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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   Ontology and Lexicon: new insights @ TIA 2011
Email:   aussenac_(on)_irit.fr
Date received:   18 Oct 2011
Deadline:   21 Oct 2011
Start date:   10 Nov 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS : Ontology and Lexicon: new insights As part of the 9th International Conference on Terminology and Artificial Intelligence (TIA 2011, http://tia2011.crim.fr/) to be held in Paris on November 8-9-10th, 2011, the IRIT and CLLE-ERSS labs jointly with the W3C "ontology Lexica" community group ( http://www.w3.org/community/ontolex/ ) organize a workshop dedicated to Ontology and Lexicon: new insights. Deadline for submission: October 21st, 2011. Workshop date: Thursday, November 10th, 2011 Location: INALCO, 65 rue des Grands Moulins, 75013 Paris (France). Ontologies and lexicons During the last ten years, a large range of uses of ontologies, mainly user-interactive applications, access to document content, text analysis or information retrieval, have stressed the strength of the connection between ontologies and natural language. Firstly, textual resources can be used for learning ontologies from text, or at least to guide an interactive analysis of textual content to build ontologies. Secondly, ontology based semantic annotation and search, multilingual access to information, are some of the key features of the Semantic Web. One of the cornerstones then is to define the way in which knowledge models can be connected with their linguistic formulations. In particular, various studies defined representations of the lexical entries that contain information about how ontology elements (classes, properties, individuals etc.) are realized in multiple languages. Considered as a knowledge representation, a lexicon gathers the linguistic properties of terms and their syntactic relations, whereas an ontology focus on a conceptual model. So the interface between these two layers is regularly discussed, in particular thanks to the notions of Lexical Ontology and Termino-Ontological Resources (TOR). In both cases, the question is how to articulate knowledge models and their linguistic formulation, which refers to lexical entries and to their insertion in the discourse where they are used. Relations within TIA, OntoLex workshops and the W3C "ontology and lexica" community group In this scope, the OntoLex workshops have been organized. They made it possible to define research issues about the definition of rich and relevant models that can be used both to support linguistic processing based on lexical entities, and to provide an efficient access to knowledge representations. One of the key questions is about the joint representation of linguistic and conceptual information. These question turn out to be "which are the features required to represent lexical and ontological entities? how can these representation schemes be connected?" Possible answers are as diverse as the applications that include these models, the underlying semantic theories or the hypotheses related to the dynamics of meaning and interpretation. Following these workshops, the "Ontology Lexica" W3C community group was born this year. Among its goals are not only the development of models for the representation of lexicons (and machine readable dictionaries) relative to ontologies, but also the collection of best practices and experiment feed-back that demonstrate the added-value of such representations. The mission and research focus of the group are listed here: http://www.w3.org/community/ontolex/ These research issues about ontologies and a lexicon are very relevant for the TIA conference, that, up to now, has been promoting innovating works in terminology, questioning the positivist view that freezes the representation of meaning and its interpretation. The TIA conference questionned in particular the notion of terminological and ontological ressource (TOR), which is close to representations like ontologies with a lexical component. Ever since it was set up 20 years ago, the TIA research group has challenged the positivist dogma. By using NLP tools, its members have contributed to shaking the belief that there is a gap between scientific and ordinary language. More generally, corpus analysis has weakened some certainties related to term definition, in particular the term-concept tie or the association of "concept" and "signifié". Topics The talks to be given during this workshop can deal any of the following issues: - presentation of models and representations that combine ontologies with lexical or terminological entities; - use-cases that illustrate the added-value of these representations inside software applications; - notion of "knowledge rich context" and how it can be taken into account in knowledge representation; - ability of these representations to improve linguistic analyses and language processing or access to ontology entities; - ability to use these representations to account for polysemy, meaning change over time, or knowledge evolution. The above questions do not form a closed list and any other proposal of questions or issues will be examined. Submissions A 2- or 3-page summary (including a bibliography) must be sent before October 21st, 2011 to aussenac_(at)_irit.fr Summaries should follow the TIA 2011 conference format. Please use one of the following style sheets: Latex: tia2011latex.tgz MS Word: tia2011word.zip Organization "Ontology Lexica" group chairmen: Paul Buitelaar (DERI, Galway), Philipp Cimiano (CITEC, University of Bielefeld) Workshop chairs: Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles (IRIT, Toulouse), Anne Condamines (CLLE-ERSS, Toulouse), Nathalie Hernandez (IRIT, Toulouse) and Bernard Rothenburger (IRIT,Toulouse) -- Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles IRIT - Equipe IC3 Universite Paul Sabatier 118, route de Narbonne 31062 TOULOUSE Cedex 9 http://www.irit.fr/~Nathalie.Aussenac aussenac_(at)_irit.fr Tel : +33 5 61 55 82 93 Fax : +33 5 61 55 62 58 ----------------------------------------------------------------- __________________________________________ - ELSNET mailing list Elsnet-list_(at)_elsnet.org - To manage your subscription go to: http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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