Prof. Dr. Felix Naumann


JWS Article Accepted

Integrating Open Government Data with Stratosphere for more Transparency

Arvid Heise and Felix Naumann

Abstract. "Governments are increasingly publishing their data to enable organizations and citizens to browse and analyze the data. However, the heterogeneity of this Open Government Data hinders meaningful search, analysis, and integration and thus limits the desired transparency.

In this article, we present the newly developed data integration operators of the Stratosphere parallel data analysis framework to overcome the heterogeneity. With declaratively specified queries, we demonstrate the integration of well-known government data sources and other large open data sets at technical, structural, and semantic levels. Furthermore, we publish the integrated data on the Web in a form that enables users to discover relationships between persons, government agencies, funds, and companies. The evaluation shows that linking person entities of different data sets results in a good precision of 98.3% and a recall of 95.2%. Moreover, the integration of large data sets scales well on upto eight machines."