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

From: Stuart Williams <skw@epimorphics.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:47:56 +0000
To: Matt Wallis <matt@solidarityeconomics.org>, public-lod@w3.org
Message-ID: <f74b8954-5815-ed9e-f8f8-81c9a61e761b@epimorphics.com>
Hello Matt,

As others have said, the predicate you choose depends very much on the 
relationship your trying to make between your 'my:object' and some company.

Here's a concrete example of something other that relates bathing waters 
(beachs/rivers/lakes etc.) to the organisations that are responsible for 
sewerage in the locale of that bathing water.


which includes the following triples - modulo namespaces.

    bw:ukc2102-03600  a def-bw:CoastalBathingWater , def-bw:BathingWater ;
    <http://business.data.gov.uk/id/company/02366703> ;
             skos:prefLabel                  "Spittal"@en .

    <http://business.data.gov.uk/companies/profile/02366703> ;
             skos:prefLabel          "Northumbrian Water Limited"@en .

We could have used a weaker predicate than chterms:companyProfile like 
rdfs:seeAlso which would at best suggests that publisher of this data thinks you 
might also be interested in whatever comes back from 
<http://business.data.gov.uk/companies/profile/02366703> without setting any 
expectation over its form.


Stuart Williams

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On 2017-01-12 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 .
> -- 
> Matt Wallis
> Institute for Solidarity Economics
> http://www.solidarityeconomics.org
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