KBpedia is Now Open Source

According to a recent press release, “The editors of KBpedia, a computable knowledge structure that combines seven major public knowledge bases, announced they were releasing the entire structure as open source. The complete structure includes KBpedia’s upper ontology (KKO), full knowledge graph, mappings to major leading knowledge bases, and 70 logical concept groupings called typologies. […]

Design Thinking Data Models

Click to learn more about author Thomas Frisendal. I seriously believe, and I also know from professional experiences that Design Thinking is the secret sauce for creating high quality Data Models. This sounds contra intuitive, so we will have to do some debunking: ”Design Thinking – isn’t that for designing good looking products, like watches, […]

Industries Dive into Schema.Org Extensions and Semantic Web Technologies

The Global Semantic Vocabulary expands its reach through means including hosted/reviewed and external extensions. The former is managed and published as part of the project, while the latter live elsewhere in the Semantic Web, typically managed by third parties with their own processes and collaboration mechanisms. Examples of extensions in various stages of […]

State of the Art of Data Modeling?

Click to learn more about video blogger Thomas Frisendal. When I googled “state of the art” “data modelling” (European spelling), I got: An Overview of State-of-the-Art Data Modelling – Events – ACSE – The An Overview of State-of-the-Art Data Modelling Data Modelling: Introduction and State of the Art – Springer Type Systems: Introduction and State of […]

Semantic Technology, Data Governance, and Compliance

by Angela Guess Marty Loughlin recently wrote in Datanami, “Data governance has emerged to the forefront of financial services ever since this vertical became inundated with increasing and evolving regulations, penalties, and regulatory entities at the end of the last decade. Stringent compliance requirements not only mandate that organizations provide accountability for data, but traceability, […]

Applying Graph Databases and Semantic Technologies to Big Data

by Angela Guess Jans Aasman recently wrote in Information Management, “Many aspects of data management—particularly concerning big data—hinge upon the utility of graph databases. When deployed with additional semantic technologies such as ontologies, taxonomies and vocabularies, there are few analytic feats an RDF graph cannot achieve. In most instances, end users are largely unaware of […]

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