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When a ding in your inbox prevents crimes and saves lives

When a ding in your inbox prevents crimes and saves lives

01 Sep 2021 by Esther Bergmark · 7 min read Hume Monitoring

Organisations do not suffer from a lack of data or qualified people who analyse it and draw conclusions but rather from the size of relevant data sets and the limited amount of time skilled people can spend on exploration and analysis. In this blog post we show how Hume Alerts can be used to solve this issue.But before we get started, I would like to take you to a very analog place, where, even without high speed internet, Alerts work.It is a sunny morning in early April in the North of Sweden, the air is cold and crisp. As I...

How does graph-based recommendation work

How does graph-based recommendation work

18 Aug 2021 by Alexandra Klacanova · 4 min read Hume Recommendations

Not so long ago, our very own Luanne gave an amazing talk titled Maltaware: Discovering what to drink with Neo4j on Nodes2020. Luanne demonstrated the value of graphs, and why they are the perfect fit for recommendation engines with an example of a whisky recommendation engine. Let me quickly walk you through a summary of why graphs and recommendation engines go together so well.Recommendation engines are everywhere - they are used to suggest products you may like, people you may know, places you could enjoy traveling to, and more. Recommendation engines provide immense value to businesses as they improve user...

What’s life like at GraphAware? Here’s everything you need to know

What’s life like at GraphAware? Here’s everything you need to know

12 Aug 2021 by Veronika Srncova · 6 min read GraphAware Hume People Experience

GraphAware is now going through an extremely exciting phase. In 2020, we launched our own amazing product Hume, the only graph-powered insights engine in the world, which helps companies shed light on their complex data and make smart decisions. Since then, we have been rapidly growing in all aspects. Our ambitious plans will need plenty of talented people, who want to have a direct impact on a company’s success. Right now, we are already advertising for multiple vacancies, and the number will only grow in the coming months (check out our career page if you are already intrigued).I believe it...

Graph-based image recognition in Hume

Graph-based image recognition in Hume

21 Jul 2021 by Marco Del Coco · 5 min read Hume Image Recognition

Before I started at GraphAware I spent many years in research, both academia and industry, focusing my attention on machine learning and image processing.So when I knew that my first project was meant to be integrating image recognition in Hume, I was excited.Everything started during my first day in GraphAware. I was talking with Alessandro, the Chief Scientist, who was in charge of my onboarding. He asked me, with my past experience in image analysis, if I would be able to draw out a system for face recognition applied to an eventually growing set of pictures.I knew it was not...

What’s new in Hume 2.9: Alerting, super-charged Actions, and more!

What’s new in Hume 2.9: Alerting, super-charged Actions, and more!

13 Jul 2021 by Esther Bergmark · 4 min read Hume GraphAware

GraphAware is proud to announce the 2.9 release of Hume. With this release, Alerts are available in Hume, a feature that greatly simplifies the daily work of analysts, data scientists, investigators, and data-savvy business users. And there is more: Stay on top of changes in your data with automated Alerts Super-charge Actions by tapping into additional Neo4j data Bring your graph onto a map with Hume MapsStay on top of what’s happening - effortlesslyWith Hume Alerts, it is possible to monitor data sets and receive notifications on relevant changes. There is no more need to proactively explore data in search...

Neo4j’s funding validates Hume market

Neo4j’s funding validates Hume market

24 Jun 2021 by Michal Bachman · 1 min read Hume Neo4j

When we started our journey with Neo4j over ten years ago, we were just a bunch of passionate techies trying to convince the world about the power of graphs. We were blogging, running meetups, writing open-source code, speaking at conferences, trying to preach graphs to a like-minded crowd.I could not be more excited to hear the news of the latest Neo4j funding round. $325M is a substantial amount of money, and I am convinced it will help make the Neo4j product even better, faster, and more scalable.The market for graph databases in the context of real-time transaction processing has already...

Bring your Neo4j project to life with Hume

Bring your Neo4j project to life with Hume

23 Jun 2021 by Ondřej Paterka · 3 min read Hume GraphAware Neo4j

Say you have a graph-based project in mind. Be it research in life sciences, a fraud detection machine, or possibly a recommendation app. Anything that relies heavily on relationships between data points is a good case for a graph.First, you will need a graph database. Let’s assume that you have picked Neo4j as your go-to technology. Good choice. Honestly. They defined the market and still are the preferred solution by the majority of customers.Now you have a solid technology foundation. Your connected data can live someplace. The next part is to get your project moving.Build or buy?There is a decision...

From GraphAware Framework to GraphAware Hume

From GraphAware Framework to GraphAware Hume

06 May 2021 by Michal Bachman · 8 min read Hume GraphAware Neo4j

It has been over 8 years since I’ve written the first lines of code for the GraphAware Neo4j Framework as part of my MSc. thesis. That’s when the name GraphAware, as well as the (then) one-man show Neo4j consulting company was born. It is therefore my bittersweet duty to take you on a small trip down the memory laneand announce that we have decided to discontinue the development and support of the Framework and all of its modules.In this blog post, we briefly cover the bits of Neo4j and the GraphAware Framework history that are essential to understandingthe technical reasons...

