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Convergence of User Experiences

Disclaimer: These thoughts do NOT represent strategy or plans by my team or company. They are just that… thoughts. The way we consume information and services has transformed over the last few years. Small, specialized applications on smartphones and tablets have displaced the Web browser as our primary window into …

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On Graph Data Model Design – Relationships

Context: Jim mentioned in his QCon talk that I am advocating for hypergraphs as the model of choice when designing a graph store. That’s not true. The previous post has the details. Jim and I have been discussing graph store/database design for a long time now. As it is always …

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Facebook’s Search Graph

I’ve been working on Graph Store-related technologies for 5-6years now. I got fascinated by the idea of representing the world’s information as an interconnected network (check out my semantics-related posts and some of my publications). Back when I was in Microsoft Research I built Zentity, a graph store + programming …

The Age of Semantics

In a recent presentation by Tony Hey on “eScience and Semantic Computing” (large PDF), which is heavily influenced by Evelyne Viega’s and my ideas, the “ages of semantic computing” were presented (Evelyne’s idea) as a way to capture how our thinking has evolved over the years… Enlightenment age: “It is …