Procedure ontology

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

  1. Classes
  2. Object Properties
  3. Data Properties
  4. Namespace Declarations

Classes

Business itemc back to ToC or Class ToC

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

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/
An item of business conducted either within or outside Parliament. For example: a second reading debate, the tabling of an early day motion, a laying of a paper, the making of a statutory instrument by a government minister.
is in domain of
Actualisesop, Forms part ofop

Citationc back to ToC or Class ToC

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

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/
A citation of a document. A citation may be from a procedure, for example: the proposed negative statutory instrument procedure citing Schedule 7 to the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. A citation may be from a step in a procedure, for example: the step 'CF - AND' in the made negative statutory instrument procedure citing Section 4(1) of the Statutory Instrument Act 1946. A citation may be from a step without reference to a particular procedure, for example: the step 'Considered for English votes for English laws (EVEL) certification' citing House of Commons public Standing Order 83P. A citation may be from a route in a procedure, for example: the route from 'Considered by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments' to 'Motion to approve the instrument tabled by the Government (House of Lords)' in both affirmative procedures citing House of Lords public Standing Order 72.
is in domain of
Has document typeop, Titledp, URIdp
is in range of
Procedure has citationop, Route has citationop, Step has citationop

Document typec back to ToC or Class ToC

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

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/
The type of a document being cited, for example: a standing order or a section of legislation.
is in range of
Has document typeop

Housec back to ToC or Class ToC

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

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/
A parliamentary House, for example: the House of Lords.
is in range of
Step collection in Houseop, Step in Houseop

Procedurec back to ToC or Class ToC

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

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/
A procedure in a House or Houses. For example, the passage of a made affirmative statutory instrument in both Houses. A procedure may consist of business in a particular House, such as a division; business undertaken by both Houses jointly, such as a joint committee; processes applying to either House, such as a time period; and activities outside Parliament, such as the making of a statutory instrument. In this model a procedure that consists of business in both Houses is considered as a single procedure. Procedures may be constructed from commonly occurring sets of routes. For example, the set of routes involved in EVEL certification.
is in domain of
Follows routeop, Procedure has citationop
is in range of
Has procedureop, Subject toop

Routec back to ToC or Class ToC

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

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/
A route is a link from one step to another. The source of a route may also be its destination. A route is available when the from step is True, actualised by a business item having a date in the past, or by the input from a logic gate step being True. The validity period of a route may be indicated by its start or end date. A route linking a business step actualised by a business item with a date in the past to a business step which has not been actualised indicates that actualisation of the step will happen in the future, being a causal relationship.
is in domain of
From stepop, Route has citationop, To stepop
is in range of
Follows routeop

Stepc back to ToC or Class ToC

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

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/
A step is either a business step, a logic gate step or a decision step. Steps are joined by routes to form procedures. For example, within the SI procedures there exists a step named 'English Votes for English Laws (EVEL) consideration'. Steps may occur in more than one procedure. For example, all statutory instrument procedures include the EVEL consideration step.
is in domain of
Has step typeop, Is collected byop, Step descriptiondp, Step has citationop, Step in Houseop
is in range of
Actualisesop, From stepop, To stepop

Step collectionc back to ToC or Class ToC

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

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/
A collection of steps in a procedure. A step collection may belong to one House, or none. A step collection is always within one procedure. A step collection may group one or more steps. Step collections are used to collect steps of one type, for example: starting steps, concluding steps, key steps, bill stage steps, or Member action steps. A step collection named 'Starting steps' collects steps in a procedure which, when actualised in a work package, denote that that work package is considered to be started. A procedure may have one or more starting steps. A step collection named 'Concluding steps' collects steps in a procedure which, when actualised in a work package, denote that that work package is considered to be concluded. A procedure may have one or more concluding steps. A step collection named 'Second reading', within the House of Commons, collects steps forming that stage in that House. A step collection named 'Key steps' collects steps in a procedure which are considered to be key to that procedure. A procedure may have one or more steps described as key steps. A step collection named 'Member action steps' collects steps in a procedure which are considered to be steps at which a Member is able to take an action. A procedure may have one or more steps considered to be Member action steps.
is in domain of
Has procedureop, Step collection in Houseop
is in range of
Is collected byop

Step typec back to ToC or Class ToC

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

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/
A step has one type. The type of a step is a business step, decision step, logical NOT step, logical AND step, logical OR step, arithmetic SUM step, arithmetic INCREMENT step, arithmetic EQUALS step, or summation step.
is in range of
Has step typeop

