Séminaire ETIS : Fabian Suchanek

Titre du séminaire et orateur

A hitchhiker’s guide to Ontology.

Fabian M. Suchanek, Télécom ParisTech.

Date et lieu

Mardi 7 février 2017, 11h.

Université de Cegry-Pontoise, site de St-Martin 1, amphi Turing.


In this talk, I will give an overview of our recent work in the area of knowledge bases. I will first talk about our main
project, the YAGO knowledge base. YAGO is now multilingual, and has grown into a larger project at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics and Télécom ParisTech. I will then talk about rule mining. We can find semantic correlations in the form of Horn rules in the knowledge base.
In our newest work, we show how rule mining can be applied to predict the completeness or incompleteness of the data in the knowledge base. I will also talk about watermarking approaches to trace the provenance of ontological data. Finally, I will showcase our work on creativity in knowledge bases.


Fabian M. Suchanek is a full professor at the Telecom ParisTech University in Paris. Fabian developed inter alia the YAGO-Ontology, one of the largest public knowledge bases on the Semantic Web, which earned him a honorable mention of the SIGMOD dissertation award. His interests include information extraction, automated reasoning, and knowledge bases. Fabian has published around 50 scientific articles, among others at ISWC, VLDB, SIGMOD, WWW, CIKM, ICDE, and SIGIR, and his work has been cited more than 5500 times.