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Answering Questions using Web Data

Objective

The H2020 work programme aims at increasing citizens’ participation in the digital society and making infrastructures
“smart”. These processes are increasingly data-driven. Our central motivation is that sharing, connecting,
managing, analysing and understanding data on the Web will enable better services for citizens, communities and
industry. However, turning web data into successful services for the public and private sector requires skilled web
and data scientists, and it still requires further research. WDAqua aims at advancing the state of the art by intertwining
training, research and innovation efforts, centered around one service: data-driven question answering.
Question answering is immediately useful to a wide audience of end users, and we will demonstrate this in settings
including e-commerce, public sector information, publishing and smart cities. Question answering also covers
web science and data science broadly, leading to transferrable research results and to transferrable skills of
the researchers who have finished our training programme.
To ensure that our research improves question answering overall, we require every individual research project to connect at least two steps of the question answering process.Intersectoral secondments (within a consortium covering academia, research institutes and industrial research)
as well as network-wide workshops, R&D challenges and innovation projects further balance groundbreaking
research and the needs of society and industry. Training-wise these offers equip ESRs with the expertise
and transferable technical and non-technical skills that will allow them to pursue a successful career as an academic,
decision maker, practitioner or entrepreneur. Our research programme capitalizes on previous research
excellence of the beneficiaries; the training programme builds on the excellent local programs of the academic
beneficiaries, as well as on a significant commitment from non-academic partners to management.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science
  • /engineering and technology/civil engineering/architecture engineering/smart city
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce/e-commerce

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN
Address
Regina Pacis Weg 3
53113 Bonn
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 671 499,96

Participants (6)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 819 863,64
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE JEAN MONNET SAINT-ETIENNE
France
EU contribution
€ 788 626,80
Address
Rue Trefilerie 10
42023 Saint Etienne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 484 773,84
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OPEN DATA INSTITUTE LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
St. James Square, St. James House (1St. Floor)
GL50 3PR Cheltenham
Activity type
Other
GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 76 149,48
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (6)

WOLTERS KLUWER DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
Address
Luxemburger Strasse 449
50939 Koln
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNISTER GMBH
Germany
Address
Barfussgaesschen 11
04109 Leipzig
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DATA PUBLICA SA
France
Address
Rue Jouffroy D Abbans 8
75017 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Antidot
France
Address
58, Avenue Debourg
69007 Lyon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ATHENS TECHNOLOGY CENTER ANONYMI BIOMICHANIKI EMPORIKI KAI TECHNIKI ETAIREIA EFARMOGON YPSILIS TECHNOLOGIAS
Greece
Address
Rizareiou 10
152 33 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACIO EURECAT
Spain
Address
Avenida Universitat Autonoma 23
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles (Barcelona)
Activity type
Research Organisations