TimeMachine Project

Example timeline

The goal of this project is to automatically generate timelines for entities with rich history (e.g. music artists, actors, politicians, athletes etc) given a knowledge base of facts. An ideal timeline enabling interactive exploration should satisfy three orthogonal quality criteria: (1) it shows events that are relevant to the entity; (2) visual crowding is avoided to allow for easy interaction and (3) it reveals interesting and diverse relationships to other entities.

Sneak peek: What everyone should know about Justin Bieber

You can try out our demo here.

Contributors: Tim Althoff, Luna Dong, Kevin Murphy, Evgeniy Gabrilovich, Safa Alai, Van Dang, Wei Zhang.

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