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Putting Government Data onlineGovernment data is being put online to increase accountability, contribute valuable information about the world, and to enable government, the country, and the world to function more efficiently. All of these purposes are served by putting the information on the Web as Linked Data. Start with the "low-hanging fruit". Whatever else, the raw data should be made available as soon as possible. Preferably, it should be put up as Linked Data. As a third priority, it should be linked to other sources. As a lower priority, nice user interfaces should be made to it -- if interested communities outside government have not already done it. The Linked Data technology, unlike any other technology, allows any data communication to be composed of many mixed vocabularies. Each vocabulary is from a community, be it international, national, state or local; or specific to an industry sector. This optimizes the usual trade-off between the expense and difficulty of getting wide agreement, and the practicality of working in a smaller community. Effort toward interoperability can be spend where most needed, making the evolution with time smoother and more productive. Tim Berners-Lee  (W3C)
MDA Journal articlesMDA Journal articles in Paul Harmon's Business Process Trends.  Of particular interest to this group will be the latest article at the top regarding XBRL, the Business Network Transformation one (second from top), and a series of three articles I wrote in July 2007, Oct 2007, and Feb 2008, which you'll see if you scroll down.  Only the Feb 2008 one goes into technical detail.   David Frankel (SAP)
Standards and Business Network Transformation Standards and Business Network Transformation page I helped create on our SAP Community Network (SCN) site, which has links to two papers I wrote named "The Role of Standards in Business Network Transformation" and "Business Network Transformation and Semantic Interoperability."  You have to register with SCN to view this content, but registration is free. I gave a presentation at the OMG quarterly meeting in San Jose, Costa Rica on June 24.  When the OMG posts the presentation on its server, I'll post a link to it.  It has some new material, namely a slide about how English dictionaries and grammar work in order to level set the audience for understanding semantic metadata. David Frankel (SAP)

Linking Open Data: An Emerging Practice Area for the Semantic Web

Rick Murphy's Blog - The Phaneron

Published by rickmurphy on June 24, 2009 under complex systems, information sharing, linked open data, model theory, ontology, open government data, semantic web, semantics, semiotics

 Rick Murphy (GSA)
From Information to Knowledge: Efficient Development of Semantic ApplicationsThis article describes an approach for information integration and analysis that helps governmental organisations to integrate and organise the different systems and data in a very flexible and easy way. The approach implies an automatic and dynamic information logisitc, that helps to save time and quality in information intensive processes. It could also helps citicens to get anwers for their questions and information in the context of their needs. The idea is that a systems identifies the context of a iser and delivers all required information automatically. Jörg Wurzer (iQser)
Open Linked Architectures for Open GovernmentThis presentation at ISWC 2009 demonstrates the value of linked open data as the platform for government architectures, models, schema and plans to be published as linked open data.Cory Casanave
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