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

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:35:19 +0100
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To: Matt Wallis <matt@solidarityeconomics.org>
Cc: Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
On 12 January 2017 at 14:28, Matt Wallis <matt@solidarityeconomics.org>
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?
>

Welcome!


>
> 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:
>

Unsure what's existing in this domain, a good search engine is :
https://lov.okfn.org/


> my:object a my:Thing .
> my:object predicate <http://business.data.gov.uk/id/company/08209948>
> <http://business.data.gov.uk/id/company/08209948> .
>
>
What you need is a predicate that links from your my:object to a company
profile page.  Something along the lines of :

urn:string:companyProfilePage

An HTTP URI is much better than my made up string urn, of course.

A promising lead is :
http://business.data.gov.uk/companies/def/terms/companyProfile but I have
not verified what this actually is.

Perhaps this is more what your question is about?

>
> Or do I need to modify the definition of the my:Thing class in order to
> provide this link? If so how?
>

I dont think so, or perhaps I've misunderstood the question as to why.


>
> 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 .
>

Do you have a pointer to the URI that denotes your SSE?  It may be easier
to work with an example.


>
> --
> Matt Wallis
> Institute for Solidarity Economicshttp://www.solidarityeconomics.org
>
>
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