A Platform for All that We Know


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Savas Parastatidis explores the role of Web technologies to deliver sophisticated next-generation knowledge management to the entire planet. Filmed at qconlondon.com.

Savas is a Software Architect in the Online Services Division at Microsoft. He builds technologies for reasoning over the world's information and is interested in all things related to semantic computing, knowledge representation and reasoning, the Web, and large-scale services which led him to co-author the book "REST in Practice".

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A Platform for All that We Know

  1. 1. a platform for all that we knowsavas parastatidissavasphttp://savas.me
  2. 2. InfoQ.com: News & Community Site• 750,000 unique visitors/month• Published in 4 languages (English, Chinese, Japanese and BrazilianPortuguese)• Post content from our QCon conferences• News 15-20 / week• Articles 3-4 / week• Presentations (videos) 12-15 / week• Interviews 2-3 / week• Books 1 / monthWatch the video with slidesynchronization on InfoQ.com!http://www.infoq.com/presentations/next-gen-web-platform
  3. 3. Presented at QCon Londonwww.qconlondon.comPurpose of QCon- to empower software development by facilitating the spread ofknowledge and innovationStrategy- practitioner-driven conference designed for YOU: influencers ofchange and innovation in your teams- speakers and topics driving the evolution and innovation- connecting and catalyzing the influencers and innovatorsHighlights- attended by more than 12,000 delegates since 2007- held in 9 cities worldwide
  4. 4. transition from web to appsincreasing focus on information (& knowledge)rise of personal digital assistantsimportance of near-real time processing
  5. 5. http://aptito.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/smartphone-apps.jpg
  6. 6. today...examplegoogle and microsoft both have copies of the entire web(and more) for indexing purposesstoring computingmanaging indexinghuge amountsof datacomputers aregreat tools for
  7. 7. tomorrow...acquisition discoveryaggregation organizationcorrelation analysisinterpretation inferenceof the world’s informationand knowledgewe would like computers toalso help with the automaticstoring computingmanaging indexinghuge amountsof datacomputers aregreat tools for
  8. 8. data information knowledge intelligence wisdomweb indexingrdbmsfreebaseexpert systemswolframalphawatsongoogle now
  9. 9. data is symbols (bits, numbers, characters)information adds meaning to data through the introduction of relationship- it answers questions such as “who”, “what”, “where”, and “when”knowledge is a description of how the world works - it’s the application ofdata and information in order to answer “how” questionsG. Bellinger, D. Castro, and A. Mills, “Data, Information, Knowledge, and Wisdom,” Inform. pp. 1–4, 2004
  10. 10. web – the data platform
  11. 11. web – the information platform
  12. 12. foundation for new experiencesweb – the knowledge platform
  13. 13. “wisdom is not a product ofschooling but of the lifelongattempt to acquire it”
  14. 14. representative examples
  15. 15. wolframalpha
  16. 16. watson
  17. 17. source: http://www.quora.com/IBM-Watson/Whats-the-system-architecture-of-the-IBM-Watson
  18. 18. http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=469716398919information
  19. 19. googlerepresentative examples
  20. 20. google knowledge graph
  21. 21. speech & language understandingnear-realtimeservice integrationgoogle now
  22. 22. digital personal assistantsrepresentative examplessirigoogle nowevi (previously known as “true knowledge”)maluubaand many many more
  23. 23. siri evi maluuba
  24. 24. consolidation of user experiencesconversationstask completion
  25. 25. twitter stormhttp://www.thebullagency.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Twitter-Storm-1.jpg
  26. 26. react to changes to the world’s information in near-realtimereactive processing
  27. 27. ideasDISCLAIMER: what follows does NOT representfuture products or services by microsoft
  28. 28. where are coldplay playing at themoment?what’s the latest political situation inegypt?i’d like to see the relative performance ofmsft and aapl for the last two yearswhat’s the most popular, according to myfriends, movie with john cusack’s sister?recommendation for a nearby restaurantwith argentine beef on the menu
  29. 29. while at Sydney 2011, you should talk to paul w.both of you were at paris 2010, rio 2009, andistanbul 2002 conferencesyou also seem to be reading the same journals onknowledge representationyou both found the book “on intelligence”interestingfinally, you both like sushi…i suggest “blue sushi”, just two blocks from theconference center
  30. 30. key ingredientstowards a knowledge platform
  31. 31. facebookspotifyimdbnetflixweblinkedinzunethe graphof everything
  32. 32. it’s also about encoding the logical stepsnecessary to reason over those factsknowledge engineering is not only about information factsorigami: how to create a weddingswanthe steps for placing a coffee orderprocessing a bankloan request
  33. 33. how to makechocolate chip cookiesbuilding aspace rocketcommunity-drivenrestaurant entityconflationreactiveknowledgeplatform
  34. 34. what do all these have to do with the web?
  35. 35. foundation for new experiencesweb – the knowledge platform
  36. 36. hateoastrue global integration – the web as one applicationdomain application protocolsschemas/ontologiesthe knowledge graphwhere’s the giant global graph?
  37. 37. q&asavasphttp://savas.me