Rule Induction and Reasoning in Knowledge Graphs


Advances in information extraction have enabled the automatic construction of large knowledge graphs (KGs) like DBpedia, YAGO, Wikidata or Google Knowledge Graph. Learning rules from KGs is a crucial task for KG completion, cleaning and curation. This tutorial presents state-of-the-art rule induction methods, recent advances, research opportunities as well as open challenges along this avenue.

Session Outline
We put a particular emphasis on the problems of learning exception-enriched and numerical rules from highly biased and incomplete data. Finally, we discuss possible extensions of classical rule induction techniques to account for unstructured resources (e.g., text) along with the structured ones.

Background Knowledge
Since the tutorial introduces and exploits some formal notions and along with machine learning covers topics from knowledge representation and reasoning (with which the data science audience might not be familiar), the tutorial is assessed as intermediate.


Daria Stepanova is a lead research scientist at Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence. Her research interests include knowledge representation and reasoning, machine learning and neuro-symbolic AI. Previously Daria was a senior researcher at Max Plank Institute for Informatics (Germany), where she was heading a group on semantic data. Daria got her PhD in Computational Logic from Vienna University of Technology (Austria) in 2015. Before starting her PhD she worked as a visiting researcher at the School of Computing Science at Newcastle University (UK) in an industrially-oriented project.

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