This Week in Neo4j – Anti-Money Laundering Investigation, Replicating The GitHub GraphQL API, Getting Started with machine learning on graphs

Happy New Year everybody, and welcome to our first version of TWIN4j of 2019. I’d only just got used to writing the year as 2018!

This is traditionally a quiet week, but we’ve still got some good stuff for you to read and listen to. I always enjoy Joe Depeau’s webinars and he’s produced another one showing how to use Neo4j for Anti-Money laundering. David Mack gives us a crash course in machine learning on graphs, Will Lyon replicates GitHub’s GraphQL API, and Dan McCreary looks forward to 2019 in the world of graphs.

This weeks featured community member is Tim Hanssen, Founder at Prepr & Co-founder Syncable.

Tim Hanssen - This Week’s Featured Community Member

Tim Hanssen – This Week’s Featured Community Member

Tim has been a member of the Neo4j community for several years and uses Neo4j as part of the 3rd generation of a media platform.

Tim has presented about his project at local meetups, and recently presented Large-Scale Real-Time Recommendations with Neo4j at GraphConnect NYC 2018.

How to Improve Anti-Money Laundering Investigation using Neo4j

At the start of December, Joe Depeau presented a webinar showing how to use Neo4j to help with anti money laundering investigations.

Joe starts by giving an overview of money laundering and anti money regulations, before describing some of the common problems encountered. He then explains how AML with connected analysis can help solve these problems, and demos an AML investigation of a fictitious bank using Neo4j and the Bloom visualization tool.

Replicating The GitHub GraphQL API With Neo4j

Will Lyon has written a blog post showing how to build your own version of GitHub’s GraphQL API using neo4j-graphql.js and data exported via the download-all-of-your-GitHub-data feature.

In the post Will shows how to import the raw data into Neo4j, then builds GraphQL type definitions and auto generates a GraphQL schema, before writing GraphQL queries to explore the data.

Neo4j and GraphQL with William Lyon

Will was also interviewed by the GraphQL Patterns podcast.

They discuss what Neo4j is, how it works, how the database integrates with GraphQL, and how to get started with the technologies.

How to get started with machine learning on graphs

David Mack has written a blog post in which he shares resources and approaches to get started with machine learning on graphs.

David gives an overview of the field, explains the common tasks in Graph ML and how we might go about solving them, and concludes with a long list of further reading to keep you busy into the new year!

Looking Forward to 2019 in Graph Technologies

Dan McCreary has written an excellent article in which he summarises the world of graphs in 2018, and looks forward to the coming year.

The post covers Knowledge Graphs, Google DeepMind’s paper on Graph ML, Custom Graph Hardware, and more. If you want a crash course in the state of graphs at the start of 2019, this is a good place to start.

Tweet of the Week

My favourite tweet this week was by Avi Avni:

Don’t forget to RT if you liked it too.

That’s all for this week. Have a great weekend!

Cheers, Mark