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    Combining flexible queries and knowledge anchors to facilitate the exploration of knowledge graphs

    Poulovassilis, Alexandra and Al-Tawil, M. and Frosini, Riccardo and Dimartino, Mirko and Dimitrova, V. Combining flexible queries and knowledge anchors to facilitate the exploration of knowledge graphs. In: 5th International Workshop on Intelligent Exploration of Semantic Data (IESD 2016), 17-21 Oct 2016, Co-located with the 15th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2016), Kobe, Japan. (In Press)

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    Abstract

    Semantic web and information extraction technologies are enabling the creation of vast information and knowledge repositories, particularly in the form of knowledge graphs comprising entities and the relationships between them. Users are often unfamiliar with the complex structure and vast content of such graphs. Hence, users need to be assisted by tools that support interactive exploration and flexible querying. In this paper we draw on recent work in flexible querying for graph-structured data and identifying good anchors for knowledge graph exploration in order to demonstrate how users can be supported in incrementally querying, exploring and learning from large complex knowledge graphs. We demonstrate our techniques through a case study in the domain of lifelong learning and career guidance.

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