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Financial Integrity Index proposal begs for linked data applications

From: ProjectParadigm-ICT-Program <metadataportals@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2010 09:26:30 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <176015.61543.qm@web113802.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>
To: semantic-web <semantic-web@w3.org>, "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
Dear all,

Task Force for Global Financial Integrity & Economic Development
is consulting on a
proposal to develop a Financial Integrity Index.
This would set out a global ranking of jurisdictions based on four
related components:

	(and sub-national) budget processes,
	corporate sector
	in regard
	to beneficial ownership and
	in regard
	to international cooperation and exchange of information.

Index would draw on multiple datasets covering the 4 themes, using a
range of evidence to create
a ranking of jurisdictions at both individual thematic and overall
offering a credible assessment of performance on a
jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction basis, and of international performance
on each aspect.

This project begs for use of linked data and semantic web technologies, and I am seriously considering recommending this to them.
Since in this new emerging field ICT tools are limited to modeling and metrics at the most, I am looking for work done on information extraction, tagging and creating ontologies for the fields of finance, economics, accounting and law, all as they relate to financial integrity, control and monitoring of legislation.
I have attached the proposal received from the Task force for those interested.
The Financial Integrity Index could become a key tool in the fight against illicit flows of money, international organized crime,money laundering and the fight against terrorism.
This being a high profile area of governmental interest it could provide another real push for the use of linked data and thus the semantic web.

Milton Ponson
GSM: +297 747 8280
Rainbow Warriors Core Foundation
PO Box 1154, Oranjestad
Aruba, Dutch Caribbean
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