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

From: Matt Wallis <matt@solidarityeconomics.org>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:36:29 +0000
To: public-lod@w3.org
Message-ID: <e9aff2a9-64f1-d860-0b02-76e6ce38db07@solidarityeconomics.org>
On 13/01/2017 12:45, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
> 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> .
>
> }
>
Hi Kingsley,
Thank you for your suggestions.
I think that I am looking for something that is more specific that 
isRelatedTo - I want to say that one can expect to find information 
about the formal company registration.
I have read various warnings about the overuse of owl:sameAs, and this 
makes me cautious about using it. For now, I would prefer to assert a 
more specific relationship.
> 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].
Interesting - I will look into nanotation.
>
> I hope this helps.
>
>
> Links:
>
> [1] http://kidehen.blogspot.com/2014/07/nanotation.html -- About 
> Nanotation
>
> [2] http://osds.openlinksw.com -- OpenLink Structured Data Sniffer 
> Home Page.
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>
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-- 
Matt Wallis
Institute for Solidarity Economics
http://www.solidarityeconomics.org
Received on Tuesday, 17 January 2017 14:37:12 UTC

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