Improve Searchability of Municipal Council Records (HU0012)
Action Plan: Hungary, Second Action Plan, 2015-17
Action Plan Cycle: 2015
Lead Institution: Ministry of Interior
Support Institution(s): Prime Minister's Office, National Protective Service, National Infocommunication Services Co., eDemocracy Workshop Assosciation, National University of Public Services
Policy AreasCapacity Building, E-Government, Legislation & Regulation, Legislative, Open Regulations, Public Service Delivery, Records Management, Subnational
The commitment is related to the first commitment since it aims to improve the publicity of data of public interest and data public on grounds of public interest in accordance with the principles of the Information Act.
Improving the searchability of local government decisions was included among the commitments of the First OGP Action Plan already, but it was established in the self-assessment report that the commitment was implemented only to a limited extent. The progress report on Hungary established that the great majority of Hungarian local governments did not comply with the publicity obligation and the information published was often of bad quality and not searchable by IT means due to their format. Therefore, in addition to the methodological guideline outlined in the first commitment and having regard to the time and experience necessary for the preparation of efficient developments, it is reasonable to launch a pilot project in order to explore efficient and user friendly IT development opportunities.
The pilot project aims to examine the application of open source software developed for the machine processing of legal and public administration documents, which has worked well internationally (the software that has become known under the name “Akoma Ntoso”, meaning “linked hearts” in the Akan language of West-Africa, converts information from various surfaces into easy to process .xml format).
In the first phase of the pilot project, theoretical and practical information on the software is collected, to be followed by exploring the opportunities and conditions of its wide-scale application in Hungary, and finally the experience of the pilot project will be summarized. Voluntary participation in the pilot project must be made possible to all interested local governments and state organizations.
If the first phase of the pilot project brings positive results, it is to be examined in the second phase of the project if the software can be used for the improvement of state records (e.g. the National Legislative Database). Within the National Legislative Database, for example, there is a closed system IT surface serving to make the data transfer and bilateral communication between local governments and the Budapest and county government offices exercising the legislative supervision over the former easier and more efficient.
It is a considerable challenge for local governments in Hungary to manage data of public interest and to provide access to these. A further problem is posed by the quality of their publication, which is performed in formats not readable by electronic devices.
To improve access to the information and data content of local government documents.
Hungary undertakes to examine, within the framework of a pilot project, the possibility of introducing an open source software developed for the machine processing of legal and public administration documents.
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