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What's New in RDFox v6.3? Reasoning Visualization, Request Management, and so much more!

What's New in RDFox v6.3? Reasoning Visualization, Request Management, and so much more!
Diana Marks

Version 6.3 brings with it some exciting new features that extend the wide range of capabilities available to RDFox users. With the new reasoning visualization tool, request management API, and on-device memory optimisations, RDFox empowers data experts to take full control of inference rules and enables administrators to supervise query activity. Let us take a closer look at these powerful additions.

Explainable AI: Reasoning Visualisation

While RDFox has long had the ability to explain its reasoning results through a text-based API, the newest release greatly improves the user experience with an intuitive UI. The web console will now allow you to select any derived fact and use the “EXPLAIN” view to explore the full inference chain as an interactive fact tree. You will also be able to check what variable bindings fulfil the conditions of your Datalog rules and even build a picture of the relevant sub-graph.

Mark Boyes, OST Senior Developer, has given demo of explain here.

REST API Request Management

In version 6.3, users will be able to use either the RDFox shell or the REST API to list, inspect and cancel HTTP requests they made. Moreover, roles with additional permissions will be able to manage all requests made to the endpoint. You can now investigate the contents of a query, how long it has been running, and decide whether you want it to continue, all from within RDFox.

On-device AI & Knowledge Graphs

Also including further optimisations to on-device memory usage and performance, RDFox v6.3 is another exciting step on our path to help everyone make the most of their data and we cannot wait to see our users leverage these new capabilities for new insights into their knowledge graphs. If you would like to try it yourself, you can request a free trial here and the RDFox release can be downloaded here.

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Team and Resources

The team behind Oxford Semantic Technologies started working on RDFox in 2011 at the Computer Science Department of the University of Oxford with the conviction that flexible and high-performance reasoning was a possibility for data-intensive applications without jeopardising the correctness of the results. RDFox is the first market-ready knowledge graph designed from the ground up with reasoning in mind. Oxford Semantic Technologies is a spin-out of the University of Oxford and is backed by leading investors including Samsung Venture Investment Corporation (SVIC), Oxford Sciences Enterprises (OSE) and Oxford University Innovation (OUI).