The 3rd International Workshop on
Natural Language Interfaces for Web of Data (NLIWoD) & 8th Question Answering over Linked Data challenge
October 21 (Saturday) or 22 (Sunday), Vienna, Austria
While the amount of Linked Open Data (LOD) increases rapidly, it is still used mostly by Semantic Web experts. There are two main obstacles to making the billions of RDF triples already available accessible for common Web users: (1) the need to learn the query language SPARQL, and (2) the need to know the schemas underlying the datasets. Approaches to ease the access to the Web of Data include graphical query interfaces, agent-based systems, and natural language interfaces. Amongst them, natural language interfaces are receiving an increasing interest due to its high expressive power and low cost for educational purposes. Recent progresses in speech recognition technologies (e.g., Siri and Google Voice) also demonstrate the usefulness of a natural language interface. The goal of this workshop is to bring together experts on the use of natural-language interfaces (NLI) for accessing the Web of Data.
QALD-8 challenge results available at http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2241/
Workshop proceedings available at http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1932/
The 3rd NLIWoD workshop is to be held together with ISWC 2017.
Sunday morning, 22nd October 2017
Paper submission due: July 21th (Friday), 2017 Extended paper submission due: August 6th (Sunday) AoE, 2017 Author notification: August 24th (Thursday), 2017 Publication of workshop proceedings: September 21st, 2017
Workshop: October 22nd (Sunday), 2017