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Two procedures for analyzing the reliability of open government data

Two procedures for analyzing the reliability of open government data
Two procedures for analyzing the reliability of open government data
Open Government Data often contain information that, in more or less detail, regard private citizens. For this reason, before publishing them, public authorities manipulate data to remove any sensitive information while trying to preserve their reliability. This paper addresses the lack of tools aimed at measuring the reliability of these data. We present two procedures for the assessment of the Open Government Data reliability, one based on a comparison between open and closed data, and the other based on analysis of open data only. We evaluate the procedures over data from the data.police.uk website and from the Hampshire Police Constabulary in the United Kingdom. The procedures effectively allow estimating the reliability of open data and, actually, their reliability is high even though they are aggregated and smoothed
open data, reliability, evaluation
Ceolin, Davide
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Moreau, Luc
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Ceolin, Davide, Moreau, Luc, O'Hara, Kieron, Fokkink, Wan, Van Hage, Willem Robert, Maccatrozzo, Valentina, Sackley, Alistair, Schreiber, Guus and Shadbolt, Nigel (2014) Two procedures for analyzing the reliability of open government data. 15th International Conference on Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge-Based Systems (IPMU'2014), France. 15 Jul 2014. 10 pp .

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Abstract

Open Government Data often contain information that, in more or less detail, regard private citizens. For this reason, before publishing them, public authorities manipulate data to remove any sensitive information while trying to preserve their reliability. This paper addresses the lack of tools aimed at measuring the reliability of these data. We present two procedures for the assessment of the Open Government Data reliability, one based on a comparison between open and closed data, and the other based on analysis of open data only. We evaluate the procedures over data from the data.police.uk website and from the Hampshire Police Constabulary in the United Kingdom. The procedures effectively allow estimating the reliability of open data and, actually, their reliability is high even though they are aggregated and smoothed

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Published date: July 2014
Venue - Dates: 15th International Conference on Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge-Based Systems (IPMU'2014), France, 2014-07-15 - 2014-07-15
Keywords: open data, reliability, evaluation
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 365303
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/365303
PURE UUID: 4ed00fe3-9376-48ac-8524-e6cb59c1bee6
ORCID for Luc Moreau: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3494-120X
ORCID for Kieron O'Hara: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9051-4456

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Date deposited: 30 May 2014 10:44
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:04

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Author: Davide Ceolin
Author: Luc Moreau ORCID iD
Author: Kieron O'Hara ORCID iD
Author: Wan Fokkink
Author: Willem Robert Van Hage
Author: Valentina Maccatrozzo
Author: Alistair Sackley
Author: Guus Schreiber
Author: Nigel Shadbolt

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