Wikidata and beyond

Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDTiCal
1016 (10th floor class room on eastside)
This event is open to the public.
AI Seminar
Denny Vrandecic, Google Inc.
Video Recording:

Wikidata - whose roots also go back to the ISI - has become the world's leading open knowledge base. We present where Wikidata is and where it is going - but also look at its limitations, and limitations of Knowledge Graph based solutions in general. By far the most knowledge is captured in natural language - and we will explore how to bring language and knowledge graphs closer together.

Denny Vrandecic is the founder of Wikidata. Previously, he founded Semantic MediaWiki, used in many organizations such as NASA, the US intelligence agencies, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and others. He received a PhD from KIT and was a visiting researcher at USC's ISI in 2010. He was the founder of the Croatian Wikipedia, and was an elected member of the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees. He joined Google in 2013 and has been working on the Google Knowledge Graph since then. He has lived in Croatia, Stuttgart, Rome, Los Angeles, Berlin, and now the San Francisco Bay Area.

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