Semantics of Governmental Statistics Data
Vrandecic, Denny and Lange, Christoph and Hausenblas, Michael and Bao, Jie and Ding, Li (2010) Semantics of Governmental Statistics Data. In: Proceedings of the WebSci10: Extending the Frontiers of Society On-Line, April 26-27th, 2010, Raleigh, NC: US.
A number of governments are starting to publish their statistical data online as Linked Data, using lightweight RDF vocabularies, such as SCOVO (Statistical Core Vocabulary) . The semantics of the statistical data points, such as real-world concepts they describe, is typically not explicit in these representations. We propose to make the semantics explicit by grounding the statistical data in existing vocabularies for real-world concepts and mathematical functions. This enables the integration with computation infrastructure and fosters easy access to the enhanced expressivity in Wiki collaboration environments where the statistical vocabularies are developed.
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