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Unlocking the Potential of Public Sector Information with Semantic Web Technology

Unlocking the Potential of Public Sector Information with Semantic Web Technology
Unlocking the Potential of Public Sector Information with Semantic Web Technology
Governments often hold very rich data and whilst much of this information is published and available for re-use by others, it is often trapped by poor data structures, locked up in legacy data formats or in fragmented databases. One of the great benefits that Semantic Web (SW) technology offers is facilitating the large scale integration and sharing of distributed data sources. At the heart of information policy in the UK, the Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) is the part of the UK government charged with enabling the greater re-use of public sector information. This paper describes the actions, findings, and lessons learnt from a pilot study, involving several parts of government and the public sector. The aim was to show to government how they can adopt SW technology for the dissemination, sharing and use of its data.
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Sheridan, John
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O'Hara, Kieron
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Darlington, John
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Shadbolt, Nigel
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Tullo, Carol
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Alani, Harith
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Darlington, John
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Shadbolt, Nigel
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Tullo, Carol
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Alani, Harith, Dupplaw, David, Sheridan, John, O'Hara, Kieron, Darlington, John, Shadbolt, Nigel and Tullo, Carol (2007) Unlocking the Potential of Public Sector Information with Semantic Web Technology At The 6th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC).

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Abstract

Governments often hold very rich data and whilst much of this information is published and available for re-use by others, it is often trapped by poor data structures, locked up in legacy data formats or in fragmented databases. One of the great benefits that Semantic Web (SW) technology offers is facilitating the large scale integration and sharing of distributed data sources. At the heart of information policy in the UK, the Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) is the part of the UK government charged with enabling the greater re-use of public sector information. This paper describes the actions, findings, and lessons learnt from a pilot study, involving several parts of government and the public sector. The aim was to show to government how they can adopt SW technology for the dissemination, sharing and use of its data.

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Published date: 2007
Additional Information: Event Dates: November
Venue - Dates: The 6th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), 2007-11-01
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 264429
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/264429
PURE UUID: 2c081183-464e-4b4e-8020-4ae13dc3a388

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Date deposited: 24 Aug 2007
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:35

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Author: Harith Alani
Author: David Dupplaw
Author: John Sheridan
Author: Kieron O'Hara
Author: John Darlington
Author: Nigel Shadbolt
Author: Carol Tullo

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