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HOBBIT collaborates with EuroStars project DIESEL

HOBBIT collaborates with European research projects to support their benchmarking activities. One of the ongoing collaborations is with the DIESEL project, which aims to develop a Linked-Data driven keyword search engine suited for handling extensive amounts of enterprise data. HOBBIT and DIESEL teamed up to provide a supplementary dataset for the QALD-7 challenge at the […]

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Question Answering: approaches and benchmark

Question Answering (QA) systems aim at providing correct answers to natural language queries, typically on the basis of one or more structured datasets which constitute their “knowledge base”. These systems are becoming increasingly available for both domain specific applications and broad everyday life adoption (just think of Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Home). However, significant challenges […]

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Data Storage: approaches and aenchmark

The demand for efficient RDF storage technologies has grown steadily in recent years. This  is due to the increasing number of Linked Data datasets and applications exploiting Linked Data resources. In particular, a growing number of applications require RDF storage solutions capable of answering interactive SPARQL queries. Given the increasing number of solutions for RDF […]

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Benchmarking Versioning Systems with SPBv

There exist a number of storage benchmarks that test the ability of Linked Data systems to store and query data in an efficient way without addressing the management of data versions. To the best of our knowledge only a limited number of versioning systems (mostly academic) and benchmarks exist for storing versions and testing the […]

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Reaching the HOBBIT Community

One of the core aims of the HOBBIT project is the establishment of the HOBBIT association, which will continue the efforts commenced within HOBBIT even after the termination of the project. The association will aim to establish itself as a vendor-independent entity responsible for specifying benchmarks and benchmarking procedures, verifying and publishing results for software […]

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Industry-driven KPIs: The USU Perspective

USU AG is the European leader in IT-Service-Management software and one of only two suppliers worldwide, who are certified in all 16 ITIL®-processes [1]. IT service management (ITSM) refers to the entirety of activities that are performed by an organization to plan, design, deliver, operate and control information technology (IT) services [2]. For the later, control of […]

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HOBBIT: 15 months and counting

During the 3rd HOBBIT plenary meeting, which took place in Athens on the 1st and 2nd of February 2017, we summarized the current state of affairs. We have been working hard towards the project’s objectives. We are on schedule to: Organize five benchmarking challenges and obtain first results by Summer-Autumn 2017 Establish the HOBBIT association […]

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Industry-driven KPIs: The AGT Perspective

AGT is passionate about its unique analytics platform that converts data into business value across various industries and verticals. Our focus is on using innovative IoT technologies to complement and extend established value chains, for example in the sports and entertainment sector. We provide the opportunity to drive ideas from conception to products which are deployed […]

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Mimicking Twitter Data for Benchmark Generation

During the last decade, Twitter has become one of the most important microblogging services for online news and social networking on the Web with around 310 million monthly active users in March 2016. The increasing popularity of Twitter as a data source for a multitude of applications ranging from entity extraction to sentiment analysis around […]

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