What’s new in Hume 2.8: Snapshots, Virtual Relationships, and much more!

What’s new in Hume 2.8: Snapshots, Virtual Relationships, and much more!

08 Apr 2021 by Esther Bergmark · 5 min read Hume GraphAware

GraphAware is proud to announce the 2.8 release of Hume, our graph-powered insights engine. The release adds further unique capabilities to Hume’s knowledge graph visualisation and graph data analysis capabilities. Analysts, data scientists, investigators, and data-savvy business users will profit from these benefits: Save permanently the insights you uncovered using Snapshots. With Snapshots, you can pick up your exploration at any time without worrying about changes in data or schema and, eventually, share with other analysts. Make graph patterns more evident by shortcutting a long path through a virtual relationship: Hume’s Virtual Relationships let knowledge graph managers and analysts cut...

Neo4j Change Data Capture with GraphAware Hume

Neo4j Change Data Capture with GraphAware Hume

29 Mar 2021 by Christophe Willemsen · 2 min read Neo4j Hume

CDC (Change Data Capture) is a well defined software design pattern for a system that monitors and captures data changes so that other software can respond to those events.CDC has many advantages compared to the traditional polling approach : All changes are captured: Intermediary changes between two polls are tracked and can be acted upon Real-time and low overhead: Reacting to CDC events happens in real time and only when changes happen avoiding CPU overhead of frequent polling Loose coupling: CDC send captured changes to messaging brokers, consumers can be added or removed on demand Applications of Neo4j Change Data...

New in Hume 2.7: Search relevance, improved visualisation, and much more!

New in Hume 2.7: Search relevance, improved visualisation, and much more!

24 Feb 2021 by Dr. Alessandro Negro · 7 min read Hume GraphAware

GraphAware is proud to announce the 2.7 release of Hume, our graph-powered insights engine. The release significantly enhances Hume’s knowledge graph visualisation and graph data analysis capabilities. Analysts, data scientists, investigators, and data-savvy business users immediately get the following main benefits: Faster identification of the starting points for analysis through configurable search relevance and improved end-user search experience Speedup in time to insight thanks to the long-awaited, attribute-based relationship styling Increased flexibility for individual analysts brought by automatically computed virtual node and relationship attributes Reduction of dead-end investigation paths by preventing the “hairball” problem through configurable double-click actions Reduction of...

Hume Orchestra Monitoring

Hume Orchestra Monitoring

12 Feb 2021 by Andrea Evangelista · 6 min read Hume Monitoring

Enterprise Integration has existed since many, many years. Although it might seem like an old set of patterns, the reality is that more and more data silos, protocols and systems have been created in recent times which increase the need for the capabilities of an Enterprise Integration platform.OrchestraOrchestra is a module of the GraphAware Hume platform offering us the ability to manage and solve real business problems in the Big Data and Agile Integration space.The natural human approach taken to solve a problem is to decompose it into simple steps, adapt some of them, get help or advice from others...

Exploring The MET Art Collections with Hume #2

Exploring The MET Art Collections with Hume #2

06 Jan 2021 by Antonin Smid · 6 min read Hume Knowledge Graph

In our last MET Art Collections post we ingested and processed part of a dataset containing more than 470,000 artworks from The Metropolitan Museum of Art and created a knowledge graph using Hume, GraphAware’s insights engine.This time, we will have a look at four use cases demonstrating how to get insights from the knowledge graph. We will start with Hume Visualisations to explore tag’s context; create Hume Actions to analyse the donors, and finally, use the Graph Data Science Library to suggest similar paintings.Exploring tag’s contextWe do not need complex queries to find interesting facts in the Art knowledge graph....

Exploring The MET Art Collections with Hume #1

Exploring The MET Art Collections with Hume #1

10 Dec 2020 by Antonin Smid · 8 min read Hume Knowledge Graph

The Metropolitan Museum of Art recently published a dataset of more than 470,000 works of art under the CC-zero License. Representing such a collection as a knowledge graph allows us to explore it in a unique way - seeing the artworks, their authors, donors, mediums, tags, or art movements deeply connected, being able to traverse the links between them and discover unexpected relations.The inspiration to explore this dataset spring from an exciting challenge by Neo4j, the Summer of Nodes: Week 2, make sure to check it out.To create and explore the Art knowledge graph we will use Hume insights engine....

