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US Government Strategic Values

From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2013 09:32:10 -0700 (PDT)
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To: Brand Niemann <bniemann@cox.net>, "'Holm, Jeanne M \(1760\)'" <jeanne.m.holm@jpl.nasa.gov>, 'eGov W3C' <public-egov-ig@w3.org>


Data.gov provides both Keywords (~12,000) and Agency provided Custom Meta Data (~180 Agencies, ~ 50 Labels).

The Keywords serve a Discovery and Advertising Function.  They add no value to the data set after it has been located.  Addition of Meta Data Labels to the Keyword set only increases the size of the Keyword set.  It does not increase the knowledge content of the data set.

The Labels are dynamically defined by each individual Agency according to their own Data Dictionary, and some Labels may not be used at all.  There are about 7,000 combinations of (Agency, Label).  This Label set represents the strategic values of the Agency. 

To determine if an Agency uses a particular Label, download http://www.rustprivacy.org/2013/egov/catalog/AgencyValues.csv
If you launch it in your favorite spreadsheet, and use the Auto-Filter, you can then easily make and copy views.  This is the least tedious way of filtering the information.

Another approach is to collate a single Agency's use habits with specific use cases.  This example uses HTML/RDFa/StratML.  I am still working on the schema validation for this format, which involves about 50 separate schema modules.  RDFa is appropriate in this case because the Labels are not an ontology.  They vary in small ways from Agency to Agency.  Examples are here:

Dept. of Agriculture: http://www.rustprivacy.org/2013/egov/catalog/ExamplesAgricultureRDFa.html
Dept. of Interior: http://www.rustprivacy.org/2013/egov/catalog/ExamplesInteriorRDFa.html
Dept of the Treasury:  http://www.rustprivacy.org/2013/egov/catalog/ExamplesTreasuryRDFa.html

comments ?

--Gannon
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