KBCOM 2018: First Workshop on Knowledge Base Construction, Reasoning and Mining

at WSDM 2018 in Los Angeles, California, Feb 9, 2018.

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The 1st Workshop on Knowledge Base Construction, Reasoning and Mining (KBCOM) is a new workshop that will be co-located with WSDM 2018. The success of data mining and search technologies is largely attributed to the efficient and effective analysis of structured data. Automated construction, mining and reasoning of knowledge bases and graphs have become possible as research advances in many related areas such as information extraction, natural language processing, machine learning and databases. KBCOM aims to gather together leading experts from industry and academia to share their visions about the field, discuss latest research results, and exchange exciting ideas.

We aim to complement the main conference by trying to achieve the following goals:

We expect the highlight of the workshop to be the discussions and brainstorming during invited talks and poster session. The workshop will also accept regular submissions of original research or position/visionary papers which will be presented either as highlight talks or during the poster session. With such focuses, KBCOM aims to provide a vivid forum of discussion about knowledge base-related research.

Invited Speakers

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Details about the speakers and talks can be found here.



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The workshop is organized by Xiang Ren (USC), Craig Knoblock (USC/ISI), William Wang (UCSB), and Yu Su (UCSB).

For any questions, please email info@kbcom.org


KBCOM 2018 will be held at The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey (Salon I), co-located with WSDM 2018.


We thank our sponsors for their generous support!