[open-linguistics] First Conference on Language, Data and Knowledge (LDK 2017) - Call for Papers

John McCrae john at mccr.ae
Sat Oct 15 08:15:38 UTC 2016

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1st International Conference on Language, Data and Knowledge (LDK 2017)


The new biennial conference series on Language, Data and Knowledge (LDK)
aims at bringing together researchers from across disciplines concerned
with the acquisition, curation and use of language data in the context of data
science and knowledge-based applications. With the advent of the Web and
digital technologies, an ever increasing amount of language data is now
available across application areas and industry sectors, including social
media, digital archives, company records, etc. The efficient and meaningful
exploitation of this data in scientific and commercial innovation is at the
core of data science research, employing NLP and machine learning methods
as well as semantic technologies based on knowledge graphs.

Language data is of increasing importance to machine learning-based
approaches in NLP, Linked Data and Semantic Web research and applications
that depend on linguistic and semantic annotation with lexical,
terminological and ontological resources, manual alignment across language
or other human-assigned labels. The acquisition, provenance,
representation, maintenance, usability, quality as well as legal,
organizational and infrastructure aspects of language data are therefore
rapidly becoming major areas of research that are at the focus of the

Knowledge graphs is an active field of research concerned with the
extraction, integration, maintenance and use of semantic representations of
language data in combination with semantically or otherwise structured
data, numerical data and multimodal data among others. Knowledge graph
research builds on the exploitation and extension of lexical,
terminological and ontological resources, information and knowledge
extraction, entity linking, ontology learning, ontology alignment, semantic
text similarity, Linked Data and other Semantic Web technologies. The
construction and use of knowledge graphs from language data, possibly and
ideally in the context of other types of data, is a further specific focus
of the conference.

A further focus of the conference is the combined use and exploitation of
language data and knowledge graphs in data science-based approaches to use
cases in industry, including biomedical applications, as well as use cases
in humanities and social sciences.

The LDK conference has been initiated by a consortium of researchers from
the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, InfAI (University Leipzig) and
Wolfgang Goethe University and a Scientific Committee of leading
researchers in Natural Language Processing, Linked Data and Semantic Web,
Language Resources and Digital Humanities. LDK is endorsed by several
international organisations: DBpedia, ACL SIGANN, Global Wordnet
Association, CLARIN and The Big Data Value Association (BDVA). The first
edition, LDK 2017, will be held in Galway (Ireland) with a second edition
planned for 2019 in Leipzig (Germany).

Important Dates

9 February 2017 Paper submission

30 March 2017 Notification

20 April 2017 Camera-ready submission

19-20 June 2017 Conference

Paper submission

We welcome submission of both long and short papers of relevance to the
topics listed below. Submissions can be in the form of long or short
research papers, scientific abstracts on use cases or position papers.
Accepted submissions will be published in a conference proceedings volume,
the publisher of which will be confirmed shortly, and will be selected for
presentation as oral or poster presentation based on recommendations of
reviewers, this choice does not reflect the quality of the work.

All papers should follow the LNCS guidelines for formatting and should be
up to 15 pages in length for long papers and up to 8 pages for short
papers, including references and optional appendices. Position papers and
short abstracts may be submitted and must be at least 4 pages in length.
The layout templates are available for download from the Springer website
at https://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0


Language Data


   Language data portals

   Language data construction, acquisition and management

   Crowdsourcing of language data

   Metadata about language data

   Multilingual, multimedia and multimodal language data

   Evaluation, provenance and quality of language data

   Usability, validation and visualization of language data

   Organizational and infrastructural management of language data

   Standards and interoperability of language data

   Legal aspects of publishing language data

   Typological databases

   Under-resourced languages

Knowledge Graphs


   Ontologies, terminology, wordnets and lexical resources

   Information and knowledge extraction (taxonomy extraction, ontology

   Data, information and knowledge integration across languages

   (Cross-lingual) Ontology Alignment

   Semantic text similarity

   Entity linking and relatedness

   Linked Data profiling

   Linguistic Linked Data

   Multilingual Linked Data and multilingual Web of Data

   Knowledge representation and reasoning on the Multilingual Semantic Web

Applications in NLP


   Semantic search

   Semantic content management

   Question answering

   Computer-aided Language Learning

   Text analytics for Internet of Things

   Multilingual Internet of Things

   Applying big data to text analytics

   Natural language interfaces to (big) data

Use Cases in Digital Humanities, Social Sciences, BioNLP


   Applications in Digital Humanities such as distant reading

   Analysis, enrichment of text archives

   Text mining for Social Science research

   Text mining from biomedical literature

Conference chairs

Paul Buitelaar (Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway, Ireland)

Christian Chiarcos (Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany)

Sebastian Hellmann (InfAI, University of Leipzig, Germany)

John P. McCrae (Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway, Ireland)

Local organisers at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway,

John McCrae, Paul Buitelaar, Brian Davis, Cécile Robin

Scientific Advisory Committee


   Pushpak Bhattacharyya - IIT Bombay, India

   Francis Bond - Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

   Key-Sun Choi - KAIST, South-Korea

   Philipp Cimiano - Bielefeld University, Germany

   Edward Curry - Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway, Ireland

   Franciska de Jong - Utrecht University / CLARIN ERIC, the Netherlands

   Thierry Declerck - DFKI GmbH / Saarland University, Germany

   Tatiana Gornostay - Tilde, Latvia

   Jorge Gracia - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

   Nancy Ide - Vassar College, USA

   Eric Nyberg - Carnegie Mellon University, USA

   Felix Sasaki - DFKI GmbH / W3C, Germany

   Karin Verspoor - University of Melbourne, Australia

Program Committee

Agata Filipowska, Poznan University of Economics, Poland

Agata Savary, University of Tours, France

Aitor Soroa, University of the Basque Country, Spain

Alexandre Rademaker, IBM, Brazil

Alexis Dimitriadis, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands

Allison Burkette, University of Mississippi, USA

Amanda Hicks, University of Florida, USA

Andre Freitas, University of Passau, Germany

Andrea Moro, Microsoft, UK

Andrea Schalley, Griffith University, Australia

Anette Frank, Heidelberg University, Germany

Anja Jentzsch, Hasso Plattner Institut, Germany

Antal van den Bosch, Radboud University / Meertens Institute, the

Antonio Pareja-Lora, Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain

Armando Stellato, University of Rome, Tor Vergata, Italy

Asunción Gómez Pérez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Bettina Klimek, Leipzig University AKSW, Germany

