Conf: Atelier LREC Acquiring and Representing Multilingual, Specialized Lexicons

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at LIPN.UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Tue May 9 15:07:42 UTC 2006

Date: Tue, 9 May 2006 15:34:40 +0200
From: Pierre Zweigenbaum <pz at>
Message-Id: <200605091534.40738.pz at>

       LREC 2006 Preconference Workshop call for participation

    Acquiring and Representing Multilingual, Specialized Lexicons:
		       the Case of Biomedicine

		Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006, Genova, Italy

The development of general, multilingual lexicons and dictionaries has
received much interest (see, e.g., projects EuroWordNet or Papillon).
In contrast, less attention has been given to multilingual lexicons
and dictionaries in specialized domains, where the focus has been put
instead on terminological products such as thesauri and
classifications.  The need nevertheless exists for large, shared,
multilingual lexicons and dictionaries which support natural language
processing in specialized domains.  Medicine, with terminologies
ranging above a million terms, is a case in point: only few
specialized lexicons exist for this domain, English being as usual the
best served.  This workshop aims to examine how specialized lexicons,
in particular in biomedicine and beyond English, can be acquired,
represented, and linked across languages.


/9:00/ Welcome and start of workshop

== Session 1. Multilingual Lexicon Alignment

/9:00/ Invited talk
    Developing a multilingual medical dictionary in the
    "Semantic Mining" European Network of Excellence
Stefan Schulz, Kornél Markó, Patrick Ruch, Pierre Zweigenbaum

/10:00/ Subword Approach For Acquiring and Cross-Linking
	Multilingual Specialized Lexicons
Philipp Daumke, Stefan Schulz, Kornél Markó

/10:30/ Cross-Lingual Alignment of Medical Lexicons
Kornél Markó, Robert Baud, Pierre Zweigenbaum, Magnus Merkel, Maria
	Toporowska-Gronostaj, Dimitrios Kokkinakis, Stefan Schulz

    /11:00 -- 11:30/ Coffee break

/11:30/ Using Word Alignment to Extend Multilingual
	Medical Terminologies
Louise Deléger, Magnus Merkel, Pierre Zweigenbaum

== Session 2. Distributed development

/12:00/ Invited talk
    Papillon project: Retrospective and Perspectives
Mathieu Mangeot

/13:00/ Staff vs. Volunteer: Two Approaches to Building
	a Multilingual Lexical Resource
Alan Melby, Marc Carmen, Steve Asher, Gerard Meijssen

    /13:30 -- 14:30/ Lunch break

== Session 3. Normalization and Terminology

/14:30/ Invited talk
    LMF for multilingual, specialized lexicons
Gil Francopoulo, Monte George, Nicoletta Calzolari, Monica Monachini,
    Nuria Bel, Mandy Pet, Claudia Soria

/15:30/ Unification of multi-lingual scientific terminological
	resources using the ISO 16642 standard.
	The TermSciences initiative
Majid Khayari, Stéphane Schneider, Isabelle Kramer, Laurent Romary

/16:00/ The Development of a MeSH-based Biomedical Termbase
	at Hogeschool Gent
Joost Buysschaert

    /16:30 -- 17:00/ Coffee break

== Session 4. Multilingual Lexicon and Ontology

/17:00/ Designing an Ontology of Dialogue Elements
	Modeling Doctor-Patient Exchanges
Leslie Barrett

/17:30/ Populating ontologies in biomedicine and presenting
	their content using multilingual generation
Vangelis Karkaletsis, Alexandros G. Valarakos, Constantine D. Spyropoulos

== Panel and general discussion

/18:00/ Methods for the acquisition and representation of
	multilingual, specialized lexicons

    /19:00/ End of workshop


Magazzini del Cotone Conference Center, Genoa, Italy.
Co-located with LREC 2006 <>


Pierre Zweigenbaum, AP-HP; Inserm; Inalco, Paris, France
Stefan Schulz, Freiburg University Hospital, Freiburg, Germany
Patrick Ruch, University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland


Sophia Ananiadou, National Centre for Text Mining, Manchester, UK
Lars Borin, Göteborg University, Göteborg, Sweden
Stefan Darmoni, University Hospital of Rouen, France
Gil Francopoulo, Tagmatica ; Inria, Paris, France
Vangelis Karkaletsis, NCSR "Demokritos" - IIT, Athens, Greece
Philippe Langlais, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada
Christian Lovis, University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland
Mathieu Mangeot, University of Savoie, Annecy, France
Magnus Merkel, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden
Alessandro Oltramari, University of Trento & LOA-CNR, Trento, Italy
Patrick Ruch, University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland
Stefan Schulz, Freiburg University Hospital, Freiburg, Germany
Pierre Zweigenbaum, AP-HP; Inserm; Inalco, Paris, France

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Pierre Zweigenbaum <pz at>

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