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Milner Lecture 2018: Swift Logic for Big Data and Knowledge Graphs

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Speaker: Georg Gottlob, University of Oxford

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When Jun 27, 2018
from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where Lecture Theatre G.03, 50 George Square
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Swift Logic for Big Data and Knowledge Graphs

Speaker: Georg Gottlob, University of Oxford

Wednesday 27th June 2018 at 4pm to 5pm

50 George Square, Lecture Theatre G.03, University of Edinburgh

There will be a reception at The Informatics Forum after the lecture


Many modern companies wish to maintain knowledge in the form of a corporate knowledge graph and to use and manage this knowledge via a knowledge graph management system (KGMS). We formulate various requirements for a fully-fledged KGMS. In particular, such a system must be capable of performing complex reasoning tasks but, at the same time, achieve efficient and scalable reasoning over Big Data with an acceptable computational complexity. Moreover, a KGMS needs interfaces to corporate databases, the web, and machine learning and analytics packages. We present KRR formalisms and a system achieving these goals, and give examples of applications where machine learning and logical reasoning complement each other.

Speaker Bio:

Georg Gottlob is Professor of Informatics at Oxford and at TU Wien. His interests include AI, knowledge representation, logic and complexity, problem decompositions, and, on the more applied side, web data extraction, and database query processing. Gottlob has received the Wittgenstein Award from the Austrian National Science Fund and the Ada Lovelace Medal (UK). He is an ACM Fellow, an ECCAI Fellow, a Fellow of the Royal Society, and a member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the German National Academy of Sciences, and the Academia Europaea. He chaired the Program Committees of IJCAI 2003 and ACM PODS 2000. He was the main founder of Lixto, a company that provides tool and services for semi-automatic web data extraction which was acquired by McKinsey & Company in 2013. Gottlob was awarded an ERC Advanced Investigator's Grant for the project "DIADEM: Domain-centric Intelligent Automated Data Extraction Methodology". Based on results of this project, he co-founded Wrapidity Ltd, a company that specializes in fully automated web data extraction that was recently acquired by Meltwater.



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