Call for Papers / Call for Articles
While the amount of Linked Open Data (LOD) increases rapidly, it is still used mostly by Semantic Web experts. Two main obstacles make the billions of RDF triples already available hard to access for common Web users: the need to learn the query language SPARQL and the need to know the schemas underlying the datasets. Approaches to addressing these obstacles include graphical query interfaces, agent-based systems, and natural language interfaces. This workshop targets advances in the creation of natural language interfaces for the Web of Data as this category of interfaces is receiving an increasing interest due to their high expressive power and the ease of use. For example, recent progresses in speech recognition technologies (e.g., Siri, Google Voice) demonstrate the usefulness of natural-language interfaces for accessing large amounts of (partly structured) data.
The goal of this workshop is to bring together experts on the use of natural-language interfaces (NLI) for answering questions especially over the Web of Data.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
NEW focus! Dialogue systems
NEW focus! Personal assistants
NEW focus! Chatbots (over Linked Data)
Question answering over Linked Data
Deep Learning for Natural Language Interaction
Self-wiring systems natural language systems
Benchmarking natural language interfaces
Term matching and entity disambiguation
Browsing Linked Data
Indexing for question answering
SPARQL query pattern generation
Schema-agnostic query generation
Discovery of Linked Data sources
Dealing with data and schema heterogeneity
Providing justifications of answers and conveying trust
Knowledge base design for question answering
Language resources and NLP software for question answering
Reasoning for question answering
Natural language querying of RDF exposed as Linked Data
Natural language querying of Web services
User feedback and interaction
NLIWoD solicits the submission of original research articles in two types:
Full articles submissions (up to 16 pages) must describe substantial and original work.
Short articles submissions (up to 8 pages) must describe an original work which may present
A small, focused contribution,
A work in progress, or
An interesting application case.
Demos and posters presentations (up to 4 pages)
All submissions must be in English and in formatted the style of the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). For details on the LNCS style, see Springer's Author Instructions.
All articles are to be submitted via EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=nliwod4).
All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the Program Committee of the workshop.
Submissions do not need to be anonymous.
We encourage HTML submissions but are currently bound to the ISWC proceedings decision, which is still open and thus demands a PDF of your HTML page as well which needs to be formatted according to LNCS. For useful information about HTML submissions, please see https://2018.eswc-conferences.org/call-for-papers/ .