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Re: How to link to Companies House (UK) data?

From: Phil Archer <phila@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:48:57 +0000
To: Matt Wallis <matt@solidarityeconomics.org>, public-lod@w3.org
Message-ID: <2dbae78c-1515-97dd-0597-29de5515068c@w3.org>
Hi Matt,

Welcome along. I think in the case you give, the predicate you're 
looking for is 'a', i.e. your object is both a my:Thing and a 
rov:RegisteredOrganization (or org:FormalOrganization as you wish).

The latter is a reference to the ORG Ontology, 
https://www.w3.org/TR/vocab-org/ which is what you probably want. So I'd 
do this:

<http://business.data.gov.uk/id/company/08209948> a 
org:FormalOrganization, my:Thing .

Make sense?


On 12/01/2017 13:28, Matt Wallis wrote:
> As a relative newcomer to LOD (first post here), I have a very basic
> question: How to link from an object specified in RDF to a Companies
> House URI for data about a particular registered company?
> Suppose, for example that I have a class, my:Thing, and that some of
> these Things are also registered companies. I want to provide a link
> from an instance of my:Thing to the data held by Companies House.
> Let's suppose that the Companies House URI is
> http://business.data.gov.uk/id/company/08209948.
> Is there an existing predicate that I can simply add to my resource
> description? Like this:
>    my:object a my:Thing .
>    my:object predicate <http://business.data.gov.uk/id/company/08209948> .
> Or do I need to modify the definition of the my:Thing class in order to
> provide this link? If so how?
> An extra requirement is that I don't want the mechanism to be
> UK-specific. I see from the Companies House data model
> (http://business.data.gov.uk/companies/docs/data-model-reference.html)
> that it uses the Registered Organization Vocabulary
> (https://www.w3.org/TR/vocab-regorg/) which is not UK-specific. In
> particular:
>    http://business.data.gov.uk/companies/def/terms/RegisteredCompany
>    rdfs:subClassOf http://www.w3.org/ns/regorg#RegisteredOrganization
> So I'm hoping that there's a straightforward way for the linkage
> mechanism to work without it being UK-specific.
> In case it is relevant, my:Thing is actually
> http://purl.org/solidarityeconomics/experimental/essglobal/vocab/SSEInitiative
> ..


Phil Archer
Data Strategist, W3C

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