LINGUIST List 26.1074

Tue Feb 24 2015

Calls: Computational Linguistics/Austria

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 24-Feb-2015
From: Dagmar Gromann <>
Subject: Workshop on the Use of Multilingual Language Resources in Knowledge Representation Systems
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Full Title: Workshop on the Use of Multilingual Language Resources in Knowledge Representation Systems

Date: 08-Jul-2015 - 10-Jul-2015
Location: Vienna, Austria
Contact Person: Dagmar Gromann
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Mar-2015

Meeting Description:

A workshop affiliated with the 20th European Symposium on Languages for Special Purposes (LSP 2015, from 8-10 July 2015.

Aims and Scope:

Nowadays the Web is fundamental to any type of professional communication. More and more specialized content is provided in languages other than English. Professional and specialized communication relies on knowledge management systems and language resources, that is, collections of natural language data, such as terminologies, lexicons, corpora, NLP resources, annotation schemes and standards. To meet the challenges of inter- and intra-organizational processes and demands of internationalization, knowledge representation needs to be multilingual and accessible across systems and platforms.

The language industry has successfully developed and deployed tools and resources for multilingual content, such as localization and translation management resources, but its support to knowledge engineering has not yet been sufficiently explored. Multilingual knowledge representation based on web technologies using the Resource Description Framework (RDF) and the Web Ontology Language (OWL) is an open research area calling for interdisciplinary approaches for creating, managing, and using information on the Web.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners from various disciplines interested in multilingual knowledge representation and discuss possibilities of leveraging mutual benefits of language and knowledge representation resources. This includes but is not limited to knowledge engineering, terminology engineering, ontology-based systems, lexicographic approaches, computational linguistics, natural language processing and any other context that supports multilingual knowledge representation methods.

Call for Papers:

Topics of Interest:

We invite presentations of methodologies, experiments, use cases, applications and position papers regarding the creation, publication or application of semantic-based language data collections and their interoperability with other resources, including their description by means of metadata. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

- Multilingual knowledge engineering methods, approaches, and applications
- Modeling linguistic, lexical, and terminological data and metadata with semantic technologies
- Multilingual language resources and Linked Data
- Localization methodologies for knowledge representation systems
- Semantically interoperable language resources
- Crosslingual and multilingual information access
- Translation management and knowledge engineering
- Language technology for semantic-based information access
- Evaluation of multilingual knowledge representation systems
- Theoretical approaches to multilingual knowledge representation
- Assistive technologies and intelligent user interfaces for disabled people
- Standards in all realted fields (language resources, web tools, software components, etc.)

Paper Submissions:

Papers of 8 to 10 pages, short papers of 4 to 6 pages (oral/poster presentation at workshop) or 1-2 pages long position papers for a panel discussion, may be submitted using

Organizing Committee:

- Dagmar Gromann, Vienna University of Economics and Business
- Thierry Declerck, DFKI GmbH & Saarland University
- Christian Galinski, InfoTerm, Viemna
- Elena Montiel Ponsoda, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid

Programme Committee (Preliminary):

Stella Blanca Giraldo Pérez, Infoterm, Vienna, Austria
Rute Costa, CLUNL, Lisbon, Portugal
Valeria De Paiva, Cupertino, USA
Juan Carlos Díaz Vásquez, EAFIT University, Medellin, Columbia
Tatiana Gornostay, Tilde, Latvia
Piroska Lendvai, Saarland University, Germany
Yoshihiko Hayashi, Waseda University, Japan
Sigrún Helgadóttir, The Arni Magnusson Institute for Icelandic Studies, Iceland
Daniel Vila-Suero, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Important Dates:

Papers submission: 30.03.2015 (using the easychair submission system:
Notification: 26.04.2015
End of early-bird registration: 08.05.2015
Final Submission: 23.05.2015 (using the easychair submission system:
Workshop: 10.07.2015

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