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KR2ML - Knowledge Representation and Reasoning Meets Machine Learning
Veronika Thost · Christian Muise · Kartik Talamadupula · Sameer Singh · Christopher Ré

Fri Dec 13 08:00 AM -- 06:00 PM (PST) @ West 109 + 110
Event URL: https://kr2ml.github.io/2019/ »

Machine learning (ML) has seen a tremendous amount of recent success and has been applied in a variety of applications. However, it comes with several drawbacks, such as the need for large amounts of training data and the lack of explainability and verifiability of the results. In many domains, there is structured knowledge (e.g., from electronic health records, laws, clinical guidelines, or common sense knowledge) which can be leveraged for reasoning in an informed way (i.e., including the information encoded in the knowledge representation itself) in order to obtain high quality answers. Symbolic approaches for knowledge representation and reasoning (KRR) are less prominent today - mainly due to their lack of scalability - but their strength lies in the verifiable and interpretable reasoning that can be accomplished. The KR2ML workshop aims at the intersection of these two subfields of AI. It will shine a light on the synergies that (could/should) exist between KRR and ML, and will initiate a discussion about the key challenges in the field.

Author Information

Veronika Thost (MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab)
Christian Muise (IBM Research AI)
Kartik Talamadupula (IBM Research)
Sameer Singh (University of California, Irvine)

Sameer Singh is an Assistant Professor at UC Irvine working on robustness and interpretability of machine learning. Sameer has presented tutorials and invited workshop talks at EMNLP, Neurips, NAACL, WSDM, ICLR, ACL, and AAAI, and received paper awards at KDD 2016, ACL 2018, EMNLP 2019, AKBC 2020, and ACL 2020. Website: http://sameersingh.org/

Christopher Ré (Stanford)

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