Convergence of Property Graphs and RDF
  Mark Wallace   Mark Wallace
Ontologist, Software Architect
Semantic Arts, Inc.


Thursday, October 17, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Level:  Business/Strategic

To date, enterprises seeking to employ knowledge graphs have had to make an either/or decision: use the world wide web standard RDF/SPARQL stack, or use a nonstandard property graph solution. But recent developments (March 2019) are pointing to a convergence of the RDF model and property graphs. In this session, Mark explains the main differences between the current RDF and property graph models, and then reviews the results of the W3C Graph Data Standardization workshop in Berlin this past March, which provides the hope of soon not needing to commit to either property graphs or RDF, but rather getting the best of both worlds!

Mark is an ontologist and software architect/developer with over 30 years of experience designing and building software and data-centric systems for government and commercial clients. He got into the Semantic Web in 2004, and his experience ranges from pure ontology development to large-scale RDF applications with billions of triples. Mark has been an author and invited speaker in the Semantic Web community since 2009. With Semantic Arts, Mark gets to apply a broad range of skills including ontology modeling, software development, and project management. Mark holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida. Go Knights!