Requirements for Open Political Information: Transparency Beyond Open Data


A politically informed citizenry is imperative for a well-developed democracy. While the US government has pursued policies for open data, these efforts have been insufficient in achieving an open government because only people with technical and domain knowledge can access information in the data. In this work, we conduct user interviews to identify wants and needs among stakeholders. We further use this information to sketch out the foundational requirements for a functional political information technical system.

In AAAI FSS-21 Artificial Intelligence in Government and Public Sector