Procedure ontology

IRI:
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/
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Table of Content

  1. Classes
  2. Object Properties
  3. Namespace Declarations

Classes

BusinessItemc back to ToC or Class ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/BusinessItem

An item of parliamentary business. The business item might be scheduled for a time and place via a calendar business item (e.g. a second reading debate), or it might not yet be scheduled (e.g. an early day motion), or it might be an item of business that is never scheduled (e.g. a written question).
is in domain of
actualisesop, belongsToop
is in range of
calendarisesop

CalendarBusinessItemc back to ToC or Class ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/CalendarBusinessItem

Handles the scheduling of a parliamentary business item once it has been timetabled into a calendar. The calendar business item only handles the timetabling of day, time and location and does not describe the nature of the business item.
is in domain of
calendarisesop

Focusc back to ToC or Class ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/Focus

A focus area for a formal body or work package.
is in range of
workPackageFocusop

Housec back to ToC or Class ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/House

A parliamentary House e.g. the House of Lords.
is in range of
procedureInHouseop, stepInHouseop

Procedurec back to ToC or Class ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/Procedure

A parliamentary procedure in a particular House or Houses. An example might be the passage of a made affirmative statutory instrument in both Houses. Note that some procedures are House specific, but can involve things like a joint committee that cuts across the two Houses. In the latter case we consider it to be a single procedure.
is in domain of
followsop, procedureInHouseop
is in range of
subjectToop

Routec back to ToC or Class ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/Route

Ties a procedural step or steps to the subsequent step, according to the RouteType. Note that routes are time bound (borrowing startOn and endOn from the Core Ontology). This allows routes to change over time and adapt to changes in procedure. A route is activated once the business item(s) which actualise the preceding steps are completed. This can be taken to mean the step is 'completed'. Note that the RouteType 'precludes' can route a completed step to the same step. This has the effect of precluding any more instances of that step in the procedure e.g. in the made affirmative statutory instrument procedure the step 'cleared by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments' can happen only once. In other words, the actualisation of this step as a business item precludes any other instance of that step.
is in domain of
fromStepop, hasRouteTypeop, toStepop
is in range of
followsop

RouteTypec back to ToC or Class ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/RouteType

Route types are: causes, allows, precludes and requires. A route of type 'causes' relates the route to a following step where completion of the preceding step(s) directly causes the route to trigger the next step i.e. the next step is inevitable. A route of type 'allows' relates the route to a following step where completion of the preceding step(s) allows the next step to happen, but does not cause it to happen i.e. the next step might happen but is not inevitable. A route of type 'precludes' relates a route to a step where completion of the preceding step(s) precludes that step from happening i.e. the next step can no longer happen. A route of type 'requires' relates a route to a step where completion of the preceding step(s) is required before that step can happen i.e. the next step can't happen unless the preceding step has been completed.
is in range of
hasRouteTypeop

Stepc back to ToC or Class ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/Step

A step in a procedure e.g. consideration of a statutory instrument by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments. Steps may not be unique to a specific procedure e.g. the consideration described in the previous example happens in both the affirmative and negative statutory instrument procedure.
is in domain of
stepInHouseop
is in range of
actualisesop, fromStepop, toStepop

WorkPackagec back to ToC or Class ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/WorkPackage

A package of work grouping together many individual business items e.g. the passage of a specific statutory instrument, or the passage of a specific public bill etc. Whereas a procedure (and its accompanying routes and steps) describes the process, the work package handles the application of that process for a specific instance.
is in domain of
subjectToop, workPackageFocusop
is in range of
belongsToop

Object Properties

actualisesop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/actualises

Relates a business item to a step in a procedure (via a route) e.g. relates the second reading of a specific public bill to the corresponding (conceptual) step in the procedure. Note that whilst a step might be actualised by several business items (in different work packages), a business item might actualise one or several steps e.g. there might be a calendarised business item on the order paper that includes a debate on a number of motions. This would actualise steps relating each of those motions.
has domain
BusinessItemc
has range
Stepc

belongsToop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/belongsTo

Relates an individual business item to the work package it is part of. Note that whilst a work package can contain many business items, a business item might relate to several work packages e.g. a meeting of the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments might include business relating to many SI work packages with no distinct segmentation. Note also that the ordering of business items in a work package cannot be determined by the (end) date alone. Many business items inside a work package may share the same (end) date. In this case ordinality can only be determined by spanning the procedure tree, taking into account actualised steps and the route types joining steps to determine the real-world order.
has domain
BusinessItemc
has range
WorkPackagec

calendarisesop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/calendarises

Relates a calendar business item to a business item. Note that an individual business item can be calendarised into multiple calendar business items e.g. a second reading of a Bill might take place over several days.

followsop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/follows

Relates a procedure to a route. A route can belong to only one procedure.
has domain
Procedurec
has range
Routec

fromStepop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/fromStep

Relates a route to a preceding step.
has domain
Routec
has range
Stepc

hasRouteTypeop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/hasRouteType

Relates a route to a route type. A route can have one only type.
has domain
Routec
has range
RouteTypec

procedureInHouseop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/procedureInHouse

Relates a procedure to one or both Houses.
has domain
Procedurec
has range
Housec

stepInHouseop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/stepInHouse

Relates a step to one or both Houses.
has domain
Stepc
has range
Housec

subjectToop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/subjectTo

Relates a work package to the procedure it is subject to. A work package can only be subject to one procedure.
has domain
WorkPackagec
has range
Procedurec

toStepop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/toStep

Relates a route to a potential following step. Note that the 'next' step might be precluded by the route type.
has domain
Routec
has range
Stepc

workPackageFocusop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

IRI: http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/workPackageFocus

Relates a work package to an area of focus.
has domain
WorkPackagec
has range
Focusc

Namespace Declarations back to ToC

default namespace
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/
owl
http://www.w3.org/2002/07/owl#
rdf
http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#
rdfs
http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#
terms
http://purl.org/dc/terms/
xsd
http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#

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