Simon Razniewski
Postdoctoral Researcher
Department 5
Max Planck Institute for Informatics
Room 425
Campus E1 4
srazniew@mpi-inf.mpg.de (PGP)


Simon Razniewski is postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken, Germany. His research interests include Data Quality and Management, Semantic Web, Knowledge Engineering and Machine Learning.
He was previously assistant professor at the Free University of Bozen Bolzano (2014-2017). He holds a PhD from the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (2014), and a Diplom (MSc.) from TU Dresden (2010; not this Dresden). He spent time as visitor at the Max-Planck Institute for Informatics (2016), the University of Queensland (2015), AT&T Labs-Research (2013), the University of California, San Diego (2012), and has previous industrial experience from Globalfoundries (2010) and Siemens IT (2009). He has published 8 full papers at premier² conferences in the area of data science and management (and 26 papers in total).

² A* or A in the CORE 2014 ranking

  • 6.12. Recoin, the relative completeness indicator for Wikidata, has been extended to all entities
  • 4.11. At CIKM and ADMA
  • 1.11. Joined the Max Planck Institute for Informatics
  • 28.10. Will give a talk at WikidataCon: "Data completeness: How to know what Wikidata knows?"
  • 2.9.-16.9. Away from email in Kyrgyzstan
  • 28.9. Seminar "Knowledge Bases" has been announced. Register till 4.10.
  • 19.8. Our paper "Doctoral Advisor or Medical Condition: Towards Entity-specific Rankings of Knowledge Base Properties" (joint work with Vevake Balaraman and Werner Nutt) has been accepted as spotlight research paper at ADMA 2017
  • 31.7.-11.8. At ACL
  • 14.7.2017 Our paper "Completeness-aware Rule Learning from Knowledge Graphs" (joint work with Thomas Pellissier Tanon, Daria Stepanova, Paramita Mirza and Gerhard Weikum) has been accepted at ISWC 2017
  • 29.5.2017 At ESWC
  • 12.4.2017 Our poster "Assessing the Completeness of Entities in
  • Knowledge Bases" (with Albin Ahmeti and Axel Polleres) has been accepted at ESWC 2017
  • 11.4.2017 Visiting the University of Auckland
  • 31.4.2017 Our short paper "Cardinal Virtues: Extracting Relation Cardinalities from Text" has been accepted at ACL 2017 (with Paramita Mirza, Fariz Darari, Gerhard Weikum)
  • 22.3.2017 Our short paper "Enabling Completeness-aware Querying in SPARQL" has been accepted at the WebDB 2017 workshop (with Luis Galárraga and Katja Hose)
  • 7.3.2017 Times Higher Education ranks FUB as world's tenth best small university
  • 17.2.2017 Visiting the LIRIS lab in Lyon
  • 10.2.2017 KRDB Lunch seminar talk on recent research
  • 11.1.2017 Visiting Telecom ParisTech University, DBWeb team
  • 15.11.2016 Our relative completeness tool for Wikidata, ReCoin, has been released
  • 12.11.2016 200k views of lookslikescanned.com
  • 18.10.2016 Our paper “Predicting Completeness in Knowledge Bases" (with Luis Galárraga, Antoine Amarilli and Fabian M. Suchanek) has been accepted at WSDM 2017
  • Visiting the Max-Planck-Institute for Informatics, 10/2016 - 1/2017
  • Our poster "Expanding Wikidata's Parenthood Information by 178%, or How To Mine Relation Cardinality Information" (with Paramita Mirza and Werner Nutt) has been accepted at ISWC 2016
  • Our paper “Managing and Consuming Completeness Information for Wikidata Using COOL-WD” (with Radityo Eko Prasojo, Fariz Darari and Werner Nutt) has been accepted at the COLD workshop at ISWC 2016
  • Our paper “Optimizing Update Frequencies for Decaying Information” has been accepted at CIKM 2016
  • Our paper “Exploiting Hierarchies for Efficient Detection of Completeness in Stream Data” (with Shazia Sadiq and Xiaofang Zhou) has been accepted at ADC 2016
  • Mostly away from email till 22.7. in Indonesia and Georgia
  • 30.4.2016 Our proposal “The Call for Recall” has been approved by the FUB (budget 20k€)
  • 19.4.2016 Our paper “Turning The Partial-closed World Assumption Upside Down” has been accepted at AMW 2016
  • 4.4.2016 Our vision paper “But What Do We Actually Know?” (with Fabian M. Suchanek and Werner Nutt) has been accepted at the AKBC workshop at NAACL 2016
  • 1.3.2016: Our paper “Enabling Fine-grained RDF Data Completeness Assessment” (with Fariz Darari, Radityo Eko Prasojo and Werner Nutt) has been accepted at ICWE 2016
  • 28.2.2016: 100k views of lookslikescanned.com
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