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Towards a Knowledge Graph Based Platform for Public Procurement [chapter]

Elena Simperl, Oscar Corcho, Marko Grobelnik, Dumitru Roman, Ahmet Soylu, María Jesús Fernández Ruíz, Stefano Gatti, Chris Taggart, Urška Skok Klima, Annie Ferrari Uliana, Ian Makgill, Till Christopher Lech
2019 Communications in Computer and Information Science  
To this end, in this short paper, we report our ongoing work for enabling procurement data value chains through a knowledge graph based platform with data management, analytics, and interaction.  ...  Public spending alone will soon exceed EUR 2 trillion per annum in the EU. Therefore, there is a pressing need for better insight into, and management of government spending.  ...  Specifically in the procurement domain, these include among others PPROC ontology [10] for describing public processes and contracts, LOTED2 ontology [5] for public procurement notices, PCO ontology  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-14401-2_29 fatcat:6aicd5gy4jfihjakoxofshbah4

LOTED2: An ontology of European public procurement notices

Isabella Distinto, Mathieu d'Aquin, Enrico Motta, Pompeu Casanovas, Monica Palmirani, Silvio Peroni, Tom van Engers, Fabio Vitali, Pompeu Casanovas, Monica Palmirani, Silvio Peroni, Tom van Engers (+1 others)
2016 Semantic Web Journal  
This paper describes the construction of the LOTED2 ontology for the representation of European public procurement notices.  ...  LOTED2 follows initiatives around the creation of linked data-compliant representations of information regarding tender notices in Europe, but focusing on placing such representations within their legal  ...  Acknowledgments This work has been carried out when the first author was visiting Knowledge Media Institute (KMi), The Open University, thanks to a 'Marco Polo' grant provided by the University of Bologna  ... 
doi:10.3233/sw-140151 fatcat:y7c5yp26ljh5nh7ypxvkafwfqa

PPROC, an ontology for transparency in public procurement

José Félix Muñoz-Soro, Guillermo Esteban, Oscar Corcho, Francisco Serón, Pompeu Casanovas, Monica Palmirani, Silvio Peroni, Tom van Engers, Fabio Vitali, Pompeu Casanovas, Monica Palmirani, Silvio Peroni (+2 others)
2016 Semantic Web Journal  
This makes it possible to use the ontology for both open data publication purposes and for the overall management of the public contract procurement process.  ...  Public procurement or tendering refers to the process followed by public authorities for the procurement of goods and services.  ...  The authors would like to thank Miguel Angel Bernal (co-author of the ontology), and Carlos Bobed and Carlos Becana (contributors) for their cooperation in the development of PPROC.  ... 
doi:10.3233/sw-150195 fatcat:crb4krf7kfcy7jzp2jbj2j44hm

TheyBuyForYou platform and knowledge graph: Expanding horizons in public procurement with open linked data

Ahmet Soylu, Oscar Corcho, Brian Elvesæter, Carlos Badenes-Olmedo, Tom Blount, Francisco Yedro Martínez, Matej Kovacic, Matej Posinkovic, Ian Makgill, Chris Taggart, Elena Simperl, Till C. Lech (+2 others)
2021 Semantic Web Journal  
the usefulness of Semantic Web and Linked Data technologies for enhancing public procurement.  ...  In this context, open data initiatives and integration of data from multiple sources across national borders could transform the procurement market by such as lowering the barriers of entry for smaller  ...  Acknowledgement The work presented in this article was funded by the EC H2020 project TheyBuyForYou (grant 780247).  ... 
doi:10.3233/sw-210442 fatcat:zrauenuiizaizkfoiegabhukse

Semantic Web for the Legal Domain: The next step

Pompeu Casanovas, Monica Palmirani, Silvio Peroni, Tom van Engers, Fabio Vitali, Pompeu Casanovas, Monica Palmirani, Silvio Peroni, Tom van Engers, Fabio Vitali
2016 Semantic Web Journal  
That is the issue broadly addressed in this Special Issue on the Semantic Web for the Legal Domain, overviewing the work carried out over the last fifteen years, and seeking to foster new research in this  ...  Ontology-driven systems with reasoning capabilities in the legal field are now better understood.  ...  Acknowledgements We would like to thank all the authors of accepted and rejected articles, as well as the editors-in-chief of Semantic Web Journal, Pascal Hitzler and Krzysztof Janowicz, for all their  ... 
doi:10.3233/sw-160224 fatcat:ldwkzeivp5fv5du7mouawgx2ti

Integration of public procurement data using linked data

Jindřich Mynarz
2014 Journal of Systems Integration  
The workflow comes out of an analysis of the application of linked data to integration of public procurement data.  ...  Using a motivating example of an analytical query on public procurement data we demonstrate how data integration enables to reveal a likely case of clientelism between a contracting authority and its supplier  ...  Context of public procurement This paper focuses on the application of data integration based on linked data in the domain of public procurement.  ... 
doi:10.20470/jsi.v5i4.213 fatcat:p55dvsy3fja7rabmooenxu7y5y

UnBBayes: Modeling Uncertainty for Plausible Reasoning in the Semantic Web [chapter]

Rommel Carvalho, Kathryn Laskey, Paulo Costa, Marcelo Ladeira, Laecio Santos, Shou Matsumoto
2010 Semantic Web  
UnBBayes changes all that by providing a GUI-based editing process for building probabilistic ontologies based on the PR-OWL upper ontology for probabilistic theories [Carvalho et al., 2007a] .  ...  Was the responsible person of the winner enterprise of the procurement responsible for an enterprise that has been suspended from procuring with the public administration? i.  ... 
doi:10.5772/7315 fatcat:h2neej5nk5bzzog5coczh3a7ya

