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13th ESWC 2016

May 29, 2016 - June 2, 2016

ESWC 2016 takes place from May 29th, 2016 to June 2nd, 2016 in Anissaras, Crete, Greece. ESWC is a major venue for discussing the latest scientific results and technology innovations around semantic technologies. Building on its past success, ESWC is seeking to broaden its focus to span other relevant research areas in which web semantics play an important role.

HOBBIT Campaigns

Two campaigns are being organised by the HOBBIT team, and they will take place at the ESWC 2016 conference.

ESWC-16 Open Knowledge Extraction (OKE) Challenge

The Open Knowledge Extraction challenge focuses on evaluating two tasks.

The first task comprises (1) the identification of entities in a sentence (Entity Recognition), (2) the linking of the entities to a reference Knowledge Base (Entity Linking) and (3) the assignment of a type to the entity (Entity Typing). The task focussed on mapping entities to classes like “Person”, “Place”, “Organization” and “Role” according to the semantics of the DOLCE Ultra Lite ontology [2]. However, GERBIL as well as HOBBIT focus is on being knowledge base-agnostic in order to cover a wide range of Linked Data. The second task aimed at the identification of the type description of a given entity and infer the most appropriate DOLCE+DnS Ultra Lite class that contains this type. The participating systems receive short texts in which a single named entity had been marked.

Check the guidelines for the challenge here.

6th Open Challenge on Question Answering over Linked Data (QALD-6)

The 6th QALD evaluation campaign focusses on question answering (QA) over linked data, with a strong emphasis on multilinguality and hybrid approaches using information from both structured and unstructured data. GERBIL will be able to measure not only the performance of the QA systems but also other subtasks, like recognizing required properties, relations or entities. Although QALD-6 will be mainly evaluated using the existing portal, we will present the new GERBIL version to the community to kick-start comparable, archivable and up-to-date experiments in the research field of QA.

Program for HOBBIT Special Session on Benchmarking Linked Data @ ESWC 2016
11:00 – Room Clio
  • Introduction to the HOBBIT project
  • The HOBBIT Architecture
  • Results of the HOBBIT survey
  • Breakout groups: requirement specification “My ideal Linked Data benchmarking platform”
  • Presentation of breakout groups
  • Discussion panel

Follow the session on Twitter using the hashtags #hobbit-eu and #eswc2016


May 29, 2016
June 2, 2016




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