ESWC 2014 - NEWS

SemWebEval 2014 proceedings are available at Springer Link

Posted on Fri, November 7th 2014

 The conference proceedings for Semantic Evaluation Challenge 2014 are now available at Springer Link.

Editors: Valentina Presutti, Milan Stankovic, Erik Cambria, Iván Cantador, Angelo Di Iorio, Tommaso Di Noia, Christoph Lange, Diego Reforgiato Recupero, Anna Tordai 

ISBN: 978-3-319-12023-2 (Print) 978-3-319-12024-9 (Online)


11th ESWC2014 Winners

Posted on Wed, June 11th 2014

Main Track

Best Research Paper - Sponsored by Yahoo!

Tobias Kuhn and Michel Dumontier. Trusty URIs: Verifiable, Immutable, and Permanent Digital Artifacts for Linked Data

hashtag: #eswc2014Kuhn

Best In-Use Paper

Freddy Lecue, Robert Tucker, Veli Bicer, Pierpaolo Tommasi, Simone Tallevi-Diotallevi and Marco Luca Sbodio. Predicting Severity of Road Traffic Congestion using Semantic Web Technologies

hashtag: #eswc2014Lecue

Best Student Research Paper - Sponsored by FORGE

Anisa Rula, Matteo Palmonari, Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo, Daniel Gerber, Jens Lehmann and Lorenz Bühmann. Hybrid Acquisition of Temporal Scopes for RDF Data

hashtag: #eswc2014Rula

Most Influencing ESWC paper in the last 7 years

Sören Auer and Jens Lehmann. What Have Innsbruck and Leipzig in Common? Extracting Semantics from Wiki Content

Poster&Demo Track

Best Poster

Magnus Knuth, Harald Sack. Data Cleansing Consolidation with PatchR

hashtag: #eswc2014PosterKnuth

Best Demo - Sponsored by FORGE

Bernardo Pereira Nunes, Jose Eduardo Talavera Herrera, Davide Taibi,Giseli Rabello Lopes, Marco Antonio Casanova, Stefan Dietze. SCS Connector - Quantifying and Visualising Semantic Paths between Entity Pairs

hashtag: #eswc2014DemoPereira

Semantic Web Evaluation Challenges - Sponsored by ESWC and Springer

Linked Open Data-Enabled Recommender System Challenge Winners

Task: Rating prediction in cold-start situations & Diversity

Petar Ristoski, Eneldo Loza Mencía and Heiko Paulheim. A Hybrid Multi-Strategy Recommender System Using Linked Open Data

hashtag: #semwebeval2014Ristoski


Task: Top-N recommendation from binary user feedback

Pierpaolo Basile, Cataldo Musto, Marco De Gemmis, Pasquale Lops, Fedelucio Narducci and Giovanni Semeraro. Aggregation strategies for Linked Open Data-enabled Recommender Systems

hashtag: #semwebeval2014Basile


Semantic Publishing Challenge Winners

Best performing tool

Maxim Kolchin and Fedor Kozlov. Unstable markup: A template-based information extraction from web sites with unstable markup

hashtag: #semwebeval2014Kolchin


Most innovative approach for information extraction

Francesco Ronzano, Gerard Casamayor Del Bosque and Horacio Saggion. Semantify CEUR-WS Proceedings: towards the automatic generation of highly descriptive scholarly publishing Linked Datasets.

hashtag: @semwebeval2014Ronzano


Best Semantic Publishing application

Francesco Osborne and Enrico Motta. Understanding Research Dynamics.

hashtag: #semwebeval2014Osborne


Concept-Level Sentiment Analysis Challenge Winners

Task: Polarity Detection

Jay Kuan-Chieh Chung, Chi-En Wu and Richard Tzong-Han Tsai. Improve Polarity Detection of Online Reviews with Bag-of-Sentimental-Concepts.

