Extension of the Electronic Government Ontology

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Authors: 
Carlos Brys
Ismael Navas
José F. Aldana-Montes

Responsible editor: 
Oscar Corcho

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Ontology Description
Abstract: 
E-government services are subject to a growing level of complexity, which requires a disruptive approach that better approach the citizen needs with respect to the government administration. Nowadays, available technologies facilitate the description and online execution of administrative tasks, saving time and reducing the possibility of errors. This reduces the administrative costs, but requires a complex electronic government system. We propose the use of semantic technologies to describe the e-government organizational units and services in the context of the Open Government Data and Services. The use of semantics improves the government management, service delivering and the decision-making processes. This paper presents an extension of a previous work, introducing the evolution of the Ontology for Electronic Government (EGO): integrating other existing ontologies, supporting new features to describe e-government services and widening the usage scenarios. This extension enables the use in a real scenario: the electronic government in the Province of Misiones (Argentina). However, the use in the domain of electronic government in a provincial context is also a prove of concept that this approach is general enough to expand into superior domains of countries that adopt the republican system of government with the division of government into the executive, legislative and judicial branches.
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