The W3C has launched a new Government Linked Data Working Group. According to the W3C, the mission of the new group “is to provide standards and other information which help governments around the world publish their data as effective and usable Linked Data using Semantic Web technologies... In addition, W3C renewed today the eGovernment Interest Group, a forum for building and strengthening the community of people who use or promote the use of W3C technologies to improve Government. That group identifies and discusses essential areas of technology and related policy issues.”
According to the W3C eGovernment site, “W3C's eGovernment Activity currently offers speakers, discussion forums, educational information, and guidelines focused on helping governments to publish data in open, standards-based formats so that information can be more easily accessed on the Web.
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