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Ethernet creator Metcalfe: Web3 will have all kinds of 'network effects'


Tiernan Ray has been covering technology and business for 27 years. He was most recently technology editor for Barron's where he wrote daily market coverage for the Tech Trader blog and wrote the weekly print column of that name. "For the first time, I am trying to say exactly what kinds of value are created by networks," Bob Metcalfe, inventor of Ethernet, told a small group during a soiree on the sidelines of The Knowledge Graph conference. He predicts decentralized knowledge graphs, which marry knowledge graph databases with connectivity, will create new forms of value. When Bob Metcalfe was selling Ethernet to the world as a new networking technology in the 1980s at 3Com Corp., he had a clever sales pitch: You'll get more value out of the product the more of it you buy.

Refining Diagnosis Paths for Medical Diagnosis based on an Augmented Knowledge Graph


Medical diagnosis is the process of making a prediction of the disease a patient is likely to have, given a set of symptoms and observations. This requires extensive expert knowledge, in particular when covering a large variety of diseases. Such knowledge can be coded in a knowledge graph – encompassing diseases, symptoms, and diagnosis paths. Since both the knowledge itself and its encoding can be incomplete, refining the knowledge graph with additional information helps physicians making better predictions. At the same time, for deployment in a hospital, the diagnosis must be explainable and transparent.

DSC Weekly Digest 4/19/2022: The Case for Personal Knowledge Graphs -


I'd like to say that I was highly organized, that I knew where every box ended up and what was in each box. Most people who move know the feeling of living in boxes even after the movers have left, the days spent dodging labyrinths of teetering cardboard, their arms and legs scored with paper cuts where they misjudged that one particular stack that seemed to have taken on a malicious life of its own. In retrospect, I've decided I'm going to go truly high-tech next time: buy a batch of beacons, one for each box, my laptop open as I carefully pack each cardboard container with my sundry possessions, adding each item into a personal knowledge graph so that I can tell exactly where everything in my new house, organized by topic, by room, by owner. I will gleefully take screenshots showing how masterful my graph-fu skills are for future articles, and maybe, just maybe, I wouldn't then have to sleep on the couch at night because I inadvertently packed the family cat. Ah, who am I kidding?

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I help lead a working group focused on personal knowledge graphs (PKGs). Lately, it's functioned as a discussion and demo evaluation group for new technologies and how they might be used in a knowledge graph context. Different individuals want to annotate different kinds of data. Some do a lot of research. For them, the need is to annotate the links and associated text (in a simple and ideally machine assisted way from research sources so that machines can help retrieve the right links later on and discover (or rediscover) related links.

DOJ charges man with threats against Merriam-Webster over dictionary's gender definitions of woman and girl

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Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on The Justice Department charged a California man of hurling threats of violence against the Massachusetts-based Merriam-Webster Inc., while he allegedly accused the dictionary of promoting "lies and anti-science propaganda" regarding its gender definition entries for the words "woman" and "girl." Jeremy David Hanson, 34, of Rossmoor, California, was charged in federal court in Springfield, Massachusetts, by criminal complaint with one count of interstate communication of threats to commit violence. He was arrested and made an initial federal court appearance in the Central District of California on Wednesday.

BIOS: An Algorithmically Generated Biomedical Knowledge Graph


Biomedical knowledge graphs (BioMedKGs) are essential infrastructures for biomedical and healthcare big data and artificial intelligence (AI), facilitating natural language processing, model development, and data exchange. For many decades, these knowledge graphs have been built via expert curation, which can no longer catch up with the speed of today's AI development, and a transition to algorithmically generated BioMedKGs is necessary. In this work, we introduce the Biomedical Informatics Ontology System (BIOS), the first large scale publicly available BioMedKG that is fully generated by machine learning algorithms. BIOS currently contains 4.1 million concepts, 7.4 million terms in two languages, and 7.3 million relation triplets. We introduce the methodology for developing BIOS, which covers curation of raw biomedical terms, computationally identifying synonymous terms and aggregating them to create concept nodes, semantic type classification of the concepts, relation identification, and biomedical machine translation.

Building a Knowledge Graph for Job Search using BERT Transformer -


While the natural language processing (NLP) field has been growing at an exponential rate for the last two years -- thanks to the development of transfer-based models -- their applications have been limited in scope for the job search field. LinkedIn, the leading company in job search and recruitment, is a good example. While I hold a Ph.D. in Material Science and a Master in Physics, I am receiving job recommendations such as Technical Program Manager at MongoDB and a Go Developer position at Toptal which are both web developing companies that are not relevant to my background. This feeling of irrelevancy is shared by many users and is a cause of big frustration. In general, however, traditional job search engines are based on simple keyword and/or semantic similarities that are usually not well suited to providing good job recommendations since they don't take into account the interlinks between entities.

Ten years of Google Knowledge Graph -


It's been ten years since Google (now a child of holding company Alphabet) coined the term "knowledge graph" and described (in general terms) how their knowledge graph worked. And it's been over 20 years since Tim Berners-Lee, James Hendler and Ora Lassila published their first article to describe the semantic web they envisioned. Many knowledge graphs have been built using the semantic standards the W3C subsequently put in motion a decade or more ago. It's interesting to ponder what's happened since. Over the past decade, Alphabet has grown consistently to become one of the top six companies globally to achieve a market capitalization (total stock value of shares outstanding) of over $1 trillion.

Represent United Kingdom's public record as a knowledge graph


I love constructing knowledge graphs from various sources. I've wanted to create a government knowledge graph for some time now but was struggling to find any data that is easily accessible and doesn't require me to spend weeks developing a data pipeline. At first, I thought I would have to use OCR and NLP techniques to extract valuable information from public records, but luckily I stumbled upon UK Gazette. The UK Gazette is a website that holds the United Kingdom's official public record information. All the content on the website and via its APIs is available under the Open Government License v3.0.

Mining On Alzheimer's Diseases Related Knowledge Graph to Identity Potential AD-related Semantic Triples for Drug Repurposing Artificial Intelligence

To date, there are no effective treatments for most neurodegenerative diseases. Knowledge graphs can provide comprehensive and semantic representation for heterogeneous data, and have been successfully leveraged in many biomedical applications including drug repurposing. Our objective is to construct a knowledge graph from literature to study relations between Alzheimer's disease (AD) and chemicals, drugs and dietary supplements in order to identify opportunities to prevent or delay neurodegenerative progression. We collected biomedical annotations and extracted their relations using SemRep via SemMedDB. We used both a BERT-based classifier and rule-based methods during data preprocessing to exclude noise while preserving most AD-related semantic triples. The 1,672,110 filtered triples were used to train with knowledge graph completion algorithms (i.e., TransE, DistMult, and ComplEx) to predict candidates that might be helpful for AD treatment or prevention. Among three knowledge graph completion models, TransE outperformed the other two (MR = 13.45, Hits@1 = 0.306). We leveraged the time-slicing technique to further evaluate the prediction results. We found supporting evidence for most highly ranked candidates predicted by our model which indicates that our approach can inform reliable new knowledge. This paper shows that our graph mining model can predict reliable new relationships between AD and other entities (i.e., dietary supplements, chemicals, and drugs). The knowledge graph constructed can facilitate data-driven knowledge discoveries and the generation of novel hypotheses.