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SQA 2018 : SQA 2018 - Scalable Question Answering - ESWC

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Link: https://project-hobbit.eu/challenges/sqa-challenge-eswc-2018/
 
When Jun 3, 2018 - Jun 7, 2018
Where Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Submission Deadline Mar 9, 2018
Notification Due Apr 9, 2018
Final Version Due Apr 23, 2018
Categories    question answering   linked data   semantic web   benchmarks
 

Call For Papers

SQA 2018 - Scalable Question Answering

3rd-7th June 2018, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
in conjunction with the 15th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2018)
https://2018.eswc-conferences.org/
https://project-hobbit.eu/open-challenges/sqa-challenge-eswc-2018/

The key challenge for Scalable Question Answering over Linked Data is the need to translate a user’s information request into such a form that it can be efficiently evaluated using standard Semantic Web query processing and inferencing techniques.
Therefore, the main task of SQA Challenge is the following: given an RDF dataset and and a large volume of natural language questions or keywords, return the correct answers (or SPARQL queries that retrieves those answers).

Training dataset and documentation are available:
* Training dataset: https://figshare.com/articles/LC-QuAD_QALDformat/5818452
* Description: http://hobbitdata.informatik.uni-leipzig.de/SQAOC/Documentation.txt
In the Scalable Question Answering Challenge (SQA) users can display the capabilities of their systems using the HOBBIT platform (https://project-hobbit.eu/outcomes/hobbit-platform) provided by the homonymous H2020 project.
Participants will be expected to describe their solution and results on the training datasets over a 5 page paper. In particular, a short summary of the approach chosen, a link to the experimental results and an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the approach are expected.

Important Dates
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- Challenge papers submission deadline (5 pages document): Friday, March 30th, 2018
- Notifications sent to participants and invitations to submit task results: Monday April 30th, 2018
- Test data (and other participation tools) published: Monday, May 7th, 2018
- Camera ready papers for the conference (5 pages document): Monday, May 14th, 2018
- Instructions for evaluation: Monday, February 12th, 2018
- Deadline for submission of system answers (cut-off): Friday, June 1st, 2018
- Camera ready papers for the challenge proceedings (up to 15 pages): Friday, July 6th, 2018 (tentative deadline)
- Proclamation of winners: During ESWC2018 closing ceremony
- Eligible to submit papers are only authors participating in the challenge.

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Organization
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Giulio Napolitano, IAIS, Fraunhofer, Germany
Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo, University of Paderborn, Germany
Ricardo Usbeck, University of Paderborn, Germany
Grigorios Tzortzis, NCSR Demokritos, Greece
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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/open-challenges/sqa-challenge-eswc-2018/
Contact Email: Giulio.Napolitano@iais.fraunhofer.de

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