Enhancing the Access to Public Procurement Notices by Promoting Product Scheme Classifications to the Linked Open Data Initiative

Enhancing the Access to Public Procurement Notices by Promoting Product Scheme Classifications to the Linked Open Data Initiative

Jose María Alvarez Rodríguez (University of Oviedo, Spain), Luis Polo Paredes (Fundación CTIC, Spain), Emilio Rubiera Azcona (Fundación CTIC, Spain), Alejandro Rodríguez González (Centre for Plant Biotechnology and Genomics, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain), José Emilio Labra Gayo (University of Oviedo, Spain) and Patricia Ordoñez de Pablos (University of Oviedo, Spain)
Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 27
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2827-4.ch001
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Abstract

This chapter introduces the promotion of existing product scheme classifications to the Linked Open Data initiative in the context of the European Union and other official organizations such as United Nations. A common data model and an enclosed conversion method based on Semantic Web vocabularies such as SKOS are also presented to encode data and information following the W3C standards RDF and OWL. This work is applied to the e-procurement sector, more specifically, to enhance the access to the public procurement notices published in the European Union. Finally, an evaluation of the gain, in terms of expressivity, is reported with the objective of demonstrating the advantages of applying Linked Data to retrieve information resources.

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