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Linking Australian Government Data for Sustainability Science - A Case Study


Liu, Q and Bai, Q and Ding, L and Pho, H and Chen, Y and Kloppers, C and McGuinness, DL and Lemon, D and de Souza, P and Fitch, P and Fox, P, Linking Australian Government Data for Sustainability Science - A Case Study, Linking Government Data, Springer, D Wood (ed), New York, USA, pp. 181-204. ISBN 978-1-4614-1766-8 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-1767-5_9


Sustainability science has been viewed as a new discipline which focuses on the complex interactions between nature and society. It demands intensive integration of data from different sources within different domains. Governments collect and generate huge amounts of scientific data and thus are in a unique position to support sustainability research. However, there are many challenges in discovering and re-using government data. In this chapter, first, we survey the sustainability related datasets published by the Australian government. We believe this is the critical first step to identifying the opportunities and issues and advancing the Australian Government 2.0 agenda. Second, we investigate the role of Linked Data in integrating a selection of Australian government datasets to generate sustainability science hypotheses and support the data analysis.We discuss the challenges based on our survey experience and present some recommendations for data publishing and analysis.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:linked data, sustainability science, government information, government data, Gross State Product , open data, semantic web
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Computer vision and multimedia computation
Research Field:Pattern recognition
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Application software packages
UTAS Author:Bai, Q (Dr Quan Bai)
ID Code:140736
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2020-09-02
Last Modified:2020-11-23

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