DOACC is a catalogue of published facts about altcoins (cryptocurrencies other than Bitcoin): name, trading symbol, total coins, block target time, hashing algorithm, date launched, URL of the source code repository, etc.
The catalogue of facts is published using semantic web technology. This approach takes advantage of the attendant power and flexibility of representation in order to improve ease of re-use.
DOACC has recorded facts for over 2100 altcoins along with details of the different protocols used, different hashing algorithms, distribution schemes, protection schemes, etc.
The DOACC catalogue is based on two complementary ontologies (DOACC and CCY), knowledge representations that formally describe the facts in the catalogue and enable inferences to be drawn from those facts.
“The Web Ontology Language (OWL) is a family of knowledge representation languages for authoring ontologies. Ontologies are a formal way to describe taxonomies and classification networks, essentially defining the structure of knowledge for various domains” - wikipedia