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OKBQA 2017 : Open Knowledge Base and Question Answering Workshop


When Aug 11, 2017 - Aug 11, 2017
Where Tokyo, Japan
Submission Deadline Jun 11, 2017
Notification Due Jul 7, 2017
Final Version Due Jul 15, 2017
Categories    question answering   natural language

Call For Papers

OKBQA 2017 - Open Knowledge Base and Question Answering Workshop
at SIGIR, August 11 2017 | Tokyo, Japan

The Open Knowledge Base and Question Answering (OKBQA) Workshop at SIGIR 2017 seeks papers describing significant research contributions to the field of knowledge and natural language interfaces. The main goal of this workshop is to join forces in developing open frameworks for knowledge extraction and question answering, to share standards, and to foster the creation of an ecosystem of tools and benchmarks. We invite submissions on a wide range of natural language interface research, including, but not limited to:

- Natural Language Interface for Web of Data
- Browsing Linked Data
- Question Answering over Linked Data
- Benchmarking Natural Language Interfaces
- Term Matching and Entity Disambiguation
- SPARQL Query Pattern Generation
- Schema-agnostic Query Generation
- Discovery of Linked Data Sources
- Endpoint Profiling
- Dealing with Data and Schema Heterogeneity
- 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 RDF exposed as Linked Data
- Natural Language Querying of Web Services
- User Feedback and Interaction
- Dialogue Systems
- Personal Assistants
- Knowledge Base Construction for Question Answering
- Entity-centered Knowledge Bases
- Event-centered Knowledge Bases
- Human Intervention of Knowledge with QA
- NLP Annotations for Knowledge Extraction and Machine Reading
- Gold Standard Data Sets and Quality Assessment
- Indexing and Mappings from Existing Sources (Structured, Semi-structured or Unstructured)
- NLP Annotation Framework for Knowledge Base and Question Answering
- NLP annotation framework to represent the layers and their structure of language understanding in graph formats such as XML and RDF, including metadata and underlying ontologies
- NLP annotation knowledge base to access existing annotated NLP resources efficiently and effectively for further processing for knowledge base engineering and question answering

## Important Dates
Submission deadline: 11 June, 2017 (Anywhere on Earth)
Notification of acceptance: 7 July, 2017
Camera-ready versions of accepted papers: 15 July, 2017
Workshop date: 11 August, 2017

## Paper Submissions
OKBQA 2017 solicits the submission of original research papers in two types:
Full paper submissions (up to 8 pages, plus two extra pages for references) must describe substantial and original work.
Short paper submissions (up to 4 pages, plus two extra pages for references) must describe an original work which may present a small, focused contribution, a work in progress, or an interesting application case.

Please use the ACM proceedings style file
It has LaTeX files, Microsoft Word templeate file, and a sample PDF file.
Before submitting your paper please ensure you have read the Instructions for Authors and that your paper uses the prescribed style files. To submit your work, please use the submission page at the following Easychair address
At least one author of each paper is expected to register for the workshop and attend to present the paper.

## Contact Information
For further information about the workshop, please contact at: okbqa @ world . kaist . ac . kr

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