OntoLex 2010: 6th Workshop on "Ontologies and Lexical Resources"
Beijing, August 21-22, 2010
INTRODUCTION As human linguistic practice reveals, accessing to concepts through natural language is the implicit pathway for enabling mutual comprehension and effective meaning negotiation between agents in a community. We need more than a shared dictionary, in order to exchange knowledge: we need to share the “conceptual models underlying the lexicon”, namely ontologies. These remarks become even more crucial when focusing on human-computer interaction. In this context, computational ontologies and human-language technologies converge in the task of providing the semantic description of knowledge contents (e.g. multimedia, Web resources, etc.): underlying intended models need to be made explicit in order to become accessible by artificial agents and sharable with humans. According to this picture, 1) computational lexicons, whose aim is to make lexical-content machine-understandable, constitute a fundamental component to foster the linguistic access to any knowledge content; 2) computational ontologies, on the other side, are necessary to capture the logical structure of those knowledge contents: both contribute to dig out the basic elements of a given semantic space (domain-dependent or general), characterizing the different relations holding among them.
TOPICS OntoLex workshop is addressed to researchers and practitioners from a variety of backgrounds that are concerned with the representation, acquisition and use of lexical knowledge in semantic annotation, ontology-based approaches to information extraction, ontology learning, ontology matching, ontology population, etc. Born in 2000 and hosted by LREC (Linguistic Resources and Evaluation Conference) from 2002 to 2008, OntoLex has recently turned into a yearly workshop (IJCNLP 2005, ISWC 2007): nowadays, a strong (and constantly growing) interdisciplinary community of lexicographers, ontologists and computational linguists recognizes OntoLex as its common “meeting place”. OntoLex has now its 10th “birthday”: in this year’s edition we would aim at fostering the discussion about next-generation theories and applications, on the basis of state-of-the-art technologies and on-going projects within the ontolex community. Our goal is also to link past, present and future of OntoLex research area, considering three orthogonal dimensions:
Specific topics include but are not limited to:
* Design principles and methodologies for interfacing ontologies and lexical resources
* Use of ontologies and lexical resources in Semantic Web applications
* Ontologies and lexical resources for meaning negotiation
* Lexical resources and ontology learning
* Evaluation of ontolex resources in NLP tasks
* Evaluation of Ontologies for building ontolex resources
* Ontology-driven annotation of corpora for ontology learning
* Open-source platforms for ontolex resources
* 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
* Ontology-driven meta-models for multilingual lexica
Best papers will be selected for publication in a (post-proceedings) book edited by Springer.
Paper submission deadline: May 26, 2010* Notification of acceptance of papers: June 21, 2010 Camera-ready copy of papers due: July 19, 2010 COLING 2010 Workshop: Aug 21-22, 2010
*Due to tight reviewing schedule, the deadline is final and will NOT be extended!
Participants are invited to submit a paper related to one or more topics of interest at the following address: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ontolex2010
Papers should not exceed 10 pages, including references. Formatting guidelines reflect COLING style. See: http://www.coling-2010.org/SubmissionGuideline.htm
Alessandro Oltramari Laboratory for Applied Ontology, (ISTC-CNR)
Piek Vossen Faculty of Arts, VU University Amsterdam.
Lu-Qin Department of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Christiane Fellbaum Princeton University
Paul Buitelaar DERI, National University of Ireland
Philipp Cimiano Delft University of Technology
Emanuele Pianta Fondazione Bruno Kessler
Massimo Poesio University of Trento
Ed Hovy University of Southern California
Bolette Pedersen University of Copenhagen
John Bateman University of Bremen
Armando Stellato Università di Roma "Tor Vergata"
Chu-Ren Hung The Honk Kong Polytechnic University
Contact: ontolex2010 at loa-cnr.it
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