Work packagec back to ToC or Class ToC

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

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/
A group of business items under a procedure or as determined by a committee, for example: business items considered during the passage of a particular Statutory Instrument or Public Bill, or during an inquiry by a Select Committee.
is in domain of
Focusop, Subject toop
is in range of
Forms part ofop

Work packageable thingc back to ToC or Class ToC

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

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/
A thing which is the focus of a work package. For example a statutory instrument paper or the work of a government department.
is in range of
Focusop

Object Properties

Actualisesop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

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

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/
Relates a business item to a step in a procedure by means of a route. For example, relating the second reading of a public bill to the second reading step in the procedure. A step may be actualised by more than one business item in different work packages. A business item may actualise one or more steps. For example, a business item appearing in the Order Paper including a debate on several motions may actualise steps relating to each motion.
has domain
Business itemc
has range
Stepc

Focusop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

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

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/
Relates a work package to its focus, this being a work packageable thing.

Follows routeop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

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

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/
Relates a procedure to a route. A route may appear in one or more procedures. For example, the route between 'Considered for English votes for English laws (EVEL) certification' to 'Certified as England only under the English votes for English laws (EVEL) process' appears in the draft negative, made negative, draft affirmative and made affirmative procedures.
has domain
Procedurec
has range
Routec

Forms part ofop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

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

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/
Relates a business item to a work package it forms part of. One or more business items may form part of a work package. A business item may form part of one or more work packages, for example: a meeting of the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments may consider one or more SIs, each SI being the focus of a separate work package.
has domain
Business itemc
has range
Work packagec

From stepop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

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

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/
Relates a route to its input step.
has domain
Routec
has range
Stepc

Has document typeop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

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

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/
Relates a citation to the type of the document being cited.
has domain
Citationc
has range
Document typec

Has procedureop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

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

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/
Relates a step collection to a procedure. A step collection has one procedure. A procedure may have one or more step collections, or none.
has domain
Step collectionc
has range
Procedurec

Has step typeop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

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

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/
Relates a step to its type. A step may only be of one type. A step type may be related to one or more steps, or none.
has domain
Stepc
has range
Step typec

Is collected byop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

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

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/
Relates a step to a step collection the step is collected by. A step collection collects one or more steps. A step may be collected by one or more step collections, or none.
has domain
Stepc
has range
Step collectionc

Procedure has citationop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

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

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/
Relates a procedure to a citation. A procedure may have more than one citation, or none.
has domain
Procedurec
has range
Citationc

Route has citationop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

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

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/
Relates a route to a citation. A route may have more than one citation, or none.
has domain
Routec
has range
Citationc

Step collection in Houseop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

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

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/
Relates a step collection to one House, or none.
has domain
Step collectionc
has range
Housec

Step has citationop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

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

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/
Relates a step to a citation. A step may have more than one citation, or none.
has domain
Stepc
has range
Citationc

Step in Houseop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

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

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/
Relates a step to one or both Houses where such a relationship exists. A step may exist with no relationship to a House. For example, the making of a statutory instrument takes place outside of Parliament.
has domain
Stepc
has range
Housec

Subject toop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

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

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/
Relates a work package to the procedure it is subject to. A work package is only subject to one procedure.
has domain
Work packagec
has range
Procedurec

To stepop back to ToC or Object Property ToC

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

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/
Relates a route to its output step.
has domain
Routec
has range
Stepc

Data Properties

Step descriptiondp back to ToC or Data Property ToC

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

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/
Relates a step to its description.
has domain
Stepc
has range
lang string

Titledp back to ToC or Data Property ToC

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

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/
Relates a citation to the title of the document being cited.
has domain
Citationc
has range
lang string

URIdp back to ToC or Data Property ToC

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

is defined by
http://parliament.uk/ontologies/procedure/
Relates a citation to the URI of the document being cited.
has domain
Citationc
has range
literal

Namespace Declarations back to ToC

dc
http://purl.org/dc/terms/
foaf
http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/
owl
http://www.w3.org/2002/07/owl#
procedure
https://ukparliament.github.io/ontologies/procedure/
rdf
http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#
rdfs
http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#
xmlschema
http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#

This HTML document was obtained by processing the OWL ontology source code through LODE, Live OWL Documentation Environment, developed by Silvio Peroni.