Prof. Dr. Ricardo Usbeck

Prof. Dr. Ricardo Usbeck
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  • I will be joining the University of Hamburg as an assistant professor (W1TTW2) with tenure track! I am super excited and looking forward to investigating semantic systems, Knowledge Graphs, Information Extraction and Question Answering. There are also up to 4 Ph.D. positions available. Get in touch!



  • Since October I am officially the Team Leader Conversational AI at our Fraunhofer branch in Dresden. I focus on growing research excellence and the team as well as on transferring our knowledge to industry and society.
  • We are organizing the KI-Innovationsprojekt SPEAKER - Sprachassistenzplatform Made in Germany. There, I lead the technological and scientific development of semantic natural language understanding and dialogue modules. If you are interested in joining the platform, send me a message.
  • We got the 2nd place at BMW Technologietag project pitch slam, Dingolfing, 2019 "Qualitätsmanagement bei der additiven Fertigung von automobilen Serienbauteilen mittels In-Line-Prozessüberwachung sowie Datenanalyse mit Statistik und neuronalen Netzen" with Martin Jaretzki from Fraunhofer IWU as main idea driver.
  • Since April 1st, 2019 I am the Lead Research Engineer for Conversational AI at Fraunhofer IAIS at its new location in Dresden, Germany!
  • I will start a new position in April 2019, stay tuned :)
  • I gave an interview about the combination of Deep Learning and Knowledge Graphs: SEMANTiCS interview on KG, DL, NLP and QA
  • I am proud to be the Linked Data track chair for the ESWC 2019 as well as the P&D chair for the SEMANTiCS 2019
  • We are among the top-4 teams at the Rich Context Competition




  • 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

  • ASSESSAutomatic Self Assessment
  • GERBILGeneral Entity Annotation Benchmark Framework

Past Projects



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DBpedia Masterclass @ Connected Data World ( 2021-11-02T11:17:30+01:00 by Julia Holze)

2021-11-02T11:17:30+01:00 by Julia Holze

Dear all, We are proud to announce that we will organize the masterclass “DBpedia Knowledge Graph Tutorial for Beginners” at the Connected Data World event. Read more about "DBpedia Masterclass @ Connected Data World"

DBpedia Day @ SEMANTiCS 2021 ( 2021-07-30T09:54:45+02:00 by Julia Holze)

2021-07-30T09:54:45+02:00 by Julia Holze

We are happy to announce that we are partnering again with the SEMANTiCS Conference which will host this year’s DBpedia Day on September 9, 2021. Read more about "DBpedia Day @ SEMANTiCS 2021"

LDK Conference meets DBpedia in Zaragoza, Spain ( 2021-07-09T10:37:27+02:00 by Julia Holze)

2021-07-09T10:37:27+02:00 by Julia Holze

We are happy to announce that we will organize a DBpedia Tutorial on September 1, 2021 in Zaragoza, Spain. This DBpedia tutorial will be part of the Language, Data and Knowledge conference 2021. Read more about "LDK Conference meets DBpedia in Zaragoza, Spain"

Assessing Language Identification Over DBpedia ( 2021-05-04T23:27:40+02:00 EdgardMarx)

2021-05-04T23:27:40+02:00 EdgardMarx

Large-scale multilingual knowledge bases (KBs) are the key for cross-lingual and multilingual applications such as Question Answering, Machine  Translation,  and  Search. Read more about "Assessing Language Identification Over DBpedia"

DBpedia Tutorial @ Knowledge Graph Conference 2021 ( 2021-04-09T13:20:50+02:00 by Julia Holze)

2021-04-09T13:20:50+02:00 by Julia Holze

On May 4, 2021 we will organize a tutorial at the Knowledge Graph Conference (KGC) 2021. Read more about "DBpedia Tutorial @ Knowledge Graph Conference 2021"