Text To Intelligence – The Future Of Knowledge Graphs

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An emerging topic within the A.I domain is the subject of Enterprise Knowledge Graphs. The use of Semantic graphs is a long-standing theme within computational systems, stretching back to the 1960’s. However, the construction of semantic or knowledge graphs was a manual and time-consuming process. Two converging technological developments have transformed the process of creating knowledge graphs and offer the possibility to automate their creation and application.
Since 2000 the field of Network Dynamics has formed a solid foundation for applied graph theory and analytics. Combined with the recent developments in advanced natural language processing (NLP), and Deep Learning, we now have the means to translate large volumes of raw text into knowledge graphs with strong semantic structure.
This emerging capability is opening new commercial opportunities for Enterprise Knowledge graphs (EKG) and associated applications. This presentation will cover some of the EKG applications in development within BT Laboratories.


Dr Robert Hercock has over twenty years’ experience in leading security research projects in the UK and was theme leader for Cyber Security in the UK MOD Information Fusion Defence Technology Centre.
Robert’s research interests include cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotics and Complex Adaptive Systems. He has also served as a member of the Royal Society Science and Industry Committee.

Robert has chaired international workshops on adaptive cyber defence. He has over twenty international publications in AI and security concepts, in addition to over thirty filed patents, and he frequently provides expert advice to government on defence, cybersecurity and AI issues.

Professionally, Robert is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the IET. He also serves as an independent technical expert for the UK Defence Science Expert Committee (DSEC) and was a Business Research Fellow at the Santa Fe Institute in New Mexico.

In 2020, Robert was appointed as Fellow at the Oxford Changing Character of Warfare Centre, Pembroke College.

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Monday, 12 April 2021

11:00 - 11:45 BST



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    Dr Robert Hercock
    Chief Research Scientist
    British Telecommunications Security Research Practice
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    Professor Michael Mainelli
    Executive Chairman
    Z/Yen Group