Gerard de Melo

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We present YAGO2, an extension of the YAGO knowledge base with focus on temporal and spatial knowledge. It is automatically built from Wikipedia, GeoNames, and WordNet, and contains nearly 10 million entities and events, as well as 80 million facts representing general world knowledge. An enhanced data representation introduces time and location as(More)
Relation classification is a crucial ingredient in numerous information extraction systems seeking to mine structured facts from text. We propose a novel convolutional neural network architecture for this task, relying on two levels of attention in order to better discern patterns in heterogeneous contexts. This architecture enables endto-end learning from(More)
We present a structured learning approach to inducing hypernym taxonomies using a probabilistic graphical model formulation. Our model incorporates heterogeneous relational evidence about both hypernymy and siblinghood, captured by semantic features based on patterns and statistics from Web n-grams and Wikipedia abstracts. For efficient inference over(More)
Linked Data has emerged as a powerful way of interconnecting structured data on the Web. However, the cross-linkage between Linked Data sources is not as extensive as one would hope for. In this paper, we formalize the task of automatically creating "sameAs" links across data sources in a globally consistent manner. Our algorithm, presented in a multi-core(More)
Ontologies are becoming more and more popular as background knowledge for intelligent applications. Up to now, there has been a schism between manually assembled, highly axiomatic ontologies and large, automatically constructed knowledge bases. This paper discusses how the two worlds can be brought together by combining the high-level axiomatizations from(More)
This paper presents a method for automatically constructing a large commonsense knowledge base, called WebChild, from Web contents. WebChild contains triples that connect nouns with adjectives via fine-grained relations like hasShape, hasTaste, evokesEmotion, etc. The arguments of these assertions, nouns and adjectives, are disambiguated by mapping them(More)