[Open-companies] New Microsite on Corporate Identifiers

Patrick Slattery patrick at canopach.com
Wed Nov 2 20:47:44 UTC 2011

Kaitlin --

Great.  Thanks.  Really like it.

BTW -- we led and documented a workshop at a joint W3C and XBRL conference in 
Arlington, VA in 2009 on :The Entity Problem for Semantic Use of Financial 
Information on the Web: Global Open Source Entity Reference."   Here is the URI: 
http://www.w3.org/2009/03/xbrl/naming.html   Feel free to reference it on your 

 All the best,

From: Kaitlin Lee <klee at sunlightfoundation.com>
To: open-companies at lists.okfn.org
Sent: Wed, November 2, 2011 4:40:12 PM
Subject: [Open-companies] New Microsite on Corporate Identifiers

Hello everyone,

We've just launched a micro-site that summarizes some of our research on the 
problem of unique corporate identifiers.


The site is meant to be an introduction to the problem and also includes a 
visualization to help show how and why DUNS numbers are not up to the task. 
Feedback is welcome, and if you'd like your related work to be added to the 
resources page, please send me a link and I'll put it up there. There are also 
some accompanying blog posts:


http://sunlightlabs.com/blog/2011/physics-of-the-corporate-universe/ (technical 
details of the visualization implementation)

Kaitlin Lee
Web Developer, SubsidyScope.com | Sunlight Foundation
202-742-1520 x247 | @kaitlinblee
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