Using knowledge graphs to replace analysts

Recently CB Insights published a FinTech-report titled The State Of Fintech Q3’20 Report: Investment & Sector Trends To Watch This post shows how a knowledge graph can be used to automatically generate such a report. About knowledge graphs A knowledge graph consists of two parts: a node and a relationship. A node represents an entity (a company, an industry, etc.). A relationship represents how two nodes are connected. In this case, the knowledge graph’s nodes are: companies the offerings that these companies launched the industries in which these companies are the companies that invested in these companies The relationships are: company “IS IN” industry company “INVESTED IN” company company “launched” offering The graph below shows an excerpt of the whole graph: For instance, you see three companies that invested in Revolut that Revolut is in the FinTech-industry that Revolut launched commission-free stock trading With this in mind, the remaining post shows how graph algorithms for anomaly detection can generate the above-mentioned report. Anomaly detection Anomaly detection is used to find rare nodes or relationships which are significantly different from the remaining data. Such nodes or relationships signalize unoccupied industries or segments for innovations or new markets. Consider this insight from

Going beyond the article headline: what knowledge graphs reveal

I recently read this article: Qlik übernimmt From the article it was clear what happened: Qlik a Business Intelligence-company acquired, a Data Integration-company. However, I was wondering: What am I missing? What information is not evident from the article alone. To answer this question I built a knowledge graph. The knowledge graph consists of companies, industries, and company strategies that are related to Qlik and An overview of the knowledge graph is shown in the image below: The meaning of the colors are as follow: orange: represents a company blue: represents an industry red: represents a company strategy There a several reasons why such a knowledge graph can answer the question ‘What am I missing?’. They are explained below. There is more to it than just ‘Qlik acquired’ The image below shows two graphs: in the upper left corner you see the basic graph that represents ‘Qlik acquired’ in the remaining image you see the full picture with all the relationships that Qlik and have It is immediately clear that ‘Qlik acquired’ is too simplistic. If you look at the whole graph you immediately notice: industry outsiders like Google or PwC are active