Navigating the Complexity of Semantic Web Adoption in Legislative Systems
Written on August, 2023
The turn of the millennium heralded a digital transformation with the promise of seamless data interoperability and integration within governmental systems. This promise was underpinned by advanced standards such as the Resource Description Framework (RDF) and a suite of Semantic Web technologies. Yet, despite their potential to revolutionise data exchange and the discoverability of information, these technologies have not been universally adopted. The conversation around their sporadic implementation in parliamentary systems reveals a complex interplay of technical, social, and legislative factors that merit a closer examination.