarchy property to express hierarchical section number(s). Add many data corrections. Please refer to here for the revision details.
2021-12-30
Version 2.0 released.
The dataset has been updated to the upstream 2021-12-28 version. Corrected a number of data errors. Please refer to here for the revision details.
2021-12-12
Version 1.0 released.
The first dataset release. Please refer to here for the revision details.

Contact

This dataset was developed by Education Data Plus Research Group

  • Takayuki Ako (Tokyo National Museum)
  • Yumiko Ariyama (Karuizawa Kazakoshi Gakuen School)
  • Yuka Egusa (National Institute for Educational Policy Research)
  • Satoshi Enomoto (Japan Women's University)
  • Masao Oi (University of Tokyo)
  • Masao Takaku (University of Tsukuba)

For dataset inquiries, please contact at mailto:yuka@nier.go.jp