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Thu Mar 21 2002

Confs: Ontologies and Lexical Knowledge Bases

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  1. Kiril Simov, Call for Participation

Message 1: Call for Participation

Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 17:27:52 +0200
From: Kiril Simov <>
Subject: Call for Participation

 Call for Participation

 OntoLex 2002
 Ontologies and Lexical Knowledge Bases
 27th May 2002, Las Palmas, Canary Islands - Spain

Support by:
 OntoWeb (

Workshop motivation and aims

The rise of the semantic web has greatly increased the interest
in ontologies, but also added new critical requirements for them,
such as wide coverage, interoperability and multi-linguality. In
the perspective of the semantic web, the link between ontologies
and natural language appears to be crucial. Indeed, there is a
high level of correspondence between ontologies and lexical
knowledge bases. They are subject to the same requirements, and
there is an ever increasing potential and need for cooperation
between the two fields.

Following the tradition of the first OntoLex workshop (OntoLex'00
Sozopol, Bulgaria 2000), this workshop will focus on the links
between ontologies and lexical knowledge bases, aiming at being a
meeting point for a number of communities that are currently not
sufficiently connected:

- lexical semanticists;
- lexicographers and terminologists;
- ontologists with computer science background;
- ontologists with philosophical background;

- ontology users active in various areas (knowledge management,
 information extraction, information retrieval, machine
 translation, conceptual modelling, eCommerce).

The needs for greater interconnectivity among the above research
areas have been widely recognized in the last years. Two good
examples of an interdisciplinary approach are the use of upper
ontologies in European projects as EuroWordNet and SIMPLE, and
some recent work on the conceptual analysis of WordNet's
top-level taxonomy presented at FOIS2001.

Lexical knowledge bases are considered an important kind of
language resources. Moreover, lexical knowledge bases and
ontologies are starting to play a crucial role in the creation
and usage of other language resources such as syntactic
tree-banks and lexicons.

The workshop will take place on the 27th of May 2002 at Las
Palmas, Canary Islands - Spain (preceding the 3rd International
Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, LREC2002).

Invited Speakers

Yorick Wilks (Shefield University, UK)
Christiane Fellbaum (Princeton University, USA)

Accepted papers

Aldo Gangemi, Nicola Guarino, Alessandro Oltramari, Stefano Borgo
Restructuring WordNet's Top-Level: The OntoClean based approach

Anthony R. Davis and Leslie Barrett
Relations among Roles

Bernardo Magnini and Manuela Speranza
Merging Global and Specialized Linguistic Ontologies

Dietmar R"osner and Manuela Kunze
Exploiting sublanguage and domain characteristics in a
bootstrapping approach to lexicon and ontology creation

James Pustejovsky and Anna Rumshisky
Rerendering Semantic Ontologies:
Automatic Extensions to UMLS through Corpus Analytics

Maarten Janssen
EuroWordNet and Differentiae Specificae

Melina Alexa, Bernd Kreissig, Martina Liepert, Klaus Reichenberger,
Lothar Rostek, Karin Rautmann, Werner Scholze-Stubenrecht, Sabine Stoye
The Duden Ontology: an integrated representation of lexical and
ontological information

Roberto Navigli and Paola Velardi
Automatic Adaptation of WordNet to Domains

Sandiway Fong
On the Ontological Basis for Logical Metonomy: 
Telic Roles and WordNet

Wim Peters
Self-enriching Properties of Wordnet: 
Relationships between Word Senses

One discussion will be organized on the following topic:

- distinctions between lexical and ontological knowledge.

Organizing committee

Kiril Simov
Linguistic Modelling Laboratory, CLPP,
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Acad. G.Bonchev St. 25A
1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
OntoText Lab. Sirma AI Ltd
Phone: +359 2 979 2812
Fax: +359 2 707273

Nicola Guarino
National Research Council
Corso Stati Uniti, 4
I-35127 Padova
Phone: +39 O49 8295751
Fax: +39 O49 8295763

Wim Peters
NLP group
Department of Computer Science
University of Sheffield
Regent Court
211 Portobello Street
Sheffield S1 4DP
Phone: 00-44-114-2221902
Fax: 00-44-114-2221810

Program Committee

Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles (IRIT, Toulouse, France)
Michael Brown (SemanticEdge, Germany)
Paul Buitelaar (DFKI, Germany)
Werner Ceusters (L&C, Belgium)
Dieter Fensel (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Aldo Gangemi (Institute of Biomedical Technologies, CNR, Italy)
Julio Gonzalo (UNED, Madrid, Spain)
Erhard Hinrichs (SfS, Tuebingen University, Germany)
Atanas Kyriakov (OntoText Lab., Bulgaria)
Alessandro Lenci (Universita' di Pisa, Italy)
Kavi Mahesh (Knowledge Management Group, Infosys Technologies, USA)
Sergej Nirenburg (CRL, New-Mexico State University, USA)
Piek Vossen (Irion Technologies, Delft, The Netherlands)
James Pustejovsky (Brandeis University, USA)
Paola Velardi ("La Sapienza", Rome, Italy)
Ellen Voorhees (NIST, USA)

Workshop registration

The registration fee for the workshop is:

If you are not attending LREC: 140 EURO
If you are attending LREC: 90 EURO

The fees cover the following services: a copy of the proceedings
of the attended workshop, coffee-breaks and refreshments.

Participation in the workshop is limited by the venue. Requests
for participation will be processed on first come first served

Registration will be handled by the LREC Secretariat.

For details see:

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Kiril Simov
BulTreeBank Project
Linguistic Modelling Laboratory, CLPP,
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Acad. G.Bonchev St. 25A
1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
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