Machine Learning +Natural Language Processing Lunch

Knowledge graphs such a NELL, Freebase, and YAGO have accumulated large amounts of beliefs about real world entities using machine reading methods. Current machine readers have been successful at populating such knowledge graphs by means of pattern detection — a shallow way of machine reading which leverages the redundancy of large corpora to capture language patterns. However, machine readers still lack the ability to fully understand language.  In the pursuit of the much harder goal of language comprehension, knowledge graphs present an opportunity for a virtuous circle:  the accumulated knowledge can be used to improve machine readers; in turn, advanced reading methods can be used to populate knowledge graphs with beliefs expressed using complex and potentially ambiguous language. In this talk, I  will elaborate on this virtuous circle, starting with…


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