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Converging on Semantics to Ensure Local Government Data Reuse

by Laurens De Vocht, Mathias Van Compernolle, Anastasia Dimou, Pieter Colpaert, Ruben Verborgh, Erik Mannens, Peter Mechant, and Rik Van de Walle

When building reliable data-driven applications for local governments to interact with public servants or citizens, data publishers and consumers have to be sure that the applied data structure and schema definition are accurate and lead to reusable data. To understand the characteristics of reusable local government data, we motivate how the process of developing a semantically enriched exchange standard contributes to resolving this issue. This standard is used, for example, to describe contact information for public services which supports a representative pilot for opening up a variety of local government data. Our main finding after implementing this pilot is that converging on semantics and specifying detailed use of the model that forms the core of such a standard leads to reusable government data.

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Published in 2014 in Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Semantics for Smarter Cities.

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IEEE
L. De Vocht, M. Van Compernolle, A. Dimou, P. Colpaert, R. Verborgh, E. Mannens, P. Mechant, and R. Van de Walle, “Converging on Semantics to Ensure Local Government Data Reuse,” in Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Semantics for Smarter Cities, 2014, vol. 1280, pp. 47–52.
ACM
Laurens De Vocht et al. 2014. Converging on Semantics to Ensure Local Government Data Reuse. In Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Semantics for Smarter Cities. CEUR Workshop Proceedings. 47–52.
LNCS
De Vocht, L., Van Compernolle, M., Dimou, A., Colpaert, P., Verborgh, R., Mannens, E., Mechant, P., Van de Walle, R.: Converging on Semantics to Ensure Local Government Data Reuse. In: Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Semantics for Smarter Cities. pp. 47–52 (2014).
APA
De Vocht, L., Van Compernolle, M., Dimou, A., Colpaert, P., Verborgh, R., Mannens, E., … Van de Walle, R. (2014). Converging on Semantics to Ensure Local Government Data Reuse. In Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Semantics for Smarter Cities (Vol. 1280, pp. 47–52).
MLA
De Vocht, Laurens et al. “Converging on Semantics to Ensure Local Government Data Reuse.” Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Semantics for Smarter Cities. Vol. 1280. 2014. 47–52. Print. CEUR Workshop Proceedings.

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