[lg policy] Workshop on Challenges to Knowledge Representation in Multilingual Contexts

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 Workshop on Challenges to Knowledge Representation in Multilingual Contexts

Date: 19-Jun-2012 - 19-Jun-2012
Location: Madrid, Spain
Contact Person: Rute Costa
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.oeg-upm.net/tke2012/

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics;
Linguistic Theories; Semantics; Translation

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2012

Meeting Description:

To meet the increasing demands of the complex inter-organizational
processes and the demand for continuous innovation and
internationalization, it is evident that new forms of organisation are
being adopted, fostering more intensive collaboration processes and
sharing of resources, in what can be called collaborative networks
(Camarinha-Matos, 2006:03). Information and knowledge are crucial
resources in collaborative networks, being their management
fundamental processes to optimize.

Knowledge organisation and collaboration systems are thus important
instruments for the success of collaborative networks of organisations
having been researched in the last decade in the areas of computer
science, information science, management sciences, terminology and
linguistics. Nevertheless, research in this area didn't give much
attention to multilingual contexts of collaboration, which pose
specific and challenging problems. It is then clear that access to and
representation of knowledge will happen more and more on a
multilingual setting which implies the overcoming of difficulties
inherent to the presence of multiple languages, through the use of
processes like localization of ontologies.

Although localization, like other processes that involve
multilingualism, is a rather well-developed practice and its
methodologies and tools fruitfully employed by the language industry
in the development and adaptation of multilingual content, it has not
yet been sufficiently explored as an element of support to the
development of knowledge representations - in particular ontologies -
expressed in more than one language. Multilingual knowledge
representation is then an open research area calling for
cross-contributions from knowledge engineering, terminology, ontology
engineering, cognitive sciences, computational linguistics, natural
language processing, and management sciences.

This workshop intends to join researchers interested in multilingual
knowledge representation, in a multidisciplinary environment to debate
the possibilities of cross-fertilization between knowledge
engineering, terminology, ontology engineering, cognitive sciences,
computational linguistics, natural language processing, and management
sciences applied to contexts where multilingualism continuously
creates new and demanding challenges to current knowledge
representation methods and techniques.

Workshop Co-located with TKE 2012 conference
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

For further information, contact:

Rute Costa
Email: rute.costafcsh.unl.pt


Important! Workshop attendees must pay the TKE 2012 workshop
registration fee, as well as the conference registration fee.

For more information on TKE 2012:


2nd Call for Papers:

Topics of Interest:

Papers are invited on, but not limited to, the following topics:

- Collaborative processes in multilingual terminology work
- Multilingual ontology development and maintenance
- Interfaces between multilingual terminology work and ontology development
- Multilingual collaborative conceptualization processes and
representation of knowledge
- Multilingual knowledge organisation systems and collaboration
- Cross-lingual knowledge access
- Localization strategies for knowledge representation
- Localization of ontologies to multiple languages
- Multilingual and cross-lingual information extraction and ontology population
- Representation of multilingual information and language resources in
the Semantic Web
- Theoretical models in multilingual terminology work


We invite you to submit papers reporting on completed activity
including concrete evaluation results (no more than 8 pages, oral

Submissions must be in PDF, formatted in the style of the Springer
Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). For
details on the LNCS style, see Springer's Author Instructions.

Important: Papers should be submitted to: rute.costafcsh.unl.pt.


Reviewing will be managed by the Program Committee. The reviewing
process will be blind and each submission will receive three
independent reviews.

Important Dates:

New deadline for submission: April 30, 2012
Notification of acceptance May 11, 2012
Camera-ready papers May 25, 2012
Workshop (co-located with TKE 2012) June 19, 2011


The workshop language for presentations and publications is English.

Organizing Committee:

Rute Costa (rute.costafcsh.unl.pt) - New University of Lisbon, Portugal
António Lucas Soares (alsfe.up.pt) - University of Porto and INESC TEC, Portugal
Christophe Roche (christophe.rocheuniv-savoie.fr) - University of Savoie, France
Frieda Steurs (frieda.steurslessius.eu) - Lessius /KULeuven, Belgium
Manuel Silva (mdasilvaiscap.ipp.pt) - IPP/ISCAP and INESC TEC, Portugal

Program Committee:

Alessandro Oltramari - Carnegie-Mellon University, USA
António Lucas Soares - University of Porto and INESC TEC, Portugal
Asuncion Gómez Pérez, OEG - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Carla Sofia Pereira - Polytechnic Institute of Porto and INESC TEC, Portugal
Cláudia Santos - University of Aveiro, Portugal
Christophe Roche - University of Savoie, France
Elena Montiel-Ponsoda, OEG - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Frieda Steurs - University of Lessius, Belgium
Guadalupe Aguado de Cea - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Gerhard Budin - University of Vienna, Austria
Margaret Rogers - University of Surrey, UK
Manuel Silva - Polytechnic Institute of Porto and INESC TEC, Portugal
Patrick Drouin - University of Montréal, Canada
Philipp Cimiano, Semantic Computing Group, CITEC - University of Bielefeld
Piek Vossen - VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Rute Costa - Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Thierry Declerck, DFKI - Language Technology Lab, Germany
Wim Peters, University of Sheffield - Natural Language Processing group, UK


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