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ISI Team Nabs ISWC Best Paper

October 28, 2016

An ISI team consisting of Linhong Zhu, Majid Ghasemi-Gol, Pedro Szekely, Aram Galstyan and Craig Knoblock won Best Research Paper at the 15th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) that ended October 21st, 2016.

Their paper, “Unsupervised Entity Resolution on Multi-type Graphs,” explores use of links between different instance types to perform entity resolution on RDF graphs with multiple node types. 

The award marks a two-fer for ISI at ISWC, which calls itself “the premier international forum for Intelligent Processing of Data on the Web.”  Last year, a 20-person team led by Pedro won Best Applied Paper for its work on building and using knowledge graphs to combat human trafficking. 

Congratulations to this year’s team, particularly Linhong and Majid, who Pedro reports generated the idea and did the “heavy lifting.”  The 2016 event was chaired by our everywhere-at-once Yolanda Gil.

 

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Peter Zamar Re-Elected to USC Staff Assembly

November 16, 2016

ISD administrative assistant Peter Zamar has been re-elected to the USC Staff Assembly for two years.  Peter is one of just 60 Assembly members representing USC’s more than 13,300 half- to full-time staff across the University Park and Health Sciences campuses, along with Marina del Rey, Playa Vista and many other locations. 

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Emilio Ferrara Sweeps Election Coverage

November 14, 2016

Our leading candidate for US presidential election coverage, Emilio Ferrara, may have generated one of the week’s most talked-about topics other than the election itself:  the role of Twitter bots.  His work on possible 2016 election consequences of fake bots has generated more than 40 news stories in international media including the cover of MIT Technology Review. 

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ISI Takes Laurels in Semantic Web Research

November 3, 2016

Over the past five years, ISI has captured more Best Paper awards at the two most prestigious Semantic Web conferences than any other university or industry participant.  The events are the European Semantic Web Conference (EWSC) and International Semantic Web Conference (IWSC), held in May and October this year, respectively. 

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Feature Story

ISI Team Nabs ISWC Best Paper

October 28, 2016

An ISI team consisting of Linhong Zhu, Majid Ghasemi-Gol, Pedro Szekely, Aram Galstyan and Craig Knoblock won Best Research Paper at the 15th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) that ended October 21st, 2016.

Their paper, “Unsupervised Entity Resolution on Multi-type Graphs,” explores use of links between different instance types to perform entity resolution on RDF graphs with multiple node types. 

The award marks a two-fer for ISI at ISWC, which calls itself “the premier international forum for Intelligent Processing of Data on the Web.”  Last year, a 20-person team led by Pedro won Best Applied Paper for its work on building and using knowledge graphs to combat human trafficking. 

Congratulations to this year’s team, particularly Linhong and Majid, who Pedro reports generated the idea and did the “heavy lifting.”  The 2016 event was chaired by our everywhere-at-once Yolanda Gil.

 

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Events

Unless otherwise noted, seminars are open to the public.

Dec 09 Radu Soricut (Google)NL Seminar

Multimodal Machine Comprehension: Tasks and Approaches

3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Dec 16 Mason Porter, UCLAAI Seminar

Multilayer Networks

11:00am - 12:00pm PST
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