The TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology has published a position paper on the Open Research Knowledge Graph. Accordingly, the TIB will offer a workshop on the topic of Open Research Knowledge Graph on Tuesday, 20 March 2018, from 10:00 to 16:00, in which requirements, framework architecture and first steps towards implementation will be discussed. Interested parties can register at Irmtraut Dettmer via email (irmtraut.dettmertibeu).
The position paper entitled "Towards an Open Research Knowledge Graph" deals with the development from document-based to knowledge-based information flows. Despite an improved and digital access to scientific publications in the last decades, the exchange of scholarly knowledge continues to be primarily document-based: Researchers produce essays and articles that are made available in online and offline publication media as roughly granular text documents. With current developments in areas such as knowledge representation, semantic search, human-machine interaction, natural language processing, and artificial intelligence, it is possible to completely rethink this dominant paradigm of document-centered knowledge exchange and transform it into knowledge-based information flows by representing and expressing knowledge through semantically rich, interlinked knowledge graphs.
TIB as an actor in the transformation to knowledge-based information flows
The aim of this position paper is to facilitate the discussion on requirements, design decisions and a minimum viable product for an Open Research Knowledge Graph infrastructure. TIB aims to start developing this infrastructure in an open collaboration with interested partner organizations and individuals.