ESWC Summer School 2016

WDAqua team is looking back at the successful ESWC summer school dedicated to Data Science that took place 5-10 September 2016 in Dubrovnik, Croatia (see During the summer school week, WDAqua ESRs enjoyed tutorials on a variety of Data Science topics, actively participated in interactive hands on sessions, presented their work during poster sessions and worked in teams to conduct exciting research projects. We are very pleased to see WDAqua ESRs bringing home a lot of awards for their poster presentations and projects.

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WDAqua technical meeting

The WDAqua team successfully completed a two-day technical meeting. The meeting took place on the 2nd and 3rd of September 2016 in Dubrovnik and among others the integration of the single PhD projects in a common question answering architecture, the WDAqua use cases, and the next collaboration steps were discussed.

 Alessandro’s secondment at Wikimedia

Alessandro Piscopo from the University of Southampton successfully completed his secondment at Wikimedia Germany. He investigated data quality issues in the Wikidata dataset with the goal to develop methods to measure and improve data quality in collaborative knowledge engineering systems. An interesting article here reports on Alessandro’s experience at Wikimedia Germany.

Open PhD position

WDAqua reopened a PhD position at the University of Southampton. For more details follow the link.

Best Paper Award@PROFILES

The WDAqua members José M. Giménez-García, Antoine Zimmermann and Harsh Thakkar won the Best Paper Award for their paper “Assessing trust with PageRank in the Web of Data” at the PROFILES workshop which took place at the 13th ESWC 2016.



WDAqua members presented one research paper at the 13th ESWC 2016 and two workshop papers at the PROFILES workshop. The WDAqua project was also presented at the EU Project Networking session and with a poster and demo at the Posters/Demos session.

1st WDAqua Learning Week

From 31th August to 4th September 2015, the First Learning Week of the WDAqua PhD students was held in Saint-Etienne, France in conjunction with the Web Intelligence Summer School, concentrating on the topics as publishing of Web Data, understanding and analyzing a question in natural language, finding data to answer the question, justifying the answer and presenting the answers.


The WDAqua project presented itself in the Project Networking session of the 12th ESWC 2015.

WDAqua project kick off meeting

On 21th and 22th January 2015, the WDAqua project kick off meeting was held in Bonn, Germany, with the presence of all partners and beneficiaries.