We recently launched a web interface to help applications access and query our semantic data in a triple store. Jianhan Zhu talks about what this means for our data.
On the 6 September last year, we turned on a new search service for parliament.uk. On the 19 January we'll switch off the ‘old service’ for all our users and we'll be fully decommissioning the service by the end of January.
We’re building a new data service for Parliament and an important component of it is our triple store, also known as a Graph Database. Matthieu Bosquet explains what this is and what it means for data in Parliament.
This is a regular event that brings together consumers and producers of open data services. The data and search team were there and they've blogged about the event and why open data should be a dialogue, not a broadcast.
Mat Noe works with people data. He talks about what happened to this data during this year's general election and what we learnt from it.
Parliament currently offers various search functions and our vision is to offer a unified search experience. Replacing the current search on the website with the new search service is the first big step towards that goal.
Dan Barrett recently went on a work trip to Washington D.C. and Ottawa to meet people and talk about data and search. He talks about being more outward looking and what he's learned from others doing similar work.
Ben Woodhams has been seconded to PDS to help design the data models that will underpin Parliament’s new website. He explains what this all means and why there should only be one John Prescott in data terms.
Dan Barrett talks about building a new data service for Parliament. One of the things he's learned over the past year is that it’s really hard to talk about Parliamentary data in a way that’s accessible to all. That’s what this blog post is trying to do.
The Data and Search team are working to improve the search function on parliament.uk. It’s the start of more work we’ll be doing on search in the future.