Linked Government Data
Governments around the world have realized the importance of publishing government data on the Web using open standards. In 2009 the government of the United States  and of the United Kingdom  committed towards this direction. At the same time several initiatives have been established in the United States (e.g. data.gov), Europe and Australia.
In June 2009 Tim Berners-Lee published a document entitled “Putting Government Data online”  where he invited governments worldwide to put government data on the Web as Linked Data. In addition, a year ago (June 2008) W3C eGovernment Interest Group  was chartered and according to its recently published draft charter  Open Government Data is its most important topic area of interest.
The Linked Government Data research theme aims at identifying and developing models, best practices and approaches to support governments:
- To put data (raw governmental data as well as information about public administration) on the Web as Linked Data; and
- To develop Web applications using linked government data.
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