Frequently Asked Questions
Quite frankly, Grafo is for everybody. In our industry experience we’ve worked with scientists, business analysts, academics, engineers, and students. We discovered a common need for a simple, intuitive, and collaborative visual KG design tool with all of the trappings expected of a modern webapp. We want Grafo to be a unifying force for any user designing graphs -- it doesn’t matter if you come from the Semantic Web or the Property Graph world. We want the experience to be open; we want to work with everybody.
Knowledge graphs are no longer a niche interest. Big industry players now use knowledge graphs in some of their most visible products. While they didn’t coin the phrase knowledge graph, Google popularized it with their Knowledge Graph knowledge base. Microsoft also uses knowledge graphs. The need for a modern, visual KG editor is as great as it has ever been.
Many academic and commercial ontology editors exist. You may be using one of them right now. If so,
- you may or may not have had trouble getting started with the tool due to its complexity;
- you may or may not have trouble training others on the tool due to its complexity;
- visual editing may or may not be a first-class citizen in your tool;
- you may or may not have had difficulty working on ontologies with others and resorted to passing files back-and-forth;
- you may or may not have experienced difficulty versioning and keeping track of files.
Our hope is that Grafo provides a robust toolset while remaining simple and intuitive. Grafo also has several features that (to the best of our knowledge) all existing tools lack: visual design with version history and worldwide collaborative real-time editing.
Grafo offers a Free/Student tier with basic functionality. It is available to everyone and will never go away.
We’d love to be able to offer the full-featured Grafo for free to everyone too. Everybody loves free stuff! Unfortunately, free stuff is often not commercially viable & must be supported by outside sources, such as advertisements or grants. Developers and servers cost money. In order for semantic technologies to reach larger adoption, they must be proven to be commercially viable. We believe that we provide a service worth the cost of less than two lattes a month. If it’s not, we’re doing something wrong.
Think of it as a positive feedback loop: by contributing a small amount every month, you are contributing to the growth of the entire industry. Increased commercial interest drives opportunity all the way back through the technical resources, to startups and research. More research and more startups then create more industry opportunity, and so on.
Built for Flexibility
Getting started is easy.
Sign up and start modelling your data today.
30-Day Premium Trial
Your free account is just a few clicks away. Once the Premium trial ends you may continue to use the platform at the Free/Student level. No credit card is required unless you subscribe to a Premium plan.