Providing Information from Brazilian Politicians Using Linked Data

Providing Information from Brazilian Politicians Using Linked Data

Jairo Francisco de Souza (Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil), Sean Wolfgand M. Siqueira (Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), Brazil), Lucas de Ramos Araújo (Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil) and Rubens Nascimento Melo (Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil)
Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 19
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2827-4.ch003
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Since its inception, the Web has undergone continuous evolution in order to improve itself as a means of global communication and information sharing. Open Government Data are increasingly being published on the Web, contributing to the transparency and the reusability of public data. At the same time, the use of Linked Data has been increasing in recent years, enabling the development of better and smarter applications. This chapter presents a case on the publication of Open Government Data using the Linked Data practices, by creating a data set of Brazilian politicians with information collected from different sources. This is the first dataset providing Brazilian linked data.
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Open Government Data

According to the E-Government Interest Group (e-Gov IG, 2009), creating an Electronic Government requires openness, transparency, collaboration and knowledge. A transparent government is more than open interaction and participation; government data must be shared, discovered, accessible and manipulated by those who wish to use government information.

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