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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   Ontology Learning on the Semantic Web
From:   Suzette Stoutenburg
Email:   suzette_(on)_mitre.org
Date received:   07 Feb 2006
Deadline:   31 Mar 2006

Sorry for the cross-post. AAAI-06 Workshop Ontology Learning on the Semantic Web Call for Papers Workshop Description and Objectives With the advent of the Semantic Web, standard ontology languages are emerging that will allow concept sharing on a wide scale. Ontologies expressed in a standard language, such as the Web Ontology Language (OWL) and exposed on a network offer the potential for unprecedented interoperability solutions since they are semantically rich, computer understandable and inherently extensible. However, the potential power of ontological solutions is curtailed by the difficulty and expense of building and maintaining ontologies manually. Further, one of the tenets that the Semantic Web inherits from the World Wide Web is that anyone can publish anything about anything. So, the accuracy and relevance of information encountered on the Semantic Web cannot be guaranteed, nor can consistency across multiple sources. How can ontology learning techniques be applied over the web based on the trust and reputation of information sources? The purpose of the Ontology Learning Workshop will be to bring together researchers from academia and industry to exchange the latest advances in ontology learning. Our goals is to assemble the latest research results that advance the automation of ontology learning over the web and demonstrate the potential power of the technology. We will also focus on solutions to some of the challenges in learning over the open web, including the role of trust in automated ontology learning. We also seek to identify use cases to which the research can be applied. Topics We invite papers on the latest advances in ontology learning techniques and algorithms. We are interested in position papers that propose new methods and design patterns for automated ontology generation, linking and maintenance. In particular, we are interested in applying models of trust for ontology learning. We are also interested in applications, including requirements, lessons learned and issues with ontology learning over a network. Participation We encourage participation from a variety of communities, including researchers from academia and industry, standards organizations, and vendors. Users who seek interoperability solutions may be interested in how to automate ontology generation. Format The workshop will follow the following format. First, we will invite a leader in Ontology Learning to summarize the latest advances in this area. We will then present a series of talks that focus on advancements in techniques to support automated ontology learning over the web. In the afternoon, a second invited speaker will discuss trust models and propose how those might be used to support ontology learning. This will be followed by a panel session on issues in ontology learning, which will be an interactive exchange between panel members and the audience on the challenges in ontology learning on the Semantic Web. Finally, we will present a session to focus on applications, including requirements, lessons learned and issues with ontology learning over a network. The workshop will close with an identified set of follow up actions and next steps in advancing automated ontology learning over the Semantic Web. Products of the workshop include a set of proceedings, as well as issues and requirements for an integrated framework for automated ontology construction and maintenance. Submission Requirements We invite papers up to 8 pages in length in the style specified by AAAI at (www.aaai.org/Publications/Author/macros-link.html ). Papers should describe original completed work, work in progress, or interesting problems or use cases. Submitted papers will be fully refereed based on the originality and significance of the ideas presented as well as on technical aspects. Submissions should be made electronically to suzette_(on)_mitre.org suzette_(on)_mitre.org> before March 31, 2006. Workshop Chairs Dr. Jugal Kalita University of Colorado at Colorado Springs 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918 Office (719) 262.3432 Fax (719) 262.3369 kalita_(on)_pikespeak.uccs.edu kalita_(on)_pikespeak.uccs.edu> Dr. Leo Obrst The MITRE Corporation 7515 Colshire Drive McLean, VA 22102-7508 Office (703) 983.6770 Fax (713) 983.1379 lobrst_(on)_mitre.org lobrst_(on)_mitre.org> Dr. Peter Patel-Schneider Bell Labs Research 600 Mountain Avenue Murray Hill, New Jersey 07974 Office (908) 582.4471 Fax (908) 582.7308 pfps_(on)_research.bell-labs.com pfps_(on)_research.bell-labs.com> Ms. Suzette Stoutenburg The MITRE Corporation 1155 Academy Park Loop Colorado Springs, Colorado 80910 Office (719) 572.8323 Fax (719) 572.8477 suzette_(on)_mitre.org suzette_(on)_mitre.org> _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-li

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