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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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Masterclass: Deep-dive into Wikidata
Wikidata is the largest collaboratively curated and open knowledge graph of the Wikimedia Movement. It contains general purpose data about the world, from the number of inhabitants of a country to who won the last Oscars to symptoms of a particular illness. It's data is used in technology you use every day like digital personal assistants, social science research, museum collection management, Wikipedia and so much more. Over the last 10 years Wikidata has democratized knowledge graphs and made them accessible to a large number of people. Today a community of over 20.000 people are collecting and curating a vast amount of structured data for anyone to use and build upon.
In this masterclass you will learn what you can do with Wikidata's data based on examples from across different sectors. We will take a close look at the different ways how you can access Wikidata's data for your application. And last but not least you will get a ton of tips and tricks for how to get the most out of Wikidata.