Graph-Based Information Integration
Wednesday April 12th, 2017 at 6PM / Swisscom Digital Lab – EPFL Innovation Park, Building F, 3rd Floor
About the talk
Until recently, structured (e.g., relational) and unstructured (e.g., textual) data were managed very differently: Structured data was queried declaratively using languages such as SQL, while unstructured data was searched using boolean queries over inverted indices. Today, we witness the rapid emergence of entity-centric techniques to bridge the gap between different types of contents and integrate both unstructured and structured information more effectively. Philippe Cudré-Mauroux will start this talk by giving a few examples of entity-centric data management. He will then describe two recent systems that his lab built and revolve around entity-centric data management techniques: ZenCrowd, a socio-technical platform that automatically connects Web documents to semi-structured entities, and Guider, a system co-created with Microsoft’s Cloud and Information Services Lab to integrate Big Data on Azure.
About the speaker
Philippe Cudre-Mauroux is a Full Professor and the Director of the eXascale Infolab at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. He received his Ph.D. from EPFL. Before joining the University of Fribourg, he worked on information management infrastructures at IBM Watson (NY), Microsoft Research Asia, and MIT. He recently won the Verisign Internet Infrastructures Award, a Swiss National Center in Research award, a Google Faculty Research Award, as well as a 2 million Euro grant from the European Research Council. His research interests are in next-generation, Big Data management infrastructures for non-relational data. Webpage: http://exascale.info/phil
18:00 – Welcome
18:15 – Talk
19:15 – Beers & Snacks – Networking
** All talks are in English
Looking forward to seeing you all! Cheers!