Knowledge Graphs in Finance and Economics

AKBC Conference 2022

Workshop

Workshop Information

Date
5 November 2022
Time
14:00 GMT
Location
Barbican Centre
Silk Street
London, EC2
United Kingdom
AKBC venue page
Virtual
Zoom Link

Overview

The structure of the relationships between entities in finance and economics is inherently a dynamically-changing network, and knowledge graphs are a natural choice for representing and storing information of such networks. As knowledge graphs of the financial economy encompasses not only information extracted and abstracted from large amounts of textual data, but also from numerical and time series data, this field emerges as cross-pollination between NLP, quantitative finance and economics.

Currently, most finance/economic literature focuses on quantitative data as modern NLP techniques are still recent developments. Relation extraction from non-financial data allows to uncover relationships amongst companies that are not immediately apparent from the price signal or official financial documents. Previous research at the intersection of KGs and finance has primarily focused on stock price prediction and financial fraud detection. In the field of NLP, KG construction has been an active field for many years, but the application and focus on finance and economics is only emerging. Most existing large-scale knowledge graphs are bootstrapped from Wikipedia, which only has entries for a fraction of existing companies, so novel knowledge graph bootstrapping techniques need to be developed.

The aim of this workshop is to bring researchers from both industry and academia to bridge the gap between semantic and symbolic information and numerical information in knowledge graphs, and to discuss the application of KGs in finance and economics. Using automated methods to build knowledge graphs that are dynamic, nuanced and large scale allows researchers to learn from advances from several fields and enables the financial and economics industry to draw new insights and make more informed and timely decisions.

Topics/Open Questions

Workshop Schedule

14:00
14:15
Opening Remarks
Ye Tian
14:15
14:35
Key Note
Ben Jones
14:35
15:30
Talks Session 1
Information Retrieval in Financial Documents
Takehiro Takayanagi (University of Tokyo)
CODEC: Complex Document and Entity Collection
Iain Mackie (University of Glasgow)
Resource for this talk
15:30
16:00
Coffee Break
16:00
17:20
Talks Session 2
Economic Causal-Chain Search using Text Mining Technology
Hiroki Sakaji (University of Tokyo)
NLP in FinTech Applications: Past, Present and Future
Chung-Chi Chen (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan)
17:20
17:30
Closing Remarks
Migael Strydom (Theia Insights)

Committee Members

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