LINGUIST List 28.1368

Mon Mar 20 2017

Summer Schools: 2nd Summer Datathon on Linguistic Linked Open Data/Spain

Editor for this issue: Yue Chen <yuelinguistlist.org>


Date: 16-Mar-2017
From: Christian Chiarcos <christian.chiarcosweb.de>
Subject: 2nd Summer Datathon on Linguistic Linked Open Data/Spain
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Host Institution: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Coordinating Institution: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Website: http://datathon2017.retele.linkeddata.es

Dates: 26-Jun-2017 - 30-Jun-2017
Location: Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Focus: The SD-LLOD datathon has the main goal of giving people from industry and academia practical knowledge in the field of Linked Data applied to Linguistics. The final aim is to allow participants to migrate their own (or other’s) linguistic data and publish them as Linked Data on the Web. This datathon series is unique in its topic worldwide and continues from the success of the event two years ago (see http://datathon.lider-project.eu/).
Minimum Education Level: No Minimum
Special Qualifications: We expect experience regarding the use and/or creation of language resources for linguistics or natural language processing. Interest in Linguistic Linked Open Data (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linguistic_Linked_Open_Data) is presupposed, the participants will learn about the technical basics and be supported in applying them to their own data.

Description:
2nd Call for the 2nd Summer Datathon on Linguistic Linked Open Data (SD-LLOD’17)

The 2nd Summer Datathon on Linguistic Linked Open Data (SD-LLOD-17) will be held from June 26th to 30th 2017 at Residencia Lucas Olazábal of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Cercedilla, Madrid. See http://datathon2017.retele.linkeddata.es

The SD-LLOD datathon has the main goal of giving people from industry and academia practical knowledge in the field of Linked Data applied to Linguistics. The final aim is to allow participants to migrate their own (or other’s) linguistic data and publish them as Linked Data on the Web. This datathon series is unique in its topic worldwide and continues from the success of the event two years ago (see http://datathon.lider-project.eu/).

During the datathon, participants will:

- Generate and publish their own linguistic linked data from some existing data source.
- Apply Linked Data principles and Semantic Web technologies (Ontologies, RDF, Linked Data) into the field of language resources.
- Use the principal models used for representing linguistic linked data, in particular OntoLex-Lemon and NIF.
- Perform Multilingual Word Sense Disambiguation and Entity Linking for the Web of Data.
- Learn about potential benefits and applications of linguistic linked data for specific use cases.

The program of the summer datathon will contain three types of sessions:

- Seminars to show novel aspects and discuss selected topics.
- Practical sessions to introduce the basic foundations of each topic, methods, and technologies and where participants will perform different tasks using the methods and technologies presented.
- Hacking sessions, where participants will follow the whole process of generating and publishing Linguistic Linked Data with some existing data set.

Participants will be invited to propose a “miniproject” related to the topic and to bring to the datathon some dataset of linguistic data produced by their organizations in order to work on it during the hacking sessions and transform it into linked data. Participants who cannot provide their own linguistic dataset can join another’s miniproject or some of the ones proposed by the organisers. There will be an award to the best miniproject.

Invited Speakers:

Ilan Kernerman (K Dictionaries)
Laurette Pretorius (University of South Africa)
Elena González-Blanco (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia)
Angus Roberts (University of Sheffield)
Penny Labropoulou (ILSP, RC Athena)

Registration:

Participants will be invited to submit a short abstract of their ideas for the datathon (description of possible resources to be converted, linked or reused during the datathon, ideas for use cases, etc.). A selection of them will be presented in a poster session during the event and might be proposed as miniprojects to be developed during the datathon. Registration will be closed on 4th April (deadline extended).

Important Dates:

Registration opens: 01/02/2017
Registration closes: 04/04/2017
Notification: 12/04/2017
Payment until 30/04/2017
Datathon: 26/06/2017 to 30/06/2017


Organizers:

Jorge Gracia (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)
John P. McCrae (Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway)
Christian Chiarcos (Goethe Universität Frankfurt)

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Tuition: 490 EUR
Registration: 01-Feb-2017 to 04-Apr-2017
Contact Person: Jorge Gracia
                Phone: +34 913363672
                  Fax: +34 913524819
                Email: jgraciafi.upm.es

Apply on the web: https://goo.gl/forms/cDWp4BJJk28Mw7hk1

Registration Instructions:
If you want to propose a topic for a mini-project in the datathon (e.g., a language resource to be converted into linked data, a LLOD dataset to be linked to other resources, a use case description that exploits the LLOD cloud, ...) or want to report on some recent research related to the topics of the datathon, you can write a short description of your ideas (less than 1000 words), that you can either submit during the registration process or send to the organisers via email.

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