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LINGUIST List 17.79

Thu Jan 12 2006

Calls: Computational Ling/Italy;Ling Theories/Spain

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        1.    Alessandro Lenci, OntoLex 2006: Interfacing Ontologies and Lexical Resources for Semantic Web Technologies
        2.    David Teira, Economics and Language


Message 1: OntoLex 2006: Interfacing Ontologies and Lexical Resources for Semantic Web Technologies
Date: 10-Jan-2006
From: Alessandro Lenci <alessandro.lenciilc.cnr.it>
Subject: OntoLex 2006: Interfacing Ontologies and Lexical Resources for Semantic Web Technologies



Full Title: OntoLex 2006: Interfacing Ontologies and Lexical Resources for Semantic Web Technologies
Short Title: OntoLex 2006

Date: 27-May-2006 - 27-May-2006
Location: Genoa, Italy
Contact Person: Alessandro Oltramari
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.loa-cnr.it/ontolex2006

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 10-Feb-2006

Meeting Description:

OntoLex 2006: Interfacing Ontologies and Lexical Resources for Semantic Web Technologies
http://www.loa-cnr.it/ontolex2006

27/05/06 Magazzini del Cotone Conference Center, Genoa (Italy)

In Association with
5th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LANGUAGE RESOURCES AND EVALUATION
LREC2006 http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2006/
Main conference 24-25-26 May 2006


OntoLex 2006: Interfacing Ontologies and Lexical Resources for Semantic Web Technologies
http://www.loa-cnr.it/ontolex2006

27/05/06 Magazzini del Cotone Conference Center, Genoa (Italy)

In Association with

5th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LANGUAGE RESOURCES AND EVALUATION
LREC2006 http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2006/
Main conference 24-25-26 May 2006

Motivations and aim

Originating in 2000 through a visionary initiative by Atanas Kiryakov and Kiril Simov, and hosted twice by LREC (2002 and 2004), OntoLex has recently turned into a yearly meeting (IJCNLP workshop in 2005) for a growing interdisciplinary community of lexicographers, ontologists and computational linguists.

In this 2006 edition we will have a special focus on the integration of ontologies and lexical resources for ''Semantic Web'' technologies. The challenging idea of building a Semantic Web, i.e. an extended web of machine-readable information and automated services where contents can be accessed and shared by both human and artificial agents is a growing and very active field of research. This new framework is deeply influencing also emergent research on the integration of computational ontologies and lexicons, since the mutual relations between these two different types of resources are key components for semantic specification and interoperability.

Topics of interests:

- Design principles and methodologies for interfacing ontologies and lexical resources
- RDFS/OWL-based integration of task/domain 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
- Ontologies and multi-lingual lexical resources

Reasons of interest

OntoLex 2006 aims at establishing itself as the central meeting point for researchers involved in building, integrating and exploiting lexical resources and ontologies. We are strongly convinced that adding an explicit semantic web ''direction'' to this year's edition ill help to address multidisciplinary aspects and will stimulate new directions of inquiry.

Panel (1 hour) on Approaches for Semantic Interoperability:
In the domain of Language Resource Management two questions are frequently raised: (1) What is the most promising framework in which to represent knowledge about linguistic concepts? (2) Should one construct an instance of the framework 'top-down', based on theoretical concerns, or 'bottom-up', based on practical applications? Opinions differ on both questions. Four panelists will discuss the pros and cons of the different approaches, focusing on their relevance for the research process and for achieving interoperability. Afterwards the floor will be open for discussion. The goal of the panel is to obtain a deeper understanding of the different approaches and to help in setting priorities.

Important dates

10 February 2006: Deadline for extended abstract submission
10 March 2006: Acceptance notifications and preliminary program
31 March 2006: Camera-ready papers deadline
27 May 2006: Workshop

Submissions
Participants are invited to submit an extended abstract of max 1000 words related to one or more topics of interest to the following address: oltramariloa-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).

Organizing Committee

Alessandro Oltramari, LOA-CNR & University of Trento
Via Solteri 38, 38100 Trento (ITALY)

Chu-Ren Huang, Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica
Nankang, Taipei, Taiwan 115 (TAIWAN)

Alessandro Lenci, University of Pisa, Dipartimento di Linguistica ''T. Bolelli''
Via Santa Maria 36, 56100 Pisa (ITALY)

Paul Buitelaar, DFKI, Language Technology Lab
Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3, D-66123 Saarbrücken (GERMANY)

Christiane Fellbaum, Department of Psychology
Green Hall, Princeton University 221 Nassau St., Princeton, NJ 0854

Programme Committee

Massimiliano Ciaramita, LOA-CNR - Italy
Scott Farrar, University of Bremen - Germany
Hamish Cunningham, University of Sheffield - United Kingdom
Atanas Kiryakov, OntoText - Bulgary
Nancy Ide, Department of Computer Science, Vassar College - USA
Sergei Nirenburg, UMBC, Maryland - USA
Paola Velardi, Università di Roma ''La Sapienza'' - Italy
Guus Schreiber, Free University of Amsterdam - Holland
Enrico Motta, Knowledge Media Institute - United Kingdom
Nicoletta Calzolari, ILC-CNR, Pisa - Italy
Wim Peters, University of Sheffield - United Kingdom
Bolette Pedersen, Centre for Language Technology - Denmark
Bernardo Magnini, ITC-IRST - Italy
Antonio Sanfilippo, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - USA
Eduard Hovy, ISI, University of Southern California - USA
Helen Dry, Eastern Michigan University - USA
Laurent Romary, LORIA-CNRS - France
Peter Wittenburg, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics - Germany

Contact person:

Alessandro Oltramari, LOA-CNR & University of Trento
Via Solteri 38, 38100 Trento (ITALY)
e-mail: oltramariloa-cnr.it

homepage: http://www.loa-cnr.it/oltramari

Fax: +39-0461-435344

Phone: +39-0461-830198



Message 2: Economics and Language
Date: 10-Jan-2006
From: David Teira <dteirausal.es>
Subject: Economics and Language



Full Title: Economics and Language

Date: 15-Jun-2006 - 17-Jun-2006
Location: Madrid, Spain
Contact Person: Jesus Zamora
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.urrutiaelejalde.org/

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories; Philosophy of Language

Call Deadline: 17-Apr-2006

Meeting Description:

Economics and Language

A workshop organized by the the Urrutia Elejalde Foundation at the
Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia

Coordinators: Ariel Rubinstein (Tel Aviv University) & Jesús Zamora Bonilla (UNED)

Can economists contribute to the study of language? Very often
philosophers have questioned that instrumental rationality could account
for the rational structure underlying our natural languages. Most
linguists have simply ignored the economic approach. After the
publication of Ariel Rubinstein's Economics and Language (CUP, 2000)
there seems to be an opportunity to bridge all these gaps.

Preliminary list of speakers:
Ariel Rubinstein (Tel Aviv), Andreas Blume (Pittsburgh), Bruce Chapman
(Toronto), Robert van Rooij (Amsterdam)

Call for papers:
Contributions by researchers on game theory, philosophy of language,
theoretical linguistics and related disciplines will be considered for
presentation at the Workshop.





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