LINGUIST List 17.1450

Thu May 11 2006

Confs: Computational Ling/Lexicography/Genova, Italy

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Directory         1.    Pierre Zweigenbaum, Acquiring and Representing Multilingual, Specialized Lexicons: the Case of Biomedicine


Message 1: Acquiring and Representing Multilingual, Specialized Lexicons: the Case of Biomedicine
Date: 09-May-2006
From: Pierre Zweigenbaum <pzbiomath.jussieu.fr>
Subject: Acquiring and Representing Multilingual, Specialized Lexicons: the Case of Biomedicine



Acquiring and Representing Multilingual, Specialized Lexicons: the Case of Biomedicine Short Title: AcqSpecLex


Date: 23-May-2006 - 23-May-2006 Location: Genova, Italy Contact: Pierre Zweigenbaum Contact Email: < click here to access email > Meeting URL: http://estime.spim.jussieu.fr/~pz/lrec2006/programme-specialized-lexicons.html

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Lexicography; Morphology; Semantics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Translation

Meeting Description:

This workshop aims to examine how specialized lexicons, in particular in biomedicine and beyond English, can be acquired, represented, and linked across languages.

The development of general, multilingual lexicons and dictionaries has received much interest (see, e.g., projects EuroWordNet or Papillon). In contrast, less attention has been given to multilingual lexicons and dictionaries in specialized domains, where the focus has been put instead on terminological products such as thesauri and classifications. The need nevertheless exists for large, shared, multilingual lexicons and dictionaries which support natural language processing in specialized domains. Medicine, with terminologies ranging above a million terms, is a case in point: only few specialized lexicons exist for this domain, English being as usual the best served. This workshop aims to examine how specialized lexicons, in particular in biomedicine and beyond English, can be acquired, represented, and linked across languages.

PROGRAMME

/9:00/ Welcome and start of workshop

Session 1. Multilingual Lexicon Alignment

/9:00/ Invited talk Developing a multilingual medical dictionary in the ''Semantic Mining'' European Network of Excellence Stefan Schulz, Kornél Markó, Patrick Ruch, Pierre Zweigenbaum

/10:00/ Subword Approach For Acquiring and Cross-Linking Multilingual Specialized Lexicons Philipp Daumke, Stefan Schulz, Kornél Markó

/10:30/ Cross-Lingual Alignment of Medical Lexicons Kornél Markó, Robert Baud, Pierre Zweigenbaum, Magnus Merkel, Maria Toporowska-Gronostaj, Dimitrios Kokkinakis, Stefan Schulz

/11:00 -- 11:30/ Coffee break

/11:30/ Using Word Alignment to Extend Multilingual Medical Terminologies Louise Deléger, Magnus Merkel, Pierre Zweigenbaum

Session 2. Distributed development

/12:00/ Invited talk Papillon project: Retrospective and Perspectives Mathieu Mangeot

/13:00/ Staff vs. Volunteer: Two Approaches to Building a Multilingual Lexical Resource Alan Melby, Marc Carmen, Steve Asher, Gerard Meijssen

/13:30 -- 14:30/ Lunch break

Session 3. Normalization and Terminology

/14:30/ Invited talk LMF for multilingual, specialized lexicons Gil Francopoulo, Monte George, Nicoletta Calzolari, Monica Monachini, Nuria Bel, Mandy Pet, Claudia Soria

/15:30/ Unification of multi-lingual scientific terminological resources using the ISO 16642 standard. The TermSciences initiative Majid Khayari, Stéphane Schneider, Isabelle Kramer, Laurent Romary

/16:00/ The Development of a MeSH-based Biomedical Termbase at Hogeschool Gent Joost Buysschaert

/16:30 -- 17:00/ Coffee break

Session 4. Multilingual Lexicon and Ontology

/17:00/ Designing an Ontology of Dialogue Elements Modeling Doctor-Patient Exchanges Leslie Barrett

/17:30/ Populating ontologies in biomedicine and presenting their content using multilingual generation Vangelis Karkaletsis, Alexandros G. Valarakos, Constantine D. Spyropoulos

== Panel and general discussion

/18:00/ Methods for the acquisition and representation of multilingual, specialized lexicons

/19:00/ End of workshop

LOCATION

Magazzini del Cotone Conference Center, Genoa, Italy. Co-located with LREC 2006 <http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2006>

ORGANIZERS

Pierre Zweigenbaum, AP-HP; Inserm; Inalco, Paris, France Stefan Schulz, Freiburg University Hospital, Freiburg, Germany Patrick Ruch, University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Sophia Ananiadou, National Centre for Text Mining, Manchester, UK Lars Borin, Göteborg University, Göteborg, Sweden Stefan Darmoni, University Hospital of Rouen, France Gil Francopoulo, Tagmatica ; Inria, Paris, France Vangelis Karkaletsis, NCSR ''Demokritos'' - IIT, Athens, Greece Philippe Langlais, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada Christian Lovis, University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland Mathieu Mangeot, University of Savoie, Annecy, France Magnus Merkel, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden Alessandro Oltramari, University of Trento & LOA-CNR, Trento, Italy Patrick Ruch, University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland Stefan Schulz, Freiburg University Hospital, Freiburg, Germany Pierre Zweigenbaum, AP-HP; Inserm; Inalco, Paris, France

CONTACT person

Pierre Zweigenbaum biomath.jussieu.fr>

LREC Workshops page: <http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2006/rubrique.php3?id_rubrique=6>