Knowledge Graph Embeddings and Inference

10/08/2021 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Member Seminar

Speaker: Michael Douglas

Title: Knowledge Graph Embeddings and Inference

Abstract: A knowledge graph (KG) is a data structure which represents entities and relations as the vertices and edges of a directed graph. Two examples are Wikidata for general knowledge and SemMedDB for biomedical data.
A popular KG representation method is graph embedding, which facilitates question answering, inferring missing edges, and logical reasoning tasks. In this talk we introduce the topic and explain relevant mathematical results on graph embedding. We then analyze KG inference into several mechanisms: motif learning, network learning, and unstructured statistical inference, and describe experiments to measure the contributions of each mechanism.

Joint work with M. Simkin, O. Ben-Eliezer, T. Wu, S. P. Chin, T. V. Dang and A. Wood.