As knowledge graphs bubble up into popular and business consciousness (lots of chatter on social media, recent articles in Forbes and the WSJ) it seems fitting to ask how this technology is relevant to the IA community (it is!) and provide an introduction to graph-curious IAs.
This half-day workshop will cover:
1) An introduction and definitions: what is a knowledge graph? Is it an ontology? Is it a graph database? What’s the difference?
2) Introduction to and overview of relevant technologies (graph databases and other interfaces)
3) How this technology is relevant to the practice of IA
4) A short hands-on activity to reinforce concepts and get attendees thinking in graphs
This workshop at is aimed at IAs who are interested in this topic but perhaps don’t know how to get started.
About the speakers
Ahren E. Lehnert is an information and knowledge management professional with over twenty years’ experience in taxonomy, text analytics, search, and content and records management. He has developed enterprise taxonomies and knowledge development and retrieval strategies as a consultant and full-time employee in a broad range of industries. Ahren is Principal Taxonomist at NIKE, Inc., the world’s largest supplier of athletic shoes and apparel and a major manufacturer of sports equipment.
Bob is an information architect at Factor. As taxonomist and ontologist with an interest in knowledge graphs and Linked Data, he has worked for over a decade building and implementing taxonomy projects for publishing, enterprise, technology, and e-commerce clients. He brings experience with information modeling and semantic software to client-focused metadata and vocabulary projects.
A frequent writer and presenter on semantic topics in conferences and journals, Bob’s current research interests include ontologies, knowledge graphs, and text classification. Still active teaching and playing music, Bob has been a member of the local ensemble Gamelan Encantada for the past several years. He lives in Albuquerque with his wife.