About the Keynote
Knowledge Graphs have rapidly become a mainstream technology that combines features of databases and AI. In this talk I will present my personal view of what a knowledge graph is, discuss the theory behind them, and illustrate their use in a range of applications. I will then consider the challenges inherent in both the implementation and application of Knowledge Graphs and present some of our recent research that addresses both aspects.
About Ian Horrocks
Ian Horrocks is a full professor in the Oxford University Department of Computer Science, a visiting professor in the Department of Informatics at the University of Oslo and a co-founder of Oxford Semantic Technologies. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society, a member of Academia Europaea, a fellow of the European Association for Artificial Intelligence (EurAI), a Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute and a British Computer Society Lovelace Medalist. His research concerns the representation of knowledge, and the efficient manipulation of such knowledge by computers. He played a leading role in establishing the Semantic Web as a significant research field, pioneering many of the underlying logics, algorithms, optimisation techniques, and reasoning systems. He has contributed to the development of several widely used reasoning systems including FaCT++, HermiT, Elk and RDFox. He has published more than 300 papers in major international conferences and journals, winning best paper prizes at KR-98, AAAI-2010, and IJCAI-2017, and test of time awards at ISWC-2013, KR-2020 and CADE-2021. He is one of the UK’s most highly cited computer scientists, with more than 68,000 citations, and an h-index of 99.