[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: 13-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.

For further information, contact:

Rute Costa
Email: rute.costafcsh.unl.pt

Call for Papers:

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
presentation). Submissions must be in PDF, formatted in the style of
the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science

Papers should be submitted to: rute.costa at fcsh.unl.pt.

Important Dates:

Deadline for submission: April 13, 2012
Notification of acceptance: May 11, 2012
Camera-ready papers: May 25, 2012
Workshop (co-located with TKE 2012): June 19, 2011


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