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Semantic Technologies in e-government: Toward Openness and Transparency

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Connecting data that government releases in diverse domains, such as economy, statistics, environment, transportation, and medicine, as open data available on the web by using semantic web technologies, leads to linked open government data (LOGD). LOGD supports development of innovative, intelligent applications that improve openness and transparency and deliver a smart environment for smart living. With LOGD, any stakeholder can browse a data source and subsequently navigate to related data sources. In this paper, we present an overview of applied Semantic Web technologies in the open government data domain that increase openness and transparency of government, provide for effective data use and deliver smart services to everyone needing information. We will explain how Semantic Web technologies can contribute to a smart collaborative environment that promotes government data use and helps citizens obtain information they need.

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Milić, P., Veljković, N., Stoimenov, L. (2018). Semantic Technologies in e-government: Toward Openness and Transparency. In: Rodríguez Bolívar, M. (eds) Smart Technologies for Smart Governments. Public Administration and Information Technology, vol 24. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-58577-2_4

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