NELL Overview Papers

NELL Overview: Video lectures

NELL in the News

Scientific Publications

  • Never-Ending Learning.
    T. Mitchell, W. Cohen, E. Hruschka, P. Talukdar, J. Betteridge, A. Carlson, B. Dalvi, M. Gardner, B. Kisiel, J. Krishnamurthy, N. Lao, K. Mazaitis, T. Mohamed, N. Nakashole, E. Platanios, A. Ritter, M. Samadi, B. Settles, R. Wang, D. Wijaya, A. Gupta, X. Chen, A. Saparov, M. Greaves, J. Welling. In Proceedings of the Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2015. [PDF] [abstract] [bib]
  • Joint Syntactic and Semantic Parsing with Combinatory Categorial Grammar.
    J. Krishnamurthy, T. Mitchell. In Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2014. [PDF] [abstract] [bib]
  • Assuming Facts Are Expressed More Than Once.
    J. Betteridge, A. Ritter and T. Mitchell In Proceedings of the 27th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (FLAIRS-27), 2014. [PDF] [abstract] [bib]
  • Estimating Accuracy from Unlabeled Data.
    E. A. Platanios, A. Blum, T. Mitchell. In Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI), 2014. [PDF] [abstract] [bib]
  • CTPs: Contextual Temporal Profiles for Time Scoping Facts via Entity State Change Detection.
    D.T. Wijaya, N. Nakashole and T.M. Mitchell. In Proceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2014. [PDF] [abstract] [bib]
  • Incorporating Vector Space Similarity in Random Walk Inference over Knowledge Bases.
    M. Gardner, P. Talukdar, J. Krishnamurthy and T.M. Mitchell. In Proceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2014. [PDF] [abstract] [bib]
  • Language-Aware Truth Assessment of Fact Candidates.
    N. Nakashole, T. Mitchell. In Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2014. [PDF] [abstract] [bib]
  • Scaling Graph-based Semi Supervised Learning to Large Number of Labels Using Count-Min Sketch
    P. P. Talukdar, and W. Cohen In 17th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS, 2014. [PDF] [abstract] [bib]
  • Programming with Personalized PageRank: A Locally Groundable First-Order Probabilistic Logic.
    W.Y. Wang, K. Mazaitis and W.W. Cohen. In Proceedings of the Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), 2013. [PDF] [abstract] [bib]
  • Improving Learning and Inference in a Large Knowledge-base using Latent Syntactic Cues.
    Matt Gardner, Partha Pratim Talukdar, Bryan Kisiel, and Tom Mitchell. In Proceedings of the 2013 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2013), 2013. [PDF] [abstract] [bib]
  • PIDGIN: Ontology Alignment using Web Text as Interlingua.
    D.T. Wijaya, P.P. Talukdar and T.M. Mitchell. In Proceedings of the Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), 2013. [PDF] [abstract] [bib]
  • Jointly Learning to Parse and Perceive: Connecting Natural Language to the Physical World.
    Jayant Krishnamurthy and Thomas Kollar. in Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Volume 1, 2013. [PDF] [Data and Online Appendix]
  • Vector Space Semantic Parsing: A Framework for Compositional Vector Space Models.
    Jayant Krishnamurthy and Tom M. Mitchell. in Proceedings of the ACL 2013 Workshop on Continuous Vector Space Models and their Compositionality, 2013. [PDF]
  • Classifying Entities into an Incomplete Ontology.
    Bhavana Dalvi, William W. Cohen, and Jamie Callan, in AKBC , 2013, 3rd Knowledge Extraction workshop at CIKM 2013 [Draft]
  • Exploratory Learning.
    Bhavana Dalvi, William W. Cohen, and Jamie Callan, in to appear in Proceedings of European Conference on “Machine Learning” ECML/PKDD , 2013. [PDF] [bib]
  • From Topic Models to Semi-Supervised Learning: Biasing Mixed-membership Models to Exploit Topic-Indicative Features in Entity Clustering.
    Ramnath Balasubramanyan, Bhavana Dalvi and William W. Cohen, in to appear in Proceedings of European Conference on “Machine Learning” ECML/PKDD, 2013. [PDF] [bib]
  • Very Fast Similarity Queries on Semi-Structured Data from the Web .
    Bhavana Dalvi, William W. Cohen, and Jamie Callan, in SDM , 2013. [PDF]
  • Conversing Learning: active learning and active social interaction for human supervision in never-ending learning systems.
    S. D. S. Pedro and E. R. Hruschka Jr. In Proceedings of the 13th Ibero-American Conference on AI (IBERAMIA) , 2012. [PDF] [abstract] [bib]
  • Coupled Bayesian Sets Algorithm for Semi-supervised Learning and Information Extraction.
    S. Verma and E. R. Hruschka Jr. In Proceedings of the European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML PKDD), 2012. [PDF] [abstract] [bib] [slides]
  • Acquiring Temporal Constraints between Relations.
    P.P. Talukdar, D.T. Wijaya and T.M. Mitchell. In Proceedings of the Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), 2012. [PDF] [abstract] [bib]
