SSHOC D9.7 Design and Planning of Knowledge Graph in Electoral Studies

Van Der Eijk Cees, Kritzinger Sylvia, Partheymüller Julia, Kaltenböck Martin, Ahmeti Albin, Karampatakis Sotirios
2021 Zenodo  
This report constitutes SSHOC Deliverable 9.7 Design and Planning of Knowledge Graph in Electoral Studies. It describes the approach as well as the implementation plan for the SSHOC Pilot project in the field of electoral studies, which will constitute Deliverable 9.9. After a brief introduction that sets out the purpose of this report, Section 2 elaborates the substantive domain to be covered by the Knowledge Graph (KG) and subsequently develops the concept of a KG and reasons for developing
more » ... ch infrastructural tools. The substantive domain is contained within the field of Electoral Studies, which was described in detail in Deliverable 9.6 Demarcation Report of Electoral Studies User Community. For reasons of practicality, this domain has been further specified in several steps. First it was specified as pertaining to (sub)field of citizen/voter behavior, and subsequently it was narrowed down further to the field of (studies of) electoral participation. These choices imply that the KG to be developed will not cover the entire field of electoral studies, but that it will be centrally located within the wider field and that its relevance for end-users is not restricted to those who are primarily interested in electoral participation. The aspired functionality of the pilot-KG is discussed in Section 3. It defines as its intended audience of end-users in first instance scholars engaged in empirical research, but it expects in its later development stages to be also of relevance to journalists, think tanks, government agencies, corporations, political parties and politicians, and individual citizens. Functionalities to be sought relate to (a) focussed searching based on domain-specific criteria not available in other search tools; (b) teaching; and (c) research. Section 3 also discusses the main datasets and kinds of publications to be covered by the pilot-KG. The overwhelming majority of these datasets are in the public domain, while a considerable part of relevant publications is not (at least not for the first ye [...]
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4558309 fatcat:yi25gzfktrgjrjc3eesa2xyk54