Quality & Quantity

, Volume 53, Issue 3, pp 1611–1622 | Cite as

Analysis of standard vocabulary use of the open government data: the case of the public data portal of Korea

  • Haklae KimEmail author


Open data is an important element in a variety of new industries, such as artificial intelligence and smart cities. While the South Korean government is continuously releasing new data on the public data portal, it is limited in the accomplishment of the goals such as job creation and the new economic leaps expected by the Korean government. From a data point of view, this limitation is due to a lack of data that users require and a lot of low-quality data to use. This paper analyses standard terms used in public data. The findings of this study reveals that standard vocabularies established by the government require updates to reflect the nature of public data, and the relevant laws and guidelines need to be revised.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Korea Institute of Science and Technology InformationDaejeonKorea

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