Brian Gick, University of British Columbia, Canada

Carmen Brando, Institut National de L'Information Géographique et
Forestière, France

Caroline Barriere, Cancer Research Institute of Montreal, Canada

Chris Bizer, University of Mannheim, Germany

Chris Dyer, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Christina Unger, University Bielefeld, Germany

Claire Bonial, U.S. Army Research Lab, USA

Clement Jonquet, University of Montpellier, France

Cristina Vertan, University of Hamburg, Germany

Damir Cavar, Indiana University, USA

Dagmar Gromann, IIIA-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain

Dimitris Kontokostas, Leipzig University AKSW, Germany

Dongpo Deng, Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Elena González-Blanco García, Universidad Nacional de Educación a
Distancia, Madrid, Spain

Elena Montiel, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Ellen Riloff, University of Utah, USA

Eveline Wandl-Vogt, Austrian Academy of Science, Austria

Fahad Khan, ILC-CNR, Italy

Francesca Frontini, Université Paul Valéry Montpellier, France

Georgeta Bordea, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway, Ireland

Gerard de Melo, Rutgers University, USA

Gilles Sérasset, Joseph Fourier University, France

Giuseppe Rizzo, Istituto Superiore Mario Boella, Italy

Graeme Hirst, University of Toronto, Canada

Guadalupe Aguado, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Haofen Wang, East China University of Science and Technology, China

Hatem Mousselly Sergieh, Darmstadt University, Germany

Harald Sack, FIZ Karlsruhe, Leibniz Center for Information Infrastructure,

Heiko Paulheim, University of Mannheim, Germany

Hideaki Takeda, National Institute of Informatics, Japan

Hitoshi Isahara, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan

James Pustejovsky, Brandeis University, USA

Jeff Good, University at Buffalo, USA

Jonathan Pool, The Long Now Foundation, USA

Jorge Gracia, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Jin-Dong Kim, KAIST, Korea

Johanna Völker, Bayer Research, Berlin, Germany

Judith Eckle-Kohler, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany

Jung-Jae Kim, A-Star, Singapore

Karin Verspoor, Melbourne University, Australia

Kevin B. Cohen, University of Colorado School of Medicine, USA

Key-Sun Choi, KAIST, Korea

Kiril Simov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

Krzysztof Wecel, Poznan University of Economics, Poland

Laurent Romary, INRIA, France

Laurette Pretorius, UNISA, South Africa

Luis Morgado Da Costa, Nanyang Technical University, Singapore

Maciej Piasecki, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland

Marc Verhagen, Brandeis University, USA

Mariano Rico, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Marko Tadić, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Marieke van Erp, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Marta Villegas, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

Martha Palmer, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

Martin Riedl, University of Darmstadt, Germany

Masaharu Yoshioka, Hokkaido University, Japan

Milena Slavcheva, JRC-Brussels, Belgium

Monica Monachini, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy

Naoaki Okazaki, Tohoku University, Japan

Nicoletta Calzolari, ILC-CNR, Italy

Nils Reiter, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Nitish Aggarwal, IBM Watson, USA

Núria Bel, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain

Pablo N. Mendes, Lattice, USA

Petya Osenova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

Piek Vossen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Rada Mihalcea, University of Michigan, USA

Ricardo Usbeck, Leipzig University AKSW, Germany

Richard Eckart de Castilho, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany

Roberto Navigli, University of Rome, “La Sapienza”, Italy

Roman Klinger, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Sabine Schulte im Walde, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Sebastian Nordhoff, LangSci Press, Germany

Sebastian Walter, Bielefeld University, Germany

Seiji Koide, Ontolonomy/National Institute of Informatics, Japan

Simone Ponzetto, University of Mannheim, Germany

Steve Cassidy, Macquarie University, Australia

Steven Moran, University Zürich, Switzerland

Sören Auer, University of Bonn, Germany

Ulli Waltinger, Siemens AG, Germany

Vanessa Lopez, IBM Europe, Ireland

Volha Bryl, Springer Nature, Germany

Víctor Rodríguez-Doncel, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Wim Peters, University of Sheffield, UK

Yohei Murakami, Kyoto University, Japan

Yoshihiko Hayashi, Waseda University, Japan

Francis Bond, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Philipp Cimiano, Bielefeld University, Germany

Edward Curry, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway, Ireland

Franciska de Jong, Utrecht University, the Netherlands

Thierry Declerck, DFKI GmbH, Saarland University, Germany

Tatiana Gornostay, Tilde, Latvia

Nancy Ide, Vassar College, USA

Felix Sasaki, DFKI GmbH, W3C Fellow, Germany

Key-Sun Choi, KAIST, South Korea

Pushpak Bhattacharyya, IITP, India

Karin Verspoor, University of Melbourne, Australia

Brian Davis, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway, Ireland

Jorge Gracia, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Eric Nyberg, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
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