[open-linguistics] [CFP] W3C Workshop: The Multilingual Web – Linked Open Data and MultilingualWeb-LT Requirements, 11 - 13 June 2012, Dublin
tadej.stajner at ijs.si
Thu May 3 10:43:40 UTC 2012
this might be interesting to the linguistic open data community. The
speaker deadline has been extended to May 9th.
More details on
W3C Workshop, Call for Participation:
The Multilingual Web – Linked Open Data and MultilingualWeb-LT
11 - 13 June 2012, Dublin
The purpose of this workshop is two-fold: first, to discuss the
intersection between Linked Open Data and Multilingual Technologies (11
June), and second, to discuss Requirements of the W3C MultilingualWeb-LT
(12 - 13 June). We expect that both topics will attract an overlapping
set of participants, and we hope to increase the overlap by this workshop.
*About the Linked Open Data topic:* Research and industrial application
of Multilingual Web content (MLW), Linked Open Data (LOD) and Natural
Language Processing (NLP) are becoming increasingly intertwined. The
goal of the workshop is to bring together stakeholders in the areas of
content creation, translation, and provision of content delivery
infrastructures, researchers and key industrial contacts.
One of the major issues in the evolution of Linked (Open) Data is its
lack of multilinguality. There is a strong separation between, on the
one hand, terminology, lexical and language resources, and on the other,
the technologies used for Linked Data. This gap makes it difficult to
exploit any potential synergy among those approaches. This also makes it
difficult to exploit the possibilities offered for Linked Data by
Multilingual Web technologies. Removing silos and integrating these
technologies is therefore an important goal, and is the main topic of
*About the MultilingualWeb-LT Requirements Gathering:* The
MultilingualWeb-LT Working Group
<http://www.w3.org/International/multilingualweb/lt/> is gathering
requirements to define meta-data for web content (mainly HTML5) and deep
Web content, for example a CMS or XML files from which HTML pages are
generated, that facilitates its interaction with multilingual
technologies and localization processes. The group has come up with an
inital list of requirements
including a list of proposed metadata items
During this workshop, we aim at getting detailed feedback
about the requirements and the metadata items.
Different to previous MultilingualWeb workshops
<http://www.multilingualweb.eu/documents>, this workshop has two
specific foci, and aims at certain groups of participants, with the goal
of producing concrete proposals about next steps in the two areas
described above . While future MultilingualWeb workshops will continue
the format of broad events and will aim again at a larger audience,
attendees for this workshop are required to participate actively and
will need to submit a position statement for the workshop registration.
The workshop will be hosted by *Trinity College Dublin (TCD)*
2 April Call for Participation issued
*New: 9 May* Deadline for speaker proposals
about the two topic areas
15 May Acceptance notification sent
20 May Program released
25 May Sponsorship deadline
*30 May* *Registration deadline*
11 - 13 June Workshop
(11 June) *Part 1* "Linked Open Data"
(12-13 June) *Part 2* "MultilingualWeb-LT Requirements Gathering"
For assistance with workshop logistics or technical issues, you can
write to Dominic Jones <mailto:Dominic.Jones at cs.tcd.ie>.
For questions about the program or the workshops in general, contact the
* Paul Buitelaar <mailto:paul.buitelaar at deri.org> (DERI)
* Dave Lewis <mailto:dave.lewis at cs.tcd.ie> (TCD)
* Felix Sasaki <mailto:fsasaki at w3.org> (DFKI / W3C Fellow)
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