Ontology directory, files and prefixes

The base directory for Fund Regulation is http://fundontology.com/fr/

The table lists the Ontology files published on this website. Just right-click on the filename to download or to copy the link into your ontology editor.

Dir File Prefix Description
./ Fund_Reasoning.ttl fr-fund_reas This ontology doesn’t define any tripples. It is a configuration of ontology includes:
data/ FR_IA_Firm_SEC.ttl fr-ia-firm-sec Fund Regulation Investment Adviser Firm Report instance data.
FundSampleData.ttl fr-samp-data A sample data file with fictitious Vermont financial companies.
IA_Firm_SEC_Feed.ttl ia-firm-sec An abridged version of the SEC Investment Adviser Public Disclosure Report.
form/ IAPDSECCompilationReport.ttl iapd-sec-cr The Ontology Web Language (OWL) version of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Investment Adviser Public Disclosure compilation report and form.
ref/ Fund_Financial_Reference.ttl fr-fin-ref Investment Fund specific financial reference data.
Fund_Legal_Reference.ttl fr-leg-ref The ontology defines legal classes and properties for Investment Funds.
rule/ Rules_Investment_Adviser_Act.ttl fr-rule-iaa Defined classes and SPARQL rules to implement filing requirements under the Investment Adviser Act.

Files are Ontology Web Language in TTL (turtle) notation.

The swim lane diagram shows the include tree for Fund Reasoning.

To the left are the Ontology Layers.

  1. An upper ontology (aka top-level ontology or foundation ontology) is an ontology which describes very general concepts that are the same across all knowledge domains. Well known core ontologies are BFO, GFO, DOLCE, SUMO and Dublin Core. (Wikipedia)
    FIBO and LKIF don’t import Upper Ontologies. They define general concepts like dates, relationships, and roles themselves.
  2. The goal of a core ontology is to provide a global and extensible model into which data originating from distinct sources can be mapped and integrated. (Doerr, Hunter, Lagoze)
    The core ontology applies to a specific domain, such as biology, medical, Legal and Finance. LIKIF and FIBO cover both Upper and Core ontology layer. The Financial Regulation Ontology aligns and extends the Legal and Finance reference ontologies, thus FinRegOnt is in the Core Layer.
  3. The Operational Ontology is an implementation of a core ontology. It is specific enough to hold source data. Fund Regulation is an operational ontology for the finance sub-domain of investment management.
Operational ontology Fund Regulations modules include Financial Regulations core ontology, which include the upper reference ontologies LKIF and FIBO.

Fund Regulation Ontology include graph

The boxes in the diagram depict the prefix of the ontology files (graphs).

  • fr-* Fund Regulation ontology files
  • iapd-* Investment Adviser Public Disclosure – the ontology files for the Compilation Report and Form ADV
  • cfr-* Code of Federal Regulations – text of CFR pertaining to the Investment Adviser Act
  • usc-* United States Code – text of the laws
  • fro-* Financial Regulation Ontology
  • lkif-* Legal Knowledge Interchange Format
  • fibo-* Financial Industry Business Ontology

The arrows denote an include. Hedge Fund Reasoning ontology, is a t the bottom left. It imports the rules ontology “hfr-rule-iaa,