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Applying Linked Open Data to Public Procurement


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Slides for my talk at EU PSI Group meeting, January 24, 2013.

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Applying Linked Open Data to Public Procurement

  1. 1. Applying Linked Open Datato Public ProcurementExperiences from the LOD2 projectJindřich Mynarz (@jindrichmynarz) PSI Group meeting January 24, 2013
  2. 2. LOD2 projectEU FP7 research project advancing linkedopen data to the next level.Duration: 09/2010 - 08/2014Coordinator: AKSW,University of Leipzig
  3. 3. html
  4. 4. LOD2 Stack:Linux distribution for linked open data
  5. 5. Government linked data cloud
  6. 6. Our domain 17,3 % of EUs GDP
  7. 7. Our tasks● Publishing● Matchmaking● Analytics prolonging the life-cycle of public procurement data
  8. 8. Vision:Distributed marketplace for public contracts● Defragmentation of public procurement data● Enable supply to meet demand in an open, linked data infrastructure Shopping Cart designed by Eray Kula from The Noun Project
  9. 9. Public procurement LOD cloud
  10. 10. Tools developed● Strigil ○ screen-scraping, data extraction● ODCleanStore ○ cleaning and linking data● Public contracts filing app (mockup) ○ publishing and matchmaking data
  11. 11. Public contracts filing application
  12. 12. Visualizations
  13. 13. Czech public procurement spendingas a heat map
  14. 14. Top 50 spending flows in Germanpublic procurement
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  17. 17. Why does it matter?● Transparency: contracting in public● Openness leads to fair competition● Efficient resource allocation: potential for cost savings● Better data better procurement
  18. 18. Challenges● Unclear licensing: "© European Union"?● Machine readability● Entity reconciliation● Cross-country procurement● Long tail of public procurement
  19. 19. EU Digital Agenda Scoreboard
  20. 20. Next steps? ECs Open Data Portal
  21. 21. AcknowledgementSupported by EU ICT FP7 under No. 257943(LOD2 project)