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Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist, 2nd Edition by James Hendler, Dean Allemang

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Open Government Data

In 2009, the US Government formalized a commitment to making public government data open and accessible, Prior to this time, it was typical for information to be published in the form of reports with “infographics,” visualizations like pie charts and times lines, which could be printed and read by human beings, but were very difficult to process by computer. Data.gov makes hundreds of thousands of data sets available in a variety of machine-readable formats. The metadata for all of these data sets, and the content for more than 500 of them, were released as RDF in May 2010, and more are being converted now that RDF has become one of the approved government data formats.

In the United Kingdom, a similar site called Data.gov.uk ...

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