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A Framework for Opening Data and Creating Advanced Services in the Health and Social Fields

  • Autori: Alfano, M.; Lenzitti, B.; LO BOSCO, G.; Taibi, D.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2016
  • Tipologia: Contributo in atti di convegno pubblicato in volume
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Open data is publicly available data that can be universally and readily accessed, used, and redistributed. Open data holds particular potential in the health and social sectors but, presently, health and social data are often published in a ‘closed’ format.There are different tools that allow to ‘open’ data, clean, structure and process them in order to elaborate them and build advanced services but, unfortunately, there is no single tool that can be used to perform all different tasks. We believe that the availability of Open Data in the health and social fields should be greatly increased and a way for creating new health and social services should be provided. In this paper, we present a framework that allows to create health and social Open Data starting from whatever is available on the web and to easily build advanced services based on those data.