The Enterprise Knowledge Graph Foundation (EKGF) was established to define
best practice and mature the marketplace for EKG adoption, including:
Advocacy • Best Practices • Measurement • Community • Resources
March 24, 2023 meeting, covering the 2023 work plan of EKGF
and how members can get involved.
EKGF along with The Knowledge Graph Conference (KGC) and Content Strategies LLC conducted a comprehensive global survey to increase awareness about the size, nature, and direction of the knowledge graph industry. The results and analysis are available in this comprehensive report.
The 30-page Knowledge Graph Industry Benchmarking report about the size, nature and direction of the knowledge graph industry is now available. Reviewers describe it as an invaluable tool for those managing knowledge graph initiatives as well as those assembling the business case for adoption. The report contains verified market intelligence rather than just anecdotal evidence.
The EKG/MM is the industry-standard definition of the capabilities required for an EKG and of the generic capabilities in any given organization that are affected by EKG. It establishes standard criteria for measuring progress and sets out the practical questions that all involved stakeholders ask to ensure trust, confidence, and usage flexibility of data. Each capability area provides a business summary denoting its importance, a definition of the added value from semantic standards, and scoring criteria based on five levels of defined maturity.
The EKG/MM is a capability model designed to promulgate best practices across the knowledge graph community. It covers essential capabilities as well as standard evaluation criteria required for the design, implementation, and maintenance of an EKG.
The Foundation hosts open working sessions to debate the contents toward the achievement of consensus.
In the News
The Business Case for Knowledge Graphs
Jennifer Schecter from The Innovator reports on Mike Atkins' presentation on the preliminary findings of the Knowledge Graph survey. The article breaks down what a knowledge graph is and how it can benefit companies by leveraging their data to manage their supply chains, enhance data discovery, and automate their business processes.
The Knowledge Graph Survey is a joint project between Enterprise Knowledge Graph Foundation and the Knowledge Graph Conference. Read the article here...
Articles written by EKGF members & contributors
Dimensions of Knowledge Value Assessment
By EKGF member Carl Mattocks
Measure Applied Knowledge:
Continuing studies  affirm that the relationship between knowledge sharing and innovation continues to grow. To help measure knowledge growth the Enterprise Knowledge Graph (EKG) Maturity Model provides a single metric for an entire Enterprise’s utilization. To qualitatively identify maturity trends the Model is structured with Pillars. To quantitatively measure maturity success the Model supports the use of dimension-specific data points. Read on...
Dimensions of Knowledge Risk Assessment
By EKGF member Carl Mattocks
Risk to be Measured:
The FCC (USA Federal Communications Commission) has advised that every business that uses the Internet is responsible for creating a culture of security that will enhance business and consumer confidence. Additionally, they should have a risk strategy focused on safeguarding their business capabilities, customers, and digital assets from growing threats. That strategy should be based on a risk event analysis that identifies: Read on...
Enhancing Customer Experience Through Airbnb's Knowledge Graph
By EKGF member Carlos Tubbox
People using Amazon’s Alexa, ordering food through Uber Eats, or booking a listing on Airbnb are using a knowledge graph even if they are totally unaware of that. Amazon, Airbnb, and Uber among other big players have been using knowledge graph technology to disrupt entire sectors and create new value propositions for their customers. Read on...
We are a non-profit trade association established as a coordination body
for the knowledge graph community.
Membership in the EKG Foundation is open to all individuals and entities that support the mission of the organization. Membership is enterprise-wide and includes all full-time employees as well as wholly-owned subsidiaries. Learn more about becoming a member...
Organizational Founding Members:
The EKG Foundation is establishing the catalog of best practices for sustainable knowledge graph deployment based on the EKG Maturity Model – a set of criteria for evaluating readiness in EKG environments.
Our guiding principles are intended to provide guidelines for the development and deployment of an enterprise knowledge graph. The principles emphasize shared meaning and content reuse that are the cornerstone of operating in complex and interconnected environments.
The EKG Foundation will offer curated access to published ontologies, tools, use cases and other resources needed for sustainable knowledge graph operations.
Making the Case for EKGF
The Enterprise Knowledge Graph Foundation was established to define best practices and mature the marketplace for EKG adoption including:
Adopt semantic standards to solve the challenges of data management
Develop best practices for accelerated EKG deployment
A curated repository of reusable models and resources
Build the mechanism for engagement and shared knowledge
Advance the business cases for EKG adoption
Executives who seek to realize the benefits (and minimize the risks) of semantic standards and EKG by having access to proven methods, best practices and a community of experts.
Vendors who want to make it easier for organizations across information-intensive industry sectors to understand and successfully adopt their products and services.
ARCHITECTS & MODELERS
Architects and modelers who want access to reusable components, deployable models, ontologies, and interfaces that can be assembled and deployed within their environment.
Consultants who are looking for access to EKG-related best practices as well as a community of potential customers and skilled practitioners.
Academics who are making a meaningful and recognized contribution that builds upon existing frameworks to address pressing business needs.
"The development of a collaborative environment is one of the principle operational goals of
the EKG Foundation. "
Dennis E. Wisnosky
CO-FOUNDER, EKG FOUNDATION
FORMER CTO U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
FIBO PROCESS OWNER