Reading time: 6 - 12 minutes
The terms "ontology" and "vocabulary" are often used interchangeably. However, more often than not, this leads to confusion among customers who want to semantically model their domain and results in questions about whether there is in fact a distinction between the two and whether both are needed to implement a knowledge graph.
The meta-layers that these terms describe have been captured by different standards (OWL and SKOS respectively) and we at metaphacts believe that there is value in treating both as individual but complementary assets in their own right.
Reading time: 5 - 10 minutes
This blog post introduces metaphactory's vocabulary management features, which extend the platform's knowledge modeling capabilities and support knowledge graph experts, domain experts and business users in creating and editing SKOS vocabularies to capture business-relevant terms. We'll start out by defining what vocabularies are and looking at the use cases they can serve. Then, we'll look at specific vocabulary management features supported in metaphactory. Finally, we'll look at a specific use case and integrate an existing thesaurus into metaphactory and use the platform's semantic structured search component to explore terms and to connect data through relations between entities.
Reading time: 4 - 7 minutes
Timely access to consumable, contextual, and actionable knowledge is crucial for any step in the decision-making process and the key enabler of decision intelligence. However, decision makers and decision support systems are still faced with the everlasting challenge that data relevant to and required for addressing their specific information needs is stored in distributed and database- or application-specific silos.
Reading time: 4 - 8 minutes
In my previous blog post on building Knowledge Graph-driven, FAIR Data platforms I discussed the importance of data and data-driven decisions, processes and tools in accelerating digital transformation. Knowledge Graphs have revolutionized the way data can be accessed and used, and have helped enterprises overcome the challenges posed by distributed silos where information is available to limited audiences, in heterogeneous formats, and represented according to different models. They have led to great advances in terms of data integration, interoperability and accessibility, and have allowed companies to tap into the full potential of their data assets and transform data into valuable and actionable knowledge.