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(Call for papers)QALD@ESWC 2017 : 7th Question Answering over Linked Data Challenge

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Link: https://project-hobbit.eu/challenges/qald2017/
 
When May 28, 2017 - Jun 1, 2017
Where Portoroz, Slovenia
Submission Deadline Mar 20, 2017
Notification Due Apr 7, 2017
Final Version Due Apr 23, 2017
Categories    question answering   natural language processing   NLP   QA
 

Call For Papers

Call For Papers (Extension of paper submission deadline) : QALD 2017 - 7th Question Answering over Linked Data Challenge

In conjunction with the 14th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2017)
http://2017.eswc-conferences.org/
May 28th to June 1st 2017, Portoroz, Slovenia
full details at: https://project-hobbit.eu/challenges/qald2017/
Contact: qald-contact@googlegroups.com

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The key challenge for Question Answering over Linked Data is to translate a user’s
information need into a form such that it can be evaluated using standard
Semantic Web query processing and inferencing techniques.

The main task of QALD therefore is the following:
Given one or several RDF dataset(s) as well as additional knowledge sources and natural
language questions or keywords, return the correct answers or a SPARQL query that
retrieves these answers.

This year, the challenge comprises the following tasks:
-Task 1: Multilingual question answering over DBpedia
-Task 2: Hybrid question answering
-Task 3: Large-Scale Question answering over RDF
-Task 4: English question answering over Wikidata

We expect participants to describe their approach over a 5 page paper,
including advantages and disadvantages as well as a first evaluation of the system
with the respective task training data or an in-depth analysis of errors.

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Important Dates
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Paper submission deadline (5 pages document): March 20th, 2017, 23:59 Hawaii Time*
Notification of acceptance: April 7th, 2017
Camera ready papers (5 pages document): April 23rd, 2017
Deadline for submission of system answers/instructions for evaluation: TBA
Release of evaluation results: TBA
Proclamation of winners: During ESWC 2017 closing ceremony

*Eligible to submit papers are only authors participating in the challenge.

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Organization
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Ricardo Usbeck, University of Leipzig, Germany
Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo, Institute for Applied Informatics, Germany
Bastian Haarmann, Fraunhofer-Institute IAIS, Germany
Anastasia Krithara, NCSR “Demokritos”, Greece

For the complete list of organizers and program committee members,
please visit the challenge website.

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Further Information and Contact
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For detailed information, including datasets and submission guidelines,
please visit the challenge website:

https://project-hobbit.eu/challenges/qald2017/

Contact Email: qald-contact@googlegroups.com

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