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

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:48:12 +0100
Message-ID: <CAKaEYhJoqdFaBW32oBJjX9kEKRHrvWLTgOkem9yYhYNaZa0Erw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Matt Wallis <matt@solidarityeconomics.org>
Cc: Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
On 13 January 2017 at 12:47, Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
wrote:

>
>
> 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?
>>
>> 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="http://data.companieshouse.gov.uk/doc/
> company/08209948">
>     <foaf:primaryTopic rdf:resource="http://business.
> data.gov.uk/id/company/08209948"/>
> </rdf:Description>
>
> 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.
>

Sorry, actually my mistake.  The two URIs here are actually different, just
the ending is the same.


>
>
>>
>> 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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