Prof. Dr. Ricardo Usbeck an entity of type: Person

Updates will be posted on my new group's site: There will be no publication updates after 2021



  • I will be joining the University of Hamburg as an assistant professor (W1TTW2) with tenure track! I am super excited and looking forward to investigating semantic systems, Knowledge Graphs, Information Extraction and Question Answering. There are also up to 4 Ph.D. positions available. Get in touch!



  • Since October I am officially the Team Leader Conversational AI at our Fraunhofer branch in Dresden. I focus on growing research excellence and the team as well as on transferring our knowledge to industry and society.
  • We are organizing the KI-Innovationsprojekt SPEAKER - Sprachassistenzplatform Made in Germany. There, I lead the technological and scientific development of semantic natural language understanding and dialogue modules. If you are interested in joining the platform, send me a message.
  • We got the 2nd place at BMW Technologietag project pitch slam, Dingolfing, 2019 "Qualitätsmanagement bei der additiven Fertigung von automobilen Serienbauteilen mittels In-Line-Prozessüberwachung sowie Datenanalyse mit Statistik und neuronalen Netzen" with Martin Jaretzki from Fraunhofer IWU as main idea driver.
  • Since April 1st, 2019 I am the Lead Research Engineer for Conversational AI at Fraunhofer IAIS at its new location in Dresden, Germany!
  • I will start a new position in April 2019, stay tuned :)
  • I gave an interview about the combination of Deep Learning and Knowledge Graphs: SEMANTiCS interview on KG, DL, NLP and QA
  • I am proud to be the Linked Data track chair for the ESWC 2019 as well as the P&D chair for the SEMANTiCS 2019
  • We are among the top-4 teams at the Rich Context Competition




  • We were nominated as runner up for Best Paper at KESW. Read our paper about Requirements to Modern Semantic Search Engines.
  • I submitted my PhD thesis, a first version, as well as the online erratum, can be found here.
  • We started a collection of utils, datasets, and systems for Question Answering and Natural Language Interfaces in general
  • We are supporting the next round of the QALD challenge by creating a hybrid QA gold standard Read more
  • Our Eurostars project DIESEL and QAMEL are both entering the implementation phase by April. If you have any suggestions or want information, contact us. Read more about DIESEL
  • Currently, I am chair of the W3C Community Group for Natural Language Interfaces for the Web of data. Join us!



If you want to write your Bachelor or Master thesis within the Semantic Web area do not hesitate to contact me!

Video Lectures

5. Leipziger Semantic Web Tag (LSWT2013); Studentenkonferenz Informatik Leipzig (SKIL2013); AGDISTIS; DIESEL; DeFacto; HAWK; MEX Vocabulary; N3 - Collection; NIF4OGGD; QAMEL; REX; openQA

inverse relations

3 resources AGDISTIS
1 resources Semantic Abstraction
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