The ‘TheyBuyForYou’ project brings together researchers, innovators and public administrations from five European countries who are working on guidelines for procurement data visualisation. An international research team with open data specialists from the University of Southampton have integrated tender and company data to complete a first release of an open source knowledge graph for public procurement. It is hoped it will boost procurement data analytics and decision making capabilities across the continent.
The Director of the Southampton Data Science Academy said: “Knowledge graphs bring together data from a variety of sources into a common format that can be easily extended and reused by organisations. By releasing the graph open source, we hope to encourage developers to use it in their own products and give us feedback on how we could improve it.” Read more here.