[Elsnet-list] OntoLex 2006 (hosted by LREC2006) - 2nd CfP

Alessandro Oltramari oltramari at loa-cnr.it
Mon Jan 9 18:38:38 CET 2006


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SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS									

OntoLex 2006: Interfacing Ontologies and Lexical Resources for  
Semantic Web Technologies
  http://www.loa-cnr.it/ontolex2006

27/05/06 @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

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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
·       27 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 at 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).

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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

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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 Romary, LORIA-CNRS – France

Peter Wittenburg, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics – Germany



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Contact person:

Alessandro Oltramari, LOA-CNR & University of Trento
Via Solteri 38, 38100 Trento (ITALY)
e-mail: oltramari at loa-cnr.it

homepage: http://www.loa-cnr.it/oltramari

Fax: +39-0461-435344

Phone: +39-0461-830198




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