Open PermID

News & Updates

  • 18 Jun 2020

    ATTENTION: Users of Record Matching in Open PermID

    This is to inform you of minor changes to the Record Matching functionality of Open PermID (, that may require action on your part.

    Please read on for further details...


  • 11 Jun 2020

    Switch to Refinitiv URL for Open PermID/Calais APIs

    This is a gentle reminder to all users of Open PermID/Open Calais APIs, to switch to the Refinitiv URL (if not done already). 


  • 02 Jun 2020

    ATTENTION: Open PermID/Calais - Changes to Login process

    The login process for Open PermID/Open Calais is being modified, and may require action on your part.

    Please read on further details....


  • 22 May 2020

    ATTENTION: Expiry of AddTrust External CA Root Certificate

    On 30th May, 2020, the legacy "AddTrust External CA Root" certificate issued by the certificate authority Sectigo, will expire.  In rare cases this may impact users’ ability to access PermID APIs (e.g. the search, match, calais & atom APIs)

    There is a possibility that this might affect some API users. Please read on to find out more...


  • 08 Apr 2020

    PermID: Rebranded UI launch on 12 Apr 2020

    The Rebranded Refinitiv UI will be LIVE on 12 Apr 2020

  • 02 Apr 2020

    Delayed Instruments & Quote data on

    There are some known data delays to Instruments/Quote data on

  • 16 Mar 2020

    Introduction to the Open PermID Python library

    This article introduces a Python library for Open PermID APIs. This library covers all features of Open PermID APIs including Record Matching, Entity Search, and Intelligent Tagging.

  • 12 Feb 2020

    Service Issues with Open PermID & Open Calais [RESOLVED]

    We are currently experiencing intermittent issues with the services of and Open Calais. Our support teams are currently working on this with top priority for a resolution

    Update @ 20:30 GMT (03:30 EST)

    These are now resolved and all services of Open PermID/Open Calais are working normally.

    Apologies to our users, for any inconvenience this might have caused.


  • 07 Feb 2020

    PermID Entity Bulk Download with Apache Jena

    PermID is a shortening of “Permanent Identifier” which is a machine-readable number assigned to entities, securities, organizations (companies, government agencies, universities, etc), quotes, individuals, and more.

  • 03 Feb 2020

    Open PermID & Open Calais | API Gateway Migrating to AWS

    The following notification is important for anyone using the Open PermID / Open Calais APIs –  i.e the /search, /match, /atom, /calais endpoints.  It relates to a change being made to the API Gateway via which, these APIs are accessed.

  • 08 Jan 2020

    ATTENTION - Upcoming changes for Open PermID and Open Calais

    We would like to inform you of some upcoming changes for Open PermID and Open Calais, that requires action on your part to continue using our services. This communication is to give you some details on the timelines and the modifications needed.

  • 07 Oct 2019

    Intelligent Tagging User Documentation --New Online Format!

    Intelligent Tagging user documentation has been streamlined and published online for a better user experience!!!

  • 30 Sep 2019

    Intelligent Tagging | Extract Information from API Response

    Intelligent Tagging | Extract information from API response

  • 10 Jun 2019

    New Release Intelligent Tagging 12.8 -exciting capabilities!

    Hello all

    Intelligent Tagging release 12.8 is launched this week!

    Many interesting topics (supervised classifiers) and new entities introduced.

  • 28 Mar 2019

    Tagging API: New Demo Viewer capabilities

    Take a look at the new capabilities of the viewer:

    Point to a folder and tag document by document in one click. No need to copy and paste.

    View free vs premium capabilities.

    XML input enable specifying title separately for better quality.

    Tag with optimization for Research or for News.





  • 18 Mar 2019

    Enterprise Search - will it ever be like Google Search?

    The road to Google-like search requires smart use of metadata (Topic classification, synonyms, use of knowledge graph and more). Enterprise search experience can be more relevant and less noisy. How close can it get to the consumer Google search experience?

  • 07 Aug 2018 Bulk Download File Issues

    We are currently experiencing intermittent issues with the  Bulk Download Files, which can lead to inconsistent/incomplete files.  Our support team are working on a resolution for this as a top-priority.  

