Data quality, government data and the open data infosphere


O'Hara, Kieron (2012) Data quality, government data and the open data infosphere. AISB/IACAP World Congress 2012: Information Quality Symposium, Birmingham, GB, 03 Jul 2012. The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour.

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This paper discusses ways in which the environment in which data are released affects data quality. Using the example of the release of open government data into an information market populated by open data, a basic assumption of open data, that eyeballs (i.e. widespread scrutiny by a large and diverse population) will help ensure and improve quality, is examined. A case study of data about crime and criminal justice is used to show that various pressures, including the important aim of fostering a user community for the information, can distort the information markets which are the basis for that assumption

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Paper)
ISBNs: 9781908187215 (electronic)
Keywords: open data, data quality, open government data, geodata
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
ePrint ID: 340045
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2012 15:37
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2014 14:56
Projects:
EnAKTing the Unbounded Data Web: Challenges in Web Science
Funded by: EPSRC (EP/G008493/1)
Led by: Nigel Shadbolt
1 April 2009 to 30 September 2012
Further Information:Google Scholar
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/340045

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