LREC 2012 workshop: ColabTKR 2012 - Terminology and Knowledge Representation

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//*ColabTKR 2012 - Terminology and Knowledge Representation*

Linguistics and ontology studies have a long record of fruitful 
cooperation. Cross-research in areas such as computational linguistics, 
natural language processing, information retrieval and ontology 
development, maintenance and integration have produced a wealth of 
multidisciplinary theories, methods, models and tools (Roche, 2008) 
(Staab, 2008) (Pereira et al. 2009) (Costa, 2006). More specifically, 
the relationship between the lexicon (lexical approaches and resources) 
and ontology development methods and tools, have been recently well 
explored in research (Huang et al, 2010). On the contrary, the 
relationship between terminology and ontology studies, in particular in 
what concerns to the initial phases of ontology development, has not 
received so much attention from the scientific communities involved.

On the other side, in diverse professional areas, new challenges are 
appearing related with information and knowledge management in highly 
specialised technical domains, under tightly constrained time 
requirements, unfolding in collaborative networking contexts. Short-term 
collaborative networking between individuals, groups and organisations, 
is recognised by researchers and practitioners as possible solution to 
cope with an increasingly complex social and economic business 
environment. Moreover, the current demand for continuous innovation 
leads to an higher heterogeneity in the technical and scientific domains 
simultaneously involved in collaborative projects and activities (e.g 
involving SMEs and research centres) (Camarinha-Matos, 2006). Managing 
information and knowledge in this context places new and interesting 
challenges to terminology and knowledge representation, particularly 
when these challenges are seen from an integrated terminology/knowledge 
representation perspective.

Terminological or ontological approaches alone are not likely to be 
enough in answering to the needs of precision and detail of the 
specialised technical domains, as much as the research efforts of 
articulated  terminology/ontology approaches are likely to be inadequate 
in terms of the required resources (time and persons). Thus, these 
challenges call for more than the setup and configuration of common 
terminological or ontological resources, particularly when considering 
the usually accepted time-frames for developing semantic and 
terminological artifacts. Effective ways to collaboratively construct 
shared conceptualisations by the means of negotiation and 
representational artifacts, such as semi-formal ontologies, are then 

*Topics of interest*

This workshop intends to join, under a multi-disciplinary tent, 
specialists in terminology, information/knowledge management, ontology 
development, and collaboration processes, to debate the interplay 
between terminology and knowledge representation methods and techniques 
in contexts of collaborative work. Papers are invited on, but not 
limited to, the following topics:

.The interplay between terminology and conceptualization processes

.Interfaces between terminology work and ontology development/maintenance

.Collaborative processes in terminology work

.Collaborative conceptualization processes and representations of knowledge

.Conceptualization processes and semi-formal ontologies

.Cognitive semantics and semi-formal ontologies

.Knowledge organisation systems and collaboration

.Modelling networks of actors and semantic networks (socio-semantic 

.Theory, methods and tools for conceptual negotiation

.Using multimodal corpora for semi-formal ontology development

.Design and management of semi-formal ontology libraries

.Using terminological resources for semi-formal ontology development

.Term extraction and validation in domain-dependent, time-constrained 

.Terminological approaches to support the identification of conceptual 

.The role of conceptual relations in the development of semi-formal 

*Type of submission*

Extended abstract (1500-2000 words)

Extended abstracts must be submitted in

*LRE map*

When submitting a paper through the START page, authors will be kindly 
asked to provide relevant information about the resources that have been 
used for the work described in their paper or that are the outcome of 
their research. For further information on this initiative, please refer 
to Authors will also be 
asked to contribute to the Language Library, the new initiative of LREC2012.

*Important dates*

.Submission deadline: 1FEB12

.Acceptance notification: 1MAR12

.Camera ready full paper: 30MAR12

.Workshop date: 22MAY12, afternoon session

*Organizing Committee*

António Lucas Soares (als at - University of Porto and INESC 
Porto, Portugal

Rute Costa (rute.costa at - New University of Lisbon, Portugal

Carla Pereira (cpereira at - IPP/ESTGF and INESC Porto, Portugal

Alessandro Oltramari (oltramale at - Carnegie-Mellon University, USA

Christophe Roche (christophe.roche at - University of 
Savoie, France

Anita Nuopponen (atn at - University of Vaasa, Finland

*Programme Committee*

Gerhard Budin - University of Vienna

Chiara Ghidini - Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK) - Trento, Italy

Guadalupe Aguado de Cea - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Hanne ErdmanThomsen - Copenhagen Business School

Mustafa Jarrar - University of Birzeit, Palestine

António Lucas Soares - University of Porto and INESC Porto, Portugal

Rute Costa - Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

Carla Sofia Pereira - Polytechnic Institute of Porto and INESC Porto, 

Alessandro Oltramari - Carnegie-Mellon University, USA

Christophe Roche - University of Savoie, France

Anita Nuopponen - University fo Vaasa, Finland

Piek Vossen - VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands

*References *

Chu-Ren Huang, Nicoletta Calzolari, Aldo Gangemi, Alessandro Lenci, 
Alessandro Oltramari, and Laurent Pre?vot (eds.). 2010. Ontology and the 
Lexicon: A Natural Language Processing Perspective. Cambridge University 

Roche, C. 2008. Terminologie & Ontologie: The?ories et Applications. 
Actes de la deuxie?me confe?rence TOTh -- Annecy-5 et 6 juin.

Staab, S. 2008. On understanding the collaborative construction of 
conceptualisations. International and Interdisciplinary Conference 
"Processing Text -Technological Resources" at the Center for 
Interdisciplinary Research, Bielefeld University, 13-15 March.

Pereira, C.; Sousa, C.; Soares, A. 2009. A socio-semantic approach to 
collaborative domain conceptualization. On the Move to Meaningful 
Internet Systems: OTM 2009 Workshops, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 
Springer Berlin / Heidelberg.

Costa, R. 2006. Terminology, Corpus Linguistics and Ontology, 
Constrastive Studies and Valency. Studies in Honor of Hans Ulrich Boas. 
Petra C. Steiner, Hans C. Boas. Stefan Scheirholz [eds.]. Berlin -- 
Bern: Peter Lang Verlag.

Camarinha-Matos, L. 2006. Collaborative networks in industry -- Trends 
and foundations. InProc. of DET'06 - 3rd International CIRP Conference 
in Digital Enterprise Technology.

Nuopponen, A. 2011. Methods of concept analysis - tools for systematic 
concept analysis (part 3 of 3). In: LSP, professional communication, 
knowledge management and 

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