The OKBQA (Open Knowledge Base and Question Answering) meeting will be held right after ISWC 2014 to facilitate open collaboration for development of public knowledge base and question answering systems. It is organized as a sister event of NLIWoD. Unlike NLIWoD, OKBQA is organized as a hackathon-style less organized meeting where participants can bring posters and demo systems of their projects and discuss with other participants for possible collaboration, exchanging actual data, tools and information.

Interested people who are working with projects for question answering system over open knowledge base are welcome to the meeting. As there is a limitation of space (upto 30 people), pre-registration is required for participation.

For clarification, OKBQA meeting is not an official event of ISWC 2014, but rather a volunteer organization.

The OKBQA meeting is sponsored by ExoBrain project and SaltLux.

Date & Place

  • October 24th, Friday (right after ISWC 2014)

  • Grand hotel Liberty - meeting room “Portico”


OBKQA day meeting will be organized

09:00 - 12:30 Presentations

  • Introduction to ExoBrain - wiseKB project (Key-Sun Choi)

  • Open domain knowledge base for intelligence enhanced QA support (Jae-Hong Eom)

  • Bio2RDF (Michel Dumontier)

  • LODQA - natural language query interface over LOD (Jin-Dong Kim)

  • SPARQL generation system based on path discovery between classes (Atsuko Yamaguchi)

  • Quelo NLI - an intelligent NLI interface (Fanconi Enrico)

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch break

14:00 - 17:00 Hackathon and discussions



  • okbqa-adm@googlegroups.com