NABU - Multilingual Graph-based Neural RDF Verbalizer

in the 19th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2020) (Spotlight paper and Runner-Up for Best student paper award)

Awarded to: Diego MoussallemAxel-Cyrille Ngonga NgomoDwaraknath GnaneshwarThiago Castro Ferreira


OPTIC: A Deep Neural Network Approach for Entity Linking using Word and Knowledge Embeddings

in the 22nd International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS) (Runner-Up for Best research paper award)

Awarded to: Diego MoussallemItalo Lopes OliveiraLuís Paulo Faina GarciaRenato Fileto


Top-4 team in the Rich Context Competition

Top-4 team out of 20 teams in the Rich Context Competition. Longer description goes here if needed

Awarded to: Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo


CostFed: Cost-Based Query Optimization for SPARQL Endpoint Federation

in Semantics Semantics 2018 (Best research paper award)

Awarded to: Axel-Cyrille Ngonga NgomoMuhammad SaleemAlexander PotockiTommaso SoruOlaf Hartig


Extending LargeRDFBench for Multi-Source Data at Scale for SPARQL Endpoint Federation

in ISWC Satellite Events and SSWS, 2018 (Best paper award)

Awarded to: Axel-Cyrille Ngonga NgomoMuhammad SaleemAli HasnainbDietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann


Where is my URI?

Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC) (Honorable mentioned)

Awarded to: Axel-Cyrille Ngonga NgomoA ValdestilhasT SoruM NentwigE Marx


FOX: “Ensemble Learning for Named Entity Recognition”

Best Performing System at OKE 2017 for Tasks 1 and 2

Awarded to: René SpeckMichael Röder


Leopard: a baseLinE approach to attribute Prediction And validation for knowledge graph population

Second-best score in ISWC Semantic Web Challenge 2017 tasks behind the IBMs system Socrates

Awarded to: René Speck


SANSA Notebooks: “The Tale of Sansa Spark”

Best Demo Award

Awarded to: Axel-Cyrille Ngonga NgomoIvan ErmilovSimon BinJens LehmannGezim SejdiuBuehmann LorenzPatrick WestphalClaus StadlerNilesh ChakrabortyHenning PetzkaHajira Jabeen


Torpedo: Improving the State-of-the-Art RDF Dataset Slicing

Runner Up for Best Paper Award at ISCS 2017

Awarded to: Axel-Cyrille Ngonga NgomoMuhammad SaleemEdgard MarxSaeedeh ShekarpourTommaso SoruAdrian M.P. BrasoveanuCiro BaronAlbert WeichselbraunJens LehmannSoren Auer


Next Einstein Forum Award

as one of the top-15 African researchers under 42

Awarded to: Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo


Requirements to Modern Semantic Search Engines

Runner Up for Best Paper Award at KESW 2016

Awarded to: Ricardo UsbeckAxel-Cyrille Ngonga NgomoMichael RöderMuhammad Saleem


CETUS – A Baseline Approach to Type Extraction

1st prize at Task 2 of Open Knowledge Extraction (OKE) Challenge at International Semantic Web Conference, 2015

Awarded to: Michael RöderRicardo UsbeckRené SpeckAxel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo


Evaluating entity annotators using GERBIL

Best Demo Award in The Semantic Web: ESWC 2015 Satellite Events, Revised Selected Papers, Demos & Posters, pages 159–164, 2015

Awarded to: Ricardo UsbeckMichael RöderAxel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo


HAWK@QALD5 – Trying to Answer Hybrid Questions with Various Simple Ranking Techniques

2nd prize at Question Answering over Linked Data (QALD) 5 in CLEF 2015 Labs and Workshops, Notebook Papers. CEUR Workshop Proceedings (, 2015

Awarded to: Ricardo UsbeckAxel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo


CROCUS: Cluster-based Ontology Data Cleansing

Best of Workshop (WASABI) in Joint Second International Workshop on Semantic Web Enterprise Adoption and Best Practice and Second International Workshop on Finance and Economics on the Semantic Web at ESWC, 2014

Awarded to: Ricardo UsbeckD. CherixA. BothJ. Lehmann


Cross-document coreference resolution using latent features

Best of Workshop (LD4IE) in 2nd International Workshop on Linked Data for Information Extraction at the International Semantic Web Conference, pages 33–44, 2014

Awarded to: Axel-Cyrille Ngonga NgomoMichael RöderRicardo Usbeck


GenomeSnip: Fragmenting the Genomic Wheel to augment discovery in cancer research

Best paper award at conference on Semantics in Healthcare and Life Sciences (CSHALS 2014)


Analyse von Mikro-Blogging-Daten

Best Paper (Informatiktage). Informatik-Spektrum, 38(5):400–405, 2014

Awarded to: Ricardo Usbeck


Hybrid Acquisition of Temporal Scopes for RDF Data

Best Student Research Paper - Sponsored by FORGE

Awarded to: Axel-Cyrille Ngonga NgomoAnisa RulaMatteo PalmonariDaniel GerberJens LehmannLorenz Bühmann


Fostering Serendipity through Big Linked Data

Semantic Web Challenge (Big Data Track Award) at ISWC 2013


Linked Cancer Genome Atlas Database

I-Challenge Award (Linked Data Cup Award) at I-Semantics 2013


Linked Open Data Statistics: Collection and Exploitation

Best System Description Award at KESW'2013 conference

Awarded to: Ivan ErmilovM. MartinJ. LehmannS. Auer