5th Workshop on Automated Knowledge Base Construction (AKBC) 2016
at NAACL 2016 in San Diego, California, June 17, 2016.
Slides from the invited and contributed talks are available!
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 and AKBC 2014 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.
With this year’s workshop, we would like to resume the positive experiences from three previous workshops: AKBC-2010, AKBC-WEKEX-2012, AKBC 2013, and AKBC 2014. The AKBC-2016 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.
Our workshop highly values the open exchange of ideas, the freedom of thought and expression, and respectful scientific debate. We support and uphold the NAACL Anti-Harassment policy, and any workshop participant should feel free to contact any of the NAACL Board members or Priscilla Rasmussen, in case of any issues.
|Antoine Bordes||Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research|
|William Cohen||Carnegie Mellon University|
|Benjamin Van Durme||Johns Hopkins University|
|Oren Etzioni||Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence|
|Percy Liang||Stanford University|
|Chris Manning||Stanford University|
|Andrew McCallum||University of Massachusetts Amherst||Kristina Toutanova||Microsoft Research|
|9:00||9:10||AKBC Organizers||Opening Remarks|
|9:10||9:40||Kristina Toutanova||Joint Compositional Learning from Text and Knowledge Bases (slides)|
|9:40||10:10||Oren Etzioni||The Allen AI Science Challenge: Results, Lessons, and Open Questions (slides)
|10:10||11:00||Morning Poster Session and Coffee Break|
|11:00||11:30||Andrew McCallum||Universal Schema for Representation and Reasoning from Natural Language
|11:30||12:00||William Cohen||Look Ma, No Neurons: Using Explicit Inference Rules to Complete a KB (slides)|
|12:00||1:20||Lunch Break and Morning Posters|
|1:20||1:35||Stuart Russell, Ole Torp Lassen, Justin Uang, Wei Wang||Contributed Talk: The Physics of Text: Ontological Realism in Information Extraction (slides)|
|1:35||1:50||Sreyasi Nag Chowdhury, Niket Tandon, Gerhard Weikum||Contributed Talk: Know2Look: Commonsense Knowledge for Visual Search (slides)|
|1:50||2:15||Christopher Manning||Texts as Knowledge Bases (slides)
|2:15||2:40||Benjamin Van Durme||Common Sense and Language
|2:40||2:55||Patrick Verga, Andrew McCallum||Contributed Talk: Row-less Universal Schema (slides)|
|2:55||3:10||Sonse Shimaoka, Pontus Stenetorp, Kentaro Inui, Sebastian Riedel||Contributed Talk: An Attentive Neural Architecture for Fine-grained Entity Type Classification (slides)|
|3:10||4:00||Afternoon Poster Session and Coffee Break|
|4:00||4:25||Percy Liang||Querying Unnormalized and Incomplete Knowledge Bases (slides)
|4:25||4:50||Antoine Bordes||Memory Networks for Language Understanding: Successes and Challenges (slides)
|4:50||5:30||Christopher Manning, Benjamin Van Durme, Percy Liang,
|Afternoon Speaker Panel|
|5:30||5:45||AKBC Organizers||Closing Remarks|
Deadlines are at 11:59pm PDT, and subject to change.