[Elsnet-list] Call for Participation: ACL Workshop on RDF/RDFS and OWL in Language Technology

Graham Wilcock graham.wilcock at helsinki.fi
Tue Jul 6 15:59:39 CEST 2004


		  ***** Call for Participation *****

RDF/RDFS and OWL in Language Technology: 
4th Workshop on NLP and XML (NLPXML-2004)

A Workshop in conjunction with ACL'04 in Barcelona, Spain

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Workshop date:    July 25, 2004
Workshop website: http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/~gwilcock/NLPXML-2004/
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To register for the workshop, go to http://www.acl2004.org/

WORKSHOP 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.

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.

WORKSHOP PROGRAM:

  09:15-09:30   Welcome and Introduction
  	
  09:30-10:00 * Techniques for Text Planning with XSLT
              - Mary Ellen Foster and Michael White 

  10:00-10:30   BREAK

  10:30-11:00 * Towards Metadata Interoperability
              - Peter Wittenburg, Daan Broeder and Paul Buitelaar 

  11:00-11:30 * A Web Application using RDF/RDFS for Metadata
                Navigation
              - Xi  Guo, Mark Chaudhary, Christopher Dozier, 
                Yogi Arumainayagam and Venkatesan Subramanian 

  11:30-12:00 * The Semantics of Markup: Mapping Legacy Markup Schemas 
                to a Common Semantics
              - Gary Simons, William Lewis, Scott Farrar, Terence
                Langendoen, Brian Fitzsimons and Hector Gonzalez 

  12:00-13:30   LUNCH

  13:30-14:10   INVITED TALK
              * Extensible MultiModal Annotation markup language 
                (EMMA)
              - Max Froumentin (W3C)

  14:10-14:20   MINI-BREAK

  14:20-14:50 * Converting Mikrokosmos Frames into Description Logics
              - Pablo Beltran-Ferruz, P Gonzalez-Calero and P Gervas 

  14:50-15:20 * Feeding OWL: Extracting and Representing the Content
                of Pathology Reports
              - David Schlangen, Manfred Stede and 
                Elena Paslaru Bontas 

  15:20-15:50   BREAK

  15:50-16:20 * An Extensible Framework for Efficient Document 
                Management using RDF and OWL
              - Erica Meena, Ashwani Kumar and Laurent Romary 

  16:20-16:50 * Towards Ontology-based Natural Language Processing
              - Dominique Estival, Chris Nowak and Andrew Zschorn 

  16:50-17:30   PANEL SESSION
              * The Roles of RDF and OWL in Language Technology 
              - Panel members to be confirmed
              
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)

CONTACT: graham.wilcock at helsinki.fi







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