NOTE: THIS SPEC HAS BEEN SUPERSEDED BY THE xAPI PROFILE SPECIFICATION.
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Designing for and developing analytics with the Experience API (xAPI) can benefit from consistent practices for semantically describing vocabulary concepts associated with the data. The requirement for a common vocabulary of Verbs and Activity Types was removed from the core xAPI specification as of the 0.95 version. Since then, the specification recommended that implementers either reuse existing vocabulary terms and identifiers or create new ones on their own. However, until now the xAPI community has lacked definitive guidelines for applying semantic practices when creating and publishing new identifiers and vocabularies.
In 2015, the xAPI community formed a small working group to investigate existing semantic web technologies and practices that could be leveraged for creating, publishing, and maintaining xAPI vocabularies as reusable and dereferenceable resources on the web.
This document is ancillary and intended to serve as a companion (as described here) to the core xAPI specification. This companion specification will provide the basic building blocks for describing xAPI vocabularies as linked datasets on the web. This draft will initially address the xAPI vocabulary requirements for Verbs and Activity Types with the expectation that semantic practices will be identified and added (as needed) for future xAPI vocabulary elements.