[DL] Fwd: Knowledge Graphs -- Journal of Web Semantics special issue CfP

Markus Kroetzsch markus.kroetzsch at tu-dresden.de
Wed Oct 1 18:21:54 CEST 2014

Hi Peter,

Thanks for the comment; I guess this was a question a few people might 
have had when reading my original text. Answer below:

On 01.10.2014 16:17, Peter F. Patel-Schneider wrote:
> Is a "Knowledge Graph" an "ontology with a large ABox"?
> Most of the knowledge graphs that I know about don't really have much of
> an ontology, and I would argue that some don't have an ontology at all
> (unless you think that a DB schema is an ontology).  I would argue that
> Freebase, for example, doesn't have an ontology and doesn't even have
> semantic typing.

Yes, I completely agree. There are quite a few knowledge graphs without 
an explicit ontology. What I was saying was that DL researchers should 
not think that "knowledge graph" implies "no interesting ontology". DL 
has quite a lot of interesting work going on that can add something to 
KGs, and this is definitely in scope for this call. Of course we also 
welcome research on ontologically challenged KGs, including works not 
related to DLs at all, but in a DL context "ontologies with large 
ABoxes" seemed to be the most relevant sub-area to emphasize.

Best wishes,


> On 10/01/2014 03:11 AM, Markus Kroetzsch wrote:
>> Dear DL-istas,
>> Here's a CfP for a JWS special issue on "Knowledge Graphs" for those
>> of us not
>> listening to PlanetKR (apologies to those who do). If you are unsure what
>> "Knowledge Graph" means, feel free to read "ontology with a large ABox"
>> (there's more to it, but it's a good start). DL-specific problems to
>> look at
>> include:
>> * scalability of reasoning,
>> * ontology-based query answering and data access,
>> * robustness (many KGs are noisy),
>> * modelling (what can DLs add to such data collections?),
>> * applications of existing knowledge graph datasets using DLs.
>> We are looking forward to contributions from the DL community. Please
>> submit
>> your works by 28 Feb 2015.
>> Cheers,
>> Markus
>> -------- Forwarded Message --------
>> Subject: Knowledge Graphs -- Journal of Web Semantics special issue CfP
>> Date: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:53:29 +0200
>> From: Markus Kroetzsch <markus.kroetzsch at tu-dresden.de>
>> To: planetkr at kr.org
>> 4-Line Summary:
>> ===============
>> Upcoming J Web Semantics special issue with many KR-related topics:
>> representing knowledge in large graphs, reasoning over big and noisy
>> data sets, learning and extracting knowledge graphs, applications, ...
>> Submit your work by 28 Feb 2015. Details below.
>> ===============
>>                           CALL FOR PAPERS
>>                      Journal of Web Semantics
>>                  Special Issue on Knowledge Graphs
>>                         http://bit.ly/jwskg
>>                    submission: 28 February 2015
>>                   to appear: late 2015/early 2016
>> The Journal of Web Semantics (http://bit.ly/ElsJWS) invites
>> submissions to a special issue on Knowledge Graphs
>> (http://bit.ly/jwskg) to be edited by Markus Kroetzsch and
>> Gerhard Weikum.  Submissions are due by 28 February 2015.
>> Knowledge graphs are large networks of entities, their semantic
>> types, properties, and relationships between entities. They have
>> become a powerful asset for search, analytics, recommendations,
>> and data integration. Rooted in academic research and community
>> projects such as DBpedia, Freebase, Yago, BabelNet, ConceptNet,
>> Nell, Wikidata, WikiTaxonomy, and others, knowledge graphs are
>> now intensively used at big industrial stakeholders. Examples are
>> the Google Knowledge Graph, Facebook's Graph Search, Microsoft
>> Satori, Yahoo Knowledge, as well as thematically specialized
>> knowledge bases in business, finance, life sciences, and
>> more. Many of these knowledge sources are available as Linked
>> Open Data or RDF exports.
>> The goal of this special issue is to provide a stage for research
>> on recent advances in knowledge graphs and their underlying
>> semantic technologies.  Traditional challenges of scalability,
>> information quality, and data integration are of interest, but
>> also specific projects that publish, study, or use knowledge
>> graphs in innovative ways. More specifically, we expect
>> submissions on (but not restricted to) the following topics.
>>   Creation and curation of knowledge graphs
>>     * Automatic and semi-automatic creation of knowledge graphs
>>     * Data integration, disambiguation, schema alignment
>>     * Collaborative management of knowledge graphs
>>     * Quality control: noisy data, uncertainty, incomplete
>>       information
>>     * New kinds of knowledge graphs: common-sense, visual
>>       knowledge, etc.
>>   Management and querying of knowledge graphs
>>     * Architectures for managing big graphs
>>     * Expressive query answering
>>     * Reasoning with large-scale, dynamic data
>>     * Data dynamics, update, and synchronization
>>     * Synthetic graphs and graph benchmarks
>>   Applications of knowledge graphs
>>     * Innovative uses of knowledge graphs
>>     * Understanding and analyzing knowledge graphs
>>     * Semantic search
>>     * Question answering
>>     * Combining knowledge graphs with other information resources
>>    * Markus Kroetzsch (primary contact), TU Dresden,
>>      markus.kroetzsch at tu-dresden.de, http://korrekt.org/
>>    * Gerhard Weikum, Max Planck Institute for Informatics,
>>      weikum at mpi-inf.mpg.de, http://people.mpi-inf.mpg.de/~weikum/
>> We will aim at an efficient publication cycle in order to
>> guarantee prompt availability of the published results. We will
>> review papers on a rolling basis as they are submitted and
>> explicitly encourage submissions well before the submission
>> deadline. Submit papers online at the journal's Elsevier Web
>> site.
>>    * Submission deadline: 28 February 2015
>>    * Author notification: 31 May 2015
>>    * Final version: 31 July 2015
>>    * Final notification: 31 October 2015
>>    * Publication: late 2015/early 2016
>> The Journal of Web Semantics solicits original scientific
>> contributions of high quality. Following the overall mission of
>> the journal, we emphasize the publication of papers that combine
>> theories, methods and experiments from different subject areas in
>> order to deliver innovative semantic methods and applications.
>> The publication of large-scale experiments and their analysis is
>> also encouraged to clearly illustrate scenarios and methods that
>> introduce semantics into existing Web interfaces, contents and
>> services.
>> Submission of your manuscript is welcome provided that it, or any
>> translation of it, has not been copyrighted or published and has
>> not been submitted for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts should
>> be prepared for publication in accordance with instructions given
>> in the guide for authors (http://bit.ly/JWSgfa). The submission
>> and review process will be carried out using Elsevier's Web-based
>> EES system (http://ees.elsevier.com/jws/).  To ensure that all
>> manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion in the special
>> issue, it is important that authors select "S.I.: Knowledge
>> Graphs" at the "Article Type" step in the submission process.
>> Upon acceptance of an article, the author(s) will be asked to
>> transfer copyright of the article to the publisher. This transfer
>> will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information.
>> Elsevier's preprint policy (http://bit.ly/ELSpre) permits authors
>> and their institutions to host preprints on their web sites.
>> Preprints of the articles will be made freely accessible on the
>> JWS preprint server (http://bit.ly/JWSpreprint). Final copies of
>> accepted publications will appear in print and at Elsevier's
>> archival online server.

Markus Kroetzsch
Faculty of Computer Science
Technische Universität Dresden
+49 351 463 38486

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