10:30am local time
Digital search is fundamental to the digital world as it exists today—the vital connection between users and data. Despite being a core component of the user’s experience, it often lacks expressiveness, proving answers that fail to align with the user’s true desires. With semantic technology, the gap between human intention and machine understanding can be eliminated, not only providing relevant results but allowing the user to ask more complex questions that go beyond the scope of conventional search.
This is achieved with the help of an in-memory knowledge graph database and semantic reasoning over an ontology, allowing users to better access and interpret their data. Semantic technology addresses two major facets of the challenge, the human and the technical.
A demonstration will accompany this presentation using the data from the BBC GoodFood website to illustrate the points made live.
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).