Sharing know-how and most effective practices across government has the possible to drastically strengthen the management of public sources. The obstacle to attaining this is collecting, summarizing and extracting this info. The audit function of the Government Internal Audit Agency (GIAA) covers 15 departments and more than 120 arms length bodies (ALBs), with thousands of government documents current among them, it would take the group a enormous quantity of time to study, realize and categorize them.

A remedy for know-how assets

GIAA has created a tool named Insights Engine that makes use of a branch of artificial intelligence named all-natural language processing to let a particular person to swiftly study hundreds of documents by summarizing, organizing and analyzing the content material. They applied technologies to analyze annual reports, permitting a single particular person to overview 102 reports at the very same time that previously needed a compact group to manually analyze 13 reports. GIAA has received funding from the Government Workplace for Technologies Transfer (GOTT) to additional create the Insights Engine so that it can analyze a wider variety of government documents and recognize cross-government trends. With improvement, Insights Engine is in a position to:

  • Recognize crucial themes from network document evaluation
  • Extract the most relevant passages of text for the provided subject
  • Generate interactive reports that summarize findings

Who will this assistance?

  • Government colleagues: the capability to swiftly study and procedure hundreds of documents indicates that insights contained in reports and information can be swiftly extracted and trends can be spotted. Understanding the trends will allow possibilities for intergovernmental cooperation and finding out to be identified.
  • Taxpayer: as a outcome of sharing most effective practice across government there is possible to strengthen public solutions.

Funding granted

The GIAA received £24,793 from the GOTT to create the Insights Engine with extended capabilities for exploitation outdoors the GIAA.


The GIAA Insights Engine has now been adopted by other government departments, so they also can take benefit of this know-how. For instance, HM Treasury and HMRC are investigating how they can use the tool to strengthen their insight and cut down their workload.

Quote from GIAA

Dr Iain McGregor, Director of Innovation and Improvement at the GIAA mentioned:

Getting a grant from GOTT permitted us to create a textual network evaluation that enables extra correct use of the Insights Engine. Given that then we’ve continued to create it ourselves, to incorporate extra functions for customers, but GOTT’s funding helped us on our way to roll it out across government. In addition, our committed make contact with particular person at GOTT gave us helpful recommendations and helped to strengthen our strategy.

Subsequent actions

GIAA continues to create and market the use of the Insights Engine across government to allow much better use of know-how and higher efficiency in the use of public income.

By Editor