[Corpora-List] Sorry I don't speak SPARQL - A survey

Axel Ngonga ngonga at informatik.uni-leipzig.de
Thu May 31 16:25:32 CEST 2012

*Dear all,

Many Semantic Web applications are currently based on SPARQL. In particular, an increasing number of systems, such as question answering systems, keyword search or search by example internally construct SPARQL queries. However, lay users do not understand this language, so it is difficult to give the user feedback on what queries the system constructed. To address the gap between SPARQL and natural language, the AKSW and CITEC groups [1,2] have devised an approach for transforming SPARQL queries to natural language [3].

You (yes, you ^_^) can help us by judging the quality of the translations we present in this survey:


The survey can be done by both SPARQL experts and lay users. For lay users, it takes 5-10 minutes to complete and 15-20 minutes for experts. In addition to the interesting (sometimes challenging) questions, there are also great prices to win. 10 randomly selected participants will receive Amazon vouchers:

1st price: 200 Euro 2nd price: 100 Euro 3rd price: 50 Euro 4th - 10th price: 25 Euro

If you want to win a price, please partake in the survey before June 10th, 2012 at 11.59pm CET and fill in your name at the end of the survey.

Kind regards,

Axel Ngonga, Lorenz Bühmann, Christina Unger, Daniel Gerber and Jens Lehmann

[1] http://aksw.org <http://aksw.org/> [2] https://www.cit-ec.de <https://www.cit-ec.de/> [3] http://sparql2nl.aksw.org* -------------- next part -------------- A non-text attachment was scrubbed... Name: not available Type: text/html Size: 10596 bytes Desc: not available URL: <https://mailman.uib.no/public/corpora/attachments/20120531/110f944d/attachment.txt>

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