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Our paper “Parallel Online Learning of Event Definitions” was accepted at ILP 2017


Nikos Katzouris, Alexander Artikis, and Georgios Paliouras


Logic-based event recognition systems infer occurrences of events in time using a set of event definitions in the form of first-order rules. The Event Calculus is a temporal logic that has been used as a basis in event recognition applications, providing among others, direct connections to machine learning, via Inductive Logic Programming (ILP). OLED is a recently proposed ILP system that learns event definitions in the form of Event Calculus theories, in a single pass over a data stream. In this work we present a version of OLED that allows for parallel, online learning. We evaluate our approach on a benchmark activity recognition dataset and show that we can reduce training times, while achieving super-linear speed-ups on some occasions.

Parallel Online Learning of Event Definitions