Belgian parliamentary votes as a knowledge graph
Keywords: Linked Data, Artificial Intelligence, AI, Data Science, Knowledge Graph, Semantic Web
Supervision: Ben De Meester Anastasia Dimou
Students: max 1
Like govtrack.us, but for Belgian “kamer” votes
- Other related work: https://progressivepunch.org/ , 538
Voting records are available on dekamer.be, but in a plaintext format not available for analysis (example)
Disclosing this data in a format ready for analysis would be great value, again, see govtrack.us
What needs to be done?
- The voting data is structured in the form of CSV files embedded in different HTML pages,
- There is much room for doing quality checks: did all (and only) 150 volksvertegenwoordigers either vote or abstain?
- ontology engineering: making a schema for the voting data in RDF
- RDF and RML or willing to learn supe easy check tutorials at https://rml.io/docs/
- Design of data models
- Machine learning for data analysis
- Interest in the Belgian political system! Or the courage to explore it