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Insights in Global Public Spending


Michalis N. Vafopoulos


Software and Knowledge Engineering Laboratory, IIT, NCSR-“Demokritos”

Jose María Álvarez Rodríguez


South East European Research Center (SEERC)

Marios Meimaris


National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)

Ioannis Xidias


National Technical University of Athens (NTUA); University of the Aegean

Michailis Klonaras


National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)

Giorgos Vafeiadis


Software and Knowledge Engineering Laboratory, IIT, NCSR-“Demokritos”

May 12, 2013


Abstract:     
Governments around the globe are opening up public spending data in order to promote transparency and citizen awareness. However, data openness by itself is not enough to guarantee that the data is consumed efficiently and in meaningful ways. In this work public spending data from seven governments, both local and national, with total value almost 1,5 trillion euro, are processed, cleansed and converted to Linked Open Data, following best practices. Namely, the cases of Greece, the UK, the US federal government, Australia, the city of Chicago and the states of Alaska and Massachusetts are considered. Furthermore, the resulting Linked Data are interlinked with external resources and made accessible on a public SPARQL endpoint. A web portal application with several functionalities is deployed in order to make the data mashups understandable and easily consumable.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 4

Keywords: Linked Open Data, government spending, network analysis

JEL Classification: L86, H50, H72, H83


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Date posted: May 15, 2013  

Suggested Citation

Vafopoulos, Michalis N. and Rodríguez, Jose María Álvarez and Meimaris, Marios and Xidias, Ioannis and Klonaras, Michailis and Vafeiadis, Giorgos, Insights in Global Public Spending (May 12, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2264958 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2264958

Contact Information

Michalis N. Vafopoulos (Contact Author)
Software and Knowledge Engineering Laboratory, IIT, NCSR-“Demokritos” ( email )
Neapoleos st.
Aghia Paraskevi
Athens, 15310
Greece
Jose María Álvarez Rodríguez
South East European Research Center (SEERC) ( email )
24 Proxenou Koromila Street
Thessaloniki, 54622
Greece
Marios Meimaris
National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) ( email )
Athens
United States
Ioannis Xidias
National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) ( email )
Athens
United States
University of the Aegean ( email )
Chios
Greece
Michailis Klonaras
National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) ( email )
Athens
United States
Giorgos Vafeiadis
Software and Knowledge Engineering Laboratory, IIT, NCSR-“Demokritos” ( email )
Patr. Gregoriou E' & 27, Neapoleos str.
Athens, 15341
Greece
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