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NLIWoD4 and QALD-9 @ ISWC 2018

October 8, 2018 - October 12, 2018

The 4th International Workshop on Natural Language Interfaces for Web of Data (NLIWoD) and  the 9th Question Answering over Linked Data challenge take place in conjunction with  the 17th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2018).

It is a joint event of two active communities in the area of interaction paradigms to Linked Data: NLIWOD4 and QALD-9. NLIWOD, a workshop for discussions on the advancement of natural language interfaces to the Web of Data, has been organized three-times within ISWC, with a focus on soliciting discussions on the development of question answering systems. QALD is a benchmarking campaign powered by the H2020 project HOBBIT (project-hobbit.eu) including question answering over (Big) linked data, has been organized as a challenge within CLEF, ESWC and ISWC. This joint workshop hopes to attract people from the two communities in order to promote active collaboration, to extend the scope of currently addressed topics, and to foster the reuse of resources developed so far. Furthermore, we offer an challenge – QALD-9 – where users are free to demonstrate the capabilities of their systems using the provided online benchmark platform. Furthermore, we want to broaden the scope of this workshop series to dialogue systems and chatbots as increasingly important business intelligence factors.

In addition to participating with innovative research, participants are cordially invited to participate with Question Answering systems. NLIWoD incorporates the 9th Question Answering over Linked Data (QALD) where users can display the capabilities of their systems using the provided online benchmarking platform GERBIL QA support by the H2020 project HOBBIT.

For more details on NLIWoD4 and QALD-9, see here.


October 8, 2018
October 12, 2018


Monterey, California, USA
Asilomar Conference Grounds
Monterey, CA United States
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