Saeedeh Shekarpour

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of Dayton
James Lee

News and Opportunities

  • I am founding CANAB: Cognitive ANalytics lAB in the University of Dayton, looking for talented, hardworking and passionate students.


I am passionate to conduct advanced research in the folowing fields

  • Question Answering, Information Retrieval, Semantic Search.
  • Semantic Web, Linked Open Data, Ontology Development, Knowledge Graph Creation.
  • Machine Learning, Statistical Classifier Methods (e.g. HMM), Deep Learning (in NLP).
  • Information Extraction, Natural Language Processing.
  • Web Mining, Social Network Analysis.

Selected Publications

You can find the full list of my publications in Google Scholar, DBLP and Research Gate entries. In the following there are a selected ones on the word class conferences or journals.

  • Why Reinvent the Wheel-Let's Build Question Answering Systems Together. Kuldeep Singh, Sethupat, A, Andreas Both, Saeedeh Shekarpour, Lytra, I, Usbeck, R, Vyas, A, Khikmatullaev, A, Punjani, D, Christoph Lange, Vidal, M-E, Jens Lehmann, Sören Auer. The Web Conference (WWW 2018)
  • Nitish Aggarwal, Saeedeh Shekarpour, Sumit Bhatia and Amit Sheth. Tutorial of Knowledge Graph in Theory and Practice, CIKM 2017 [ SLIDES].
  • Saeedeh Shekarpour, Edgards Marx, Sören Auer, and Amit Sheth. RQUERY: Rewriting Natural Language Queries on Knowledge Graphs to Alleviate the Vocabulary Mismatch Problem. Proceedings of the Thirty-First AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence AAAI-17
  • Andreas Both, Dennis Diefenbach, Kuldeep Singh, Saeedeh Shekarpour, Didier Cherix, Christoph Lange: Qanary - A Methodology for Vocabulary-Driven Open Question Answering Systems. ESWC2016
  • Saeedeh Shekarpour, Edgard Marx, Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo, Sören Auer: SINA: Semantic interpretation of user queries for question answering on interlinked data. J. Web Sem. 2015
  • Saeedeh Shekarpour, Axel-Cyrille Ngomo, Sören Auer: Question answering on interlinked data. WWW 2013
  • Saeedeh Shekarpour, S. D. Katebi: Modeling and evaluation of trust with an extension in semantic web. J. Web Sem. 2010
  • Saeedeh Shekarpour, Sören Auer, Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo, Daniel Gerber, Sebastian Hellmann, Claus Stadler: Keyword-Driven SPARQL Query Generation Leveraging Background Knowledge. Web Intelligence 2011

Latest Projects

  • Knowledge Graph 2016-present
  • Harassment 2017: Context-Aware Harassment Detection on Social Media.
  • HazardsSEES 2016-2017: Social and Physical Sensing Enabled Decision Support.
  • WDAQUA 2015: Answering Questions using Web Data.
  • SINA 2010-2014: Semantic Interpretation of Natural Language questions towards question Answering.