Mining Knowledge Graphs from Text

WSDM 2018 Tutorial (schedule)

February 5, 2018, 1:30PM - 5:00PM

Location: Ballroom Terrace (The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey)

Jay Pujara Sameer Singh

Jay Pujara, Sameer Singh

Knowledge graphs have become an increasingly crucial component in machine intelligence systems, powering ubiquitous digital assistants and inspiring several large scale academic projects across the globe. Our tutorial explains why knowledge graphs are important, how knowledge graphs are constructed, and where new research opportunities exist for improving the state-of-the-art. In this tutorial, we cover the many sophisticated approaches that complete and correct knowledge graphs. We organize this exploration into two main classes of models. The first include probabilistic logical frameworks that use graphical models, random walks, or statistical rule mining to construct knowledge graphs. The second class of models includes latent space models such as matrix and tensor factorization and neural networks. We conclude the tutorial with a critical comparison of techniques and results. We will offer practical advice for novices to identify common empirical challenges and concrete data sets for initial experimentation. Finally, we will highlight promising areas of current and future work.

Our goal is to present an accessible and structured overview of the existing approaches to extracting candidate facts from text and incorporating these into a well-formed knowledge graph. Our approach includes identifying the common themes and challenges in the area, and comparing and contrasting the existing approaches on the basis of these aspects. We believe such a unifying framework will provide the necessary tools and perspectives to enable the newcomers to the field to explore, evaluate, and develop novel techniques for automated knowledge graph construction.

Outline (with draft slides)

Tutorial Overview

Part 1: Knowledge Graph Primer [ Slides ]

Part 2: Knowledge Extraction Primer [ Slides ]

Part 3: Knowledge Graph Construction

Coffee Break

Part 4: Critical Overview and Conclusion [ Slides ]

See materials for our previous tutorial at AAAI 2017