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Enhancing Public Procurement in the European Union Through Constructing and Exploiting an Integrated Knowledge Graph

Abstract

Public procurement is a large market affecting almost every organisation and individual. Governments need to ensure efficiency, transparency, and accountability, while creating healthy, competitive, and vibrant economies. In this context, we built a platform, consisting of a set of modular APIs and ontologies to publish, curate, integrate, analyse, and visualise an EU-wide, cross-border, and cross-lingual procurement knowledge graph. We developed end-user tools on top of the knowledge graph for anomaly detection and cross-lingual document search. This paper describes our experiences and challenges faced in creating such a platform and knowledge graph and demonstrates the usefulness of Semantic Web technologies for enhancing public procurement.

Category

Academic article

Language

English

Author(s)

Affiliation

  • SINTEF Digital / Software and Service Innovation
  • Technical University of Madrid
  • Slovenia
  • United Kingdom

Year

2020

Published in

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)

ISSN

0302-9743

Publisher

Springer

Volume

12507

Page(s)

430 - 446

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