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CALL FOR PAPERS
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SQA 2018 – Scalable Question Answering

in conjunction with the 15th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2018)
3rd-7th June 2018, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

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The key challenge for Scalable Question Answering over Linked Data is the need to translate a user’s information request into such a form that it can be efficiently evaluated using standard Semantic Web query processing and inferencing techniques.

Therefore, the main task of SQA Challenge is the following: given an RDF dataset and and a large volume of natural language questions or keywords, return the correct answers (or SPARQL queries that retrieves those answers).

Training dataset and documentation are available:
* Training dataset: https://project-hobbit.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=00d040a1bedee64c86d8911b0&id=3255fbf78b&e=cc0fb08797
* Description: https://project-hobbit.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=00d040a1bedee64c86d8911b0&id=eab98af4c1&e=cc0fb08797

In the Scalable Question Answering Challenge (SQA) users can display the capabilities of their systems using the HOBBIT platform (https://project-hobbit.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=00d040a1bedee64c86d8911b0&id=6825fb498c&e=cc0fb08797) provided by the homonymous H2020 project.

Participants will be expected to describe their solution and results on the training datasets over a 5 page paper. In particular, a short summary of the approach chosen, a link to the experimental results and an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the approach are expected.

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Important Dates
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– Challenge papers submission deadline (5 pages document): Friday March 9th, 2018
– Notifications sent to participants and invitations to submit task results: Monday April 9th, 2018
– Test data (and other participation tools) published: Monday April 16th, 2018
– Camera ready papers for the conference (5 pages document): Monday April 23rd, 2018
– Instructions for evaluation: Monday February 12th, 2018
– Deadline for submission of system answers (cut-off): Friday June 1st, 2018
– Camera ready papers for the challenge proceedings (up to 15 pages): Friday, July 6th, 2018 (tentative deadline)

– Proclamation of winners: During ESWC2018 closing ceremony
– Eligible to submit papers are only authors participating in the challenge.

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Organization
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* Giulio Napolitano, IAIS, Fraunhofer, Germany
* Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo, University of Paderborn, Germany
* Ricardo Usbeck, University of Paderborn, Germany

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Further Information and Contact
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For detailed information including datasets and submission guidelines, please visit
the challenge website: https://project-hobbit.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=00d040a1bedee64c86d8911b0&id=5535472605&e=cc0fb08797
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