[Corpora-List] ONTOLEX 2008 (LREC WORKSHOP) --> Deadline extended to 1st March

Alessandro Oltramari oltramari at loa-cnr.it
Wed Feb 20 15:23:26 CET 2008






OntoLex 2008 - The role of ontolex resources in building the infrastructure of Web 3.0: vision and practice

In Association with

LREC2008 - 6th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LANGUAGE RESOURCES AND EVALUATION Palais des Congrès Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech (Morocco)

31 May 2008

<http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2008/> http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2008/

The integration of ontologies and lexical resources can be seen as a new route across which hybrid agents negotiate contents and exchange linguistic and ontological aspects of knowledge in shared environments.

In this workshop we aim at investigating the role of ontolex resources across developing ideas and practice of Web 3.0, the connection of Web 2.0 (the ‘social web’) with the Semantic Web infrastructure of ontology-based standards and technologies.

The workshop will address the following specific topics of interest:

• Integrating multimedia into ontolex resources • Cooperative construction of ontolex resources • Linguistic interfaces for Semantic Web applications • Exploiting ontolex resources in social networking • Web-Corpus linguistics for OntoLex Resource building

As well as the following general topics:

• Ontology-driven meta-models for multilingual lexica • Evaluation of ontolex resources in NLP tasks • Evaluation of ontologies for building ontolex resources • Ontology-driven annotation of corpora for ontology learning • Design principles for the integrated representation of lexical and ontological knowledge • Open-source platforms for ontolex resources

The workshop is addressed to researchers and practitioners from a variety of backgrounds – Semantic Web, AI, Machine Learning, NLP, Information Retrieval – that are concerned with the representation and use of lexical knowledge in semantic annotation, ontology-based approaches to information extraction, ontology learning, ontology matching, etc. Originating in 2000 from a visionary initiative of Kiryakov and Simov, and “historically” hosted by LREC (2002-2004-2006), OntoLex has recently turned into a yearly workshop (IJCNLP 2005, ISWC

2007) for a growing interdisciplinary community of lexicographers, ontologists and computational linguists who recognize it de facto as their common ‘meeting room’. This years edition aims at raising the issue of ontolex resources in Web 3.0 to foster the discussion about next-generation ontolex tools, on the basis of state-of-the-art technologies and ongoing projects within the LREC community.

Important dates

19 February 2008: Deadline for extended abstract submission 10 March 2008: Acceptance notifications

31 March 2008: Camera-ready papers

31 May 2008: Workshop

Participants are invited to submit an extended abstract of max 1000 words related to one or more topics of interest to the following

address: oltramari-at-loa-cnr.it. The final paper should not exceed 5000 words. Each accepted paper will receive a slot of 40 minutes for presentation (30 minutes talk and 10 minutes for discussion).

Organising Committee

Alessandro Oltramari (contact person) - Laboratory for Applied Ontology (LOA), Italy Chu-Ren Huang - Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica, Taiwan Laurent Prévot - CLLE-ERSS (CNRS), France Paul Buitelaar - DFKI GmbH, Germany Piek Vossen - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Programme Committee

Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles, IRIT-CNRS, Toulouse, France John Bateman, University of Bremen, Germany Luisa Bentivogli, Bruno Kessler Foundation, Povo (Trento), Italy Philipp Cimiano, Karlsruhe University, Germany Nigel Collier, National Institute of Informatics, Japan Christiane Fellbaum, Princeton University, USA Aldo Gangemi, Laboratory for Applied Ontology (CNR), Rome, Italy Shu-Kai Hsieh, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan Nancy Ide, Vassar College, USA Asanee Kawtrakul, NECTEC, Thailand Atanas Kiryakov, Ontotext, Bulgaria Alessandro Lenci, University of Pisa, Italy Sujian Li, Peking University, China Qin Lu, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong Wim Peters, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom Andrea Schalley, University of New England, Australia Armando Stellato, Università di Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy Tokunaga Takenobu, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan Paola Velardi, University of Rome, Italy Guido Vetere, IBM Center for Advanced Studies, Rome, Italy Johanna Voelker, Karlsruhe University, Germany Chris Welty, IBM, USA

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