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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 http://lod2.eu/
  3. 3. http://lod2.eu/WikiArticle/Consortium. html
  4. 4. LOD2 Stack:Linux distribution for linked open data http://stack.lod2.eu/
  5. 5. Government linked data cloud http://lod-cloud.net
  6. 6. Our domain 17,3 % of EUs GDP http://bit.ly/lod2-wp9a
  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 http://linked.opendata.cz
  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 http://teplotakolem.tk/
  14. 14. Top 50 spending flows in Germanpublic procurement
  15. 15. http://payola.cz
  16. 16. http://payola.cz
  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)

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