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Improve Browsing of Data.gov

While there are quite a few discussions on this site about search; I would like to see improved browsing via a robust taxonomy/folksonomy of topic areas. In fact, I would recommend both a top-down/bottom-up approach where you begin with a top-down taxonomy but allow it to be extended via topic area suggestions and popular keywords.

As a citizen, I don't always know what I want but want to browse and see what is available.

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Submitted by michael.daconta 4 years ago

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  1. Here may be a good example of what you propose:

    http://biomedgt.nci.nih.gov/wiki/index.php/Special:OntologyBrowser

    4 years ago
  2. Here's an interactive browser for XML/XLS/CSV data sources from Data.gov, displayed using Tableau Public:

    http://public.tableausoftware.com/views/Data_Gov-Browser/Data_GovBrowser?:embed=yes&:toolbar=yes

    4 years ago
  3. michael.daconta Idea Submitter

    Both of these examples are good starts on what I was proposing. I like the drill down of the OntologyBrowser example and I like the nice Graphs in the Tableau public.

    These are great starts! I hope OMB considers both of these in launching semantic.data.gov

    Regards,

    - Mike

    4 years ago
  4. Unsubscribed User

    good idea Mike- and of course it si logical. You've been in the government- who ( what agency or committee) should take this idea on to amke it real?

    4 years ago