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Answering Questions using Web Data

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 642795

  • Start date

    1 January 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 885 922,44

  • EU contribution

    € 3 885 922,44

Coordinated by:

RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN

Germany

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.
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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

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 819 863,64

UNIVERSITE JEAN MONNET SAINT-ETIENNE

France

EU Contribution

€ 788 626,80

ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 484 773,84

OPEN DATA INSTITUTE LBG

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 546 575,76

GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 76 149,48

Partners (6)

WOLTERS KLUWER DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

Germany

UNISTER GMBH

Germany

DATA PUBLICA SA

France

Antidot

France

ATHENS TECHNOLOGY CENTER ANONYMI BIOMICHANIKI EMPORIKI KAI TECHNIKI ETAIREIA EFARMOGON YPSILIS TECHNOLOGIAS

Greece

FUNDACIO BARCELONA MEDIA

Spain

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 642795

  • Start date

    1 January 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 885 922,44

  • EU contribution

    € 3 885 922,44

Coordinated by:

RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN

Germany