AKSW Colloquium, 04.04.2016, AMIE + Structured Feedback

Depiction of Lorenz BühmannIn this week’s Colloquium, today 4th of April at 3 PM, Lorenz Bühmann will present the paper by Galárraga et al. titled “AMIE: Association Rule Mining under Incomplete Evidence in Ontological Knowledge Bases.” [PDF].


Recent advances in information extraction have led to huge knowledge bases (KBs), which capture knowledge in a machine-readable format. Inductive Logic Programming (ILP) can be used to mine logical rules from the KB. These rules can help deduce and add missing knowledge to the KB. While ILP is a mature field, mining logical rules from KBs is different in two aspects: First, current rule mining systems are easily overwhelmed by the amount of data (state-of-the art systems cannot even run on today’s KBs). Second, ILP usually requires counterexamples. KBs, however, implement the open world assumption (OWA), meaning that absent data cannot be used as counterexamples. In this paper, we develop a rule mining model that is explicitly tailored to support the OWA scenario. It is inspired by association rule mining and introduces a novel measure for confidence. Our extensive experiments show that our approach outperforms state-of-the-art approaches in terms of precision and coverage. Furthermore, our system, AMIE, mines rules orders of magnitude faster than state-of-the-art approaches.

Depiction of Natanael Arndt Subsequently Natanael Arndt will practice the presentation of his paper “Structured Feedback: A Distributed Protocol for Feedback and Patches on the Web of Data” (Natanael Arndt, Kurt Junghanns, Roy Meissner, Philipp Frischmuth, Norman Radtke, Marvin Frommhold and Michael Martin) [PDF] which is accepted for presentation at the WWW2016 workshop: Linked Data on the Web (LDOW2016) in Montréal.


The World Wide Web is an infrastructure to publish and retrieve information through web resources. It evolved from a static Web 1.0 to a multimodal and interactive communication and information space which is used to collaboratively contribute and discuss web resources, which is better known as Web 2.0. The evolution into a Semantic Web (Web 3.0) proceeds. One of its remarkable advantages is the decentralized and interlinked data composition. Hence, in contrast to its data distribution, workflows and technologies for decentralized collaborative contribution are missing. In this paper we propose the Structured Feedback protocol as an interactive addition to the Web of Data. It offers support for users to contribute to the evolution of web resources, by providing structured data artifacts as patches for web resources, as well as simple plain text comments. Based on this approach it enables crowd-supported quality assessment and web data cleansing processes in an ad-hoc fashion most web users are familiar with.

About the AKSW Colloquium

This event is part of a series of events about Semantic Web technology. Please see http://wiki.aksw.org/Colloquium for further information about previous and future events. As always, Bachelor and Master students are able to get points for attendance and there is complimentary coffee and cake after the session.

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