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Semantic Web Outstanding Paper Award 2018 Announced

October 15, 2018
The recipients of the Semantic Web journal's Outstanding Paper Award 2018 were announced at the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) in Monterey, CA, USA on October 10, 2018. The authors of the winning paper are (pictured left to right): Michael Färber, Frederic Bartscherer, Carsten Menne and Achim Rettinger.

The winning paper is “Linked Data Quality of DBpedia, Freebase, OpenCyc, Wikidata, and YAGO“, published in Semantic Web 9 (1), 2018, pp. 77–129.

Semantic Web Outstanding Paper Award 2018
The winning paper was first published in the journal Semantic Web in the first issue of volume 9, which is a special issue entitled “Quality Management of Semantic Web Assets (Data, Services and Systems)”. The guest editors of that issue – Amrapali Zaveri, Dimitris Kontokostas, Sebastian Hellmann and Jürgen Umbrich – commented in the issue’s editorial about the paper: “The authors focus on the quality of knowledge graphs and measure the quality of five famous knowledge graphs based on their defined and collected quality criteria, which are outlined in great detail in the manuscript. In addition, the authors proposes a framework to recommend the most suitable knowledge graph for a given setting. Especially the comparisons of the different knowledge graphs provides a better understanding of the differences in knowledge graphs.”

The article was selected as the winner of the Outstanding Paper Award 2018 following the usual procedures, as stated by the Semantic Web editors Pascal Hitzler and Krzysztof Janowicz on the journal website: “Each summer we seek nominations for the awards by editorial board members and guest editors. The editorial board then casts a vote on the nominations, and the nomination with most votes receives the award. All papers published within the previous 12 months, plus all papers not yet published but accepted and final version received, are eligible.”

Congratulations to the 2018 award recipients!