Demoing Platypus – A Multilingual Question Answering Platform for Wikidata

  • Thomas Pellissier Tanon
  • Marcos Dias de Assunção
  • Eddy Caron
  • Fabian M. Suchanek
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11155)


In this paper we present Platypus, a natural language question answering system on Wikidata. Our platform can answer complex queries in several languages, using hybrid grammatical and template based techniques. Our demo allows users either to select sample questions, or formulate their own – in any of the 3 languages that we currently support. A user can also try out our Twitter bot, which replies to any tweet that is sent to its account.



We thank the contributors of the first version of the Platypus project: M. Chevalier, R. Charrondière, Q. Cormier, T. Cornebize, Y. Hamoudi, V. Lorentz. Work supported by the LABEX MILYON (ANR-10-LABX-0070).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Pellissier Tanon
    • 1
    • 2
  • Marcos Dias de Assunção
    • 1
  • Eddy Caron
    • 1
  • Fabian M. Suchanek
    • 2
  1. 1.Université de Lyon, ENS de Lyon, Inria, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon 1, LIPLyonFrance
  2. 2.LTCI, Télécom ParisTechParisFrance

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