PhD Seminar • Data Systems — KTabulator: Interactive Ad hoc Table Creation using Knowledge GraphsExport this event to calendar

Friday, April 9, 2021 — 12:00 PM EDT

Please note: This PhD seminar will be given online.

Nafisa Anzum, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

Supervisor: Professor Semih Salihoglu

The need to find or construct tables arises routinely to accomplish many tasks in everyday life, as a table is a common format for organizing data. However, when relevant data is found on the web, it is often scattered across multiple tables on different web pages, requiring tedious manual searching and copy-pasting to collect data. We propose KTabulator, an interactive system to effectively extract, build, or extend ad hoc tables from large corpora, by leveraging their computerized structures in the form of knowledge graphs. We developed and evaluated KTabulator using Wikipedia and its knowledge graph DBpedia as our testbed. Starting from an entity or an existing table, KTabulator allows users to extend their tables by finding relevant entities, their properties, and other relevant tables, while providing meaningful suggestions and guidance. The results of a user study indicate the usefulness and efficiency of KTabulator in ad hoc table creation.


To join this PhD seminar on Zoom, please go to https://zoom.us/j/98600712497.

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200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada
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