The power of knowledge graphs

Exploring cool technologies/systems that enhance human thought and coordination (everyone needs a hobby). What gets measured gets managed, so what you measure, how you measure it, and how you interact with that data is incredibly important. The tools we use shape our thoughts.

Anyways… searching through my bookmarks for things that could help humans process complex data, I came across this post by @luis: The power of knowledge graphs. The article describes a few potential uses for knowledge graphs:

  • Formalize governance processes , thus increasing transparency and reducing subjectivity
  • Write down company processes, to summarize flows in a concise manner
  • Graph out the values or the manifesto of a community , to make sure it always follows them

The article concludes saying:

  • “I’m genuinely amused by knowledge graphs, and I think they could help reduce misinterpretations and improve accuracy in how humans and organizations communicate their view of the world.”

Considering the recent confusion around ANV4, the fact that Aragon enables software defined organizations, and that Aragon has a manifesto… this seems relevant!

@luis what’s your current thinking on knowledge graphs to improve human understanding of complex systems, and do you think this could help us improve Aragon’s UX?


I would love to express governance processes as knowledge graphs. I think it could really help reduce misinterpretation.

For me, I understand things way better in a 5-boxes graph rather than a 5-paragraph text. They can also be expressed in Mermaid files, which can be versioned and live in a Git repo. I think formalizing the AGP process in a knowledge graph would be an excellent first step!