The 4th International Workshop on
Natural Language Interfaces for Web of Data (NLIWoD) &  9th Question Answering over Linked Data challenge



This workshop 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 ( 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.


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Sunday morning, 9th October 2018

 Time Author Title

10:30-11:00Coffee Break 

Sponsored by the HOBBIT project

Important dates

  • Workshop papers due: June 1, 2018
  • Notification of accepted workshop papers: June 27, 2018
  • Materials for the USB sticks: July 31, 2018
  • Publication of workshop proceedings: August 15, 2018
  • Workshops held: October 8-9, 2018