Our goal is to establish the Joint Workshop on Automatic Knowledge Base Construction and Web-scale Knowledge Extraction (AKBC-WEKEX 2012) as a venue of excellence and vision in the area of knowledge harvesting from text. With invited talks by leading researchers from industry, academia, and the government, and by focusing particularly on vision papers, we aim to provide a vivid forum of discussion about the field of automated knowledge base construction.

Workshop videos and slides are available from the Program page and also at Videolectures.net (we thank the PASCAL Network for making this possible).

Key Dates

Invited Speakers

Bonnie Dorr (DARPA)
Nilesh Dalvi (Yahoo! Research)
Oren Etzioni (UWashington)
James Fan / Aditya Kalyanpur (IBM Research)
Eduard Hovy (USC ISI)
Andrew McCallum (UMass Amherst)
Fernando Pereira (Google Research)
Tom Mitchell (CMU)
Patrick Pantel (Microsoft Research)
Chris Re (UWisconsin Madison)
Steffen Staab (U Koblenz)


For any questions, please mail to akbc2012@gmail.com.