Enterprise Knowledge Graphs: The Importance of Semantics

Heather Hedden, Senior Consultant at Enterprise Knowledge, presented “Enterprise Knowledge Graphs: The Importance of Semantics” on May 9, 2024, at the annual Data Summit in Boston. 

In her presentation, Hedden describes the components of an enterprise knowledge graph and provides further insight into the semantic layer – or knowledge model – component, which includes an ontology and controlled vocabularies, such as taxonomies, for controlled metadata. While data experts tend to focus on the graph database components (RDF triple store or a label property graph), Hedden emphasizes they should not overlook the importance of the semantic layer.

Explore the presentation to learn:

  • The definition and benefits of an enterprise knowledge graph
  • The components of a knowledge graph
  • The fundamentals of graph databases
  • The basics features of taxonomies and ontologies
  • The role of taxonomies and ontologies in knowledge graphs
  • How an enterprise knowledge graph is built
Heather Hedden Heather Hedden Heather is a taxonomy consultant who has been working in the field of taxonomies and information management for over 28 years. In addition to taxonomy and ontology consulting, Heather gives workshops on taxonomy creation, and she is author of the book "The Accidental Taxonomist, 3rd edition." More from Heather Hedden »