The PolicyGrid project is exploring the role of Semantic Grid technologies to support eScience for the social sciences, with a particular emphasis on tools to facilitate evidence-based policy making. In this paper we highlight some of the key challenges facing developers of semantic infrastructure and tools for social science researchers. We outline a framework for evidence management, discuss issues surrounding creation and presentation of metadata, describe a Web-based service which utilises a natural language interface to facilitate creation of RDF, and present a desktop qualitative analysis tool which is integrated with our evidence framework.
|Title of host publication||Procs of the UK e-Science All Hands Meeting|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
Edwards, P., Chorley, A. H., Hielkema, F., Pignotti, E., Preece, A. D., Mellish, C. S., & Farrington, J. H. (2007). Using the Grid to Support Evidence-Based Policy Assessment in Social Science. In Procs of the UK e-Science All Hands Meeting http://www.allhands.org.uk/2007/proceedings/papers/874.pdf