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Subject: 26.1935, Calls: Computational Ling, Lexicography, Philosophy of Lang, Text/Corpus Ling, Semantics/Portugal

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Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2015 19:22:06
From: Selja Seppälä [selja.seppala.unige at gmail.com]
Subject: 3rd International Workshop on Definitions in Ontologies

 
Full Title: 3rd International Workshop on Definitions in Ontologies 
Short Title: IWOOD 2015 

Date: 27-Jul-2015 - 28-Jul-2015
Location: Lisbon, Portugal 
Contact Person: Selja Seppälä
Meeting Email: selja.seppala.unige at gmail.com
Web Site: https://sites.google.com/site/defsinontos2015/ 

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Lexicography; Philosophy of Language; Semantics; Text/Corpus Linguistics 

Call Deadline: 19-Apr-2015 

Meeting Description:

This half-day event is the third workshop in the series on Definitions in Ontologies. The first two such workshops (DO 2013 and IWOOD 2014) were held in conjunction with ICBO 2013 and ICBO 2014. This third workshop will be held in conjunction with ICBO 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal, from July 27 to 30, 2015. 

Definitions of terms in ontologies serve a number of purposes. Logical definitions allow reasoners to assist in the process of classification and to verify the results, thereby lessening the development burden. Natural language definitions help ameliorate low inter-annotator agreement. Good definitions make it possible for non-experts and experts in adjacent disciplines to understand unfamiliar terms, thereby making it possible for them to reuse terms in external ontologies. In this way definitions can help to facilitate integration of data.

The goals of this workshop are: 

- to raise awareness of the importance of well-constructed definitions; 
- to bring together interested researchers and developers to explore issues relating to definitions and enable cross-fertilization leading to new approaches; 
- to share case studies that expose difficulties arising in definition construction, evaluation, interpretation, and revision; 
- to encourage evaluation of definitions by readers from different domains in order to surface potential difficulties in interpretation; 
- to encourage participants to bring practices back to their projects that benefit the quality of their ontologies.

See details on: https://sites.google.com/site/defsinontos2015/

Final Call for Papers:

Third International Workshop on Definitions in Ontologies (IWOOD 2015)

Extended Deadline: April 19, 2015

Held in conjunction with the 6th International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies (ICBO 2015)
Lisbon, Portugal, July 27-30, 2015

Definitions of terms in ontologies serve a number of purposes. Logical definitions allow reasoners to assist in the process of classification and to verify the results, thereby lessening the development burden. Natural language definitions help ameliorate low inter-annotator agreement. Good definitions make it possible for non-experts and experts in adjacent disciplines to understand unfamiliar terms, thereby making it possible for them to reuse terms in external ontologies. In this way definitions can help to facilitate integration of data.

Topics:

Paper topics include but are not limited to:
-Experiences in formulating definitions;
-Tools that assist in definition editing or creation, including collaborative systems;
-Coordination of logical and textual definitions;
-Validation and quality control of definitions;
-Methods for constructing definitions from multiple sources;
-Use of controlled languages such as Rabbit or ACE for more user-friendly logical definition creation;
-Use of templates to systematize definition creation;
-Technical issues encountered in definition creation, checking, or revision;
-Techniques or studies evaluating definitions;
-Adaptation of definitions for different audiences.

Format and Outcomes:

The workshop will be built around presentations of accepted papers and accompanying discussions.

The workshop will document findings on the workshop's website: https://sites.google.com/site/defsinontos2015/home. Contributions will be published in the ICBO Proceedings. A selection of papers, in extended form, will be published in the Journal of Biomedical Semantics.

Intended Audiences:

The intended audiences for this workshop are:
- Ontologists, tool developers, and domain experts whose work encounters issues regarding definitions;
- Tool developers building definition- or ontology-authoring tools;
- Philosophers and logicians;
- Terminologists and lexicologists working on definitions and their modeling;
- Biomedical researchers working on definitions in nomenclatures such as SNOMED;
- Computer scientists addressing these issues in languages like OWL;
- NLP researchers working on definition extraction, generation, or checking;
- NLP/IR researchers reusing definitions produced for ontologies. 

Submissions:

All papers should include one or more case studies and address specific issues related to definitions with a link to a biomedical domain.

All papers should be between 4 and 8 pages, excluding references, formatted using the ICBO MS Word or LaTeX templates (found at: http://icbo2015.fc.ul.pt/authorins.html). All submissions should adhere to the prescribed two-column style and use author, year citations together with an alphabetically organized bibliography. The workshop language is English. Papers are to be submitted using EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iwood2015).

Important Dates:

-Workshop Paper Submission Deadline: April 19, 2015 (Extended)
-Notification of Paper Acceptance: May 11, 2015
-Camera-Ready Copies Submission Deadline: May 25, 2015
-Workshops: July 27-28, 2015

Organizing Committee:

Selja Seppälä (University at Buffalo, USA)
Patrick Ray (University at Buffalo, USA)
Alan Ruttenberg (University at Buffalo, USA)
Barry Smith (University at Buffalo, USA)

Program Committee:

Mauricio Almeida (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil)
Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles (National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS, France)
Werner Ceusters (University at Buffalo, USA)
Mélanie Courtot (MBB Department Simon Fraser University and BC Public Health Microbiology & Reference Laboratory, Canada)
Pamela Faber (Universidad de Granada, Spain)
Natalia Grabar (Université de Lille 3, France)
Oliver Kutz (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy)
Fabian Neuhaus (Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg, Germany)
Allan Third (The Open University, UK)
Sandra Williams (The Open University, UK)

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/defsinontos2015/home




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