The 12th International Semantic Web Conference
and the 1st Australasian Semantic Web Conference
21-25 October 2013, Sydney, Australia


LD4IE - Linked Data for Information Extraction

LD4IE - Linked Data for Information Extraction

Workshop webpage

Organizing committee


This workshop focuses on the exploitation of Linked Data for Web Scale Information Extraction (IE), which concerns extracting structured knowledge from unstructured/semi-structured documents on the Web. One of the major bottlenecks for the current state of the art in IE is the availability of learning materials (e.g., seed data, training corpora), which, typically are manually created and are expensive to build and maintain. Linked Data (LD) defines best practices for exposing, sharing, and connecting data, information, and knowledge on the Semantic Web using uniform means such as URIs and RDF. LD4IE intends to gather researchers and practitioners to address multiple challenges arising from the usage of LD as learning material for IE tasks.

Monday - Oct 21 - SMC



[Full Day]

9:00 - 10:30

Workshop Introduction

Keynote Speaker: Peter Mika Exploiting Information Extraction and the Semantic Web at Yahoo Search

Questions and discussion

10:30 - 11:00 Morning Tea
11:00 - 12:45

11:00am-11:35am Long paper: Triplifying Wikipedia’s Tables Emir Muñoz, Aidan Hogan, and Alessandra Mileo

11:35am-12:10am Long paper: Linked Data for Cross-disciplinary Collaboration Cohort Discovery Trina Myers, Jarrod Trevathan, Dianna Madden, Tristan O'Neilla

12:10am-12:45am Long paper: Full Syntactic Parsing for Enrichment of RDF dataset Michel Gagnon, Caroline Barrière and Eric Charton

12:45 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 15:30

1:45pm-2:20pm Long paper: Which of the following SPARQL Queries are Similar? Why? Renata Dividino and Gerd Gröner

2:20pm-2:55pm Short paper: Named Entity Disambiguation using Freebase and Syntactic Parsing Kamel Nebhi

2:55pm-3:30pm Wrap-up and open discussion

15:30 - 16:00 Afternoon Tea
16:00 - 17:30

Panel Discussion:

  • Prof Fabio Ciravegna, University of Sheffield, UK (chair)
  • Prof Tim Finin, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA
  • Dr Claudio Giuliano, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy
  • Prof Craig Knoblock, Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California
  • Dr Peter Mika, Yahoo! Research Barcelona, Spain
  • Prof Mark Sanderson, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia