>>> Digital Vietnamese knowledge system launched

The senior government official made the remarks while chairing a working session of the Steering Committee for the Digital Vietnamese Knowledge System Development project in Hanoi on May 17.

The Steering Committee was formed after the initial implementation of the knowledge-based digital system, which was launched at the beginning of the year. To date, the system has 10,295 open data sets uploaded by relevant ministries and sectors. There are 3.5 million questions and answers, 3,177 posts in the “Knowledge Tree” column, and seven applications integrated into the system at https://itrithuc.vn.

In addition, 15 ministries have identified data is suitable to be put on the system. The Ministry of Health has uploaded 8GB of data, Ministry of Education and Training has 2TB of data files, and the Vietnam National University – Hanoi has contributed 10,068 data sets and more than 15,000 articles in the form of questions and answers, along with an additional 15,000 to be uploaded soon.

Several enterprises have been integrated into the system e-book series, while supporting the collection and transformation of data, the translation of the world’s famous encyclopedias into Vietnamese, and connections through social networks, IT forums, and among experts.

At the session, the Steering Committee members discussed copyright issues for data sets; determining the boundary between the data that should contribute and the data belonging to organisations; resources to load data onto the system; and motivating factors to actively contribute to the knowledge system.

Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam chairs the working session of the Steering Committee for the Digital Vietnamese Knowledge System Development project. (Photo: VGP)

Deputy PM Dam identified a number of difficulties in the implementation of the project, saying that the scale of the project is very large with the participation of the State, enterprises, organisations, and individuals, aiming to collecting the world’s knowledge in all fields, while funding is limited, coming mostly from the contributions of enterprises, organisations, and individuals.

According to Dam, it is necessary to stir a determination and passion for science and technology, as well as creativity, aspirations, and contributions from the whole of society, together with the right methods in implementing the project, which helps to boost scientific research, technology development and capacity enhancement in a completely new way.

The Deputy PM urged large telecom enterprises, such as VNPT, Mobifone, and Viettel, to actively participate in developing and connecting the technical infrastructure for the project. Ministries, sectors, and localities must take the lead in uploading open data sets and re-organising data which is being stored discretely in departments and even individuals for efficient use, he suggested.

Emphasising that the project can only succeed with the contribution of the whole society, Deputy PM Dam assigned VTC Digital Television in coordination with the project management board to support the management of communications and the project’s promotion to the public, as well as organising knowledge contests on science, education, entertainment and culture.

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