[open-linguistics] CFP - 2nd Workshop on the Multilingual Semantic Web -- co-located with the 10th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2011), Bonn, Germany

Christian Chiarcos christian.chiarcos at web.de
Sat Jun 4 09:38:14 UTC 2011

Dear all,

I guess this may be interesting to many of you. (Apologies to those on the  
corpora list, etc, for cross-posting.). Maybe we could prepare a brief  
presentation of the working group there.


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From: "Paul Buitelaar" <paul.buitelaar at deri.org>
To: corpora at uib.no
Subject: [Corpora-List] CFP - 2nd Workshop on the Multilingual Semantic  
Web -- co-located with the 10th International Semantic Web Conference  
(ISWC2011), Bonn, Germany
Date: Fri, 03 Jun 2011 15:42:01 +0200

First Call for Papers

2nd Workshop on the Multilingual Semantic Web

co-located with the 10th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2011)  
in Bonn, Germany


Given the substantial growth of Web users that create and update knowledge  
all over the world in languages other than English, multilingualism has  
become an issue of major interest for the Semantic Web community. This  
process has been accelerated due to initiatives such as the Linked Data  
project, which encourages not only governments and public institutes to  
make their data available to the public, but also private organizations in  
domains such as medicine, geography, music etc. These actors often publish  
their data sources in their respective languages, and as such, in order to  
make this information interoperable and accessible to members of other  
linguistic communities, multilingual knowledge representation, access and  
translation are an impending need.

Given the success of the first edition of this workshop, which was  
co-located with the 19th International World Wide Web Conference  
(WWW2010), we were encouraged to organize the second version of this  
series. In this second edition we will have a special focus on:

•    representation of multilingual information and language resources in  
Semantic Web and Linked Data formats
•    cross-lingual discovery and representation of mappings between  
multilingual Linked Data vocabularies and datasets
•    cross-lingual querying of knowledge repositories and Linked Data
•    machine translation and localization strategies for the Semantic Web

Further topics of interest include:

•    standards and best practices for representing multilingual data on  
the Web
•    transformation of (multilingual) resources to Semantic Web and Linked  
Data representations
•    architectures and infrastructure for a truly multilingual Semantic Web
•    models for multilingualism in knowledge representation, in particular  
OWL and RDF(S)
•    localization of ontologies to multiple languages, incl. label  
translation, multilingual terms
•    lexicon models for ontologies
•    automatic integration of (multilingual) lexicons with ontologies
•    multilingual and cross-lingual ontology-based information extraction  
and ontology population
•    multilingual aspects of semantic search of knowledge repositories
•    multilingual aspects of ontology verbalization
•    ontology learning across languages

Important Dates
August 15th - submission deadline
September 5th - notification
September 10th - camera-ready deadline
October 23th or 24th - workshop

Submission will be through the Easy Chair system:  
We will accept long papers of at most 12 pages (LNCS), short papers  
describing preliminary results (max. 6 pages) as
well as position papers describing work in progress or planned work (max.  
6 pages).

Organizing  Committee

Elena Montiel-Ponsoda, OEG - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Web: http://www.oeg-upm.net/index.php/en/phd/52-emontiel

John McCrae, Semantic Computing Group, CITEC – University of Bielefeld
Web: http://www.sc.cit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de/people/jmccrae

Paul Buitelaar, DERI - National University of Ireland, Galway
Web: http://www.paulbuitelaar.net/

Philipp Cimiano, Semantic Computing Group, CITEC – University of Bielefeld
Web: http://www.cimiano.de

Program Committee
Guadalupe Aguado de Cea, OEG, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Dimitra Anastasiou, Language & Literary Studies, University of Bremen,  
Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles, IRIT, Knowledge Engineering, Cognition and  
Cooperation, France
Roberto Basili, Universita Tor Vergata, Rome - Artificial Intelligence  
group, Italy
Kalina Boncheva - Natural Language Processing Group, University of  
Sheffield, UK
Francis Bond, NICT - Language Infrastructure Group, Japan
Christopher Brewster, Aston University - Operations and Information  
Management Group, UK
Nicoletta Calzolari, ILC-CNR - Computational Linguistics Institute, Italy
Jeremy Carroll, TopQuadrant, USA
Key-Sun Choi, KAIST - Semantic Web Research Center, South-Korea
Thierry Declerck, DFKI - Language Technology Lab, Germany
Aldo Gangemi, ISTC-CNR - Semantic Technology Laboratory, Italy
Asuncion Gómez Pérez, OEG, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Gregory Grefenstette, Exalead, France
Siegfried Handschuh, DERI, Nat. Univ. of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Michael Hausenblas, DERI, Nat. Univ. of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Laura Hollink, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
Antoine Isaac, Vrije Universiteit - Knowledge Representation and Reasoning  
Group, the Netherlands
Ernesto William De Luca, Universitaet Magdeburg - Data and Knowledge  
Engineering Group, Germany
Vanessa López, KMI, Open University, UK
Gerard de Melo, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK
Sergei Nirenburg, University of Maryland - Institute for Language and  
Information Technologies, USA
Alessandro Oltramari, Carnegie Mellon University - Department of  
Psychology, Pittsburgh, USA
Jacco van Ossenbruggen, CWI - Semantic Media Interfaces & VU - Intelligent  
Systems, the Netherlands
Wim Peters, University of Sheffield - Natural Language Processing group, UK
Laurette Pretorius, University of South Africa - School of Computing,  
James Pustejovsky, Brandeis University – CS Dept., Lab for Linguistics and  
Computation, USA
Felix Sasaki, University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Germany
Marta Sabou, Department of New Media Technology – MODUL University, Vienna
Martin Volk, Universitaet Zürich - Institute of Computational Linguistics,  
Piek Vossen, Vrije Universiteit - Dept. of Language, Cognition and  
Communication, the Netherlands
Yong Yu, Computer Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University,  

The workshop is endorsed and sponsored by the Monnet project on  
Multilingual Ontologies for Networked Knowledge:  

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