Submissions/Platypus, a natural language question answering system

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Submission no. P-9013
Title of the submission
Platypus, an open source question answering service using Wikidata
Type of submission
Author of the submission
Language of presentation
English and French (one poster in English and one in French if possible or one multilingual poster if not)
E-mail address
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
École normale supérieure de Lyon
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (en)
Platypus is a question answering engine that uses Wikidata content to allow people to get direct answers to natural language questions about the world like What is the birth date of the president of the United States?. It works currently in both English and French. Its aim is to provide one of the pieces required to create an open source digital assistant, focused on encyclopaedic knowledge and on support of multiple languages. The poster goals are to shortly describe Platypus and show that building cool things on top of Wikidata is easy.
Abstract (fr)
Platypus est un système de réponses aux questions qui utilise le contenu de Wikidata pour permettre d'obtenir des réponses directes à partir de questions en langues naturelles comme Quand est né le président des Etats-Unis ?. Il fonctionne actuellement en français et anglais. Son objectif est de fournir une des pièces requises pour créer un assistant informatique libre, centré sur les connaissances encyclopédique et le support de langues multiples. L'objectif du poster est de décrire Platypus et de montrer comment construire facilement des services au dessus de Wikidata.
What will attendees take away from this poster?
Learn that the Platypus project exits and that it is fairly easy to build external projects based on Wikidata.
Theme of presentation
Technology, Interface & Infrastructure, Sister Projects
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