MEX Interfaces: Automating Machine Learning Metadata Generation

Diego Esteves, Pablo N. Mendes, Diego Moussallem, Julio Cesar Duarte, Amrapali Zaveri, Jens Lehmann, Ciro Baron Neto, Igor Costa, Maria Claudia Cavalcanti

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Despite recent efforts to achieve a high level of interoperability of Machine Learning (ML) experiments, positively collaborating with the Reproducible Research context, we still run into the problems created due to the existence of different ML platforms: each of those have a specific conceptualization or schema for representing data and metadata. This scenario leads to an extra coding-effort to achieve both the desired interoperability and a better provenance level as well as a more automatized environment for obtaining the generated results. Hence, when using ML libraries, it is a common task to re-design specific data models (schemata) and develop wrappers to manage the produced outputs. In this article, we discuss this gap focusing on the solution for the question: ``What is the cleanest and lowest-impact solution to achieve both higher interoperability and provenance metadata levels in the Integrated Development Environments (IDE) context and how to facilitate the inherent data querying task?''. We introduce a novel and low impact methodology specifically designed for code built in that context, combining semantic web concepts and reflection in order to minimize the gap for exporting ML metadata in a structured manner, allowing embedded code annotations that are, in run-time, converted in one of the state-of-the-art ML schemas for the Semantic Web: the MEX Vocabulary.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Conference on Semantic Systems - Leipzig, Germany
Duration: 12 Sept 201615 Sept 2016


Conference12th International Conference on Semantic Systems
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