Government ontology and thesaurus construction: A taiwanese experience

Chao Chen Chen*, Jian Hua Yeh, Shun Hong Sie

*Corresponding author for this work

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Due to the quantity and the diversity involved in e-government presentations and operations, traditional approaches to web site information management have been found to be rather inefficient in time and cost. Consequently, the necessity of establishing a government knowledge management system, so as to speed up information lookups, sharing, and linkups, naturally arises. Moreover, this knowledge management system would in turn enhance e-government effectiveness as it helps to store and transmit information, be it explicit or implicit in nature. The first step in creating this knowledge management system is to build up the government ontology and thesaurus. Upon the completion of the ontology and thesaurus needed, semantic searching can be conducted, which in turn kickstarts other mechanisms required for effective information management. Our research team has been commissioned by the Executive Yuan of Taiwan to establish the draft of government ontology and thesaurus and to design a framework for multiple-layered information management systems upon which the ontology and thesaurus can be constructed. The goal of this paper is to present the government ontology and thesaurus which our research team has come up with as well as the related infrastructure and function of the multiple-layered information management system

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Libraries
Subtitle of host publicationImplementing Strategies and Sharing Experiences - 8th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries, ICADL 2005, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)3540308504, 9783540308508
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event8th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries, ICADL 2005 - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 2005 Dec 122005 Dec 15

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3815 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other8th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries, ICADL 2005


  • Government ontology
  • Government thesaurus
  • Knowledge management
  • Ontology editor
  • Semantic interoperability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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