Saeedeh Shekarpour

Contact Information

Saeedeh Shekarpour

Assistant Professor

  • Full-Time Faculty


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science from Bonn University, Bonn, Germany, 2015
  • Master of Computer (Software) Engineering University of Shiraz, 2008
  • Bachelor of Computer (Software) Engineering, Shahid Beheshti, 2004


Research Interests

Dr. Shekarpour conducts advanced research in the following fields:

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

Selected Publications and Presentations

You can find a full list of publications in Google Scholar, DBLP and Research Gate. Selected publications are listed below:

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. "Why Reinvent the Wheel-Let's Build Question Answering Systems Together." The Web Conference. 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