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NLIWOD 2020 : The 6th Natural Language Interfaces for the Web of Data Workshop


When Nov 2, 2020 - Nov 3, 2020
Where Athens, Greece
Submission Deadline Sep 8, 2020
Notification Due Sep 30, 2020
Final Version Due Oct 10, 2020

Call For Papers

The Sixth International Workshop on Natural Language Interfaces for the Web of Data (NLIWOD)

The primary goal of this workshop is to bring together experts on the use of natural-language interfaces (NLI) for answering questions especially over the Web of Data.

• NEW focus! Conversational Information Retrieval
• NEW focus! Combining Deep Learning and Knowledge Graphs for NL interfaces
• NEW focus! NL interfaces for the whole LOD cloud
• NEW focus! Industrial NL interfaces
• Focus! Keyword search on structured data
• Focus! Dialogue systems
• Focus! Personal assistants
• Focus! Chatbots (over Linked Data)
• Focus! Question answering over Big Knowledge Graphs
• Self-wiring systems natural language systems
• Benchmarking natural language interfaces
• Term matching and entity disambiguation
• Browsing Linked Data
• Indexing for question answering
• SPARQL query pattern generation
• Schema-agnostic query generation
• Discovery of Linked Data sources
• Dealing with data and schema heterogeneity NL interfaces
• Providing justifications of answers and conveying trust
• Knowledge base design for question answering
• Language resources and NLP software for question answering
• Reasoning for question answering
• Natural language querying of Web services
• User feedback and interaction

#Submission Instructions
NLIWOD solicits the submission of original research articles in three types:

1. Full articles submissions (up to 16 pages) must describe substantial and original work.
2. Short articles submissions (up to 8 pages) must describe an original work which may present
o A small, focused contribution,
o A work in progress, or
o An interesting application case.
3. Demos and posters presentations (5 pages)

All submissions must be in English and in formatted the style of the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). For details on the LNCS style, see Springer's Author Instructions. All articles are to be submitted via EasyChair

#Review and Publication
All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the Program Committee of the workshop, the submissions do not need to be anonymous. The accepted contributions will be published in the proceedings of the workshop. Each accepted paper needs to be presented by one of the authors at the workshop.
We encourage HTML submissions but are currently bound to the ISWC proceedings decision, which is still open and thus demands a PDF of your HTML page as well which needs to be formatted according to LNCS. For useful information about HTML submissions, please see

#Important Dates
• Workshop papers submissions - August 10, 2020
• Notification - September 11, 2020
• Camera Ready Submission - September 21, 2020
• Publication of Proceedings - October 2, 2020

#Contact Information
In case of questions, please contact

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