Ontotext in the proDataMarket Project

Ontotext is a SME founded in 2000 in Sofia, Bulgaria. For more than a decade Ontotext has successfully delivered Semantic Technology products and solutions that improve data integration, data management and search within enterprises. Key products of Ontotext include GraphDB – one of the leading enterprise RDF graph databases, and the Self-Service Semantic Suite (S4) – a platform for on-demand smart applications and data management. Ontotext is also delivering semantic data management solutions to organizations in various verticals: media & publishing, healthcare & life sciences, museums and digital libraries.

Ontotext’s vision for smart data management is based on using ontologies and vocabularies for modelling data, analyzing free flowing text content and extracting structured information and facts. The RDF graphs data model provides an agile way to manage and query heterogeneous data, and powerful semantic search can be implemented on top of the graph data. This way the business users can ask more complex questions and find more precise answers, than by using traditional enterprise full-text search approaches.

Ontotext is one of the technology partners in the proDataMarket project. Ontotext’s responsibilities include delivering a scalable data management infrastructure, which will allow for data stored in various legacy data sources to be transformed into RDF graphs with proper metadata mappings to popular ontologies and vocabularies. A scalable RDF database-as-a-service running in the Cloud will be one of the key components of the proDataMarket infrastructure, and it will enable quick deployment of new data services on top of 3rd party datasets. This way, the numerous data publishers will not need to deal with the overhead of provisioning and maintaining the access to their data, while developers will get an easy, instant and reliable access to valuable property related via simple RESTful APIs.

Cerved in the proDataMarket project

Who we are
Cerved is the Italian leader in credit risk analysis and the top independent market player for credit management. It offers the most complete range of products and services used by around 34,000 businesses and financial institution to assess solvency and credit rating of its business partners, monitor and manage credit risk and define marketing strategies.

What we do
Cerved responds to needs of its customers (financial institutions, corporations, insurance companies, public administration, professional and private customers) through a wide range of services and products divided into three business areas:

  • Credit Information: Cerved provides data and information to assess economic and financial profile and reliability of businesses and individuals, and it supports customers defining assessment models and decision-making systems;
  • Marketing solutions: this business line offers an extensive, in-depth range of services, such as searching for new customers, competition analysis, increasing awareness of its customer base, along with custom design solutions providing the most effective commercial strategies;
  • Credit Management: through its subsidiaries Cerved Credit Management and Finservice, Cerved is the leading independent market player, offering specials skills in different areas, from credit assessment to credit management in and out of the court and to remarketing of securities and properties.


Role in the proDataMarket project
Cerved participates as a large industry partner in proDataMarket and acts as a data and business case provider. Cerved develops two business cases in proDataMarket:

  • Business case CCRS (Cerved Cadastral Report Service)
    The correct estimation of the value of properties owned by companies and individuals is one of the crucial elements for understanding their economic behaviour and to predict their financial stability.
    The goal is to increase the precision of the estimation by relying on the data made available through the proDataMarket marketplace. The activities will focus on both increasing the quality of the service thanks to the proDataMarket datasets and data integration (fusion of open dataset, property data and third-party data).
  • Business case CST (Cerved Scouting the Terrain Service)
    In order to optimize their strategies and maximize the rate of success of their marketing actions, businesses need to understand the territory in which their target customers move and live.
    To achieve this goal, the activities will be focused on leveraging the data made available via the proDataMarket platform to integrate it with CERVED’s own business information data with the goal of developing value-added geo-marketing indicators, analyses and visualizations.