Dr. Chao Liu, CEO of TianYanCha Inc,”TianYanCha: The Heterogeneous Information Network of Chinese Enterprises”

Date: Friday, May 12, 2017 Time: 2-3pm Location: 4405 Siebel Center Speaker: Dr. Chao Liu, CEO of TianYanCha Inc Title: TianYanCha: The Heterogeneous Information Network of Chinese Enterprises Abstract: TianYanCha Inc. (www.tianyancha.com) is the No. 1 Business Investigation Platform in China, supported by the State’s venture capital. It accumulates all the public information about 120 […]

Xifeng Yan, Professor, UCSB, “Knowledge Graph and Question Answering”

Date: Monday, March 27, 2017 Time: 9:30 AM Location: 3405 Siebel Center Speaker: Xifeng Yan, University of California at Santa Barbara Title: Knowledge Graph and Question Answering Abstract:  The paradigm of information search is undergoing a significant transformation due to the rise of mobile devices. Techniques that can directly answer user questions and help users […]

Xiang Ren, PhD Candidate, “Minimal-Effort StructMine: Turning Massive Corpora into Structures”

Time: 11am-12pm Location:  3401 Siebel Center Abstract: While “Big Data” technologies are gaining great successes in unlocking knowledge from structured data, real-world data are largely unstructured and in the form of natural-language text. One of the grand challenges is to turn such massive text data into machine-actionable structures. Yet, most existing systems have heavy reliance […]