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Fabian Suchanek's Hitchhiker's Guide To Ontology

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Dear Knowledge Engineers,

sorry for the delay in arranging a new event but I hope you will help me welcome Fabian Suchanek in New York, presenting his Hitchhiker's Guide To Ontology. We are excited to host him and hope to see you all there.

This time the talk will be presented at Columbia University Davis Auditorium, at 6:00 PM (530 W 120th St, New York, NY) kindly sponsored by the folks at the Data Science Institute, of The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University.

Fabian M. Suchanek ( is an associate professor at the Telecom ParisTech ( University in Paris. Fabian developed inter alia the YAGO-Ontology (, one of the largest public knowledge bases on the Semantic Web, which earned him a honorable mention of the SIGMOD dissertation award. His interests include information extraction, automated reasoning, and knowledge bases. Fabian has published around 40 scientific articles, among others at ISWC, VLDB, SIGMOD, WWW, CIKM, ICDE, and SIGIR, and his work has been cited more than 3500 ( times.

In this talk, Fabian will present recent work of his group in the area of knowledge bases. It covers 4 areas of research around ontologies and knowledge bases: The first area is the construction of the YAGO knowledge base. YAGO now includes time and space information, and has grown into a larger project at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics and Télécom ParisTech University. The second area is the alignment of knowledge bases. This includes the alignment of classes, instances, and relations across knowledge bases. The third area is rule mining. The project finds semantic correlations in the form of Horn rules in the knowledge base. He will also talk about watermarking approaches to trace the provenance of ontological data. Finally, he will show applications of the knowledge base for mining news corpora.

We look forward to seeing you soon!!!