The necessity of metadata for linked open data and its contribution to policy analyses

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Abstract

Abstract: Policy-analyses require a range of activities like relating data to each other, visualizing its impact and interpretation of the results. The linking of data can be done in various ways. In this paper we postulate that merely linking data is not enough to make use of open data and that metadata are key enablers for the effective use of linked open data (LOD) in policy-making. Metadata are computer-readable data about a dataset and contain information for the discovery, the context and the detailed use of data. We illustrate the value of metadata by presenting two use cases, derive requirements from the use cases and provide elements of an architecture. The paper shows that metadata help to fulfill the requirements for the use of LOD and that the Common European Research Information Format (CERIF) and LOD can be used to build the architecture for these metadata.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCeDEM12 - Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government
EditorsP. Parycek, N. Edelmann
Place of PublicationKrems, Austria
PublisherDanube University Krems
Pages281-294
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)978-3-90250525-5
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventInternational Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government - Krems, Austria
Duration: 3 May 20124 May 2012

Publication series

Name
PublisherDanube-University Krems

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government
Period3/05/124/05/12

Keywords

  • conference contrib. refereed
  • Conf.proc. > 3 pag

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