Opportunities and Challenges for Opening up Government Data in Macedonia

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Opportunities and Challenges for Opening up Government Data in Macedonia

  1. 1. Opportunities and Challenges forOpening up Government Data in Macedonia Prof. d-r Dimitar Trajanov Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering (FINKI) 21 .03.2012, Skopje, Macedonia www.finki.ukim.mk www.facebook.com/FINKI.ukim.mk www.twitter.com/FINKIedu
  2. 2. Agendao Introduction • Open Data, Linked Data and Semantic Webo Open data in Macedoniao What we have done @FINKIo Next stepso Conclusions www.finki.ukim.mk www.facebook.com/FINKI.ukim.mk www.twitter.com/FINKIedu
  3. 3. Today’s Web • Suitable for human consumption • Markup consists of: – rendering information (e.g., font size and colour) – Hyper-links to related content • Semantic content is accessible to humans, but not (easily) to computers…www.finki.ukim.mk www.facebook.com/FINKI.ukim.mk www.twitter.com/FINKIedu
  4. 4. Open Data and document formatso e-Paper formats (easily human readable) • Text data • PDF • HTMLo Raw data (human readable and computer can read) • XML data • Excel files • CSVo Semantic WEB (easily readable by computers) • RDF • OWL • microformat www.finki.ukim.mk www.facebook.com/FINKI.ukim.mk www.twitter.com/FINKIedu
  5. 5. The Web IS the Database!Application A Application B www.finki.ukim.mk www.facebook.com/FINKI.ukim.mk www.twitter.com/FINKIedu
  6. 6. Linked Open Data Cloud (2011) www.finki.ukim.mk www.facebook.com/FINKI.ukim.mk www.twitter.com/FINKIedu
  7. 7. Open Data vs Linked Datao Open data is the data on the site is available to the public, but it doesnt link to other data sources on the Web. • It could be data that has been uploaded in CSV format (i.e. spreadsheet data)o Linked Data is a web of data. • The idea of Open Data is to turn it into Linked Data • The first priority is to publish lots of Open Data. • The next step is to work towards linking it all up. • Data.gov.uk is currently a combination of Open Data and Linked Data www.finki.ukim.mk www.facebook.com/FINKI.ukim.mk www.twitter.com/FINKIedu
  8. 8. State Institution IT stageo No information systems in place • Data is in Word documentso There is an information system but no data is publishedo Well developed information system with large amount of published data www.finki.ukim.mk www.facebook.com/FINKI.ukim.mk www.twitter.com/FINKIedu
  9. 9. Open Data in Macedonia www.finki.ukim.mk www.facebook.com/FINKI.ukim.mk www.twitter.com/FINKIedu
  10. 10. www.finki.ukim.mk www.facebook.com/FINKI.ukim.mk www.twitter.com/FINKIedu
  11. 11. www.finki.ukim.mk www.facebook.com/FINKI.ukim.mk www.twitter.com/FINKIedu
  12. 12. www.finki.ukim.mk www.facebook.com/FINKI.ukim.mk www.twitter.com/FINKIedu
  13. 13. www.finki.ukim.mk www.facebook.com/FINKI.ukim.mk www.twitter.com/FINKIedu
  14. 14. FINKI open dataSPARQL end point www.finki.ukim.mk www.facebook.com/FINKI.ukim.mk www.twitter.com/FINKIedu
  15. 15. FINKI Open Datao The Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering joins the trend by making parts of its data available as open data.o Information about all the faculties in our university such as names, addresses, phones, email and web pages.o We publish more information about our Faculty - Institutes, Modules, Programs, Courses, Subjects and Employees.o Implemented using available tools www.finki.ukim.mk www.facebook.com/FINKI.ukim.mk www.twitter.com/FINKIedu
  16. 16. System architecture www.finki.ukim.mk www.facebook.com/FINKI.ukim.mk www.twitter.com/FINKIedu
  17. 17. The ontology reuse and Linked Datao The database tables and properties annotated with existing ontologies. Only the data that is annotated is displayed. www.finki.ukim.mk www.facebook.com/FINKI.ukim.mk www.twitter.com/FINKIedu
  18. 18. Open data portal www.finki.ukim.mk www.facebook.com/FINKI.ukim.mk www.twitter.com/FINKIedu
  19. 19. Open Data Portal www.finki.ukim.mk www.facebook.com/FINKI.ukim.mk www.twitter.com/FINKIedu
  20. 20. Open Data Portal Architecture and technologiesASP .NET- DotNetRDF- AllegroGraph- Sesame- Virtuoso- ReDeFer- RDF Validator www.finki.ukim.mk www.facebook.com/FINKI.ukim.mk www.twitter.com/FINKIedu
  21. 21. Semantic Sky Enterprise Open Data Sparql Endpoint Semantic Sky Resource Retrieval OntologyDesktop-client Cloud Semantic Sky Service 1 Cloud plug-in Cloud Service 2 Action Invocation CloudBrowser Plug-in Service 3 www.finki.ukim.mk www.facebook.com/FINKI.ukim.mk www.twitter.com/FINKIedu
  22. 22. Open Data Team @ FINKIo Prof. d-r Dimitar Trajanovo m-r Milos Jovanovik, PhD Candidateo m-r Riste Stojanov, PhD Candidateo m-r Vladimir Zdraveski, PhD Candidateo Petar Ristoski, M.Sc. studento Marjan Georgiev, M.Sc. studento Martin Kostovski, M.Sc. studento Martin Mitrevski, B.Sc. student www.finki.ukim.mk www.facebook.com/FINKI.ukim.mk www.twitter.com/FINKIedu
  23. 23. How to proceedo Create Open Data Portal (data.gov.mk) • Develop clear security guidelines • Move the existing data sets to data.gov.mko Create and publish data sets useful for larger population and crate mobile and web applicationso Start publishing row datao Build new systems with automatic data publishing option www.finki.ukim.mk www.facebook.com/FINKI.ukim.mk www.twitter.com/FINKIedu
  24. 24. Publishers benefits form open datao More new and innovative applicationso Users engagemento More happy userso Economic growth www.finki.ukim.mk www.facebook.com/FINKI.ukim.mk www.twitter.com/FINKIedu
  25. 25. Conclusiono We need to change our minds • To provide a means of computers to help uso The technology is here • We lack data. • Additional effort is needed to publish data in computer readable formato There is good foundation for open data in Macedonia • @FINKI have research group deeply involved in Semantic Web and Open Data • Many institutions already have high quality data in digital formato We should strive to Web 3.0 (Semantic web) • web of data www.finki.ukim.mk www.facebook.com/FINKI.ukim.mk www.twitter.com/FINKIedu
  26. 26. THANK YOU !!!http://www.finki.ukim.mk/dimitar.trajanov@finki.ukim.mk www.finki.ukim.mk www.facebook.com/FINKI.ukim.mk www.twitter.com/FINKIedu

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