Paper accepted at ODBASE 2019

We are very pleased to announce that our group got a paper accepted at the ODBASE 2019 – The 18th International Conference on Ontologies, DataBases, and Applications of Semantics conference, which will be held on 22-23 October 2019, Rhodes, Greece.

The conference on Ontologies, DataBases, and Applications of Semantics for Large Scale Information Systems (ODBASE’19) provides a forum on the use of ontologies, rules and data semantics in novel applications. Of particular relevance to ODBASE are papers that bridge traditional boundaries between disciplines such as artificial intelligence and the Semantic Web, databases, data science, data analytics and machine learning, human-computer interaction, social networks, distributed and mobile systems, data and information retrieval, knowledge discovery, and computational linguistics.

Here is the pre-print of the accepted paper with its abstract:

Abstract: Question answering systems have often a pipeline architecture that consists of multiple components. A key component in the pipeline is the query generator, which aims to generate a formal query that corresponds to the input natural language question. Even if the linked entities and relations to an underlying knowledge graph are given, finding the corresponding query that captures the true intention of the input question still remains a challenging task, due to the complexity of sentence structure or the features that need to be extracted. In this work, we focus on the query generation component and introduce techniques to support a wider range of questions that are currently less represented in the community of question answering.


This research was supported by the European Union H2020 project CLEOPATRA (ITN, GA. 812997) as well as by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) funding for the project SOLIDE (no. 13N14456).

Looking forward to seeing you at The ODBASE 2019