Academy & Industry Research Collaboration Center (AIRCC)

Volume 10, Number 09, July 2020

A Semantic Question Answering in a Restricted Smart Factory Domain Attaching to Various Data Sources


Orçun Oruç, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany


Industrial manufacturing has become more interconnected between smart devices such as the industry of things edge devices, tablets, manufacturing equipment, and smartphones. Smart factories have emerged and evolved with digital technologies and data science in manufacturing systems over the past few years. Smart factories make complex data enables digital manufacturing and smart supply chain management and enhanced assembly line control. Nowadays, smart factories produce a large amount of data that needs to be apprehensible by human operators and experts in decision making. However, linked data is still hard to understand and interpret for human operators, thus we need a translating system from linked data to natural language or summarization of the volume of linked data by eliminating undesired results in the linked data repository. In this study, we propose a semantic question answering in a restricted smart factory domain attaching to various data sources. In the end, we will perform qualitative and quantitative evaluation of the semantic question answering, as well as discuss findings and conclude the main points with regard to our research questions.


Semantic Web, Web 3.0, Information Retrieval, Natural Language Processing, Industry 4.0.