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Report on the First International Conference on Knowledge Capture (K-CAP)

AI Magazine

The International Conference on Knowledge Capture (K-CAP) is a new forum for multidisciplinary research on capturing knowledge from a variety of sources and creating representations that are useful for reasoning. This article describes the first conference series, held in October 2001, and presents an invitation to the AI community to participate in K-CAP 2003.


Hybrid Knowledge Routed Modules for Large-scale Object Detection

Neural Information Processing Systems

Abstract The dominant object detection approaches treat the recognition of each region separately and overlook crucial semantic correlations between objects in one scene. This paradigm leads to substantial performance drop when facing heavy long-tail problems, where very few samples are available for rare classes and plenty of confusing categories exists. We exploit diverse human commonsense knowledge for reasoning over large-scale object categories and reaching semantic coherency within one image. Particularly, we present Hybrid Knowledge Routed Modules (HKRM) that incorporates the reasoning routed by two kinds of knowledge forms: an explicit knowledge module for structured constraints that are summarized with linguistic knowledge (e.g. shared attributes, relationships) about concepts; and an implicit knowledge module that depicts some implicit constraints (e.g. common spatial layouts). By functioning over a region-to-region graph, both modules can be individualized and adapted to coordinate with visual patterns in each image, guided by specific knowledge forms. HKRM are light-weight, general-purpose and extensible by easily incorporating multiple knowledge to endow any detection networks the ability of global semantic reasoning. Experiments on large-scale object detection benchmarks show HKRM obtains around 34.5% improvement on VisualGenome (1000 categories) and 30.4% on ADE in terms of mAP.


Knowledge Map: Toward a New Approach Supporting the Knowledge Management in Distributed Data Mining

arXiv.org Artificial Intelligence

Distributed data mining (DDM) deals with the problem of finding patterns or models, called knowledge, in an environment with distributed data and computations. Today, a massive amounts of data which are often geographically distributed and owned by different organisation are being mined. As consequence, a large mount of knowledge are being produced. This causes problems of not only knowledge management but also visualization in data mining. Besides, the main aim of DDM is to exploit fully the benefit of distributed data analysis while minimising the communication. Existing DDM techniques perform partial analysis of local data at individual sites and then generate a global model by aggregating these local results. These two steps are not independent since naive approaches to local analysis may produce an incorrect and ambiguous global data model. The integrating and cooperating of these two steps need an effective knowledge management, concretely an efficient map of knowledge in order to take the advantage of mined knowledge to guide mining the data. In this paper, we present "knowledge map", a representation of knowledge about mined knowledge. This new approach aims to manage efficiently mined knowledge in large scale distributed platform such as Grid. This knowledge map is used to facilitate not only the visualization, evaluation of mining results but also the coordinating of local mining process and existing knowledge to increase the accuracy of final model.


Creating Intelligent Linking for Information Threading in Knowledge Networks

arXiv.org Artificial Intelligence

Informledge System (ILS) is a knowledge network with autonomous nodes and intelligent links that integrate and structure the pieces of knowledge. In this paper, we aim to put forward the link dynamics involved in intelligent processing of information in ILS. There has been advancement in knowledge management field which involve managing information in databases from a single domain. ILS works with information from multiple domains stored in distributed way in the autonomous nodes termed as Knowledge Network Node (KNN). Along with the concept under consideration, KNNs store the processed information linking concepts and processors leading to the appropriate processing of information.