voting assistance applications and use of semantic technologies

I am currently doing a small research project involving voting assistance applications (VAAs) which help voters reach informed decisions on which political parties or candidates suit best their own personal political preferences.

Since VAAs apply algorithms withe weights and are based on analyzed texts searched for key concepts the question begs itself. Is there literature available which documents VAAs using semantic technologies to scour linked data for content to draw up historical patterns of candidates and parties to use in VAAs?

Politicians should be judged on what they promise now and what they have achieved, and for the latter we need analyzed historical track records in which semantic technology use in e.g. analysis of linked data maybe of some use.

We welcome pointers to literature and projects, past, ongoing or planned on this issue.

Milton Ponson
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Received on Friday, 16 August 2013 16:25:09 UTC