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Semantic.data.gov use cases needed.

As discussed in the CONOPS, semantic.data.gov will be an adjunct, experimental site to assist in the evolution of data.gov towards greater semantics. This site will also learn from lessons learned via data.gov.uk which is also exploiting semantic technologies.

What would be the most important initial use cases the semantic web community would like to see semantic.data.gov tackle?

Ontology development?
Rule based alerts?... more »

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Existing Catalog APIs - Developer Favorites or Standard API?

Like many commercial product catalogs (i.e. Amazon.com) there is a web services api to search/access the catalog. Of course there are also REST APIs to do this (don't want a REST versus web services flame war here).

 

What catalog API would developers suggest for data.gov?

 

Is there a standard catalog API suitable for data.gov?

 

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Simplify and Radically Improve Search Capability (e.g., USA.gov)

The current Data.gov search tool is capable but cumbersome and does not yield desired results. We should combine and leverage capabilities in other government websites that have good search engines (and/or are planning on more improvements such as usa.gov).

We should leverage and make this search available simply on the top of the site for all users. we should also have the ability to invoke more complex search capabilities... more »

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Developer Wiki

Though there is another idea regarding a wikipedia entry... I think it is important to have a separate wiki set up for developers as there are many developer topics where collaboration is key. Of course, there are tons of precedent for this whereby many major development efforts/sites have developer wikis.

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Code Repository

In addition to posting datasets and web services, Agencies should also be posting code and documentation. As with a data policy of "By default, all data should be made available, unless there are compelling reasons why not, e.g. sensitivity" so to should be the case with GOTS code. A large number of parallel development efforts by contractors and agency staff alike are underway across many agencies, often replicating... more »

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Establish a mechanism for linking tools with raw data sets id

As data on Data.Gov becomes more robust and use increases tools that operate on identified raw data sets will increase. Different users may find greater utility or data aggregated into tool sets. Providing both options wherever possible is a solution that can best meet the broadest needs of potential Data.Gov users. Providing a mechanism for submitting tools that operate on the data rather than containing the data... more »

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Hot Topic Discussion Forum

Why not create a forum where the citizens have a place to discuss topics that impact us all and maybe the government will monitor to help try and follow the sway of the people and not just the sway of those with the most money?

I would like to see a discussion on such topics as:

1) Government collects 450+ million in Social Security Tax each year but only spends roughly 145 million on Social Security any yet its... more »

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calidad financiera

la operacion financiera de los bancos sea auditada desde el punto de vista de la gestion de la calidad como soporte de la auditoria contable ,esto atrae mas empleos . para los ingenieros de este actividad .

"The financial operations of banks should be audited based on their quality perspective as well as their accounting principles, this type of effort generates more employment, especially for the engineers involved... more »

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Realtime Data

Allow to sort by realtime vs. static or batched data.

Include more realtime feeds from science departments (satellite, geographic sensors, camera's, location data of assets, monitoring equipment).

This allows the public to for instance write realtime monitoring applications for earthquakes, volcanic erruptions. Or process other data in realtime (like raw feeds from satelites, power stations, water quality, weather,... more »

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Showcase Integration Methods for Existing Data Infrastructure

Demonstrate technical examples which show how to integrate legacy systems (most common in state and local government agencies) into the federal data aggregation system, to speed adoption.

Many state and local agencies rely on disparate technologies for collecting and reporting data. Over the years, proprietary and deprecated systems have become the norm in some agencies as a result of IT or procurement policy. There... more »

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Improving Information Quality

The cost of poor information is HUGE; over 50% of the Data warehouse projects fail due to poor information. There is no way any agency will provide quality information without producing quality database schemas. Very few agencies pay any attention to the quality of the schema and as a result, (a) development and maintenance costs skyrocket, (b) applications are delivered very late, (c) performance is not ideal and (d)... more »

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User tagging

Currently users can rate the data usefulness etc but the rating isn't that meaningful because it isn't related to what the user is looking for. Adding an ability for users to tag datasets with keywords will make it easier for people to run more specific searches. And, if you allow users to associate ratings to keywords the rating system will deliver much richer information.

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