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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.

Coordinator

RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN
Net EU contribution
€ 671 499,96
Address
Regina Pacis Weg 3
53113 Bonn
Germany

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Bonn, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (6)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
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€ 498 432,96
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
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€ 819 863,64
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton

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Region
South East (England) Hampshire and Isle of Wight Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
UNIVERSITE JEAN MONNET SAINT-ETIENNE
France
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€ 788 626,80
Address
Rue Trefilerie 10
42023 Saint Etienne

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Region
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Loire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Greece
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€ 484 773,84
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina

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Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
OPEN DATA INSTITUTE LBG
United Kingdom
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€ 546 575,76
Address
St. James Square, St. James House (1st. Floor)
GL50 3PR Cheltenham

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
South West (England) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area Gloucestershire
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
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€ 76 149,48
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover

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Niedersachsen Hannover Region Hannover
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00

Partners (6)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

WOLTERS KLUWER DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
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€ 0,00
Address
Wolters-kluwer-strasse 1
50354 Koln

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Rhein-Erft-Kreis
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€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNISTER GMBH
Germany
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€ 0,00
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Barfussgaesschen 11
04109 Leipzig

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Sachsen Leipzig Leipzig
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€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

DATA PUBLICA SA
France
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€ 0,00
Address
Rue Jouffroy D Abbans 8
75017 Paris

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Antidot
France
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€ 0,00
Address
58, Avenue Debourg
69007 Lyon

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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Rhône
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€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

ATHENS TECHNOLOGY CENTER ANONYMI VIOMICHANIKI EMPORIKI KAI TECHNIKI ETAIREIA EFARMOGON YPSILIS TECHNOLOGIAS
Greece
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€ 0,00
Address
Rizareiou 10
15233 Athina

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Βόρειος Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

FUNDACIO EURECAT
Spain
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€ 0,00
Address
Avenida Universitat Autonoma 23
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles (Barcelona)

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Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
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€ 0,00