New enRichMyData Project To Offer Innovative Solutions for Data Enrichment

The enRichMyData project consortium met in Oslo last month to kick-off their work on developing a novel paradigm for building rich, high-quality and valuable datasets to feed Big Data Analytics and AI applications

New York, Sofia, Basel Monday, November 7, 2022

With a budget of nearly 6M euro, enRichMyData is an Innovation Action funded by the European Commission under the Horizon Europe programme and spanning the period October 2022 – September 2025.

The Kick-Off meeting was held between the 4th and 6th of October 2022 in Oslo, where the team defined joint strategies and started working together towards making the project results available to the general public in a timely manner. The consortium consists of 13 partners from 11 countries. With a mixture of R&D/technology providers and business case providers, enRichMyData gathers five large companies, three SMEs, two research institutes and three universities.

The main goal of the project is to develop the enRichMyData software toolbox, comprising practical, robust and scalable components to support organizations in enriching their data with external reference data they may have limited knowledge of as well as supporting data providers in making their data reusable and available in data enrichment processes.

Sirma AI (trading as Ontotext) is one of the key semantic partners in the project. The company will add several integral parts to the enRichMyData toolbox consisting of secure semantic storage and querying, data federation, semantic integration, semantic search and virtualization using a variety of different storages including, but not limited to RDF(GraphDB) and GraphQL(Ontotext Platform and GraphQL Federation). Ontotext’s 20+ years of experience in such technologies and solutions is invaluable for transforming the way data enrichment pipelines are created and used.

Ontotext is also a key partner in developing InnoGraph, a comprehensive knowledge graph of the AI and high tech innovation ecosystems, covering themes such as countries, universities, research groups, papers, startups and other companies, research and engineering topics, job market and investments, github projects and software toolkits, events and news. InnoGraph development will be led by the AI department of Institut “Jožef Stefan” (Ljubliana) and the created KG will be based on initial data and statistics from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development AI Observatory.

Last but not least, Ontotext hopes to contribute to an industrial case by Bosch and to making a KG of public procurement authorities by Spend Network.

enRichMyData addresses the needs of data ecosystems to have access to better software tools, infrastructure services, and datasets for cost-effective data enrichment, while at the same time enabling opportunities for novel use of data. – Dumitru Roman, SINTEF AS (enRichMyData project coordinator)

We are looking forward to sharing more information as the project evolves!

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No:101070284. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

For more information, contact Doug Kimball, Chief Marketing Officer at Ontotext