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Mon Dec 07 2009

Calls: Applied Ling, Computational Ling/France

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        1.    Marie Calberg-Challot, Terminology & Ontology: Theories and Application

Message 1: Terminology & Ontology: Theories and Application
Date: 06-Dec-2009
From: Marie Calberg-Challot <marie.calberg-challotorange.fr>
Subject: Terminology & Ontology: Theories and Application
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Full Title: Terminology & Ontology: Theories and Application
Short Title: TOTh 2010

Date: 02-Jun-2010 - 04-Jun-2010
Location: Annecy, France
Contact Person: Christophe Roche
Meeting Email: christophe.rocheuniv-savoie.fr
Web Site: http://www.porphyre.org/toth

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Feb-2010

Meeting Description:

TOTh 2010
International Conference on Terminology & Ontology: Theories and Applications

Presentation
Knowledge engineering in general and ontologies in particular have revitalised
terminology, and made it a key element for a great many applications essential
to the digital age. Terminology opens up new perspectives for a broad spectrum
of information processing: for terminology committees, document management,
modelling, language policy, knowledge capitalization, knowledge representation,
translation, the semantic web, etc. But all these new perspectives throw up
fresh questions as to how language and concepts interact in terminology.

Terminology, as an autonomous field of research, has become pluridisciplinary
and draws on linguistics, language for special purposes (LSP), artificial
intelligence and information sciences.

Call for Papers

Target Audience
The TOTh conferences aim to bring together all those involved in LSP,
terminology and knowledge engineering, and more generally all persons interested
in issues related to language and knowledge, be they in research, industry or
other practical applications.

Training session
As from 2010, there will be a training session before the conference proper.
Emphasis for 2010 will be on the reciprocal enrichment of terminology and
ontology (in French).

Organization
The conference takes place every year at Annecy (France) on the first Thursday
and Friday of June (3rd and 4th June 2010). A training session is organized the
day before the conference proper (Wednesday 2nd June 2010). In addition to the
academic papers, research by advanced graduate students and industrial
applications figure prominently in the program. A keynote speaker, usually from
another subject field but specializing in issues of language and thought, opens
TOTh conferences.

Conference Topics (non exhaustive list)
Papers will focus both on the linguistic dimension of terminology and knowledge:
- LSPs, language planning (prescription, standardizing), usage, variation,
- glossaries, dictionaries, thesauri and other terminological products,
- multilingualism, translation, corpus processing, particularly alignment,
knowledge extraction,
- constructing and maintaining terminology resources, harmonizing concepts,
harmonizing terms, theories of meaning, what corpora can and cannot contribute,
and on their conceptual dimension:
- terminological principles for constructing concept systems: knowledge
representation, knowledge management, the importance of ontologies (building,
maintaining, aligning, merging),
- input from artificial intelligence, linguistics, epistemology, formal systems
(description logic for example), not forgetting their applications:
- software environments; building and maintaining terminologies, thesauri,
dictionaries, ontologies,
- IT applications based on knowledge and terminology resources: information
systems, specialized digital libraries, document management, information
retrieval, classification, knowledge management, web semantics, collaborative
engineering, etc.
- assessing acquisition and manipulation tools, changing standards in the field
of language and ontology resources.

Deadlines and other important dates
Proposals for papers will be assessed by the international program committee in
view to being presented orally or as a poster. Those papers accepted will be
published in the proceedings as full articles and posters included as short
articles.

Deadline for submitting an article: 1st February 2010

Notification of acceptance given to the authors: 1st April 2010
Conference: 3rd and 4th June 2010.

Articles should be submitted:
by e-mail: soumissionporphyre.org
or on-line: www.porphyre.org/toth
Style sheet: www.porphyre.org/toth
Official languages: English and French

Information and Contact
Conference web site: www.porphyre.org/toth
Information: tothporphyre.org
Papers should be submitted to: soumissionporphyre.org
Secretariat: Joƫlle Pellet, Samia Chouder - secretariatporphyre.org
tel. +33 (0)450 096 580 - fax +33 (0)450 096 559
Training session: Rute Costa, Pierre Lerat - formationporphyre.org
Organisation: Luc Damas - luc.damasuniv-savoie.fr - tel. +33 (0)479 758 703
Scientific committee: Christophe Roche
christophe.rocheuniv-savoie.fr - tel. +33 (0)479 758 779
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