Knowledge Graph Based Hard Drive Failure Prediction

Tek Raj Chhetri*, Anelia Kurteva, Jubril Gbolahan Adigun, Anna Fensel

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The hard drive is one of the important components of a computing system, and its failure can lead to both system failure and data loss. Therefore, the reliability of a hard drive is very important. Realising this importance, a number of studies have been conducted and many are still ongoing to improve hard drive failure prediction. Most of those studies rely solely on machine learning, and a few others on semantic technology. The studies based on machine learning, despite promising results, lack context-awareness such as how failures are related or what other factors, such as humidity, influence the failure of hard drives. Semantic technology, on the other hand, by means of ontologies and knowledge graphs (KGs), is able to provide the context-awareness that machine learning-based studies lack. However, the studies based on semantic technology lack the advantages of machine learning, such as the ability to learn a pattern and make predictions based on learned patterns. Therefore, in this paper, leveraging the benefits of both machine learning (ML) and semantic technology, we present our study, knowledge graph-based hard drive failure prediction. The experimental results demonstrate that our proposed method achieves higher accuracy in comparison to the current state of the art.

Original languageEnglish
Article number985
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2022


  • Failure prediction
  • Hard drive
  • Knowledge graphs
  • Machine learning
  • Predictive maintenance
  • Reliability


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