Welcome to the metaphacts Blog!

Hi there - and welcome to the metaphacts Blog! We're really excited to see our blog system go live and we thought we'd give you a brief introduction into our aims for this blog, the benefits you can extract from it and best practices for interacting with the system. » Continue reading

Smart Solutions for Identifying Compatible Components - Powered by metaphactory and RDFox

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Smart Solutions for Identifying Compatible Components

This article was co-written by Felicity Mulford (Oxford Semantic Technologies). Thank you to Valerio Cocchi (Oxford Semantic Technologies), and Ilija Kocev and Daniel Herzig (metaphacts) for their work on the demo system.

Determining compatibility between individual entities is an essential process for many businesses, across various industries and business models; from industrial configuration, supply chain, bill of materials, evaluating terms in contracts, or even for match making apps. The process may sometimes require the user to check hundreds of thousands or millions of possible combinations, to assess whether components fit together, or if components meet specified requirements. Additional factors may also need to be taken into account, for example, regulations or customer budgets. Traditional approaches are inefficient for modern day applications due to the large volumes of data, heterogeneity of data formats, complexity of customer specifications, and concerns over scalability.

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The default graph demystified

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The default graph demystified

The SPARQL default graph is a concept that can confuse even frequent SPARQL users. In this article, we will go over what the default graph actually is, why it seems to be something different in every RDF database, and how you can come to grips with those differences and query with confidence.

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Hello, metaphactory!

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Our mission at metaphacts has always been to ease the onboarding into the world of enterprise knowledge graphs. With our product metaphactory we provide an end-to-end platform to support that mission and enable our clients in unlocking the value of their data assets. Since we first published metaphactory in 2015, with every new release we have introduced new features and capabilities to enable rich end-user experiences in interacting with knowledge graphs.

Through our blog, we want to continuously share some of the recent developments, examples, best practices and make the power of knowledge graph technologies more accessible for you.

Just today we released metaphactory 3.6, so this is a great opportunity to start this blog with showing you some cool new additions to our product. With our most recent release, we have introduced a series of new components and enhancements that help provide a more intuitive user experience and user interaction. These new components cater to user needs across all platform target user groups: end users, developers focused on building end-user oriented applications, as well as knowledge graph experts.

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