Source Discovery & Analysis:
Internet has abundant data published directly by the governments, businesses, re-publishers, individuals etc. Identifying right source where data is available, accurate and free for usage is a key indicator which defines the success of any data collection activity. Scope has developed scientific methods to find the right source for any data related activity. Scope’s source discovery process is the method of identifying precise source where the required data is available and eligible for commercial usage. Scope adopts a multi source approach for a same data element to establish confidence for the value. Scope’s resolution methodology / thresholds for same data element from multiple sources are near perfect which ensure correctness of data.
Scope aggregates thousands of sources across domains to identify the business data to meet clients’ needs. Scope aggregates sources through custom made search queries and ranks the sources based on multiple parameters. The multiple parameters which scope considers for validation of various data sources are:
Authenticity of the source – Legitimacy of the sources based on ownership (directly published or re-published)
Currency of data within source – Freshness of the data appear on the source
Crawling Acceptance – Willingness of the source to allow automatic bots for data extraction
Volume – Coverage of number of entities within the source
Geography – Coverage of entities from multiple geographies
Data richness – Comprehensiveness / breadth of the data for a single entity within the source
Scope uses a custom built Data Crawler Engine (DCE) to crawl data from various websites. Scope’s DCE is used in a variety of processes to crawl information such as metadata, email address, contact profiles, bid documents, subsidiaries, class action law suits, management changes, and journal / book articles from digital repositories. Scope also has significant experience in management / maintenance of large / complex directories and monitor events such as executives’ movement or tracking. Scope also supports real time monitoring to support critical data needs such as tracking price information of stocks and commodities, corporate actions, as well as time sensitive schedules.