What Are Knowledge Graphs?

A Knowledge Graph turns Data into Knowledge

Highly Expressive Graphs Used to Connect and Enrich All Data

Knowledge Graphs

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Represent a knowledge domain

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Represent facts (data) and models (metadata) in the same way

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Are based on open standards, from top to bottom

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Are highly expressive graphs used to connect and enrich all data

  • A network of nodes and links, not tables of rows and columns

Knowledge graphs integrate data facts with a semantic layer, providing a rich, machine-understandable representation of the meaning of data.

See Knowledge Graphs in Action

WHITE PAPER: KNOWLEDGE GRAPHS VS PROPERTY GRAPHS

Learn about the strengths and limitations of Knowledge Graphs versus Property Graphs and their respective capabilities.

WHITE PAPER: BUILDING BRIDGES TO BUSINESS CONTEXT IS ESSENTIAL TO DATA GOVERNANCE

Learn about key knowledge graph characteristics that meaningfully bridge enterprise metadata silos.

WEBINAR: KNOWLEDGE GRAPHS VS PROPERTY GRAPHS

Learn about the flexibility of graphs and the strengths and limitations of knowledge graphs and property graphs.

 

WEBINAR: HOW CAN DATA CATALOGING INTEGRATE KEY VIEWPOINTS USING KNOWLEDGE GRAPHS

Explore why connecting the various models of data sources is important in data governance.

A Powerful Platform for Enterprise Data Integration

Knowledge graphs are an ideal foundation for bridging and connecting enterprise metadata silos. Every resource in a TopBraid knowledge graph has a globally unique dereferenced web identifier – a URI. Thus, can be reliably referred to and accessed from any application.

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Flexible

Graphs are the most flexible formal data structures (making it simple to map other data formats to graphs) that capture explicit relationships between items so that you can easily connect new data items as they are added and traverse the links to understand the connections.

Evolvable

Knowledge graphs are able to accommodate diverse data and metadata that adjusts and grows over time, much like living things do.

Intelligent

The semantics of data are explicit and include formalisms for supporting inferencing and data validation. As a self-descriptive data model, knowledge graphs enable data validation and can offer recommendations for how data may need to be adjusted to meet data model requirements.

Semantic

The meaning of the data is stored alongside the data in the graph, in the form of the ontologies or semantic models. This makes knowledge graphs self-descriptive.

How to Get Started with Knowledge Graphs?

Implementing effective Data Governance can be challenging. TopBraid EDG provides a solution by readily converting existing information into a knowledge graph.

Data Governance Challenges

  • Galaxies of data
  • Diversity of perspectives – Business, Technical, Regulatory
  • Diversity of representation
  • Complex enterprise landscape

Solution

  • Auto-create knowledge graphs representing data sources
  • Link to other relevant enterprise information e.g., systems, policies, infrastructure, activities
  • Enrich, discover, connect
  • Use to guide business decisions

More Details about Knowledge Graph Technologies

WEBINAR: HOW IMPLEMENTING DATA GOVERNANCE WITH KNOWLEDGE GRAPHS ENABLES ENTERPRISE AI

See how knowledge graphs guide and focus ML and serve as a unifying fabric for different AI algorithms. 

WEBPAGE: WORKING WITH WIKIDATA AND OTHER EXTERNAL KNOWLEDGE GRAPHS

Want to take advantage of external knowledge graphs by connecting to them? Learn how to do this.

PRESENTATION: Knowledge Graphs –A Strategic NoSQL Approach for Data Management and Governance

Download TopQuadrant’s presentation at Enterprise Data World 2019.

WEBINAR: GETTING STARTED WITH KNOWLEDGE GRAPHS

Learn how to apply knowledge graph technologies and key challenges faced by users.

BLOG: WHY EFFECTIVE METADATA MANAGEMENT NEEDS KNOWLEDGE GRAPHS

Learn how knowledge graphs bridge metadata silos in a flexible, evolvable way. 

WEBPAGE: SHACL - W3C STANDARD FOR GRAPH DATA MODEL AND RULES

Understand how to create semantically rich graph models that will help connect and enrich your information.

Ready to Get Started?

Get in touch today to learn how to improve semantic data governance for your enterprise.