** Introduction **

The World Wide Web has become the carrier for the largest human knowledge repository in history. As its knowledge bases are growing towards a practically infinite volume, Web-scale Knowledge Representation, Retrieval, and Reasoning (Web-KR) is becoming a real issue and an urgent task. Although the Web community has developed a number of knowledge representation languages and reasoning methods, when the volume goes Web-scale, existing approaches meet many challenging problems, regarding scalability, inconsistency, uncertainty and dynamics. Hence, a unified approach to Web-KR needs to be developed.

Following the successful 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 versions of the workshop under the same title in Toronto, Canada, Lyon, France, Hawaii, USA, and Burlingame, USA (Summaries of previous workshops can be found in [Spyros et al. 2012] and [Zeng et al. 2013]). This workshop aims at bringing together researchers from Web research, Artificial Intelligence (AI), high performance computing, cognitive science, knowledge management, and machine learning to discuss all issues of Web-KR in a synergistic setting. The workshop will be co-located with the 2014 ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2014) in Shanghai, China.

** Topics of Interests **

Research contributions should be related but are not limited to one or more of the following topics:

  • Knowledge extraction and construction of Web-scale knowledge bases.
  • Expressivity of Web-scale common sense knowledge.
  • Cognitive/Brain inspired strategies for Web-scale knowledge processing.
  • Parallelization and distribution techniques for Web-scale knowledge retrieval and reasoning.
  • Inconsistency, uncertainty, and relevancy of Web-scale reasoning.
  • Granularity of knowledge representation, retrieval and reasoning.
  • Web enabled real-time retrieval and reasoning.
  • New forms of inductive and deductive reasoning (e.g. cognitive and nature inspired methods).
  • Ontology and rule interchange and integration.(e.g. via OWL 2, RIF, and RuleML)
  • Spatial and Temporal reasoning methods for the Web.
  • Dynamics of knowledge updating and forgetting on the Web.
  • Distributed query answering over Web-scale data.
  • Cross-fertilizing Web-KR with Distributed AI, Distributed Description Logic, and Distributed Logic Programming.

Web-KR 2014 Sponsors
and Organization Partners

Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Vrije University Amsterdam


Proceedings Publication

** Pictures from Previous Workshops **

Web-KR workshop at Lyon, France
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Web-KR workshop at Toronto, Canada

** Web-KR 2014 Program **

8:30 – 10:00

Opening and Welcome

Session 1: Web-scale Knowledge Acquisition and Representation

Structured Information Extraction from Natural Disaster Events on Twitter
Sandeep Panem (IIIT Hyderabad), Manish Gupta (Microsoft), Vasudeva Varma (IIIT Hyderabad)

A Study on the CBOW Model’s Overfitting and Stability
Qun Luo (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications), Weiran Xu (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications), Jun Guo (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications)

JTOWL: A JSON to OWL Convertor
Yuangang Yao (CNITSEC), Runpu Wu (CNITSEC), Hui Liu (CNITSEC)

10:00 – 10:30      Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:00      Session 2: Web-scale Knowledge Retrieval

Novel Query Suggestions. Initial Work Report
Ilona Nawrot (Poznan University of Economics), Oskar Gross (University of Helsinki), Hannu Toivonen (University of Helsinki), Antoine Doucet (University of La Rochelle)

Semantic Exploration of Sensor Data
Snehasis Banerjee (Tata Consultancy Services), Abhishek Mishra (Tata Consultancy Services), and Ranjan Dasgupta (Tata Consultancy Services)

Enabling Social Search in Time through Graphs
Kostas Stefanidis (FORTH), Georgia Koloniari (University of Macedonia)

12:00 – 1:30 Lunch

1:30 – 3:00   Session 3: Web-scale Knowledge Reasoning I

Understanding the Meaning in Tweets: Learning the Mapping Rules for Sentiment Analysis
Saravadee Sae Tan (Multimedia University), Lay Ki Soon (Multimedia University), and Enya Kong Tang (Linton University College)

Dynamic Topic/Citation Influence Modeling for Chronological Citation Recommendation
Zhuoren Jiang (Dalian Maritime University), Xiaozhong Liu (Indiana University Bloomington), and Liangcai Gao (Peking University)

Clustering and Labeling the Web scale Document Collection using Wikipedia Clusters
Richi Nayak (Queensland University of Technology), Rachel Mills (Queensland University of Technology), Christopher De-Vries (CeleraOne GmbH), Shlomo Geva (Queensland University of Technology)

3:00 – 3:30   Coffee Break

3:30 – 5:00   Session 4: Web-scale Knowledge Reasoning II

Repairing Inconsistent Taxonomies using MAP Inference and Rules of Thumb
Elie Merhej (Ghent University), Steven Schockaert (Cardiff University), Martine De Cock (University of Washington Tacoma), Marjon Blondeel (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Daniele Alfarone (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), and Jesse Davis (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)

Structure Learning of Bayesian Network with Latent Variables by Weight-Induced Refinement
Chao He (Yunnan University), Kun Yue (Yunnan University), Hao Wu (Yunnan University), and Weiyi Liu (Yunnan University)

Learning to Match Heterogeneous Structures using Partially Labeled Data
Saravadee Sae Tan (Multimedia University

Closing Remarks


** Submissions and Publication [Enter] **

Accepted workshop papers will be published in the CIKM workshop proceedings, which will be printed on CD only and indexed in the ACM digital library, together with the main CIKM 2014 proceedings.

All submissions for the Web-KR 2013 Workshop should be submitted through the Web-KR 2014 Workshop Paper Submission system. We invite authors to submit full research papers (8 pages), short research papers (4 pages) and Demo/Position papers (2 pages). Papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format only to the submission system. All submissions will be reviewed by at least two members of the Program Committee on the basis of :

  • relevance to the workshop topic of interests.
  • significance and technical quality
  • originality
  • format and clarity

Style Files for Paper Submission: the ACM SIG Proceedings templates format (http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates)

** Important Dates **

  • Workshop paper submissions: August 10th, 2014
  • Notification of Workshop paper acceptance: August 21, 2014 (Firmed)
  • Camera-ready copies of accepted papers: August 31, 2014
  • Workshop date: November 3, 2014

** Workshop Co-Chairs **

Yi Zeng,
Institute of Automation,
Chinese Academy of Sciences,
Beijing, P.R. China.
Spyros Kotoulas,
The Smarter Cities Technology Center,
IBM Ireland Research Lab,
Dublin, Ireland.
Zhisheng Huang,
Knowledge Representation and Reasoning Group,
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam,
Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

** Program Committee **

  • Christophe Guéret (The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Netherlands)
  • Haofen Wang (East China University of Science and Technology, China)
  • Guangyou Zhou (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Ioan Toma (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
  • Gong Cheng (Nanjing University, China)
  • Jun Fang (Norwestern Polytechnical University, China)
  • Edy Portmann (University of Bern, Switzerland)
  • Wei Hu (Nanjing University, China)
  • Zhichun Wang (Beijing Normal University, China)
  • Dongsheng Wang (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

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