Welcome to the Hume 2.6 live event

Welcome to the Hume 2.6 live event

04 Dec 2020 by Michal Bachman, Alessandro Negro, Miro Marchi · 1 min read Hume Webinar

In an increasingly complex and hyperconnected world, organizations need a level of insight, collaboration and optimization into their data that is locked away within different systems and siloed within the different teams. Information is hidden and opportunities are missed because of the lack of a single system to host, analyze, and visualize their data.Welcome to Hume.Hume is the insights engine that collects your scattered data into one full graph-powered solution for your analysts to make sense of their data. Built on top of the cutting-edge technology by Neo4j, Hume has the ability to connect your structured and unstructured data into...

Insightful IT Operations with Hume

Insightful IT Operations with Hume

30 Nov 2020 by Luanne Misquitta · 6 min read Hume Neo4j ITOps

Graphs are a perfect fit for IT Operations. Right from dependency management to impact analysis and capacity to outage planning, the interconnectedness of the components that make up networks and services, modelled naturally as a graph enable various teams such as support, help desk and devops to navigate potentially complex relationships.BackgroundThe size of networks has been rapidly increasing and along with it, assets such as applications, services, and devices.IT managers and operations teams have been facing challenges around quick response times and incident analysis due to the inability of traditional databases, such as relational, to process heavily hierarchical and interconnected...

New in Hume 2.6: Perspectives, Labs 2.0 and much more

New in Hume 2.6: Perspectives, Labs 2.0 and much more

13 Nov 2020 by Dr. Alessandro Negro · 6 min read Hume GraphAware

GraphAware is proud to announce the release of Hume 2.6. This new release brings some major updates and exciting new features to our customers. In particular: [New] Hume.Perspectives: a mechanism for specifying multiple subschemas of the main Knowledge Graph. It improves security and readability, allowing users to specify who can read what. [Improved] Hume.Labs 2.0: the latest version of Hume.Labs improves security, aligns it to the Hume RBAC model, simplifies management of multiple projects and enormously reduces (almost to 0) the data scientists’ effort for building language models and related skills from an annotated text or dictionary. [Improved] Hume.Viz: the...

Knowledge Graphs with Entity Relations: Is Jane Austen employed by Google?

Knowledge Graphs with Entity Relations: Is Jane Austen employed by Google?

20 Oct 2020 by Vlasta Kůs · 7 min read NLP Knowledge Graph NER ERE Hume

If you have read our post Hume in Space: Monitoring Satellite Technology Markets with a ML-powered Knowledge Graph, you surely wonder: is there a way to extract relations among named entities without heavy investment? Investment in terms of time to label training dataset and to develop, train and deploy a machine learning model?Yes, there is! But first things first …There are many ways to approach the problem. If you are a data scientist, your first instinct is probably Deep Learning (DL). Entity relation extraction, i.e. classifying relation types between named entities such as (:Person)-[:WORKS_FOR]->(:Organization), is clearly a perfect use case...

Hume in Space: Monitoring Satellite Technology Markets with a ML-powered Knowledge Graph

Hume in Space: Monitoring Satellite Technology Markets with a ML-powered Knowledge Graph

15 Apr 2020 by Vlasta Kůs · 10 min read NLP Knowledge Graph NER ERE Hume

Everyone has a passion for something. Be it music, politics, sports, coffee or … pancakes. Such passion makes you strive for new information, for understanding of the current trends. Take pancakes: you might watch for new recipes on your favourite website, you might look at cooking shows or youtube videos to get more inspiration about how to serve them … but overall, you can probably handle this pretty well. It’s not like there is much room for revolutionising the pancake recipe.Imagine a different context: let’s say that your passion is not limited to your kitchen, but reaches from the ground...

Contact Tracing Using GraphAware Hume (COVID-19)

Contact Tracing Using GraphAware Hume (COVID-19)

01 Apr 2020 by Michal Bachman · 1 min read Neo4j GraphAware Hume Coronavirus

GraphAware Hume helps governments in keeping their countries safe. In this 15-minute video, we demonstrate the use of Hume for contact tracing and smart quarantine in the context of the current coronavirus pandemic. Specifically, we will see how Hume can identify people at risk using actual and potential contact tracing, suggest who should be informed or quarantined, visually explain why someone is at risk, find quarantine offenders, and much more.Hume can do much more than structured data analysis. It is a full blown ecosystem for intelligent systems built upon the combined power of collaborative knowledge graphs and machine learning.Hume’s unique...

GraphAware Announces Hume Platform R&D Center

23 Jul 2019 by Kyle McNamara · 1 min read GraphAware Hume

BOSTON, July 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – GraphAware, a leading Neo4j ISV and consulting practice, today announced the official launch of its Italian Research and Development entity Graph Aware S.r.l., headquartered in Lecce, Italy.This strategic investment by GraphAware represents a significant expansion as an ISV, with a fast growing development team of thought-leaders in GraphDBs with Neo4j, Natural Language Processing (NLP), Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI).Led by Chief Scientist Alessandro Negro and CTO Christophe Willemsen,the Lecce R&D center is the main lab and development center for GraphAware’s flagship software platform Hume- with a dedicated local and remote development team...