Advertisement, a Semantic Knowledge Graph on Public Procurement Information

  • Giuseppe FutiaEmail author
  • Federico Morando
  • Alessio Melandri
  • Lorenzo Canova
  • Francesco Ruggiero
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10791)


The Italian anti-corruption Act (law n. 190/2012) requires all public administrations to spread procurement information as open data. Each body is obliged to yearly release standardized XML files, on its public website, containing data that describes all issued public contracts. Though this information is currently available on a machine-readable format, the data is fragmented and published in different files on different websites, without a unified and human-readable view of the information. The project aims at developing a semantic knowledge graph based on linked data principles in order to overcome the fragmentation of existent datasets, to allow easy analysis, and to enable the reuse of information. The objectives are to increase public awareness about public spending, to improve transparency on the public procurement chain, and to help companies to retrieve useful knowledge for their business activities.


Public procurement Linked data Knowledge graph 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giuseppe Futia
    • 1
    Email author
  • Federico Morando
    • 2
  • Alessio Melandri
    • 2
  • Lorenzo Canova
    • 1
  • Francesco Ruggiero
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Control and Computer EngineeringNexa Center for Internet and Society, Politecnico di TorinoTurinItaly
  2. 2.Synapta SrlTurinItaly

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