Seminar by Lucia Siciliani

"Handling complex queries in Question Answering over Knowledge Bases" by Lucia Siciliani

at 1:30 PM

Room F021a
Building F
Laboratoire Hubert Curien
18 rue du Professeur Benoît Lauras
42000 Saint-Etienne

Seminar by Lucia Siciliani


In this presentation, I will show the results of the work that I have done during my visiting period of three months at the Hubert Curien Laboratory in Saint Etienne. I have worked in collaboration with Dennis Diefenbach and Pierre Maret to extend QAnswer, a system for multilingual question answering over the semantic web.
During the presentation, I will make an overview of the main problems that have to be tackled in this research field and illustrate why we decided to focus on the management of complex queries.
Then I will illustrate how such queries can be categorized and how we handled the different problems that arose developing a general solution compliant of the existing system and that can be easily extended to cover other kinds of queries and languages.

Short Bio:
I am a 2nd year Ph.D. student at the University of Bari, Italy. Currently, I am working in the SWAP Research Group under the supervision of Pasquale Lops and Pierpaolo Basile.