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Nextgov: 6 Agencies Including NIH Launch Program to Build Prototype Open Knowledge Network

Six government agencies launched a program to build an integrated data and knowledge infrastructure, or an open knowledge network, dubbed the Prototype Open Knowledge Network—or Proto-OKN—according to an announcement on Friday.

The National Science Foundation, NASA, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Justice, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Geological Survey launched the program, which will provide $20 million in funding to help build the network…

The network will help inform evidence-based policies or develop new artificial intelligence capabilities by providing integrated information for a range of uses.

The Proto-OKN funding will support public data infrastructure and fund research in three categories: use cases—to develop a knowledge graph or node to provide a data-focused solution to a societal challenge; fabric—to develop and deploy technology that serves as “interconnected fabric” to link knowledge graphs; and education and public engagement—for one awardee to create educational materials and tools to help people and organizations engage with the Proto-OKN… Read the full article here.



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