Faisal, Sidra; Endris, Kemele M; Shekarpour, Saeedeh; Auer, Sören; Vidal, Maria-Esther; Co-evolution of RDF Datasets, International Conference on Web Engineering, 225-243, 2016, Springer

Wikidatians Are Born: Paths to Full Participation in a Collaborative Structured Knowledge Base. Alessandro Piscopo, Christopher Phethean, Elena Simperl. HICSS-50. 2017 (to appear)

Towards a Message-Driven Vocabulary for Promoting the Interoperability of Question Answering Systems. Kuldeep Singh, Andreas Both, Dennis Diefenbach, Saeedeh Shekarpour. IEEE ICSC 2016.


Qanary – A Methodology for Vocabulary-driven Open Question Answering Systems. Andreas Both, Dennis Diefenbach, Kuldeep Singh, Saedeeh Shekarpour, Didier Cherix, Christoph Lange. ESWC 2016.


Are Linked Datasets fit for Open-domain Question Answering? A Quality Assessment. Harsh Thakkar, Kemele M. Endris, Jose M. Gimenez-Garcia, Jeremy Debattista, Christoph Lange, Sören Auer. WIMS 2016.


A Scalable Approach for Computing Semantic Relatedness using Semantic Web Data. Dennis Diefenbach, Ricardo Usbeck, Kamal Singh, Pierre Maret. WIMS 2016.


Ranking the Web of Data. Jose M. Garica, Harsh Thakkar, and Antoine Zimmermann. PROFILES 2016 Workshop. (2016).


Question Answering on Linked Data: Challenges and Future Directions. Saeedeh Shekarpour, Denis Lukovnikov, Ashwini Jaya Kumar, Kemele Endris, Kuldeep Singh, Harsh Thakkar, Christoph Lange. Q4APS at WWW 2016.


Qanary – the Fast Track to Creating a Question Answering System with Linked Data Technology . Kuldeep Singh, Andreas Both, Dennis Diefenbach, Saedeeh Shekarpour, Didier Cherix, Christoph Lange. ESWC Poster&Demo 2016.


A Scalable Approach for Computing Semantic Relatedness using Semantic Web Data. Dennis Diefenbach, Ricardo Usbeck, Kamal Singh, Pierre Maret. 6th International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics (WIMS) 2016.


A Knowledge Graph Based Speech Interface For Question Answering Systems. Ashwini Jaya Kumar, Christoph Schmidt, Joachim Koehler. Speech Communication, Elsevier (Under Revision).

WDAqua: Answering Questions using Web Data. Ioanna Lytra, Maria-Esther Vidal, Christoph Lange, Sören Auer and Elena Demidova. 13th ESWC 2016, EU Project Networking session.


Computing the Semantic Relatedness of Music Genre using Semantic Web Data. Dennis Diefenbach, Pierre-René Lhérisson, Fabrice Muhlenbach, Pierre Maret. SEMANTICS Poster&Demo 2016.


Aligning Texts and Knowledge Bases with Semantic Sentence Simplification. Yassine Mrabet, Pavlos Vougiouklis, Halil Kilicoglu, Claire Gardent, Dina Demner-Fushman, Jonathon Hare, and Elena Simperl. 2nd International Workshop on Natural Language Generation and the Semantic Web (WebNLG) 2016.


A Neural Network Approach for Knowledge-Driven Response Generation. Pavlos Vougiouklis, Jonathon Hare, and Elena Simperl. 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING) 2016.

Representing Contextual Information as Fluents. José M. Giménez-García, Antoine Zimmermann and Pierre Maret. Poster Paper. EKAW 2016.

Learning when searching for web data. Laura Koesten, Emilia Kacprzak, Jenifer Tennison. Search as Learning (SAL) workshop @SIGIR 2016.

The WDAqua ITN – Answering Questions using Web Data. Christoph Lange, Saeedeh Shekarpour and Sören Auer. 12th ESWC 2015, EU Project Networking session.

PDF (poster)

Position Paper: Dataset profiling for un-Linked Data. Emilia Kacprzak, Laura Koesten, Tom Heath, Jeni Tennison. PROFILES Workshop. ESWC 2016 (Satellite Events)

The Trials and Tribulations of Working with Structured Data - a Study on Information Seeking Behaviour. Laura Koesten, Emilia Kacprzak, Jeni Tennison, Elena Simperl. CHI 2017

WDAqua-core0: A Question Answering Component for the Research Community. Dennis Diefenbach, Kamal Singh, Pierre Maret. ESWC, 7th Open Challenge on Question Answering over Linked Data (QALD-7)

Introducing Feedback in Qanary: How Users can interact with QA systems. Dennis Diefenbach, Niousha Hormozi, Shanzay Amjad, Andreas Both, ESWC P&D

Trill: A reusable Front-End for QA systems, Dennis Diefenbach, Shanzay Amjad, Andreas Both, Kamal Singh, Pierre Maret, ESWC P&D

The Qanary Ecosystem: getting new insights by composing Question Answering pipelines. Dennis Diefenbach, Kuldeep Singh, Andreas Both, Didier Cherix, Christoph Lange,Sören Auer. ICWE

Searching Data Portals – More Complex Than We Thought?. Laura M Koesten, Jaspreet Singh. CHIIR 2017. Workshop on Supporting Complex Search Tasks.

A Query Log Analysis of Dataset Search. Emilia Kacprzak, Laura M Koesten, Luis-Daniel Ibáñ ez, Elena Simperl, Jeni Tennison. ICWE 2017


System demo

WDAqua-core0 is a first implementation of a fully working QA system. You can try it out at www.wdaqua.eu/qa.


Qanary is a methodology that allows to construct and share resources to build QA systems. It is the reference architecture for the WDAqua project. More information on Github.

Number Title WP Type Dissemination level Due date
D1.1 Supervisory Board of the Network WP1 Report Public M2
D1.2 Internal forum and source repositories WP1 Other Confidential M6
D1.3 Ethics: delivery of documents and ethical report WP1 Report Confidential M6
D1.4 Report on recruitment completion WP1 Report Public M8
D1.5 Progress Report WP1 Report Confidential M13
D1.6 Draft periodic report WP1 Report Confidential M24
D1.7 Mid-term Review Meeting WP1 Other Confidential M26
D1.8 Final periodic report WP1 Report Confidential M48
D2.1 Training curriculum WP2 Report Public M3
D2.2 Career development plans for all ESRs WP2 Report Confidential M12
D2.3 Award of doctoral degrees WP2 Report Public M45
D3.1 Public web portal WP3 Websites, patents filling, etc. Public M4
D3.2 EDF workshop presentations WP3 Report Public M37
D4.1 OpenQA specification and reference implementation WP4 Report Public M16
D4.2 OpenQA core platform prefinal WP4 Report Public M35
D5.1 Final field evaluation reports WP5 Report Public M40
D6.1 Web/data science state of the art survey WP6 Report Public M9
D6.2 Results transferability report WP6 Report Public M40
D7.1 OpenQA reference implementation documentation WP7 Report Public M16
D7.2 OpenQA demonstrator WP7 Demonstrator Public M39
D7.3 Report on licensing/pricing model WP7 Report Public M46
D7.4 Report on exploitation potential WP7 Report Confidential M47