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Re: Greek and Italian Implementation experience of ORG

From: Dave Reynolds <dave.e.reynolds@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 08 May 2013 16:08:04 +0100
Message-ID: <518A6A54.20205@gmail.com>
To: Phil Archer <phila@w3.org>
CC: Public GLD WG <public-gld-wg@w3.org>
Many thanks for that Phil. I have updated the ORG implementations page:


On 08/05/13 12:59, Phil Archer wrote:
> Dave,
> I promised you some pointers to implementation experience of ORG.
> There's a report available at [1] but what I think will be of most
> direct interest to you will be the implementation itself at [2]. That
> was a small scale pilot we did in the ISA Programme as a test to see how
> practical it would be to generate organogram data. We had a very small
> amount of data from the Greek ministry.
> I then compared what I'd done with what the Italian Digital Agency had
> done. That's all available at [3].
> What Giorgia Lodi did in Italy, and what I found I needed to do
> immediately, was to create a mini ontology of government department
> types. What is a Ministry? A department? An Agency etc. The problem is
> that Italian and Greek classifications are not the same - and they'll be
> different everywhere else too. So for actual interoperability we'd need
> each public administration to classify themselves against a common vocab
> like COFOG - which they don't typically do.
> Basic conclusion from both Greek and Italian data: ORG is definitely fit
> for purpose as far as we took it. Two people working independently in
> different countries used the vocab in the same way. Perhaps out of scope
> for our purposes in W3C though is that this does NOT confer a high level
> of interoperability. That requires more data than is typically available.
> Phil.
> [1]
> http://joinup.ec.europa.eu/asset/core_business/document/organization-ontology-pilot-linking-public-sectors-organisational-data
> [2] http://org.testproject.eu/MAREG/
> [3] http://spcdata.digitpa.gov.it/dataIPA.html
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