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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   OntoLex 2006 (hosted by LREC2006)
From:   Alessandro Oltramari
Email:   oltramari_(on)_loa-cnr.it
Date received:   14 Dec 2005
Deadline:   10 Feb 2006
Start date:   24 May 2006

********* APOLOGIES FOR MULTIPLE POSTINGS ********* FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS WORKSHOP OntoLex 2006: Interfacing Ontologies and Lexical Resources for Semantic Web Technologies http://www.loa-cnr.it/ontolex2006 (soon available) Magazzini del Cotone Conference Center Genoa, Italy In Association with 5th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LANGUAGE RESOURCES AND EVALUATION LREC2006 http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2006/ Main conference 24-25-26 May 2006 Motivations and aim Originating in 2000 through a visionary initiative by Atanas Kiryakov and Kiril Simov, and hosted twice by LREC (2002 and 2004), OntoLex has recently turned into a yearly meeting (IJCNLP workshop in 2005) for a growing interdisciplinary community of lexicographers, ontologists and computational linguists. In this 2006 edition we will have a special focus on the integration of ontologies and lexical resources for “Semantic Web” technologies. The challenging idea of building a Semantic Web, i.e. an extended web of machine-readable information and automated services where contents can be accessed and shared by both human and artificial agents is a growing and very active field of research. This new framework is deeply influencing also emergent research on the integration of computational ontologies and lexicons, since the mutual relations between these two different types of resources are key components for semantic specification and interoperability. Topics of interests: Design principles and methodologies for interfacing ontologies and lexical resources RDFS/OWL-based integration of task/domain ontologies and lexical resources Use of ontologies and lexical resources in Semantic Web applications Ontologies and lexical resources for meaning negotiation Lexical resources and ontology learning Ontologies and multi-lingual lexical resources Reasons of interest OntoLex 2006 aims at establishing itself as the central meeting point for researchers involved in building, integrating and exploiting lexical resources and ontologies. We are strongly convinced that adding an explicit semantic web “direction” to this year’s edition will help to address multidisciplinary aspects and will stimulate new directions of inquiry. Panel (1 hour) on Approaches for Semantic Interoperability: In the domain of Language Resource Management two questions are frequently raised: (1) What is the most promising framework in which to represent knowledge about linguistic concepts? (2) Should one construct an instance of the framework ‘top-down’, based on theoretical concerns, or ‘bottom-up’, based on practical applications? Opinions differ on both questions. Four panelists will discuss the pros and cons of the different approaches, focusing on their relevance for the research process and for achieving interoperability. Afterwards the floor will be open for discussion. The goal of the panel is to obtain a deeper understanding of the different approaches and to help in setting priorities. Important dates · 10 February 2006: Deadline for extended abstract submission · 10 March 2006: Acceptance notifications and preliminary program · 31 March 2006: Camera-ready papers deadline · ‹TBA› May 2006: Workshop Submissions Participants are invited to submit an extended abstract of max 1000 words related to one or more topics of interest to the following address: oltramari_(on)_loa-cnr.it. The final paper should not exceed 5000 words. Each accepted paper will receive a slot of 40 minutes for presentation (30 minutes talk and 10 minutes for discussion). Organizing Committee Alessandro Oltramari, LOA-CNR & University of Trento Via Solteri 38, 38100 Trento (ITALY) Chu-Ren Huang, Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica Nankang, Taipei, Taiwan 115 (TAIWAN) Alessandro Lenci, University of Pisa, Dipartimento di Linguistica "T. Bolelli Via Santa Maria 36, 56100 Pisa (ITALY) Paul Buitelaar, DFKI, Language Technology Lab Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3, D-66123 Saarbrücken (GERMANY) Christiane Fellbaum, Department of Psychology Green Hall, Princeton University 221 Nassau St., Princeton, NJ 0854 Programme Committee Massimiliano Ciaramita, LOA-CNR – Italy Scott Farrar, University of Bremen – Germany Hamish Cunningham, University of Sheffield – United Kingdom Atanas Kiryakov, OntoText – Bulgary Nancy Ide, Department of Computer Science, Vassar College – USA Sergei Nirenburg, UMBC, Maryland – USA Paola Velardi, Università di Roma “La Sapienza” – Italy Guus Schreiber, Free University of Amsterdam – Holland Enrico Motta, Knowledge Media Institute – United Kingdom Nicoletta Calzolari, ILC-CNR, Pisa – Italy Wim Peters, University of Sheffield – United Kingdom Bolette Pedersen, Centre for Language Technology – Denmark Bernardo Magnini, ITC-IRST – Italy Antonio Sanfilippo, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory – USA Eduard Hovy, ISI, University of Southern California – USA Helen Dry, Eastern Michigan University – USA Laurent Romarie, LORIA – France Peter Wittenburg, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics – Germany Contact person: Alessandro Oltramari, LOA-CNR & University of Trento Via Solteri 38, 38100 Trento (ITALY) e-mail: oltramari_(on)_loa-cnr.it homepage: http://www.loa-cnr.it/oltramari Fax: +39-0461-435344 Phone: +39-0461-830198 _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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