Valda Seminar: Gaël Varoquaux

Gaël Varoquaux, Inria Saclay 28 June 2019, 10:30-11:30 ENS, S16 Statistics on tables with non-curated entries “Dirty data” is said to be the data-scientists worst time sink. We investigate a specific data-quality challenge at the intersection of database curation and statistical learning. Data tables often contain many non-numerical entries. Knowledge…

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Valda Seminar: Bruno Guillon

Bruno Guillon, Inria Lille 3 May 2019, 10:30-11:30 ENS, S16 Finding paths in large data graphs When dealing with large graphs, classical algorithms for finding paths such as Dijkstra’s Algorithm are unsuitable, because they require to perform too many disk accesses. To avoid the cost of these expensive accesses, while…

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Valda Seminar: Camille Bourgaux

8 March 2019, 10:30-11:30 ENS, S16 Querying Attributed DL-Lite Ontologies Using Provenance Semirings Attributed description logic is a recently proposed formalism, targeted for graph-based representation formats, which enriches description logic concepts and roles with finite sets of attribute-value pairs, called annotations. One of the most important uses of annotations is…

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Valda Seminar: Leonid Libkin

Leonid Libkin, University of Edinburgh 28 January 2019, 14:30-15:30 Inria, 2 rue Simone Iff, 75012 Paris, building C, room Jacques-Louis Lions 2 Can We Trust SQL as a Data Analytics Tool? Multiple surveys show that SQL and relational databases remain the most common tools used by data scientists. But can…

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Valda Seminar: Jill-Jênn Vie

Jill-Jênn Vie, RIKEN AIP (Tokyo) 21 December 2018, 10:30-11:30 ENS, S16 Knowledge Tracing Machines – Factorization Machines for Knowledge Tracing Knowledge tracing is a sequence prediction problem where the goal is to predict the outcomes of students over questions as they are interacting with a learning platform. By tracking the…

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Valda Seminar: David Carral

David Carral, TU Dresden 14 December 2018, 10:30-11:30 ENS, S16 Reasoning over Existential Rules with Acyclicity Notions The chase is a sound and complete (albeit non-terminating) algorithm for conjunctive query answering over ontologies of existential rules. On the theoretical side, we develop sufficient conditions to guarantee its termination (i.e., acyclicity…

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Valda Seminar: Tomer Wolfson

17 October 2018, 10:30-11:30 ENS, S16 Explaining Queries over Web Tables to Non-Experts Designing a reliable natural language (NL) interface for querying tables has been a longtime goal of researchers in both the data management and natural language processing (NLP) communities. Such an interface receives as input an NL question,…

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