Semantic Web Challenge on Tabular Data to Knowledge Graph Matching
Tabular data in the form of CSV files is the common input format in a data analytics pipeline.
However a lack of understanding of the semantic structure and meaning of the content may hinder
the data analytics process. Thus gaining this semantic understanding will be very valuable for data integration,
data cleaning, data mining, machine learning and knowledge discovery tasks. For example, understanding what the data
is can help assess what sorts of transformation are appropriate on the data.
Tables on the Web may also be the source of highly valuable data. The addition of semantic information to Web tables
may enhance a wide range of applications, such as web search, question answering, and knowledge base (KB) construction.
Tabular data to Knowledge Graph (KG) matching is the process of assigning semantic tags from Knowledge Graphs (e.g., Wikidata or DBpedia)
to the elements of the table.
This task however is often difficult in practice due to metadata (e.g., table and column names) being missing, incomplete or ambiguous.
This challenge aims at benchmarking systems dealing with the tabular data to KG matching problem, so as to
facilitate their comparison on the same basis and the reproducibility of the results.
The 2019 edition of this challenge will be collocated with the 18th International Semantic Web Conference
and the 14th International Workshop on Ontology Matching.
Results and Challenge Prizes
Results of all four rounds available here.
Prizes sponsored by SIRIUS and IBM Research:
Datasets and Evaluator
The challenge datasets and ground truths are now open: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3518539
You can cite the dataset as:
Oktie Hassanzadeh, Vasilis Efthymiou, Jiaoyan Chen, Ernesto Jimenez-Ruiz, and Kavitha Srinivas. (2019).
SemTab2019: Semantic Web Challenge on Tabular Data to Knowledge Graph Matching - 2019 Data Sets (Version 2019) [Data set]. Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3518539
The codes of the AICrowd evaluator are also available here.
ISWC Challenge Presentations
The results of the challenge will be presented on October 30 (11:40-12:40). See full ISWC program here.
Four participating teams will also present their systems.
Presentations during the Ontology Matching workshop on October 26:
- 11:40-12:00: Challenge overview & announcement of awards. (slides) (photos)
- 12:00-12:10: MTab: Matching Tabular Data to Knowledge Graph using Probability Models by Phuc Nguyen, Natthawut Kertkeidkachorn, Ryutaro Ichise and Hideaki Takeda. (slides)
- 12:10-12:20: Entity Linking to Knowledge Graphs to Infer Column Types and Properties (Tabularisi) by Avijit Thawani, Minda Hu, Erdong Hu, Husain Zafar, Naren Teja Divvala, Amandeep Singh, Ehsan Qasemi, Pedro Szekely and Jay Pujara. (slides)
- 12:20-12:30: MantisTable: an automatic approach for the Semantic Table Interpretation (Team_STI) by Marco Cremaschi, Roberto Avogadro, and David Chieregato. (slides)
- 12:30-12:40: DAGOBAH: An End-to-End Context-Free Tabular Data Semantic Annotation System by Yoan Chabot, Thomas Labbe, Jixiong Liu and Raphaël Troncy. (slides)
- Challenge overview. (slides)
- Presentation during OM workshop: ISWC challenge: transforming tabular data into semantic knowledge by Gilles Vandewiele, Bram Steenwinckel, Filip De Turck, Femke Ongenae. (slides)
- Daniela Oliveira and Mathieu d'Aquin. ADOG - Anotating Data with Ontologies and Graphs.
- Phuc Nguyen, Natthawut Kertkeidkachorn, Ryutaro Ichise and Hideaki Takeda. MTab: Matching Tabular Data to Knowledge Graph using Probability Models.
- Marco Cremaschi, Roberto Avogadro, and David Chieregato. MantisTable: an Automatic Approach for the Semantic Table Interpretation.
- Avijit Thawani, Minda Hu, Erdong Hu, Husain Zafar, Naren Teja Divvala, Amandeep Singh, Ehsan Qasemi, Pedro Szekely and Jay Pujara. Entity Linking to Knowledge Graphs to Infer Column Types and Properties.
