Follow the Money
This repository contains a pragmatic data model for the entities most commonly used in investigative reporting: people, companies, assets, payments, court cases, etc.
The purpose of this is not to model reality in an ideal data model, but rather to have a working data structure for researchers.
followthemoney also contains code used to validate and normalize many
of the elements of data, and to map tabular data into the model.
We release a lot of version of
followthemoney because even small changes
to the code base require a pypi release to begin being used in
this end, here's the steps for making a release:
git pull --rebase make test bumpversion patch git push --tags
This will create a new patch release and upload a distribution of it. If
the changes are more significant, you can run
bumpversion with the
When the schema is updated, please update the docs, ideally including the diagrams.
For the RDF namespace run
Namespace URI is
https://w3id.org/ftm/. Docs are auto-hosted on github pages, and redirects are managed at https://github.com/perma-id/w3id.org/