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The Journal of Web Semantics invites submissions for a special issue on Automating Knowledge Graph Construction to be edited by Ernesto Jimenez-Ruiz, Jiaoyan Chen, Volker Tresp and Vasilis Efthymiou. Submissions are due by 31st October 2021.
Call for Papers
The Journal of Web Semantics (JoWS) invites submissions for a special issue on Automatic Knowledge Graph Construction (AKGC). Knowledge Graphs (KGs), as a critical part of AI, are playing an increasingly important role in many domains such as search engines, personal assistants, data integration, recommender systems, etc. For instance, Google uses its KG to augment its search results, while Apple and Amazon use their KGs to power their personal assistants, Siri and Alexa, respectively. However, KG construction is still a big challenge. Although several KGs such as Wikidata and DBpedia are already very large, they are still incomplete with limited coverage for supporting many domain-specific applications. With the development of digital technologies, many knowledge resources are now available as data, but they are usually separately stored in different data formats, including (semi-)structured data such as DBs, Web tables, CSV files, Web pages, spreadsheets, sensor records, and unstructured data such as literature and encyclopedia articles. Automatically or semi-automatically creating KGs from such resources would offer many benefits, but suitable techniques are missing and/or preliminary.
In this special issue, we welcome articles (1) proposing novel techniques for AKGC from structured data, semi-structured data, or a combination of structured, semi-structured and unstructured data; (2) proposing AKGC techniques for different domains and applications; (3) benchmarking or performing a thorough evaluation of existing AKGC techniques; and (4) reviewing existing AKGC techniques and resources with surveys and perspectives. A focus of the special issue will be effectiveness and reproducibility.
We encourage authors to submit their pre-prints (before peer review) into arXiv and share the accepted versions by updating the preprint in arXiv. This is in line with the Green Open Access policy of the journal.
Topics of Interest
The target topics include, but are not limited to:
The Journal of Web Semantics solicits original scientific contributions of high quality. Following the overall mission of the journal, we emphasize the publication of papers that combine theories, methods and experiments from different subject areas in order to deliver innovative semantic methods and applications. The publication of large-scale experiments and their analysis is also encouraged to clearly illustrate scenarios and methods that introduce semantics into existing Web interfaces, contents and services.
Submission of your manuscript is welcome provided that it, or any translation of it, has not been copyrighted or published and is not being submitted for publication elsewhere. Extensions of already published conference papers with formal proceedings will be considered as long as the submitted manuscript contains at least 30% new material. Manuscripts should be prepared for publication in accordance with instructions given in the JoWS guide for authors.
We welcome in the special issue five types of papers:
The submission and review process will be carried out using Elsevier's Web-based Editorial Manager (EM) system. Please state the name of the SI in your cover letter and, at the time of submission, please select “SI:AKGC” when reaching the Article Type selection.
Upon acceptance of an article, the author(s) will be asked to transfer copyright of the article to the publisher. This transfer will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information. Elsevier's liberal preprint policy permits authors and their institutions to host preprints on their web sites. Preprints of the articles will be made freely accessible on the JoWS preprint server. Final copies of accepted publications will appear in print and at Elsevier's archival online server.
Tentative deadlines. JoWS has a policy of allowing only one round of major revisions.
Intention to submit: https://tinyurl.com/JoWS-SI-AKGC