[Elsnet-list] 1st KYOTO Workshop (Knowledge Yielding Ontologies for
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****** Announcing 1st KYOTO Workshop (Knowledge Yielding Ontologies for
Transition-based Organization) ******
"Environmental Knowledge Transition and Exchange"
Artis Zoo, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
February 2-3, 2009
Kyoto is organizing an open workshop where the environment community meets the
language technology community in a historical place in Amsterdam: the Artist
Zoo, on February 2nd and 3rd 2009.
KYOTO is funded by the European Commission in the 7th FrameWork and by local
authorities in Taiwain and Japan and officially started March 1, 2008.
Information sharing and gathering is essential for environmental communities
that address global issues that cross culture and language borders.
Transition of widespread knowledge from one region to another region can help
us creating awareness and collaboration to address our care for the
environment. The KYOTO project is developing a system that should help people
organize their knowledge and information across cultures and languages to
support communication and collaboration. The KYOTO system allows
environmentalists to agree on the meaning of their terms in a shared
Wikipedia platform. Terms become anchored across languages and cultures but
also in such a way that a computer can use them to detect knowledge and facts
in documents. For example, the notion of environmental footprint can be
defined in the same way in all these languages but also in such a way that
the computer knows what information is necessary to calculate a footprint.
With these definitions it will be possible to find information on footprints
in documents, websites and reports on a massive scale so that users can
directly ask the computer for actual information in their environment.
The project has now completed its initial design phase and the first
prototypes are being released and tested. At this point, we would like to
invite you for a workshop that brings together two groups of people:
- from environmental organizations, those who have an interest in
technological innovations and cross-lingual and cross-cultural collaboration;
- from the knowledge and language-technology engineering community, those who
have an interest in generic and domain-specific solutions within
cross-lingual and cross-cultural settings.
For more information about the workshop/registration and KYOTO, please visit
the web site at www.kyoto-project.eu or contact the project coordinator Piek
Vossen at p.vossen at let.vu.nl
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