Expanding Meta’s knowledge graph to build a researcher’s guide to brain organoids

By Burcin Ikiz, Ph.D. & Michael Czerwinski, Ph.D.

One of the biggest challenges for a researcher is entering a new field. Whether one is a graduate student starting their thesis work, an assistant professor building their lab, or a seasoned researcher writing a grant, it can be overwhelming — and time-consuming — to dive deep into the literature and find the right research papers, reviews, and protocols to get up to speed with an unfamiliar topic.

Over the last five months, we developed a prototype to address this challenge by generating a map of biomedical research. The map, or knowledge graph, goes beyond a simple catalog of articles to include methods, data sets, compounds, and other research outputs that are mentioned in papers. …



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