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LINGUIST List 17.3099

Sat Oct 21 2006

Calls: Computational Ling, Lexicography, Semantics/Germany

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        1.    Rainer Osswald, Workshop on Lexical-Semantic and Ontological Resources


Message 1: Workshop on Lexical-Semantic and Ontological Resources
Date: 20-Oct-2006
From: Rainer Osswald <rainer.osswaldfernuni-hagen.de>
Subject: Workshop on Lexical-Semantic and Ontological Resources


Full Title: Workshop on Lexical-Semantic and Ontological Resources

Date: 11-Apr-2007 - 13-Apr-2007
Location: Tübingen, Germany
Contact Person: Rainer Osswald
Meeting Email: rainer.osswaldfernuni-hagen.de
Web Site: http://pi7.fernuni-hagen.de/osswald/gldv07-ws/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Lexicography; Semantics

Call Deadline: 20-Nov-2006

Meeting Description:

Lexical-Semantic and Ontological Resources -
Workshop of the GLDV Working Group on Lexicography

Lexical-semantic and ontological resources are of fundamental
importance for many applications within the areas of Natural
Language Processing (NLP), Information Retrieval, and the
Semantic Web. Semantic lexicons and wordnets usually have
large coverage with respect to general vocabulary and are
therefore well-suited to NLP-tasks such as semantic labeling
and lexical chaining. Ontologies, on the other hand, often
lack significant coverage or are restricted to special
domains; moreover, they are typically more formalized and
thus suitable for inference techniques.

Various initiatives have been launched to convert semantic
resources of the WordNet and FrameNet family to W3C standard
representation languages such as RDF/OWL in order to make
them more easily accessible to the Semantic Web community.
Other approaches like the OntoWordNet project aim at the
more demanding goal to fully axiomatize the semantic content
of lexical-semantic resources.

The workshop is intended as a forum to discuss possible
interactions between lexical-semantic and ontological
resources as well as their design, construction, extension,
maintenance, validation, and application. Contributions
addressing the following topics are particularly welcome:

- Interfaces (alignments, mappings) between lexical-semantic
and ontological resources.

- Ontological enrichment of semantic resources, such as
linking wordnets with existing upper or mid-level ontologies
like SUMO, MILO, DOLCE, etc.

- Meta-data approaches and standardization efforts for
integrating different semantic and ontological resources.

- Domain-specific extensions of lexical-semantic resources.

- Automatic acquisition and extension of lexical-semantic
and ontological resources by corpus-based methods or by
exploiting other machine-readable knowledge sources.

- Issues of multi- and interlinguality of lexical-semantic
and ontological resources.

- Tools and techniques for maintaining lexical-semantic
resources and ontologies (e.g. graphical user interfaces,
visualization tools, database techniques).

- Applications of semantic lexicons and ontologies in all
sorts of NLP-based information systems, especially with
respect to evaluating the impact of these resources.

The workshop is a follow-up of the GLDV GermaNet Workshops
2003 and 2005 and the DGfS 2006 Workshop ''Lexical-Semantic
Resources for Language Documentation and Language Processing''.

Invited Speaker:

John Bateman
Universität Bremen

Organizers:

Claudia Kunze (kunzesfs.uni-tuebingen.de)
Universität Tübingen, Germany

Lothar Lemnitzer (lotharsfs.uni-tuebingen.de)
Universität Tübingen, Germany

Rainer Osswald (rainer.osswaldfernuni-hagen.de)
FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany

Important Dates:

Abstract submission deadline:
20.11.2006

Notification of acceptance:
15.12.2006

Full papers for inclusion in the proceedings due:
15.01.2007

Conference:
11.-13.04.2007

Submission Information:

Extended abstracts should contain up to 500 words, not
including the bibliography. They should be submitted in
plain text format or PDF to one of the following email
addresses:

kunzesfs.uni-tuebingen.de

rainer.osswaldfernuni-hagen.de

In order to be fully considered, submissions should
arrive by November 20, 2006.
The languages of the workshop are German and English.


Registration, Participation Fee, and Travel Information:

Please check the homepage of the GLDV main conference:
http://www.sfb441.uni-tuebingen.de/gldv2007/
Workshop participants should register for the main conference.

Contact Information:

Rainer Osswald
Intelligent Information and Communication Systems
Department of Computer Science
FernUniversität in Hagen
Universitätsstraße 1
58084 Hagen, Germany

tel +49 (0)2331 987 4524
fax +49 (0)2331 987 392
email rainer.osswaldfernuni-hagen.de
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