structure.gov.au is technologically enabled by the Finance Knowledge Graph.
Finance Knowledge Graph is a semantic graph data system that contains public data related to Australian Government bodies and their activities. It is organised by an ontology which performs the role of conceptual framework and structural definition for the information it holds. The ontology establishes important concepts – like organisations, legislative instruments – but also manages the relationships needed to provide context and manage the information over time.
Finance Knowledge Graph contains more historical and contemporary information than is currently presented on structure.gov.au. It is used by the Department of Finance to quickly respond to more complex questions about government organisations, their legislative requirements and program responsibilities. Further opportunities to support more lines of business within the Department of Finance and in other accountability-related organisations in the Australian Government are currently being investigated.
Finance Knowledge Graph maintains knowledge in a machine-accessible and persistent way contributing towards establishing a data-driven and digitally enabled government and creating opportunities to transform Commonwealth entities through shared services through reusable assets and identifiers.
The Finance Knowledge Graph is designed with the principles of the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) semantic web in mind and uses W3C the OWL , RDF , and SPARQL recommendations. Finance Knowledge Graph is currently hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Neptune.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in the ontology or other technical aspects of the Finance Knowledge Graph.
Those interested in learning how governments and their partners are using semantic web and linked data technologies the Australian Government Linked Data Working Group collects technologists, researchers, and consumers in a single organisation.