New Concept Types


As announced last month here: we are introducing new concept types and re-organising existing ones. These will be released on Monday 15th May 2017.

The diagram below shows the new types and the changes we’re making.

If you want to learn more about how to use Concepts. Please refer to our the documentation on our Developer Site:

##Change log

  • government agency is renamed to government
  • political party is merged with government and as such retired as a type
  • entertainer, politician and sportsperson are merged into person and as such retired as types
  • media is a new type derived from product and misc. Both product and misc will still exist as a type
  • unknown is merged into misc and as such retired as a type
  • business, currency, event, science, sport and technology are new types derived from unknown and misc. misc will still exist as a type
  • li.all.entities has been retired and is no longer a valid target to analyse or filter on

##Concepts with multiple types
Please note that following this release an entity might show as having two types. This behaviour is most prevalent for the first 30 days, but may still occur in the future.

##Potential breaking change
Since we are introducing new types you can expect more types to show up in the result set. This is a potential breaking change should your code expect a fixed number of types.

The new types are set to go live on Monday 15th May 2017. As always, please do not hesitate to get in touch with feedback, good or bad.