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Connecting the Knowledge Ecosystem Founded in 2019 at Columbia University, The Knowledge Graphs Conference is emerging as the premiere source of learning around knowledge graph technologies. We believe knowledge graphs are an underutilized yet essential force for solving complex societal challenges like climate change, democratizing access to knowledge and opportunity, and capturing business value made possible by the AI revolution.
KGC bridges the gap between industry, which is increasingly recognizing the necessity of integrated data, and academia, where semantic technologies have been developing for over twenty years. Our events, education, content, and community efforts facilitate meaningful exchange between diverse groups, and increase awareness, development and adoption of this powerful technology.
Conference – bridging the gap between research and industry
We organize workshops and tutorials to progress a number of Tech4Good themes, targeting objectives such as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the development of a COVID-19 vaccine. At our most recent conference, 530 attendees participated, representing over thirty industries across forty-two countries. Speakers ranged from Bell Labs pioneer John Sowa to Morgan Stanley, AstraZeneca, and leading academics from Europe and USA. A variety of workshops and tutorials were also given, including several on tech4good themes–from the UN SDGs to personal health graphs and fake news.
KGC Vision and Values
Our goal is to build the community and become a leading source of learning around knowledge graphs.
We will achieve this by engaging and convening industry leaders and innovators, across sectors.
We will focus on the diversity of perspectives:
Professional Diversity: Industry practitioners, Business Users, Faculty, Scientists, Students
Gender & Age diversity
We will gather, share and publish content to increase learning.
We will build the community online and in-person through our content, meetups and conferences.
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Jump Start Your Knowledge Graph with gist!
Knowledge Graphs (KG) are rapidly gaining ground as a representation of choice for modeling highly linked data! If done well, using OWL to define the KG's metamodel allows for the meaning of the concepts to be sharable, unambiguous, deeply logical, consistent, and capable of inferring new knowledge via automated reasoners. However, ""doing an OWL model well"" is often pretty difficult. That's where gist can help. gist is Semantic Arts’ minimalist upper ontology, designed to provide the maximum coverage of typical business concepts with the fewest number of primitives. As such, it creates a great starting point for any new semantic KG project.
In this talk, we will:
- Introduce gist
- Give some small case studies of how it has jump-started many of our real-world KG projects
- Offer some Q&A time to ask questions about gist
- Explain how you can get involved in using and contributing to gist