6th Workshop on Automated Knowledge Base Construction (AKBC) 2017
at NIPS 2017 in Long Beach, California, December 8th, 2017.
Extracting knowledge from Web pages, and integrating it into a coherent knowledge base (KB) is a task that spans the areas of natural language processing, information extraction, information integration, databases, search, and machine learning. Recent years have seen significant advances here, both in academia and industry. Most prominently, all major search engine providers (Yahoo!, Microsoft Bing, and Google) nowadays experiment with semantic KBs. Our workshop serves as a forum for researchers on knowledge base construction in both academia and industry.
Unlike many other workshops, our workshop puts less emphasis on conventional paper submissions and presentations, but more on visionary papers and discussions. In addition, one of its unique characteristics is that it is centered on keynotes by high-profile speakers. AKBC 2010, AKBC 2012, AKBC 2013, AKBC 2014 and AKBC 2016 each had a dozen invited talks from leaders in this area from academia, industry, and government agencies. We had senior invited speakers from Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, several leading universities (MIT, Stanford, University of Washington, CMU, University of Massachusetts, and more), and DARPA. With this year’s workshop, we aim to resume this positive experience. By established researchers for keynotes, and by focusing particularly on vision paper submissions, we aim to provide a vivid forum of discussion about the field of automated knowledge base construction. The AKBC 2017 workshop will serve as a forum for researchers working in the area of automated knowledge harvesting from text. By having invited talks by leading researchers from industry, academia, and the government, and by focusing particularly on vision papers, we aim to provide a vivid forum of discussion about the field of automated knowledge base construction.
|Tom Mitchell||Carnegie Mellon University|
|Maximilian Nickel||Facebook AI Research|
|Sebastian Riedel||Bloomsbury AI / University College London|
|Sameer Singh||University of California, Irvine|
|Ivan Titov||University of Edinburgh|
|Luke Zettlemoyer||University of Washington/Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence|
Deadlines are at 11:59pm PDT, and subject to change.