The Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program's member agencies coordinate their NITRD research activities and plans by Program Component Areas (PCAs) or program focus areas. For each PCA, agency representatives meet in an Interagency Working Group (IWG) to exchange information and collaborate on research plans and activities such as testbeds, workshops, and cooperative solicitations.
On October 4–5, 2017, the Big Data IWG hosted a workshop to both expand the discussion to similar work being done in biomedicine, finance, geoscience, and manufacturing and to gather expert advice on next steps to advance the OKN. This report summarizes those discussions...
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Open Knowledge Network
Enabling the Community to Build the Network
The vision of OKN is to create an open knowledge graph of all known entities and their relationships, ranging from the macro (e.g., have there been unusual clusters of earthquakes in the US in the past six months?) to the micro (e.g., what is the best combination of chemotherapeutic drugs for a 56 y/o female with stage 3 brain cancer.) OKN is meant to be an inclusive, open, community activity resulting in a knowledge infrastructure that could facilitate and empower a host of applications and open new research avenues including how to create trustworthy knowledge networks/graphs.
A workshop took place in October 2017 at NIH. This workshop examined current OKN-related projects within Federal Agencies, how those projects can collaborate with private sector efforts, and potential next steps. The workshop focused on particular domains, and discuss how to enable an open contributing community. The presentations are available below.