Environmental impact assessment reports in Wikidata and a Wikibase

Finn Årup Nielsen, Ivar Lyhne, Darío Garigliotti, Annika Butzbach, Emilia Ravn Boess, Katja Hose, Lone Kørnøv

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Abstract

Environmental impact assessment (EIA) is a required process for projects in many countries, which results in the preparation and publication of a detailed report. Such EIA reports describe impacts on, e.g., humans and the environment. In this paper, we describe our efforts in modeling the metadata of EIA reports and their description of environmental impacts and mitigations with Wikidata and Wikibase. We show that it is possible to record the bibliographic metadata of Danish EIA reports and in doing so link it to the rest of the Wikidata knowledge graph, allowing multilingual search. With our dedicated instance of a Wikibase, we show how EIA reports and their associated projects along with activities, impacts, recipients, and mitigations can be represented and how we can show aggregated views of the data based on SPARQL templates so that users can explore the data and make efficient use of it.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Volume3443
Number of pages8
ISSN1613-0073
Publication statusPublished - 2023
EventJoint of the 20th European Semantic Web Conference - Workshops and Tutorials, ESWC-JP 2023 - Hersonissos, Greece
Duration: 28 May 202329 May 2023

Conference

ConferenceJoint of the 20th European Semantic Web Conference - Workshops and Tutorials, ESWC-JP 2023
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityHersonissos
Period28/05/202329/05/2023

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research is part of the DREAMS project, Digitally Supporting Environmental Assessment for the Sustainable Development Goals. This research is made possible by the Innovation Fund of Denmark (Grant agreement number, 0177-00021B DREAMS).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2023 Copyright for this paper by its authors.

Keywords

  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Wikibase
  • Wikidata

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