Knowledge Organization

Friday, November 1, 2013, 1:30pm

Ontology Improvement Within the Brazilian Federal Government Budget Process

Daniel Silva, Rafael Sousa, Edna Canedo, Valerio Martins, Fabio Mendonca and Carlos Veiga


This paper presents improvements to the ontological model bound to the Brazilian Federal Budget Process. The previous ontology model (Araujo et al., 2012) was limited to delivering information regarding the Annual Budget Law (LOA, according to the brazilian acronym). The new model introduces the concept of budget execution values that are linked to the budget planed constraints, adding new granularity levels for budgetary time-series and new budget classification criteria. Thus, the new model extends the capabilities of the existing budget support system and allows performing strategic analysis within the budget planning activity, considering its relation to budget execution results. The information produced by the budget support system based on the new ontology is published and accessed throughout an endpoint which aims at supporting open just-in-time public monitoring and control for both budget planning and execution. The previous and the purposed updated ontology models are expressed using the Resource Description Framework (RDF) format, which has been recommended by the W3C as the language of choice for knowledge representation. 

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