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

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2017 07:45:00 -0500
To: public-lod@w3.org
Message-ID: <e7b8ae42-7bbd-21b1-8066-8902e1ae533f@openlinksw.com>
On 1/12/17 8:28 AM, Matt Wallis wrote:
> 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> .

Hi Matt,

There are many RDF statement predicates that could be used to associate
my:object with <http://business.data.gov.uk/id/company/08209948>. What's
most important is the nature of the predicate used, with regards to what
you are trying to communicate. Thus, the entity type identified by
my:object is quite important i.e., does it identify a Person,
Organization, or something else? 

In a very loose sense, you could state:


  @prefix my: <#> .

  @prefix schema: <http://schema.org/> .

  @prefix skos: <http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#> .

  my:object schema:isRelatedTo
<http://business.data.gov.uk/id/company/08209948> .

  ## and/or

  my:object skos:related <http://business.data.gov.uk/id/company/08209948> .


Assuming my:object is a company that is officially identified by:
<http://business.data.gov.uk/id/company/08209948, you could state:


  @prefix my: <#> .

  @prefix schema: <http://schema.org/> .

  @prefix owl: <http://www.w3.org/2002/07/owl#> .

  my:object owl:sameAs <http://business.data.gov.uk/id/company/08209948> .


Also note, I've enclosed my sample RDF-Turle statements in curly braces
so that this response doc becomes a live Linked Data document, courtesy
of nanotation [1] and the our structured data sniffer extension that
adds Linked Data awareness to browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Edge,
Opera, and Vivaldi [2].

I hope this helps.


[1] http://kidehen.blogspot.com/2014/07/nanotation.html -- About Nanotation

[2] http://osds.openlinksw.com -- OpenLink Structured Data Sniffer Home


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