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Subject: [ E-CFP ] Semantic Web Journal: Special Issue on Multilingual Linked Open Data (MLOD) 2012 -- Deadline extended to Dec. 7
From: <jmccrae_(on)_cit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de>
Date received: 19 Nov 2012
Deadline: 07 Dec 2012
Start date: -

Dear all,

We have extended the deadline for submissions to the Special
Issue on Multilingual Linked Open Data (MLOD) 2012 to *December

Continuing the great success of the MLODE 2012 workshop, we
welcome novel submission to this special issue of the Semantic
Web Journal. We also produced a new version of the linguistic
linked open data cloud image as a result of the workshop:

The call is here (and also attached as an HTML file)

Kind regards, John McCrae (on behalf of all MLOD guest editors:
Steven Moran, Martin Brümmer, Sebastian Hellmann)


Call: Multilingual Linked Open Data (MLOD) 2012 Data Post
Proceedings Multilingual Linked Open Data (MLOD) 2012 Data Post

Special Issue of the Semantic Web Journal


Workshop homepage: http://sabre2012.infai.org/mlode

Image of the Linguistic LOD Cloud:
http://linguistics.okfn.org/resources/llod/ Scope of the call:

Researchers in NLP and Linguistics are currently discovering
Semantic Web technologies and employing them to answer novel
research questions. Through the use of linked data, there is the
potential to solve many issues currently faced by the language
resources community. In particular, there is significant evidence
that RDF allows better data integration than existing formats,[1]
in part through a rich ecosystem of tools provided by the
Semantic Web, such as query[2] and federation.[3] In addition,
the Semantic Web has already been used by several authors[4] [5]
to define data categories and enable better resource
interoperability. The utility of this method of publishing
language resources has lead to the interest of a significant
sub-community in linguistics.[6]

The focus of this special issue is language resources including
language data such as written or spoken corpora and lexica,
multimodal resources, grammars, terminology or domain specific
databases and dictionaries, ontologies, multimedia databases,
etc. [7] In addition, we require that these resources are
published as linked data using appropriate technologies such as
RDF and OWL. Furthermore, we will also accept submission of
resources used to assist and augment language processing
applications, even if the nature of the resource is not deeply
entrenched in Linguistics, but only as long as the usefulness is
well motivated (DBpedia redirects and disambiguation pages are
one example[8] ). Overall, our vision is to boost a
decentralized, collaborative, interlinked and interoperable Web
of Data[9] in the area of multilingual language resources. Topics
of the call

    The current state of the Linguistic Linked Open Data (LLOD)
    Cloud and inclusion criteria Validation procedures for
    linguistic linked data sets Best practices of multilingual
    linked open data Legal issues relating to the licensing of
    linguistic linked data Semantic annotation Language
    resources, newly published as linked data Ontologies related
    to multilinguality and language technology.

Submission instructions

This special issue will especially welcome Full papers, Linked
Dataset Descriptions and Descriptions of Ontologies as specified
here: http://www.semantic-web-journal.net/authors Please write us
an email first before preparing submissions for other submission
types. Full papers

Full papers contain original research results. These submissions
will be reviewed along the usual dimensions for research
contributions which include originality, significance of the
results, and quality of writing. Any submission that is an
extension of previous work must clearly declare the reference and
justify the scientific progress of the extension. Linked data set
and ontology descriptions

We invite submissions of data sets and a 4-6 page written
description of the data. This special issue follows the MLODE
2012 Workshop[10] in Leipzig and in addition to submissions by
participants of the workshop we also strongly encourage novel
submissions. Note that the workshop focuses on the quality and
availability of the data, while this issue focuses on the data
*and* the written article.

We require that:

    The data is clearly licensed, standardized licenses are
    recommended. Submitted data must be available free for
    academic usage. Open licences are welcome. The data is openly
    accessible and follows web standards, especially RDF.

Technical instructions for contributing data sets:

Please send us the data in advance for validation. We have a
strict "data first" policy. The data you send us will be
evaluated and we will provide guidance and support, if necessary.
After the data review you will be allowed to submit your paper.
Full details of requirements are available at

As a result of the MLODE workshop, we will provide an updated
image of the LLOD cloud:


If you want to be included in the updated image, please submit
your data as soon as possible to the MLODE workshop. Submission
is possible here: http://code.google.com/p/mlode/

Preliminary (optional) data submission deadline: one week before
MLODE (Sept 23rd)

Submission: 7 Dec

Notifications: 22 Feb

Resubmission: 22 Mar

2nd Notification: 26 Apr

Camera ready: 17 May Guest editors

Sebastian Hellmann (AKSW, University of Leipzig)

Steven Moran (LMU Munich)

Martin Brümmer (AKSW, University of Leipzig)

John McCrae (CITEC, University of Bielefeld)

[1] C. Chiarcos, S. Nordhoff, and S. Hellmann, Linked Data in
Linguistics, pages 161-179, Heidelberg, 2012. Springer,

[2] E. Prud'Hommeaux and A. Seaborne. SPARQL query language for
RDF. W3C recommendation, 2008.

[3] B. Quilitz and U. Leser. Querying distributed RDF data
sources with SPARQL. In The Semantic Web: Research and
Applications, pages 524-538. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2008.

[4] M. Windhouwer and S. E. Wright. Linking to linguistic data
categories in ISOcat. In C. Chiarcos, S. Nordhoff, and S.
Hellmann, editors, Linked Data in Linguistics, pages 99-107.
Springer, Heidelberg, 2012.

[5] S. Farrar and D. T. Langendoen. An OWL-DL implementation of
GOLD: An ontology for the Semantic Web. In A. Witt and D.
Metzing, editors, Linguistic Modeling of Information and Markup
Languages. Springer, Dordrecht, 2010.

[6] C. Chiarcos, S. Hellmann, et al. The Open Linguistics Working
Group. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on
Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC-2012), Istanbul, Turkey,
May 2012a.

[7] Definition loosely based on

[8] Pablo N. Mendes, Max Jakob and Christian Bizer. DBpedia for
NLP: A Multilingual Cross-domain Knowledge Base. Proceedings of
the International Conference on Language Resources and
Evaluation, LREC 2012

[9] Sören Auer und Sebastian Hellmann. The Web of Data:
Decentralized, collaborative, interlinked and interoperable In:
LREC 2012,

[10] http://sabre2012.infai.org/mlode


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