Adopting Semantic Technologies for Efective Corporate Transparency

Maria Mora Rodriguez, Ghislain Auguste Atemezing, Chris Preist

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A new transparency model with more and better corporate data is necessary to promote sustainable economic growth. In particular, there is a need to link factors regarding non-nancial performance of corporations - such as social and environmental impacts, both positive and negative - into decision-making processes of investors and other stakeholders. To do this, we need to develop better ways to access and analyse corporate social, environmental and nancial performance information, and to link together insights from these dierent sources. Such sources are already on the web in non-structured and structured data formats, a big part of them in XBRL (Extensible Business Reporting Language). This study is about promoting solutions to drive eective transparency for a sustainable economy, given the current adoption of XBRL, and the new opportunities that Linked Data can oer. We present (1) a methodology to formalise XBRL as RDF using Linked data principles and (2) demonstrate its usefulness through a use case connecting and making the data accessible.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Semantic Web
Subtitle of host publication14th International Conference, ESWC 2017, Portorož, Slovenia, May 28 – June 1, 2017, Proceedings, Part I
EditorsE Blomqvist, D Maynard, A Gangemi, A Hoekstra, P Hitzler, O Hartig
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783319580685
ISBN (Print)9783319580678
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2017
Event14th International Conference, ESWC 2017 - Portorož, Slovenia
Duration: 28 May 20171 Jun 2017
Conference number: 14

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


Conference14th International Conference, ESWC 2017
Abbreviated titleESWC17
Internet address


  • XBRL
  • transparency
  • Linked Data
  • Open Government data
  • interoperability


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