Platform

The essence of the platform is the statistical relationship

System is built on top of the System Platform, which comprises a suite of APIs, connectors, and packages powered by a large-scale graph database.

The platform collects, enriches, normalizes, resolves and stores metadata about things that are related statistically. These relationships can be searched and retrieved through open standards. The essence of the platform is the statistical relationship.

Collect

Statistical and other metadata retrieval from various primary sources.

Enrich

Algorithms to compute various additional statistical metadata.

Normalize

Algorithms to detect and determine strength and significance of statistical associations.

Resolve

Entity resolution to match objects semantically

Store

Large-scale graph database

Search

Graph traversal to gather statistically related objects

Retrieve

APIs to present the system of an object

The platform is designed based on our values and charter commitments, and our first principles. These principles include:

  • Retrieve and encode relationships at the highest possible resolution to preserve fidelity.

  • Be as objective, impartial, precise, and transparent as possible in how we represent information.

  • Edge-first. Design schemas from the edge out.

  • Integrate seamlessly with other parts of the data stack and the infrastructure of open knowledge.

  • Maximize node reusability and reuse to map the world as one system.

  • Minimize user data storage and personal data use.

The platform has been in development for three years. We are always investigating ways to make the platform more open and interoperable.

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