LINGUIST List 23.1122

Tue Mar 06 2012

Calls: Computational Ling, Cognitive Sci, Semantics, Translation/Spain

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 05-Mar-2012
From: Manuel Silva <>
Subject: Workshop on Challenges to Knowledge Representation in Multilingual Contexts
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Full Title: Workshop on Challenges to Knowledge Representation in Multilingual Contexts
Date: 19-Jun-2012 - 19-Jun-2012 Location: Madrid, Spain Contact Person: Rute Costa
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Semantics; Translation

Call Deadline: 13-Apr-2012

Meeting Description:

To meet the increasing demands of the complex inter-organizational processes and the demand for continuous innovation and internationalization, it is evident that new forms of organisation are being adopted, fostering more intensive collaboration processes and sharing of resources, in what can be called collaborative networks (Camarinha-Matos, 2006:03). Information and knowledge are crucial resources in collaborative networks, being their management fundamental processes to optimize.

Knowledge organisation and collaboration systems are thus important instruments for the success of collaborative networks of organisations having been researched in the last decade in the areas of computer science, information science, management sciences, terminology and linguistics. Nevertheless, research in this area didn't give much attention to multilingual contexts of collaboration, which pose specific and challenging problems. It is then clear that access to and representation of knowledge will happen more and more on a multilingual setting which implies the overcoming of difficulties inherent to the presence of multiple languages, through the use of processes like localization of ontologies.

Although localization, like other processes that involve multilingualism, is a rather well-developed practice and its methodologies and tools fruitfully employed by the language industry in the development and adaptation of multilingual content, it has not yet been sufficiently explored as an element of support to the development of knowledge representations - in particular ontologies - expressed in more than one language. Multilingual knowledge representation is then an open research area calling for cross-contributions from knowledge engineering, terminology, ontology engineering, cognitive sciences, computational linguistics, natural language processing, and management sciences.

This workshop intends to join researchers interested in multilingual knowledge representation, in a multidisciplinary environment to debate the possibilities of cross-fertilization between knowledge engineering, terminology, ontology engineering, cognitive sciences, computational linguistics, natural language processing, and management sciences applied to contexts where multilingualism continuously creates new and demanding challenges to current knowledge representation methods and techniques.

For further information, contact:

Rute CostaEmail:

Call for Papers:

Papers are invited on, but not limited to, the following topics:

Collaborative processes in multilingual terminology workMultilingual ontology development and maintenanceInterfaces between multilingual terminology work and ontology developmentMultilingual collaborative conceptualization processes and representation of knowledgeMultilingual knowledge organisation systems and collaborationCross-lingual knowledge accessLocalization strategies for knowledge representationLocalization of ontologies to multiple languagesMultilingual and cross-lingual information extraction and ontology populationRepresentation of multilingual information and language resources in the Semantic WebTheoretical models in multilingual terminology work


We invite you to submit papers reporting on completed activity including concrete evaluation results (no more than 8 pages, oral presentation). Submissions must be in PDF, formatted in the style of the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).

Papers should be submitted to:

Important Dates:

Deadline for submission: April 13, 2012Notification of acceptance: May 11, 2012Camera-ready papers: May 25, 2012Workshop (co-located with TKE 2012): June 19, 2011

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