LINGUIST List 25.5191

Thu Dec 18 2014

Calls: Computational Linguistics/China

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 18-Dec-2014
From: Petya Osenova <>
Subject: 4th Workshop on Linked Data in Linguistics: Resources and Applications
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Full Title: 4th Workshop on Linked Data in Linguistics: Resources and Applications
Short Title: LDL-2015

Date: 01-Jul-2015 - 01-Jul-2015
Location: Beijing, China
Contact Person: Christian Chiarcos
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 08-May-2015

Meeting Description:

As a result of the preceding workshops, a considerable number of resources is now available in the Linguistic Linked Open Data (LLOD) cloud [1]. LDL-2015 will thus specifically welcome papers addressing the usage aspect of Linked Data and related technologies in NLP, linguistics and neighboring fields, such as Digital Humanities.

Organized by the interdisciplinary Open Linguistics Working Group (OWLG) [2], the LDL workshop series is open to researchers from a wide range of disciplines, including (computational) linguistics and NLP, but also the Semantic Web, linguistic typology, corpus linguistics, terminology and lexicography. In 2015, we plan to increase the involvement of the LIDER project [3] and the W3C Community Group on Linked Data for Language Technology (LD4LT) [4], to build on their efforts to facilitate the use of linked data and language resources for commercial applications, and to continue the success of LIDER‘s roadmapping workshop series in engagement with enterprise.


Call for Papers:

4th Workshop on Linked Data in Linguistics (LDL-2015): Resources and Applications
Beijing, June 31, 2015,, collocated with ACL-IJCNLP 2015

Workshop Description:

The substantial growth in the quantity, diversity and complexity of linguistic data accessible on the Web has led to many new and interesting research areas in Natural Language Processing (NLP) and linguistics. However, resource interoperability represents a major challenge that still needs to be addressed, in particular if information from different sources is combined. With its fourth instantiation, the Linked Data in Linguistics workshop continues to provide a major forum to discuss the creation of linguistic resources on the web using linked data principles, as well as issues of interoperability, distribution protocols, access and integration of language resources and natural language processing pipelines developed on this basis.

Topics of Interest:

A. Resources

- Modelling linguistic data and metadata with OWL and/or RDF
- Ontologies for linguistic data and metadata collections as well as cross-lingual retrieval
- Descriptions of data sets following Linked Data principles
- Legal and social aspects of Linguistic Linked Open Data
- Best practices for the publication and linking of multilingual knowledge resources

B. Applications

- Applications of such data, other ontologies or linked data from any subdiscipline of linguistics or NLP
- The role of (Linguistic) Linked Open Data to address challenges of multilinguality and interoperability
- Application and applicability of (Linguistic) Linked Open Data for knowledge extraction, machine translation and other NLP tasks
- NLP contributions to (Linguistic) Linked Open Data

We invite both long (8 pages and 2 pages of references, formatted according to the ACL-IJCNLP guidelines) and short papers (4 pages and 2 pages of references) representing original research, innovative approaches and resource types, use cases or in-depth discussions. Short papers may also represent project proposals, work in progress or data set descriptions.

Dataset Description Papers:

In addition to full papers and regular short papers, authors may submit short papers with a dataset descriptions describing a resource’s availability, published location and key statistics (such as size). Such papers do not need to show a novel method for the creation or publishing of the data but instead will be judged on the quality, usefulness and clarity of description given in the paper.

For contact information, submission details and last-minute updates, please consult our website under

Important Dates:

Paper submission: May 8, 2015
Notification of acceptance: June 5, 2015
Camera-ready copy: June 21, 2015
Workshop: June 31, 2015

Organizing Committee:

Christian Chiarcos (Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany)
Philipp Cimiano (Bielefeld University, Germany)
Nancy Ide (Vassar College, USA)
John P. McCrae (Bielefeld University, Germany)
Petya Osenova (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria)

PC Committee (Please, check our website)

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