Gerhard Weikum

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We present YAGO2, an extension of the YAGO knowledge base, in which entities, facts, and events are anchored in both time and space. YAGO2 is built automatically from Wikipedia, GeoNames, and WordNet. It contains 447 million facts about 9.8 million entities. Human evaluation confirmed an accuracy of 95% of the facts in YAGO2. In this paper, we present the(More)
Disambiguating named entities in naturallanguage text maps mentions of ambiguous names onto canonical entities like people or places, registered in a knowledge base such as DBpedia or YAGO. This paper presents a robust method for collective disambiguation, by harnessing context from knowledge bases and using a new form of coherence graph. It unifies prior(More)
RDF is a data model for schema-free structured information that is gaining momentum in the context of Semantic-Web data, life sciences, and also Web 2.0 platforms. The “pay-as-you-go” nature of RDF and the flexible pattern-matching capabilities of its query language SPARQL entail efficiency and scalability challenges for complex queries including long join(More)
This article presents YAGO, a large ontology with high coverage and precision. YAGO has been automatically derived from Wikipedia and WordNet. It comprises entities and relations, and currently contains more than 1.7 million entities and 15 million facts. These include the taxonomic Is-A hierarchy as well as semantic relations between entities. The facts(More)
This paper introduces a new approach to database disk buffering, called the LRU-K method. The basic idea of LRU-K is to keep track of the times of the last <italic>K</italic> references to popular database pages, using this information to statistically estimate the interarrival times of references on a page by page basis. Although the LRU-K approach(More)
RDF is a data representation format for schema-free structured information that is gaining momentum in the context of Semantic-Web corpora, life sciences, and also Web 2.0 platforms. The “pay-as-you-go” nature of RDF and the flexible pattern-matching capabilities of its query language SPARQL entail efficiency and scalability challenges for complex queries(More)
We present YAGO, a light-weight and extensible ontology with high coverage and quality. YAGO builds on entities and relations and currently contains more than 1 million entities and 5 million facts. This includes the Is-A hierarchy as well as non-taxonomic relations between entities (such as hasWonPrize). The facts have been automatically extracted from(More)
The book gives both a comprehensive overview and an in-depth presentation of the field of transactional data processing covering the latest findings of the research community as well as practical experiences with stateof-the art algorithms and efficient implementation techniques. It reflects the advances of the field, particularly over the last decade. In(More)
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)