[Elsnet-list] CFP - EKAW 2010 workshop on REUSE AND ADAPTATION OF ONTOLOGIES AND TERMINOLOGIES

Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles aussenac at irit.fr
Mon May 17 20:03:30 CEST 2010


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EKAW 2010 workshop
Call soon available at 
http://www-limbio.smbh.univ-paris13.fr/ReuseOnto-EKAW2010


REUSE AND ADAPTATION OF ONTOLOGIES AND TERMINOLOGIES


ORGANIZERS
Natalia Grabar (1,2), Thierry Hamon (3) and Marie Dupuch (1)


AFFILIATIONS
(1) Centre de Recherche des Cordeliers, Université Pierre et Marie Curie 
- Paris6, UMR_S 872, Paris, F-75006; Université Paris Descartes, UMR_S 
872, Paris, F-75006; INSERM, U872, Paris, F-75006 France
(2) HEGP AP-HP, 20 rue Leblanc, Paris, F-75015 France
(3) LIM&BIO (EA3969) UFR SMBH, Léonard de Vinci Université Paris 13, 74 
rue Marcel Cachin 93017 Bobigny Cedex France


CONTACT
ReuseOnto-EKAW2010 at listes.univ-paris13.fr


CONTEXT AND MOTIVATION
Thanks to progress performed by the knowledge engineering area, powerful 
methods for designing and use of ontologies are provided. As a result, 
the scientific and industrial communities have gained access to an 
increasing number of ontologies and terminologies. For instance, within 
the biomedical area, several dozens of orthogonal or generic ontologies 
and terminologies are currently available thanks to the OBO [1] (Open 
Biological and Biomedical Ontologies) or UMLS [2] initiatives: the 
objective is to make them interoperable and hence reusable.
The usage of an ontology or terminology is often characterized by 
several factors between which we would name: application, scientific or 
technical domain, language of data and of documents to be processed, 
user profile, etc. All of them influence the content and organization of 
the semantic resources (terminologies and ontologies). Exploitation of 
these resources in this original context ensures their optimal use and 
results.
We assume that reuse of such resources implies that at least one of the 
designing factors is modified: application, user, domain ... Hence, the 
reuse implies also that an adaptation of ontologies and terminologies is 
performed. This process appears to be necessary in order to guarantee an 
optimized exploitation of the reused ontologies and terminologies.


OBJECTIVES
Further to recent evolution of the knowledge engineering area and to 
emergence of new context related to the reuse and adaptation of 
ontologies and terminologies, several questions have arised [3,4] and 
still arise. We propose to address them in this workshop and encourage 
submissions on topics related to questions such as:
- Which areas have developed and currently provide freely available 
ontologies and terminologies?
- Are these ontologies and terminologies specific to a given 
application, sub-domain or rather generic and descriptive of the area?
- At which extend the existing ontologies and terminologies may be reused?
- Whether the existing ontologies can be adapted to new purposes?
- Is their adaptation a suitable process?
- Is their adaptation less expensive than the designing of new ontologies?
- What knowledge elements can be reused: terms, concepts, relations, 
roles, definitions ...?
- Are terminologies more easily reusable than ontologies?
- What methods and principles should be exploited for the adaptation and 
reuse of the existing ontologies?
- How the mapping of ontologies may be helpful for their reuse?
- Which role play corpora in adaptation of terminologies and ontologies?
- Are Natural Language Processing methods helpful in the process of 
adaptation of terminologies and ontologies? If they are, which of them 
prove to be suitable?
- ...

This workshop may also be concerned with questions related to managing 
of the evolution of ontologies and their versioning [5,6] and to 
analysis of evolution of their content (i.e., concept emergence, 
removal, abstraction or specialisation) [7], especially when combined 
with questions cited above.


SUBMISSION PROCESS
- Submissions should not exceed 8 pages and respect the EKAW format 
(formatted according to Springer Verlag LNCS guidelines)
- Submissions will be in PDF format
- Submissions will be sent to: ReuseOnto-EKAW2010 at listes.univ-paris13.fr



IMPORTANT DATES
- 01/07/2010: submissions due
- 25/07/2010: notifications
- 01/09/2010: final version of papers


PLACE AND DATE OF THE WORKSHOP
The workshop will be held with the main conference EKAW 2010 
(http://ekaw2010.inesc-id.pt) in Lisbon, Portugal on 11th October-15th 
October 2010.


REFERENCES
1. www.obofoundry.org
2. NLM (2008). UMLS Knowledge Sources Manual. National Library of 
Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland. www.nlm.nih.gov/research/umls/
3. Van Heijst G., Schreiber A. & Wielinga B. (1997). Using explicit 
ontologies in KBS development. IJHCS, 46(2-3), 183–292
4. Guarino N. (1997). Understanding, building, and using ontologies. 
IJHCS, 46(2-3), 293–310.
5. Klein M. & Fensel D. (2001). Ontology versioning on the semantic web. 
In Proceedings of the International Semantic Web Working Symposium 
(SWWS), pp. 75–91.
6. Maedche A., Motik B., Stojanovic L., Studer R. & Volz R. (2002). 
Managing multiple ontologies and ontology evolution in ontologging. In 
Symposium on Intelligent Information Processing, pp. 51–63: Kluwer.
7. Guelfi N., Pruski C. & Reynaud C. (2007). Undestanding and supporting 
ontology evolution by observing the WWW conference. In ESOE.



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