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

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:47:09 +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>

> 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.

Incidentally, just looking at the RDF version of this page it seems to give:

<rdf:Description rdf:about="
    <foaf:primaryTopic rdf:resource="

I dont normally see the primary topic linking to the same URI, in both
subject and object.  So this may be some strange modeling, a bug, or I've
not understood it correctly.

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