  • Weakly Supervised Training of Semantic Parsers.
    J. Krishnamurthy and T.M. Mitchell. In Proceedings of the 2012 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and Computational Natural Language Learning (EMNLP-CoNLL), 2012. [PDF] [abstract] [bib]
    @InProceedings{krishnamurthy:2012, author = {Krishnamurthy, Jayant and Mitchell, Tom M.}, title = {Weakly Supervised Training of Semantic Parsers}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2012 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and Computational Natural Language Learning (EMNLP-CoNLL)}, month = {July}, year = {2012}, publisher = {Association for Computational Linguistics}}
  • Collectively Representing Semi-Structured Data from the Web.
    Bhavana Dalvi, William W. Cohen, and Jamie Callan, in AKBC-2012 , 2012. [PDF]
  • Bootstrapping Biomedical Ontologies for Scientific Text using NELL.
    Dana Movshovitz-Attias and William W. Cohen, , in BioNLP-2012, 2012. [PDF]
  • WebSets: Extracting Sets of Entities from the Web Using Unsupervised Information Extraction .
    Bhavana Dalvi, William W. Cohen, and Jamie Callan, in WSDM-2012 , 2012. [PDF] [bib]
  • Coupled Temporal Scoping of Relational Facts.
    P.P. Talukdar, D.T. Wijaya and T.M. Mitchell. In Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM), 2012. [PDF] [abstract] [bib]
  • Closing the Loop: Fast, Interactive Semi-supervised Annotation With Queries on Features and Instances.
    B. Settles. In Proceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2011. [PDF] [abstract] [bib] [software homepage]
  • Discovering Relations between Noun Categories.
    T. Mohamed, E.R. Hruschka Jr. and T.M. Mitchell. In Proceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2011. [PDF] [abstract] [bib]
  • Random Walk Inference and Learning in A Large Scale Knowledge Base.
    N. Lao, T.M. Mitchell, W.W. Cohen In Proceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2011. [PDF] [abstract] [bib]
  • Which Noun Phrases Denote Which Concepts?.
    J. Krishnamurthy, T.M. Mitchell. In Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2011. [PDF] [abstract] [bib]
  • Adaptation of Graph-Based Semi-Supervised Methods to Large-Scale Text Data.
    Frank Lin and William W. Cohen, in MLG-2011 , 2011. [PDF]
  • Understanding Semantic Change of Words Over Centuries.
    D.T. Wijaya and R. Yeniterzi. In Workshop on Detecting and Exploiting Cultural Diversity on the Social Web (DETECT), 2011 at CIKM 2011. [PDF] [abstract]
  • "Nut Case: What does It Mean?": Understanding Semantic Relationship between Nouns in Noun Compounds through Paraphrasing and Ranking the Paraphrases.
    D.T. Wijaya and P. Gianfortoni. In Workshop on Search and Mining Entity-Relationship Data (SMER), 2011 at CIKM 2011. [PDF] [abstract]
  • Toward an Architecture for Never-Ending Language Learning.
    A. Carlson, J. Betteridge, B. Kisiel, B. Settles, E.R. Hruschka Jr. and T.M. Mitchell. In Proceedings of the Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2010. [PDF] [abstract] [bib] [supplementary materials]
  • Coupled Semi-Supervised Learning for Information Extraction.
    A. Carlson, J. Betteridge, R.C. Wang, E.R. Hruschka Jr. and T.M. Mitchell. In Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM), 2010. [PDF] [abstract] [bib] [supplementary materials]
  • Populating the Semantic Web by Macro-Reading Internet Text.
    T.M. Mitchell, J.Betteridge, A. Carlson, E.R. Hruschka Jr. and R.C. Wang. Invited Paper, In Proceedings of the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), 2009. [PDF] [abstract] [bib]
  • Coupling Semi-Supervised Learning of Categories and Relations.
    A. Carlson, J. Betteridge, E.R. Hruschka Jr. and T.M. Mitchell. In Proceedings of the NAACL HLT Workshop on Semi-supervised Learning for Natural Language Processing, 2009. [PDF] [abstract] [bib]

Conferences and Seminars - Slides and Videos

  • Never Ending Language Learning
    Tom Mitchell's talk in the Univ. of Washington CSE Distinguished Lecture Series, October 21, 2010. [slides], [video]
  • Toward an Architecture for Never-Ending Language Learning
    Andy Carlson's AAAI 2010 presentation, July 2010. [slides]
  • Never Ending Learning
    Tom Mitchell's invited ICML 2010 presentation, June 2010. [slides]
  • Coupled Semi-Supervised Learning for Information Extraction
    Andy Carlson's WSDM 2010 presentation, February 2010. [slides] [video]
  • How Will We Populate the Semantic Web on a Vast Scale?
    Tom Mitchell's keynote talk at ISWC 2009, October 2009. [slides] [video]
  • Toward Never-Ending Learning of Semantic Knowledge
    Tom Mitchell's invited talk at the 2009 AAAI Spring Symposium, March 2009. [slides]