Using ontologies to map between research and policy data: Opportunities and challenges

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Abstract

Understanding knowledge co-creation in key emerging areas of European research is a critical issue for policy makers in order to analyse impact and make strategic decisions. However, current methods for characterising and visualising the field have limitations concerning the changing nature of research, the differences in language and topic structure between policies and scientific topics, and the coverage of a broad range of scientific and political issues that have different characteristics. In this work, we discuss the novel use of ontologies and semantic technologies as a way to bridge the linguistic and conceptual gap between policy questions and data sources. Our experience suggests that a proper interlinking between intellectual tasks and the use of advanced techniques for language processing is key for the success of this endeavour.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication17th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI 2019 - Proceedings
EditorsGiuseppe Catalano, Cinzia Daraio, Martina Gregori, Henk F. Moed, Giancarlo Ruocco
PublisherInternational Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics
Pages535-540
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9788833811185
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2019
Event17th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics - Rome, Italy
Event duration: 2 Sep 20195 Sep 2019

Publication series

Name17th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI 2019 - Proceedings
Volume1

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics
Abbreviated titleISSI 2019
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityRome
Period2/09/195/09/19