The Unusual Suspects : Deep Learning Based Mining of Interesting Entity Trivia from Knowledge Graphs

Authors : Nausheen Fatma, Manoj K. Chinnakotla, Manish Shrivastava

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Nausheen Fatma, Manoj. K Chinnakotla, and Manish Shrivastava. The Unusual Suspects: Deep Learning Based Mining of Interesting Entity Trivia from Knowledge Graphs. In Thirty-First AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2017 [pdf][bib].

Abstract : Trivia is any fact about an entity which is interesting due to its unusualness, uniqueness or unexpectedness. Trivia could be successfully employed to promote user engagement in various product experiences featuring the given entity. A Knowledge Graph (KG) is a semantic network which encodes various facts about entities and their relationships. In this paper, we propose a novel approach called DBpedia Trivia Miner (DTM) to automatically mine trivia for entities of a given domain in KGs. The essence of DTM lies in learning an Interestingness Model (IM), for a given domain, from human annotated training data provided in the form of interesting facts from the KG. The IM thus learnt is applied to extract trivia for other entities of the same domain in the KG. We propose two different approaches for learning the IM - a) A Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) based approach and b) Fusion Based CNN (F-CNN) approach which combines both hand-crafted and CNN features. Experiments across two different domains - Bollywood Actors and Music Artists reveal that CNN automatically learns features which are relevant to the task and shows competitive performance relative to hand-crafted feature based baselines whereas F-CNN significantly improves the performance over the baseline approaches which use hand-crafted features alone. Overall, DTM achieves an F1 score of 0.81 and 0.65 in Bollywood Actors and Music Artists domains respectively.