LINGUIST List 27.1770

Mon Apr 18 2016

Calls: Cog Sci, Comp Ling, Gen Ling, Text/Corpus Ling, Translation/USA

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Date: 15-Apr-2016
From: Selja Seppälä <selja.seppala.unigegmail.com>
Subject: 4th International Workshop on Definitions in Ontologies
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Full Title: 4th International Workshop on Definitions in Ontologies
Short Title: IWOOD 2016

Date: 01-Aug-2016 - 04-Aug-2016
Location: Corvallis, Oregon, USA
Contact Person: Selja Seppälä
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://sites.google.com/site/defsinontos2016/

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Translation

Call Deadline: 10-May-2016

Meeting Description:

Fourth International Workshop on Definitions in Ontologies (IWOOD 2016)

Held in conjunction with the International Conference on Biological Ontologies (ICBO 2016) in Corvallis, Oregon, from August 1 to 4, 2016.

Website: http://sites.google.com/site/defsinontos2016/home

Definitions of terms in ontologies serve a number of purposes. For example, logical definitions allow reasoners to assist in and verify classification, lessening the development burden and enabling expressive query. Natural language definitions can help ameliorate low inter-annotator agreement. Good definitions allow for non-experts and experts in adjacent disciplines to understand unfamiliar terms making it possible to confidently use terms in external ontologies, facilitating data integration. The workshop is focused on definition writing, evaluation, revision strategies, methodologies, and tools.

See more details on the goals of the workshop on: http://sites.google.com/site/defsinontos2016/home.

This half-day event is the fourth workshop in the series on Definitions in Ontologies held in conjunction with the International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies (ICBO). The workshop is focused on definition writing, evaluation, revision strategies, methodologies, and tools.

Organizing Committee:

Selja Seppälä (University of Florida, USA)
Amanda Hicks (University of Florida, USA)
Mark Jensen (University at Buffalo, USA)
Patrick Ray (University at Buffalo, USA)
Alan Ruttenberg (University at Buffalo, USA)
Daniel R. Schlegel (University at Buffalo, USA)

Program Committee (see updates on the website):

Mauricio Almeida (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil)
Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles (National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), France)
Werner Ceusters (University at Buffalo, USA)
Melanie Courtot (European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, UK)
Pamela Faber (Universidad de Granada, Spain)
Christiane Fellbaum (Princeton University, USA)
Natalia Grabar (Université de Lille 3, France)
Mustafa Jarrar (Birzeit University, Palestine)
Marie-Claude L'Homme (Université de Montréal, Canada)

2nd Call for Papers:

Fourth International Workshop on Definitions in Ontologies (IWOOD 2016)
Extended Deadline (10 May 2016)

Held in conjunction with the International Conference on Biological Ontologies (ICBO 2016) in Corvallis, Oregon, from 1 to 4 August , 2016.

Website: http://sites.google.com/site/defsinontos2016/home

Topics:

Paper topics include but are not limited to:

- Experiences in formulating definitions
- Tools that assist in definition editing or creation, including collaborative systems
- Coordination of logical and textual definitions
- Validation and quality control of definitions
- Methods for constructing definitions from multiple sources
- Use of controlled languages such as Rabbit or ACE for more user-friendly logical definition creation
- Use of templates to systematize definition creation
- Technical issues encountered in definition creation, checking, or revision
- Techniques or studies evaluating definitions
- Adaptation of definitions for different audiences

Submissions:

All papers should include one or more case studies and address specific issues related to definitions, ideally demonstrating a link to a biological or biomedical domain, or the general theme of the conference: ''Food, Nutrition, Health and Environment for the 9 billion''.

See further details on: http://sites.google.com/site/defsinontos2016/submissions

Important Dates:

- Workshop Paper Submission Deadline: 10 May 2016 (EXTENDED)
- Notification of Paper Acceptance: 15 June 2016
- Camera-Ready Copies Submission Deadline: 1 July 2016
- Workshops: 1-4 August 2016


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