hashtag: #semwebeval2014Chung


Task: Aspect-based Sentiment Analysis

Most innovative approach

Mauro Dragoni, Andrea Tettamanzi and Celia Da Costa Pereira. A Fuzzy System For Semantic Sentiment Analysis

hashtag: #semwebeval2014Dragoni


Task: Semantic Parsing

Soujanya Poria, Nir Ofek, Alexander Gelbukh, Amir Hussain and Lior RokachShafqat Mumtaz Virk, Yann-Huei Lee and Lun-Wei Ku. Sentic Demo: A Hybrid Concept Level Aspect Based Sentiment Analysis Toolkit

hashtag: #semwebeval2014Poria


Task: Topic Spotting

Pablo Mendes, Anni Coden, Daniel Gruhl, Neal Lewis, Meena Nagarajan, Cartic Ramakrishnan and Steve Welch. Semantic Lexicon Induction for Concept-level Sentiment Analysis

hashtag: #semwebeval2014Mendes

LinkedUp Challenge

1st Prize

Harshil Parikh, Jaimin Patel, Benjamin Farahmand and Rachana Pandey. TuvaLabs  – Data Literacy Skills for a Brighter Future

hashtag: #linkedup2014Parikh

2nd Prize

Pat Lockley. Solvonauts: an open educational search engine

hashtag: #linkedup2014Lockley

3rd Prize

Michel Visser, Simone Potenza, Romee Houben. KONNEKTid - Social Learning Anytime, Anywhere

hashtag: #linkedup2014Visser

LinkedUp Simplificator track

Leonardo Lezcano, Michel Triana, Bridget Maher, Pat Henn, Carola Orrego, Lina Stieger, Hanna Schroeder, Susanne Druener, Sasa Sopka and Marcus Specht. The electronic Discharge Letter (eDL) mobile app.

hashtag: #linkedup2014Lezcano

LinkedUp People’s choice

Ricardo Kawase, Ujwal Gadiraju and Patrick Siehndel. DBLPXplorer: Interactive Graphical Interfaces for the Computer Science Bibliography.

hashtag: #linkedup2014Kawase

AI MashUp Challenge

Khalili, Ali, Soren Auer, and Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo. conTEXT - A Mashup platform for Lightweight Text Analytics.

hashtag: #aimashup2014Khalili

Watch ESWC Conference Live

Posted on Sat, May 24th 2014

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ESWC2014 Keynote Speakers

Posted on Fri, April 11th 2014
Steffen Staab   Luciano Floridi   Lise Getoor     Volker Tresp  
Universität Koblenz-Landau, DE  

Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, UK

  University of California, US     Siemens and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, DE
Programming the Semantic Web   Coordination, Semantics, and Autonomy   Combining Statistics and Semantics to Turn Data into Knowledge
cancelled for urgent personal reasons


    Machine Learning with Knowledge Graphs

Student Grants

Posted on Thu, April 10th 2014

We are pleased to announce that ESWC will distribute a total budget of 4,000 Euro among full-time students for supporting their participation in ESWC 2014. All full-time students are eligible to participate in the selection. The number of awards will be limited, and the amount of each award will depend on the number of participants and will be provided in the form of reduced registration fee.

In order to apply, please be sure to execute all the following actions:

  • - register at by choosing the Student Participation Fee by ***April 20th*** (skip the payment step)
  • - send an email to by ***April 20th*** acknowledging your registration and providing your details (name and affiliation)
  • - have your advisor email by *** April 30th *** a recommendation to in which he/she states support for your application, confirms your status as a full-time student and indicates your possible authorship or co-authorship of a paper accepted in any of the ESWC 2014 tracks

To receive full consideration, both registration and advisor letters must be received by the indicated deadlines.

If you have already registered and payed you are still eligible to participate in the selection. You will have to perform the last two steps, and in case you will be selected, you will be reimbursed of the amount of the award.

Notifications will be sent by May 9th, 2014.

Best regards,
Valentina Presutti (ESWC 2014 General Chair)