Geomarketing driven by Knowledge Graphs - metaphacts at CeBIT 2017

CeBIT 2017 March 15, 2017 - As a member of the GEISER consortium, metaphacts will be exhibiting and showcasing its solution for data-driven geomarketing at CeBiT 2017, held in Hannover, Germany on March 20-24.

As part of the GEISER project and in collaboration with YellowMap, the Frauenhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems and the University of Leipzig, metaphacts has developed an innovative system where geospatial data is used as raw material for intelligent, location-based services. The system delivers great promise for supporting small and medium-sized businesses and retailers in linking sensor data with Social Media data, Open Data, forums, websites and internal customer data, so as to improve their advertising and marketing strategies.

A concrete use case where Twitter data is abstracted and contextualized through the integration with the Wikidata Knowledge graph, so as to enable businesses to formulate precise information needs and conduct accurate queries, will be showcased at the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy booth at CeBIT. In this particular use case, small and medium-sized businesses are able to identify the events taking place in a given region and during a particular timeframe, and, thus, can create targeted advertising campaigns for these events. To learn more about data-driven geomarketing please visit our use case page »

To learn more about metaphacts and our solutions, visit us at CeBIT at booth C40 in hall 6! We look forward to seeing you there! To schedule a meeting during the event, please send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ResearchSpace Public System

January 23, 2017 - metaphacts and the ResearchSpace consortium recently released a public system showcasing the powerful semantic search functionalities delivered by the ResearchSpace platform.

ResearchSpace, a British Museum project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, builds on the metaphactory platform and leverages Semantic Web technologies to deliver a comprehensive solution for cultural heritage research.

The public system can be reached at It features a preview of the tools delivered by the ResearchSpace platform and will be extended in the future to make additional tools publicly available, such as Geo-search, semantic clipboarding, semantic annotation and assertion representation. A guided tour introduces users to the system and supports them in performing and visualizing a complex query using the intuitive ResearchSpace search interface.

“We see great potential for ResearchSpace to help tackle the challenges encountered by researchers in the cultural heritage domain and are really excited to have this public system provide users with a first taste of what our solution can do”, commented Dr. Peter Haase, CEO at metaphacts.

To learn more about ResearchSpace and our solution for the cultural heritage domain please access our solution page »

Getting Started With Knowledge Graphs - metaphacts Tutorial at Smart Data 2017

Smart Data Conference 2017 October 17, 2016 - Dr. Peter Haase, Founder and CEO of metaphacts, will be presenting at the Smart Data Conference held in San Francisco on January 30-February 1, 2017. Smart Data Conference is a leading industry event focusing on semantic technologies, cognitive computing, machine learning, artificial intelligence, automated reasoning and decision-making systems and deep learning.

Peter's presentation "Getting Started with Knowledge Graphs" will take place on Monday, January 30 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm and will cover the fundamentals of knowledge graphs and present specific examples for various application areas, such as life sciences and cultural heritage. During hands-on exercises, attendees will get insights into the metaphacts Knowledge Graph platform and will be walked through the process of creating real knowledge graphs. This will cover the entire lifecycle including integration and interlinking of existing sources, authoring, visualization, querying and search.

We look forward to seeing you at Smart Data Conference 2017 in San Francisco! To schedule a meeting with Peter during the event, please write him an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Blazegraph and metaphacts sponsoring ISWC 2016

ISWC 2016 Logo August 4, 2016 - Blazegraph and metaphacts are sponsoring the International Semantic Web Conference 2016.

ISWC 2016 is the premier international forum for the Semantic Web / Linked Data Community. Here, scientists, industry specialists, and practitioners meet to discuss the future of practical, scalable, user-friendly, and game changing solutions using semantic technologies.

Peter Haase, founder and CEO of metaphacts, will be attending and presenting metaphacts at the conference. It's his 13th ISWC in a row, since 2004 ;-) Send him an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to meet up with him.

Blazegraph GPU promises extreme scaling and is 100x faster

Blazegraph GPU March 29, 2016 - The memory bandwidth advantages of GPUs provide a great way to accelerate data-intensive analytics and graph analytics in particular. Graph query and iterative graph analytics has demonstrated significant speedups over CPU-based approaches. metaphacts contributed to the development of Blazegraph GPU - a system that exploits the main-memory bandwidth advantages of GPU in order to provide extreme scaling that is 100s of times faster and 40X more affordable, 10,000X faster than disk-based, and 100s of times faster CPU main memory-based approaches. This technology is called Mapgraph and it is being productized into the Blazegraph family of products as Blazegraph-GPU and Blazegraph-DASL using familiar high-level APIs for graphs.
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Rhein-Neckar Smart Data Meetup

December 5, 2015 - metaphacts will be presenting at the inaugural meetup of the Rhein-Neckar Smart Data Meetup on December 9, 2015 in Heidelberg. Dr. Peter Haase, CEO and founder of metaphacts, will give a presentation on "Smart Data Applications powered by the Wikidata Knowledge Graph".

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