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dc.contributor.authorMuñoz, Emir
dc.contributor.authorHogan, Aidan
dc.contributor.authorMileo, Alessandra
dc.identifier.citationEmir Muñoz, Aidan Hogan, and Alessandra Mileo. 2014. Using linked data to mine RDF from wikipedia's tables. In Proceedings of the 7th ACM international conference on Web search and data mining (WSDM '14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 533-542. DOI=
dc.description.abstractThe tables embedded in Wikipedia articles contain rich, semi-structured encyclopaedic content. However, the cumulative content of these tables cannot be queried against. We thus propose methods to recover the semantics of Wikipedia tables and, in particular, to extract facts from them in the form of RDF triples. Our core method uses an existing Linked Data knowledge-base to find pre-existing relations between entities in Wikipedia tables, suggesting the same relations as holding for other entities in analogous columns on different rows. We find that such an approach extracts RDF triples from Wikipedia's tables at a raw precision of 40%. To improve the raw precision, we define a set of features for extracted triples that are tracked during the extraction phase. Using a manually labelled gold standard, we then test a variety of machine learning methods for classifying correct/incorrect triples. One such method extracts 7.9 million unique and novel RDF triples from over one million Wikipedia tables at an estimated precision of 81.5%.en_IE
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported in part by Fujitsu (Ireland) Ltd., by the Millennium Nucleus Center for Semantic Web Research under Grant NC120004, and by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) under Grant Number SFI/12/RC/2289en_IE
dc.subjectLinked dataen_IE
dc.subjectWeb tablesen_IE
dc.subjectData miningen_IE
dc.subjectData analytics
dc.titleUsing linked data to mine RDF from wikipedia's tablesen_IE
dc.local.contactEmir Munoz, Deri, Ida Business Park, Lower Dangan, Nui Galway. - Email:

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