  • 26 Jul 2018 July 2018 Release (18.7)

    The July Release (18.7) is planned for 29 July 2018. Release notes are available here

  • 05 Jun 2018 Atom RSS Feed Issues

    We are currently experiencing issues with the Atom RSS feeds, particularly the Organization feed.  Our support team are working on a resolution for this as a top-priority.  The bulk download files may be used as an alternative way to retrieve data in the interim.

  • 17 May 2018 May 2018 Release (18.5)

    The May Release (18.5) is planned for 20 May 2018. Release notes are available here.

  • 21 Mar 2018

    Data Change Notification – Change to API for GDPR Compliance

    This notification outlines GDPR compliance related changes that can be expected in the API: 

    Open PermID - Change Notification - Change to API for GDPR Compliance

  • 09 Feb 2018

    New Webinar Recording: How to Enhance Your Search Platforms

    This developer webinar will show you how to enhance your search platforms buy incorporating intelligent tagging into your search pipeline. 

  • 31 Jan 2018 R2018-02 Deploying to Production on 6 February

    The February release, planned for 6 February 2018, will include the following new features and enhancements:

    • Updated privacy policy details
    • A search box has been added to Entity, Record Matching and Tagging pages of the UI
    • Bug fixes

  • 10 Jan 2018

    A Practical Approach to Understanding and Ingesting Intelligent Tagging Output for Your Use Case

    In this article we will go over some general best practices when using Intelligent Tagging output for the first time.

  • 05 Jan 2018

    Using PermID API with Python

    Using Open PermID Matching API in Python

  • 06 Nov 2017 (R2.12) extended the Industry support

    The R2.12 relaese supports the  full  Industry hirerachy supportby adding levels 4&5 (Activity and Industry levels.)

    Full release notes

  • 06 Sep 2017 deployed bug fixes on Sept 4th (Aug release)

    For enhancements details see the release notes.

  • 22 Jun 2017 - The June release was deployed on June 21st

     The June release was deployed on June 21st. 

  • 20 Apr 2017 (R2.6) : Person Bulk was deployed to Production

    The R2.6 release includes the person bulk file as a new feature.

    Note the person bulk file includes all person related object needed for creating the entity graph: such as professional and education metadata objects and relationships

    For further details - see  the full release notes


  • 08 Mar 2017

    Open PermID: R2.5 was deployed to Production on Feb 28th

    R2.4-R2.5 release notes

  • 11 Jan 2017 Starts the 2017 with a New Stylish Design

    A stylish new Design for PermID

  • 09 Dec 2016

    Open PermID: R2.2 deployed to Production on Dec 7th

    Please see below the R2.0 key features

    Releases key features:

    -  Match Organization by its LEI Code

    - Organization Search/Match by Ticker and MIC/Exchange (compund search)

    - Enhanced Person support: In the Organization page in the PermID UI, only people from records whose publication Status is “published” are displayed.

    Note: R2.2 was released shortly after R2.1; therefore they share the same release notes.

  • 13 Nov 2016

    Open PermID: R2.0 deployed to Production on Nov 13th

    Please see below the R2.0 key features

  • 22 Jul 2016

    Webinar Recording: Linking structured and unstructured data

    Unleash the full value of data available in your organization by making content more accessible and valuable via the automatic generation of rich metadata. Our complimentary technical developer-focused webinar will show you how, where and when you can use Thomson Reuters Intelligent Tagging and PermID RESTful APIs to achieve these results. Areas of implementation include managing risk, generating alpha by mining of unstructured data, improving search experience by incorporation of semantic metadata and many more. 

  • 07 Jun 2016

    Open PermID R1.10 just released

    Open PermID R1.10 has just been released. Please checkout the Release Notes.

  • 09 Nov 2015

    Python Library for the CalaisModel Abstraction Layer

    The CalaisModel Abstraction Layer package now includes a Python library, in addition to the Java and .NET libraries. The CalaisModel Abstraction Layer provides a client API that maps RDF/XML entities to Java objects. The package includes the CalaisModelCreator, a tool used to automatically generate an instance of the CalaisModel, populated with your data. This instance […]

  • 09 Nov 2015

    Reminder: Legacy Calais API To Be Retired September 30

    This is a reminder that the legacy Open Calais API will be retired tomorrow, September 30, 2015 in favor of a new and improved service. The new and improved service offers many advantages, such as enhanced through-put and metadata capabilities. The new service is not fully backward compatible with the legacy Open Calais and will […]

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