Who killed Lilly Kane? A case study in applying knowledge graphs to crime fiction.

Published in GTA3 workshop at IEEE Big Data, 2020

Joint with Mariam Alaverdian*, William Gilroy*, Veronica Kirgios*, Xia Li, Carolina Matuk*, Tachin Ruangkriengsin*, Andrea L. Bertozzi, P. Jeffrey Brantingham (*= undergraduate coauthor)

We present a preliminary study of a knowledge graph created from season one of the television show Veronica Mars, which follows the eponymous young private investigator as she attempts to solve the murder of her best friend Lilly Kane. We discuss various techniques for mining the knowledge graph for clues and potential suspects. We also discuss best practice for collaboratively constructing knowledge graphs from television shows.

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