The PolicyGrid project is exploring the role of Grid, Semantic Web, and Web 2.0 technologies to support e-Social Science, with particular emphasis on tools to facilitate evidence-based policy making. In this article, we discuss the challenges associated with construction of a pro- venance framework to support evidence-based policy assessment. We then discuss ourSpaces, a virtual research environment for e-Social Science that uses the Web 2.0 paradigm as well as Semantic Grid technologies and which provides researchers with facilities for management of digital resources using a novel natural language interface.
- natural language
- semantic web
- evidence-based policy
Edwards, P., Farrington, J. H., Mellish, C., Philip, L. J., Chorley, A. H., Hielkema, F., Pignotti, E., Reid, R., Polhill, J. G., & Gotts, N. M. (2009). e-Social Science and Evidence-Based Policy Assessment: Challenges and Solutions. Social Science Computer Review, 27(4), 553-568. https://doi.org/10.1177/0894439309332305