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#28: What is the value-add from OpenSanctions?

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  • Our data pipeline pulls in entities from a wide range of official sources and research-driven databases, creating a unique set of targets.
  • Entity deduplication avoids redundant matches and contextualizes entities across data sources to build comprehensive profiles.
  • Meticulous data cleaning creates a coherent data structure with well-defined field names, formats, and country codes. Entity names are stored in multiple alphabets.
  • Our graph of entities contains rich connectivity information, showing family, ownership and business ties between actors.
  • Our API service allows you to search and perform precise matching of your own records against our database.

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