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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   ACL-2004 Workshop: RDF/RDFS and OWL in Language Technology
From:   Graham Wilcock
Email:   graham.wilcock_(on)_helsinki.fi
Date received:   13 Feb 2004
Deadline:   01 Apr 2004
Start date:   25 Jul 2004

ACL 2004 WORKSHOP RDF/RDFS and OWL in Language Technology: 4th Workshop on NLP and XML (NLPXML-2004) 25 July 2004, Barcelona In conjunction with the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (www.acl2004.org) Workshop home page: www.ling.helsinki.fi/%7Egwilcock/NLPXML-2004 Overview While XML is fully accepted within the NLP community as the main standard for data representation, especially for purposes of interchange and software interoperability, the use of Semantic Web technologies-including RDF (Resource Definition Framework), RDFS (RDF Schema), and OWL (Ontology Web Language)--for NLP applications remains relatively limited. However, the combination of XML, RDF/RDFS and OWL provides an overall architecture for NLP resources of all kinds whose implications are still being worked out within the NLP community. The goal of this workshop is two-fold: (1) to provide a forum for presentation and discussion of practical applications of RDF, RDFS and OWL in language technology (including resource and software development, applications, tools, etc.); and (2) to clarify the respective roles of XML, RDF/RDFS and OWL in NLP applications and resources, in relation to the growth of the Semantic Web. NLPXML-2004 is intended not only for those already using Semantic Web technologies, but also members of the NLP community who seek a fuller understanding of the motivations and implications of XML/RDF/RDFS/OWL, the Semantic Web, and related standards for the field. Therefore, we plan to include at least one invited presentation that covers in some depth the Semantic Web technologies and attempts to identify the interactions among various activities (resource creation and annotation, application development, etc.) as well as the potential interactions between the various Semantic Web layers in relation to language technology. This workshop will be the fourth in a series, following on from the first NLPXML Workshop held at NLPRS 2001 in Tokyo, the second at COLING 2002 in Taipei, and the third at EACL 2003 in Budapest. Topics We invite submissions on (but not necessarily limited to) the following topics: · Concrete examples of RDF/RDFS/OWL use for NLP resources and applications · RDF/RDFS/OWL-aware NLP tools · RDF/RDFS/OWL-based definition of data models and data categories for NLP · RDF/RDFS/OWL-based standards for NLP and language resources · Use and comparison of XML, RDF/RDFS and OWL for linguistic annotation, including overall data architecture, implications for editorial practices, linkage mechanisms and issues for NLP data, etc. · Use and comparison of XML, RDF/RDFS and OWL in Semantic Web question answering and document generation applications · Other topics in NLP and XML, not necessarily using Semantic Web technologies, for example VoiceXML and voice dialogue, XML-based standards (XML Schema, XSLT, XLink, etc.) for NLP applications. Submission Procedure Authors should submit full papers of maximum 8 pages, including references and figures, following the main conference style files available at: http://www.acl2004.or g/aclstyles/style.html Papers should be submitted electronically in PDF (preferred) or MS Word format to graham.wilcock_(on)_helsinki.fi Important Dates · Paper submission deadline 1 April 2004 · Notification of acceptance 1 May 2004 · Camera-ready version due 15 May 2004 · Workshop date 25 July 2004 Organizing Committee · Nancy Ide (Vassar College, USA) · Laurent Romary (Loria/CNRS, France) · Graham Wilcock (University of Helsinki, Finland) Program Committee · Kalina Bontcheva (University of Sheffield, UK) · Barrett Bryant (University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA) · Paul Buitelaar (DFKI, Germany) · Key-Sun Choi (KAIST, Korea) · Hamish Cunningham (University of Sheffield, UK) · Thierry Declerck (DFKI, Germany) · David Durand (Brown University, USA) · Tomaz Erjavec (Institute Jozef Stefan, Slovenia) · Nancy Ide (Vassar College, USA) · Ewan Klein (University of Edinburgh, UK) · Jimmy Lin (MIT, USA) · Chieko Nakabasami (Toyo University, Japan) · Naoyuki Nomura (Justsystem/Hosei University, Japan) · Antonio Pareja-Lora (UCM, Spain) · Laurent Romary (Loria/CNRS, France) · Manfred Stede (University of Potsdam, Germany) · Henry Thompson (University of Edinburgh, UK) · Fabio Vitali (University of Bologna, Italy) · Graham Wilcock (University of Helsinki, Finland) (Chair) Additional information: Graham Wilcock (graham.wilcock_(on)_helsinki.fi)

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