Knowledge Management Applied to Electronic Public Procurement [chapter]

Helena Lindskog, Eunika Mercier-Laurent
2014 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology  
Public procurement is a knowledge-based process.  ...  This work goal is to analyze the whole process, identify the elements of knowledge necessary for successful purchase processing, to study the contribution of AI approaches and techniques to support the  ...  Public procurement activities by European Union member states are based on the principles from the Treaty of Rome (1957) aiming for establishing the free market within the EU is the base for public procurement  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-54897-0_6 fatcat:la7xkog4grcdbnsmiz6pd4udqe

Automating Cloud Service Level Agreements Using Semantic Technologies

Karuna Pande Joshi, Claudia Pearce
2015 2015 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering  
available on cloud provider websites.  ...  In this paper, we describe in detail the cloud SLA ontology and the prototype that we have developed to illustrate how the SLA measures can be automatically extracted from legal Terms of Service that are  ...  This methodology is complementary to previous work on ontologies, like OWL-S, for service descriptions in that it is focused on automating processes needed to procure services on the cloud.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ic2e.2015.63 dblp:conf/ic2e/JoshiP15 fatcat:ddntxllftramxhnq24f53d5xiu

E-procurement: A Strategic Approach to Public Works Tendering

Yusuf Lateef Oladimeji, Folorunso Olusegun
2018 Asian Journal of Research in Computer Science  
This paper proposed a framework based on Business Process Management and Notation Approach (BPMN) for the implementation of PEP by dealing separately with strategic tasks.  ...  Current PEP Procedures lacks an organized framework to capture the essential tasks required for successful Procurement Processes, it also pays little attention to task complexity as an important key design  ...  Whereas, Public E-Procurement is the automation of the procurement processes across web-based systems for public consumption.  ... 
doi:10.9734/ajrcos/2018/v2i228744 fatcat:4hiqldefwrfuzcrbnfqb2n6tz4

UnTran: Recognizing Unseen Activities with Unlabeled Data Using Transfer Learning

Md Abdullah Al Hafiz Khan, Nirmalya Roy
2018 2018 IEEE/ACM Third International Conference on Internet-of-Things Design and Implementation (IoTDI)  
Managing virtualized services efficiently over the cloud is an open challenge.  ...  This methodology complements previous work on ontologies for service descriptions in that it is focused on supporting negotiation for the particulars of a service and going beyond simple matchmaking.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors wish to thank Ms. Dawn Leaf, Program Director of the Cloud Computing Initiative at NIST, for her support for this work.  ... 
doi:10.1109/iotdi.2018.00014 dblp:conf/iotdi/KhanR18 fatcat:xrmukxugnfeczavednlfwjed3y

Automating Cloud Services Life Cycle through Semantic Technologies

Karuna P. Joshi, Yelena Yesha, Tim Finin
2014 IEEE Transactions on Services Computing  
Managing virtualized services efficiently over the cloud is an open challenge.  ...  This methodology complements previous work on ontologies for service descriptions in that it is focused on supporting negotiation for the particulars of a service and going beyond simple matchmaking.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors wish to thank Ms. Dawn Leaf, Program Director of the Cloud Computing Initiative at NIST, for her support for this work.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tsc.2012.41 fatcat:4fxnnwkmdfdvff4vzbcc7fgfr4

A framework for semantic model based on ontologies generation for e-government applications: case study of Tunisia Government

Hatem Ben Sta
2017 International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies  
Thereafter, a semiformal representation of the domain ontology is created with the ontology knowledge-based editor Protégé. Finally, the OWL ontology model is imported.  ...  This study aims at providing e-government developers, particularly those from the developing world, with an easy-to-use framework for practising semantic knowledge representation in e-government processes  ...  The South Korea is also home to one of the most impressive e-procurement implementations through its continued development of the Government e-Procurement System (GePS) as a single window for public procurement  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijmso.2017.087640 fatcat:shsc73vqejbcpetzkuzapvj6r4

Contributions to the Adoption of a Service-Oriented Architecture in an Autarchy

Paul Andre da Fonseca Moreira Coelho
2014 American Journal of Software Engineering and Applications  
In this paper we describe the approach we followed in adopting an SOA in an autarchy with regard to the implementation of a process of public procurement integrated with the existing systems.  ...  The implementation of e-Government in public administration allows the development of more service channels with its suppliers and relationships with its citizens, promoting a safe service and securing  ...  an open source platform for editing the ontology of organizations and knowledge data bases.  ... 
doi:10.11648/j.ajsea.20140304.12 fatcat:mabpemwcpjbd3lfpc5kna7my2e

Semantic interoperability in eGovernment initiatives

Luis Guijarro
2009 Computer Standards & Interfaces  
It covers specifically how the semantic technologies and standards have been incorporated into the interoperability frameworks.  ...  In order to tackle this issue, the egovernment agencies have developed tools to facilitate the interchange of information between departments when providing public services to citizens and businesses through  ...  In the EU, the directive 2004/18/EC on the coordination of procedures for the award of public service contracts has harmonised the public procurement procedures in the 25 member states.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.csi.2007.11.011 fatcat:zmkqhsf7lvbpppmulgyyibpcuq
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