Public Spending as LOD: The Case of Greece

10 Pages Posted: 16 Mar 2013 Last revised: 4 Nov 2013

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Michalis N. Vafopoulos

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

Marios Meimaris

National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)

Ioannis Anagnostopoulos

National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)

Agis Papantoniou

National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)

Ioannis Xidias

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

Giorgos Alexiou

National Technical University of Athens (NTUA); Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Giorgos Vafeiadis

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

Michailis Klonaras

National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)

Vasilis Loumos

National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)

Date Written: March 15, 2013

Abstract

The PSGR project is the first attempt to generate, curate, interlink and distribute daily updated public spending data in LOD formats that can be useful to both expert (i.e. scientists and professionals) and naïve users. The PSGR ontology is based on the UK payments ontology and reuses, among others, the W3C Registered Organization Vocabulary and the Core Business Vocabulary. RDFized data are linked to product classifications, Geonames and DBpedia resources. Online services contain advanced search features and domain level information (e.g. local government), simple and complex visualizations based on network analysis, linked information about payment entities and SPARQL endpoints. During February 2013, the growing dataset consists of approximately 2 mil. payment decisions valued 44.5 bil. euros forming 65 mil. triples.

Keywords: PSGR, public expenditure, Open data, Big data, Registered Organization Vocabulary, economic LOD

JEL Classification: L86, H50, H72, H83

Suggested Citation

Vafopoulos, Michalis N. and Meimaris, Marios and Anagnostopoulos, Ioannis and Papantoniou, Agis and Xidias, Ioannis and Xidias, Ioannis and Alexiou, Giorgos and Vafeiadis, Giorgos and Klonaras, Michailis and Loumos, Vasilis, Public Spending as LOD: The Case of Greece (March 15, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2233998 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2233998

Michalis N. Vafopoulos (Contact Author)

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

Neapoleos st.
Aghia Paraskevi
Athens, 15310
Greece

Marios Meimaris

National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) ( email )

Athens
Greece

Ioannis Anagnostopoulos

National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) ( email )

Athens
Greece

Agis Papantoniou

National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) ( email )

Athens
Greece

Ioannis Xidias

National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) ( email )

Athens
Greece

University of the Aegean ( email )

Chios
Greece

Giorgos Alexiou

National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) ( email )

Athens
Greece

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki ( email )

Thessaloniki
Greece

Giorgos Vafeiadis

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

Patr. Gregoriou E' & 27, Neapoleos str.
Athens, 15341
Greece

Michailis Klonaras

National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) ( email )

Athens
Greece

Vasilis Loumos

National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) ( email )

Athens
Greece

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