Work in progress to design data models for UK Parliament (and hopefully beyond).
Edited by Anya Somerville (@bitten_) - House of Commons Library.
An ontology describing interfaces between models used by UK Parliament, by means of equivalent classes.
A model describing people and groups of people with agency. The model also describes a person’s membership of and positions in groups.
A model describing the form of bills before Parliament.
A model describing items of business taking place in Parliament or outside Parliament - as part of a process involving Parliament - and their scheduling.
Model to handle the contact details of things. Postal addresses, phone numbers, emails etc.
A model to handle contributions to things by agents.
A model describing delegated legislation as expressions of works.
A model describing the enabling of secondary legislation.
A model describing the commitment to make and the making of a deposit in the Library of either House.
A model describing incumbencies resulting from general elections, by-elections for seats in the House of Commons, by-elections for excepted hereditary peers in the House of Lords and elections for positions including that of the Speaker of the House of Commons. The model describes the result of an election regardless of the process by which that election has been conducted, and covers election returns by the 'first past the post' system and those which follow other methods. Where applicable, the model is aligned with the Cabinet Office Election Result Data Standard.
A model describing formally constituted bodies, including committees.
A model describing specialisations of group affiliations and positions specific to formal bodies, for example: ex-officio membership of a committee, or chairing of a committee.
A model describing geographic areas in the UK - being constituency areas, local authority areas, countries, and statistical regions within England - and the containment relationships between such areas.
A model describing the occupation by a person of a seat in a House, by means of an incumbency over a period of time.
A model describing the laying of papers into a House and the authorities those papers are laid under.
A model describing the act of making material available to a House and any subsequent withdrawal.
A model describing papers, their types and their presence in bundles and in series.
A model describing the whipping of a Member to a parliamentary party or the affiliation of a Member with a parliamentary bloc. A parliamentary bloc may be a parliamentary party, or may be a non-political group, for example: the Crossbenchers in the House of Lords.
A model describing peerages, the holding of peerage by a person, Letters Patent affirming the creation of a peerage - and kingdoms, monarchs and reigns as they apply to peerages.
A basic model to allow for the subject indexing of petitions.
A model describing the presentation of papers into a House.
A general purpose process flow model used to describe parliamentary procedure as a set of steps connected by routes. A step is a waypoint in a process, a route is a direction between steps and a procedure is analogous to a map of all possible routes. The model also describes the package of work in Parliament resulting from a bill or an instrument subject to a procedure.
A model describing annotations added to procedure steps by the Indexing and Data Management Section of the House of Commons Library. Annotations are used to describe how a procedure step is actualised.
A model describing the publishing of material by offices within Parliament, for example: the House of Commons Library.
A model describing questions and answers in Parliament, types and forms of answers expected - and allocations to answering bodies.
A model informed by FRBR - describing works, collections of works, their expressions and manifestations.
A model describing the reporting to a House by a formal body.
A model describing standing orders for both Houses of Parliament, establishing persistent identification of orders and fragments of orders.
Model for calls for submissions into Parliament.
A model describing the activity of Members tabling parliamentary questions, motions, amendments and nominations.
Model for Parliamentary and associated time periods.
A model describing treaties made available to Parliament.
A model describing the act of making of a written statement available to a House.
A model describing written statements made to Parliament as works and expressions of those works.
Provides a means to link from a modelled thing to either another modelled thing or a thing at a URI by means of a typed relationship.
Provides a set of common properties available for use by other models. Includes modelling for basic web links and alternative identifier schemes.
A model describing the relationship between a thing having a citation and the thing or URI being cited.
Concept ontology for UK Parliament. Deprecated in favour of SKOS.
Adds some specialised classes to the agency model to capture specific types of incumbencies, positions and groups.
Place ontology for UK Parliament.
Statistical series ontology for UK Parliament. Primarily aimed at modelling statistical information around places. Deprecated in favour of RDF Data Cube.