Claremont Report on Database Research: Research Directions (Gerhard Weikum)

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This is a set of slides from the Claremont Report on Database Research, see http://db.cs.berkeley.edu/claremont/ for more details. These particular slides are from a "Research Directions" talk by "Gerhard Weikum." (Uploaded for discussion at the Stanford InfoBlog, http://infoblog.stanford.edu/.)

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Claremont Report on Database Research: Research Directions (Gerhard Weikum)

  1. 1. Johnny Five is Alive Potala (Lhasa) 400 m long 999 rooms ... Intelligent Behavior Information Abundance Which Nobel laureate survived both world wars and all his four children? Tandem 1974-2008 What‘s this? Question Answering Photo Annotation Timeline Analysis I need input ! Wikipedia > 2 Mio. articles G Scholar > 500 Mio. Researchers > 10 Mio. Text & Speech Photos & Videos Flickr > 2 Bio. photos 2010: > 500 Bio. Internet Archive > 100 Bio. pages Web History 2008 2000 1985 www.hp.com www.compaq.com www.tandem.com
  2. 2. 1: QA & Knowledge Gathering Which Nobel laureate survived both world wars and all his four children? YAGO knowledge base: 1.7 Mio. entities, 15 Mio. facts 40 Mio. RDF triples > 95% accuracy Max_Planck Apr 23, 1858 Person City subclass Location instanceOf subclass bornOn Oct 4, 1947 diedOn Kiel bornIn Nobel Prize Erwin_Planck Father Of hasWon Scientist Physicist instanceOf subclass Which enzymes inhibit proteases? Killer App: Healthcare !
  3. 3. 2: Photos, Scan City, Interesting Facts 3D-laser-scan entire cities and reconstruct super-detailed models combine photos from different angles to build 3D models automatically annotate with interesting facts BuildingName: Potala, City: Lhasa Length: 400 m, Height: 117 m NumberRooms: 999, BuiltInYear: 1645 Constructor: Lozang Gyatso (5th Dalai Lama)
  4. 4. 3: Digitally Born Content Forever <ul><ul><li>> 1 Trio. versions of Web pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>gold mine for sociologists, IP lawyers, analysts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>requires time-travel search & mining </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>in terms of entities and relations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g.: market impact of Web2.0 technologies in Dec. 2006 </li></ul></ul>Tandem 1974-2008 2008 2000 1985
  5. 5. Conclusion <ul><li>Questions: </li></ul><ul><li>DB or AI or SciFi ? </li></ul><ul><li>Any Business Value ?$? </li></ul><ul><li>Solved by G, Y, M anyway ? </li></ul><ul><li>Too easy for 5-year look-ahead ? </li></ul><ul><li>Too hard for 50-year program ? </li></ul>Intelligent Behavior Information Abundance Text & Speech Photos & Videos Web History Question Answering Photo Annotation Timeline Analysis

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