[Open-companies] New Microsite on Corporate Identifiers

Chris Taggart countculture at gmail.com
Wed Nov 2 21:43:37 UTC 2011


Thanks for sharing that link. Wasn't aware of it -- we were obviously
channelling your ideas when we built theOpenCorporates URI structure ;-)

I'm wondering if much work had been done turning XBRL into linked data, and
also whether there was an ontology for relationships between corporate
entities (and also actions between companies -- mergers, splits, takeovers,
etc). We touched on this a little at the organisational identifiers
workshop in Warsaw, but really only skimmed the surface

Kind regards


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On 2 November 2011 20:47, Patrick Slattery <patrick at canopach.com> wrote:

> 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 site.
> All the best,
> Patrick
> ------------------------------
> *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.
> http://sunlightfoundation.com/sixdegrees/
> 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://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2011/11/01/we-cant-have-corporate-accountability-until-we-have-corporate-identifiers/
> http://sunlightlabs.com/blog/2011/physics-of-the-corporate-universe/ (technical
> details of the visualization implementation)
> Cheers,
> --
> Kaitlin Lee
> Web Developer, SubsidyScope.com | Sunlight Foundation
> 202-742-1520 x247 | @kaitlinblee
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