Fakultätskolloquium am 02.02.2012 / Prof. Weikum, MPI Saarbrücken
Vortragstitel: "For a Few Triples More"
Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren, liebe Gäste,
Prof. Georg Lausen und ich möchten Sie ganz herzlich zum zweiten Vortrag im Rahmen des Fakultätskolloquium im WS 2011/2012 einladen:
Prof. Gerhard Weikum
Leiter Datenbanken und Informationssysteme, Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik, Saarbrücken
"For a Few Triples More”
Datum: Donnerstag, den 02. Februar 2012
Uhrzeit: 16.00 c.t. - 17.30 Uhr
Ort: Technische Fakultät, Georges-Köhler-Allee 101, 79110 Freiburg
Gebäude 101, Hörsaal 101 02 036 (Erdgeschoss)
The Web of Linked Data contains about 30 billion RDF triples and almost half a billion links across data sources; it is becoming a great asset for semantic applications. Linked Data comprises large general-purpose knowledge bases like DBpedia, Yago, and Freebase, as well as many reference collections in a wide variety of areas, spanning sciences, culture, entertainment, and more. Notwithstanding the great potential of Linked Data, this talk argues that there are significant limitations that need to be overcome for further progress. These limitations regard data scope and, especially, data quality. The talk discuss these issues and approaches to extending and enriching Linked Data, in order to improve its scope, quality, interpretability, cross-linking, and usefulness.
Gerhard Weikum is a Research Director at the Max-Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbruecken, Germany, and also an adjunct professor at Saarland University. He is one of the principal investigators of the DFG Cluster of Excellence on Multimodal Computing and Interaction. Gerhard Weikum's research spans transactional and distributed systems, self-tuning database systems, DB&IR integration, and automatic knowledge harvesting from Web and text sources.
He co-authored a comprehensive textbook on transactional systems, received the VLDB 10-Year Award for his work on automatic DB tuning, and is one of the creators of the Yago knowledge base. Gerhard Weikum is an ACM Fellow, a Fellow of the German Computer Society, and a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering. He has served on various editorial boards, including Communications of the ACM, and as program committee chair of conferences like ACM SIGMOD, Data Engineering, and CIDR. From 2003 through 2009 he was president of the VLDB Endowment. He received the 2011 ACM SIGMOD Contributions Award.
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