[Corpora-List] SECOND CFP: Workshop on Language, Ontology, Terminology and Knowledge Structures (LOTKS - 2017)

Carmen Brando carmen.brando at gmail.com
Wed Jun 7 16:59:36 CEST 2017

[Apologies for cross posting]

***Workshop on Language, Ontology, Terminology and Knowledge Structures (LOTKS - 2017) ***

In conjunction with the 12th International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS), 19th September, 2017 Montpellier (France)

Website: https://langandonto.github.io/LangOnto-TermiKS-2017/

Paper submissions due: 10th July 2017

**Workshop Description**

This workshop, the second of a joint series, will bring together two closely related strands of research. On the one hand it will look at the overlap between ontologies and computational linguistics; and on the other the relationship between knowledge modelling and terminologies -- as well as the many points of intersection between these two topics.

Languages and Ontologies:

Formal ontologies are taking on an increasingly important role in computational linguistics and automated language processing. Knowledge models and ontologies are of interest to several areas of NLP including, but not limited to, Machine Translation, Question Answering, and Word Sense Disambiguation. At a more abstract level ontologies can help us to model and reason about natural language semantics. They can be also used for the organisation and formalisation of linguistically relevant categories such as those used in tagsets for corpus annotation. At the same time, the fact that formal ontologies are being increasingly accessed by users with a limited or with no background in formal logic has led to a growing interest in the development of front ends that allow for the easy editing, querying and summarisation of such resources; it has also led to work in developing natural language interfaces for authoring and for evaluating ontologies. Another area that is now beginning to receive more attention is the application of ontologies and taxonomies to the annotation and study of literary texts, as well as of texts more generally in the humanities. This is closely related to the ontology-enhanced modelling of lexicographic resources, another topic which is gaining in popular.

This brings us to the field of terminology as a linguistic field, where in recent years there has been a shift from merely compiling specialized lexicographic resources to exploring terminology as a tool for structuring knowledge in a given domain. As such, this has led to more intelligent ways of accessing, extracting, representing, modelling, visualising and transferring knowledge. Numerous tools for the automatic extraction of terms, term variants, knowledge-rich contexts, definitions, semantic relations, and taxonomies from specialized corpora have been developed for a number of languages and new theoretical approaches have emerged as potential frameworks for the study of specialized communication. However, the building of adequate knowledge models for practitioners (e.g. experts, researchers, translators, teachers etc.), on the one hand, and for use by NLP applications (including cross-language, cross-domain, cross-device, multimodal, multi-platform applications) on the other, still remains a challenge. LOTKS will provide a forum for discussion on how to best bridge these two sets of requirements.

**Motivation and Topics of Interest**

This workshop welcomes contributions from researchers in fields such as linguistics, terminologies, and knowledge engineering, whose work fits in with our topics of interest as well as interested industry professionals. Building on the success both of the 1st LangandOnto workshop (co-located with ICWS 2015) as well as last year’s joint LangandOnto/TermiKS workshop (co-located with LREC 2016), this workshop aims to create a forum for open discussion that will help to highlight the common areas of interest in the different fields concerned, as well as fostering dialogue between the various different approaches taken by each discipline. And therefore we particularly welcome approaches with a cross-language, cross-domain and/or cross-interdisciplinary scope.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:


NLP-driven ontology modelling


The use of ontologies to structure linguistic tagsets


Natural language interfaces to ontologies


Ontologies for NLP tasks (e.g. textual entailment, summarisation, word

sense disambiguation) and Information Retrieval


Lexical Ontologies


The use of ontologies in analysing/studying literary texts


Ontology-driven natural language generation


Linguistic, cognitive, psycholinguistic, sociolinguistic, computational

and hybrid approaches to knowledge modelling


Construction of terminological knowledge bases


Terminology modelling for MT


Knowledge extraction from user-generated content


Frame-based approaches to knowledge extraction and representation


Building knowledge resources for less-resourced domains and languages


Visual components of specialized knowledge bases


Visualisation techniques for knowledge representations


Term variation and knowledge representations


NLP applications for terminology management


Terminologies in the Digital Humanities


We invite proposals in the form of abstracts of up to 6 pages (up to 4 pages of text +2 pages for references) for short papers, or up to 8 pages (up to 6 pages of text+ 2 pages for references) for long papers. Accepted workshop papers will be published together with the general program papers.

Follow the formatting guidelines for the IWCS general program, which can be found at: https://www.lirmm.fr/iwcs2017/iwcs_instructions.php

Submission via Easychair at https://easychair.org/conferen ces/submission_show_all.cgi?a=14733768

**Camera ready - Requirements**

Final paper format: up to 10 pages (8 pages of text + 2 of references).

Accepted workshop papers will be published together with the general program papers.

**Important dates**

Paper submissions due: 10th July 2017

Paper notification of acceptance: 31st July 2017

Camera-ready papers due: 4th September 2017

Workshop: 19th September 2017

For all enquiries please contact: langandonto at gmail.com

**The Organising Committee**

Francesca Frontini, Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3 - Praxiling ( francesca.frontini at univ-montp3.fr)

Larisa Grčić Simeunović, University of Zadar (lgrcic at unizd.hr)

Fahad Khan, Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale "A. Zampolli" - CNR, Italy (fahad.khan at ilc.cnr.it)

Artemis Parvizi, Oxford University Press, UK (Artemis.Parvizi at oup.com)

Špela Vintar, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia (spela.vintar at ff.uni-lj.si)

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