‘The amount of savings in time and effort [the search optimization] can deliver for our home offices, for our customers, is incredible.’
--Mayank Gupta, SVP for data, LPL Financial
View the slides from Dr. Alessandro Negro’s presentation at GraphTour DC on how to convert unstructured data silos into powerful knowledge graphs.
View Christophe’s slides from the GraphTour Meetup that took place March 1, 2018.
Graph-Powered machine learning is becoming an important trend in Artificial Intelligence, transcending a lot of other techniques. Using graphs as basic representation of data for ML purposes has several advantages: (i) the data is already modeled for further analysis, explicitly representing connections and relationships between things and concepts; (ii) graphs can easily combine multiple sources into a single graph representation and learn over them, creating Knowledge Graphs; (iii) improving computation performances and quality. The talk will discuss these advantages and present applications in the context of recommendation engines and natural language processing.
View Vlasta’s slides from Paris Meetup in March 5, 2018.
View Luanne’s slides from GraphConnect Europe 2017.
In 2016, 25% of web searches on Android were made by voice and this percentage is predicted to double by 2018. From Amazon Alexa to Google Home, smartwatches and in-car systems, touch is no longer the primary user interface. In this talk, Alessandro and Christophe will demonstrate how graphs and machine learning are used to create an extracted and enriched graph representation of knowledge from text corpus and other data sources. This representation will then be used to map user intents made by voice to an entry point in this Neo4j backed knowledge graph. Every user interaction will then have to be taken into account at any further steps and we will highlight why graphs are an ideal data structure for keeping an accurate representation of a user context in order to avoid what is called machine or bot amnesia. The speakers will then conclude the session by explaining about how recommendations algorithms are used to predict next steps of the user’s journey.
A few weeks ago Spring Data Neo4j version 5 was released as part of the Spring Data 2.0 release train. Time to present the Spring way to work with Neo4j and introduce the latest features SDN 5 and its supporting library Neo4j-OGM 3 provide. The talk will also give an overview of the overall architecture and shows examples how to build modern, compact back-ends and web-applications using Spring Data Neo4j. Of course we will give a glance of what the future will bring to Spring Data Neo4j.
Neo4j as a viable tool in a relevant search ecosystem demonstrating that it offers not only a suitable model for representing several complex data, like text, user models, business goal, and context information but also providing efficient ways for navigating this data in real time. Moreover at an early stage in the “search improvement process” Neo4j can help relevance engineers to identify salient features describing the content, the user or the search query, later will be helpful to find a way to instruct the search engine about those features through extraction and enrichment.
Moreover, the talk demonstrates how the graph model can provide the right support for all the components of the relevant search and concludes with the presentation of a complete end-to-end infrastructure for providing relevant search in a real use case. It will show how it is integrated with other tools like Elasticsearch, Apache Kafka, Stanford NLP, OpenNLP, Apache Spark.
From user preferences and location to time of day and weather, complex context representations have been the key to delivering personalised content. Graph databases excel at dealing with large amounts of complex data and therefore, they have been at the core of many modern real-time recommendation systems. In the near future, graph databases will play an equally important role in search personalisation.
Graphgen aims at helping people prototyping a graph database, by providing a visual tool that ease the generation of nodes and relationships with a Cypher DSL. Many people struggle with not only creating a good graph model of their domain but also with creating sensible example data to test hypotheses or use-cases. Graphgen aims at helping people with no time but a good enough understanding of their domain model, by providing a visual dsl for data model generation which borrows heavily on Neo4j Cypher graph query language. The ascii art allows even non-technical users to write and read model descriptions/configurations as concise as plain english but formal enough to be parseable. The underlying generator combines the DSL inputs (structure, cardinalities and amount-ranges) and combines them with a comprehensive fake data generation library to create real-world-like datasets of medium/arbitrary size and complexity. Users can create their own models combining the basic building blocks of the dsl and share their data-descriptions with others with a simple link.