|Best Practice 91 - Slovak Semantic Interoperability Framework|
|Policy domain: Digital government, Geospatial|
|Level of government: National|
|Process owners: Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic|
Short description: The Slovak Semantic Interoperability Framework (SSIF) was initially created in 2013. Its objective is to establish semantic interoperability in all Slovak public administration systems and, additionally, to ensure data interoperability with all European countries. From 2016 a linked open government data focused community started to publish linked open data (LOD) in order to show how interoperability can be established using semantic web technologies.
This agenda is fully supported by the Central Data Office at the Ministry of Investments, Regional Development and Informatisation of the Slovak Republic. The hardest parts of the activities to steer the Slovak public data toward semantic interoperability are now being implemented, after tackling the initial basic issues. Several new complex public information systems are being developed or updated or will start to produce large amounts of open data. Significant effort is being put into handling requirements and questions from various public authorities to preserve the consistency and coverage of the SSIF for all their information systems.
The agreed strategy is to provide the widest possible support from the Central Data Office to all involved stakeholders to adopt and create new semantic representations of data structures in public services, information systems and open data publishing.
The initiative aims to enhance the development of public services making data consumption and analysis substantially easier, faster and more precise, and improving quality of all public data. This will ultimately improve the quality of life of all citizens.
Recommendations: Policy and Strategy Alignment (1, 2); Standardisation and Reuse (12); Governance, Partnerships and Capabilities (18, 19)