- Gilles Vandewiele, Bram Steenwinckel, Filip De Turck, and Femke Ongenae. CVS2KG: Transforming Tabular Data into Semantic Knowledge.
- Yoan Chabot, Thomas Labbe, Jixiong Liu and Raphaël Troncy. DAGOBAH: An End-to-End Context-Free Tabular Data Semantic Annotation System.
- Hiroaki Morikawa, Fumihito Nishino and Nobuyuki Igata. Semantic Table Interpretation using LOD4ALL.
The challenge includes the following tasks organised into several evaluation rounds:
- Assigning a semantic type (e.g., a KG class) to a column: CTA task. Datasets: Round 1, Round 2 (targets), Round 3 (targets), Round 4 (targets)
- Matching a cell to a KG entity: CEA task. Datasets: Round 1, Round 2 (targets), Round 3 (targets),Round 4 (targets)
- Assigning a KG property to the relationship between two columns: CPA task. Datasets: Round 1, Round 2 (targets), Round 3 (targets), Round 4 (targets)
The challenge will be run with the support of the AICrowd platform.
NEW: please register your system details here.
NEW: we have created a discussion group for the challenge.
Support for ontology alignment and link discovery
Ontology alignment and link discovery systems are welcome to participate. Please follow the instructions for the CEA task.
There will be prizes sponsored by SIRIUS and IBM Research for the best systems and the best student systems in the challenge.
The prize winners will be announced during the ISWC conference (on October 30, 2019).
We will take into account all evaluation rounds specially the one running till the conference dates, the covered tasks and the novelty of the applied techniques (we encourage the submission of a system paper).
- Open: Please register your system details here.
- April 15: Round 1 opens.
- June 30: Round 1 closes.
- July 1: Best participants in Rounds 1 and 2 are invited to present their results during ISWC conference and the
Ontology Matching workshop. Check ISWC 2019 student travel grants.
- July 17: Round 2 opens.
- September 22 (extended): Round 2 closes.
- September 23 (tentative): Round 3 opens.
- September 27 (extended): System paper submissions (preliminary version, e.g., system_name_prelim.pdf). Please use this form.
- October 14: Round 3 closes (tentative).
- October 15: Round 4 opens (tentative).
- October 20: Round 4 closes (tentative).
- October 26: Ontology Matching workshop.
- October 30: Challenge Presentation and prize announcement.
- November 10: System paper submissions (final version, e.g., system_name_final.pdf). Please use this form.
We encourage participants to submit a system paper.
The paper should be no more than 8 pages long and formatted using the
These papers are not peer-reviewed, but they will revised by 1-2 challenge organisers.
Please use this form for the submission (requires a google account and a valid email).
To ensure easy comparability among the participants we suggest the following
- Presentation of the system
- State, purpose, general statement
- Specific techniques used
- Adaptations made for the evaluation
- Link to the system and parameters file
- 2.x) a comment for each task/dataset performed
- General comments (if relevant)
- Comments on the results (strength and weaknesses)
- Discussions on the way to improve the proposed system
- Comments on the challenge procedure
- Comments on the challenge test cases
- Comments on the challenge measures
- Proposal of new datasets, tasks or measures
This track is organised by
Kavitha Srinivas (IBM Research),
Ernesto Jimenez-Ruiz (City, University of London; Alan Turing Institute; University of Oslo),
Oktie Hassanzadeh (IBM Research),
Jiaoyan Chen (University of Oxford) and
Vasilis Efthymiou (IBM Research).
If you have any problems working with the datasets or any suggestions
related to this challenge, do not hesitate to contact us.
Challenge committee members
- Udayan Khurana (IBM Research)
- Erik Bryhn Myklebust (University of Oslo)
- Vasilis Efthymiou (IBM Research)
- Monika Solanki (Agrimetrics)
- Ole Magnus Holter (University of Oslo)
- Pedro Szekely (University of Southern California)
- Basil Ell (University of Bielefeld; University of Oslo)
- Marco Cremaschi (University of Milano - Bicocca)
- Asan Agibetov (Medical University of Vienna)
The challenge is currently supported by the AIDA project,
the SIRIUS Centre for Research-driven Innovation, and IBM Research.