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Local Council Decisions as Linked Data: a proof of concept

by Raf Buyle, Pieter Colpaert, Mathias Van Compernolle, Peter Mechant, Veronique Volders, Ruben Verborgh, and Erik Mannens

Base registries are trusted authentic information sources controlled by an appointed public administration or organization appointed by the government. Maintaining a base registry comes with extra maintenance costs to create the dataset and keep it up to date. In this paper, we study the possibility to entangle the maintenance of base registries at the core of existing administrative processes and to reduce the cost of maintaining a new data source. We demonstrate a method to manage Local Council Decisions as Linked Data, which creates a new base registry for mandates. We found that no extra effort was needed in the process by local administrations. We show that an end-to-end approach for Local Council Decisions as Linked Data is feasible. Furthermore, using this proof of concept, we established a momentum to roll out these ideas for the region of Flanders in Belgium.

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Published in 2016 in Proceedings of the 15th International Semantic Web Conference: Posters and Demos.

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@inproceedings{buyle_iswc_demo_2016,
  author = {Buyle, Raf and Colpaert, Pieter and Van Compernolle, Mathias and Mechant, Peter and Volders, Veronique and Verborgh, Ruben and Mannens, Erik},
  title = {Local Council Decisions as {Linked Data:} a proof of concept},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 15th International Semantic Web Conference: Posters and Demos},
  year = 2016,
  month = oct,
  series = {CEUR Workshop Proceedings},
  volume = 1690,
  issn = {1613-0073},
  editor = {Kawamura, Takahiro and Paulheim, Heiko},
  url = {http://pieter.pm/iswc2016-demo-lbld/},
}

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R. Buyle, P. Colpaert, M. Van Compernolle, P. Mechant, V. Volders, R. Verborgh, and E. Mannens, “Local Council Decisions as Linked Data: a proof of concept,” in Proceedings of the 15th International Semantic Web Conference: Posters and Demos, 2016, vol. 1690.
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Raf Buyle et al. 2016. Local Council Decisions as Linked Data: a proof of concept. In Takahiro Kawamura & Heiko Paulheim, eds. Proceedings of the 15th International Semantic Web Conference: Posters and Demos. CEUR Workshop Proceedings.
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Buyle, R., Colpaert, P., Van Compernolle, M., Mechant, P., Volders, V., Verborgh, R., Mannens, E.: Local Council Decisions as Linked Data: a proof of concept. In: Kawamura, T. and Paulheim, H. (eds.) Proceedings of the 15th International Semantic Web Conference: Posters and Demos (2016).
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Buyle, R., Colpaert, P., Van Compernolle, M., Mechant, P., Volders, V., Verborgh, R., & Mannens, E. (2016). Local Council Decisions as Linked Data: a proof of concept. In T. Kawamura & H. Paulheim (Eds.), Proceedings of the 15th International Semantic Web Conference: Posters and Demos (Vol. 1690).
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Buyle, Raf et al. “Local Council Decisions as Linked Data: a Proof of Concept.” Proceedings of the 15th International Semantic Web Conference: Posters and Demos. Ed. Takahiro Kawamura and Heiko Paulheim. Vol. 1690. 2016. Print. CEUR Workshop Proceedings.

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