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dc.contributor.authorPanagiotopoulos, P-
dc.contributor.authorGionis, G-
dc.contributor.authorPsarras, J-
dc.contributor.authorAskounis, D-
dc.identifier.citationOperational Research, 11(3): 281 - 298, Nov 2011en_US
dc.descriptionThis is the post-print version of the Paper. The official published version can be accessed from the link below - Copyright @ 2011 Springeren_US
dc.description.abstractSupporting public decision making in policy deliberations has been a key objective of eParticipation which is an emerging area of eGovernment. EParticipation aims to enhance citizen involvement in public governance activities through the use of information and communication technologies. An innovative approach towards this objective is exploiting the potentials of semantic web technologies centred on conceptual knowledge models in the form of ontologies. Ontologies are generally defined as explicit human and computer shared views on the world of particular domains. In this paper, the potentials and benefits of using ontologies for policy deliberation processes are discussed. Previous work is then extended and synthesised to develop a deliberation ontology. The ontology aims to define the necessary semantics in order to structure and interrelate the stages and various activities of deliberation processes with legal information, participant stakeholders and their associated arguments. The practical implications of the proposed framework are illustrated.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work is funded by the European Commission under the 2006/1 eParticipation call.en_US
dc.subjectPolicy deliberationsen_US
dc.subjectDecision supporten_US
dc.subjectKnowledge modellingen_US
dc.subjectPublic sector information systemsen_US
dc.titleSupporting public decision making in policy deliberations: An ontological approachen_US
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