Ricardo Usbeck

Ricardo Usbeck
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  • We were nominated as runner up for Best Paper at KESW. Read our paper about Requirements to Modern Semantic Search Engines.
  • I submitted my PhD thesis, a first version as well as the online erratum can be found here.
  • We started a collection of utils, datasets and systems for Question Answering and Natural Language Interfaces in general
  • We are supporting the next round of the QALD challenge by creating a hybrid QA gold standard Read more
  • Our Eurostars project DIESEL and QAMEL are both entering the implementation phase by April. If you have any suggestions or want information, contact us. Read more about DIESEL
  • Currently, I am chair of the W3C Community Group for Natural Language Interfaces for the Web of data. Join us!



If you want to write your Bachelor or Master thesis within the Semantic Web area do not hesitate to contact me!

Video Lectures

Web-Scale Extension of RDF Knowledge Bases from Templated Websites - ISWC 2014

Developing a Sustainable Platform for Entity Annotation Benchmarks - ESWC 2015

HAWK – Hybrid Question Answering using Linked Data - ESWC 2015

Designing modern enterprise search systems: the DIESEL case - KESW 2016

Current Projects

  • AGDISTISAgnostic Disambiguation of Named Entities Using Linked Open Data
  • ASSESSAutomatic Self Assessment
  • DIESELDistributed Search in Large Enterprise Data
  • GERBILGeneral Entity Annotation Benchmark Framework
  • HAWKHybrid Question Answering over Linked Data
  • QAMELQuestion Answering on Mobil Devices

Past Projects



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AKSW Colloquium, 17.10.2016, Version Control for RDF Triple Stores + NEED4Tweet ( 2016-10-17T09:55:50+02:00 by Marvin Frommhold)

2016-10-17T09:55:50+02:00 by Marvin Frommhold

In the upcoming Colloquium, October the 17th at 3 PM, two papers will be presented: Version Control for RDF Triple Stores Marvin Frommhold will discuss the paper “Version Control for RDF Triple Stores” by Steve Cassidy and James Ballantine which forms the foundation … Continue reading → Read more about "AKSW Colloquium, 17.10.2016, Version Control for RDF Triple Stores + NEED4Tweet"

LIMES 1.0.0 Released ( 2016-10-14T11:38:31+02:00 by Kleanthi Georgala)

2016-10-14T11:38:31+02:00 by Kleanthi Georgala

Dear all, the LIMES Dev team is happy to announce LIMES 1.0.0. LIMES, the Link Discovery Framework for Metric Spaces, is a link discovery framework for the Web of Data. Read more about "LIMES 1.0.0 Released"

DL-Learner 1.3 (Supervised Structured Machine Learning Framework) Released ( 2016-10-11T21:41:00+02:00 by Dr. Jens Lehmann)

2016-10-11T21:41:00+02:00 by Dr. Jens Lehmann

Dear all, the Smart Data Analytics group at AKSW is happy to announce DL-Learner 1.3. DL-Learner is a framework containing algorithms for supervised machine learning in RDF and OWL. Read more about "DL-Learner 1.3 (Supervised Structured Machine Learning Framework) Released"

OntoWiki 1.0.0 released ( 2016-10-05T16:50:05+02:00 by Natanael Arndt)

2016-10-05T16:50:05+02:00 by Natanael Arndt

Dear Semantic Web and Linked Data Community, we are proud to finally announce the releases of OntoWiki 1.0.0 and the underlying Erfurt Framework in version 1.8.0. Read more about "OntoWiki 1.0.0 released"

AKSW Colloquium, 05.09.2016. LOD Cloud Statistics, OpenAccess at Leipzig University. ( 2016-08-31T11:23:10+02:00 by Ivan Ermilov)

2016-08-31T11:23:10+02:00 by Ivan Ermilov

On the upcoming Monday (05.09.2016), AKSW group will discuss topics related to Semantic Web and LOD Cloud Statistics. Also, we will have invited speaker from University of Leipzig Library (UBL) Dr. Astrid Vieler talking about OpenAccess at Leipzig University. Read more about "AKSW Colloquium, 05.09.2016. LOD Cloud Statistics, OpenAccess at Leipzig University."