The figure below explains the idea of a taxonomy as bridge between human and machine understanding of data. It is important to focus on a specific domain to get common understanding and acceptance. The link between two or more domain taxonomies can be seen as second step.
A domain taxonomy, like VSS, consists of three important components, which will be discussed in detail in this documentation:
1. Rule Set, as definition on how to describe the data definition syntactically.
2. Data Definition, as description of the domain as a simple graph.
3. Tools and Serialization, generates the serialization out of the data Definition for further usage.