Building, and communicating, a knowledge graph in Zalando

When we set out to build a knowledge graph at Zalando, most people did not know how to build one, or considered machine learning as the better solution. However, endorsement from upper management led to the current project, where we use ontologies to improve the customer search and browsing experience. There are many unique things […]

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GraphQL and its schema as a universal layer for database access

GraphQL is a query language mostly used to streamline access to REST APIs. It is seeing tremendous growth and adoption, in organizations like Airbnb, Coursera, Docker, GitHub, Twitter, Uber, and Facebook, where it was invented. As REST APIs are proliferating, the promise of accessing them all through a single query language and hub, which is […]

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Micro-Servicing Linked Data

Abstract: A prototypical blueprint of a linked data application places a triple store with its SPARQL endpoint at the centre of the architecture, for storing and accessing all application data. However, modern web apps are much more commonly designed around the concept of microservices, i.e., lightweight APIs owning narrow, focused fragments of the data model, […]

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