Appel: WWW 2010 Workshop on The Multilingual Semantic Web

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Tue Jan 12 19:21:49 UTC 2010

Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 17:17:52 +0100
From: Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles <aussenac at>
Message-ID: <4B4B4F30.2010202 at>


Call for Papers
1st Workshop on the Multilingual Semantic Web
19th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2010)

Although knowledge processing on the Semantic Web is inherently
language-independent, human interaction with semantically structured
and linked data will remain inherently language-based as this will be
done preferably by use of text or speech input – in many different
languages.  Semantic Web development will therefore be increasingly
concerned with knowledge access to and generation in/from multiple
languages, i.e., in:

- multilingual querying of knowledge repositories and linked data
- multilingual knowledge and result presentation in semantic search
- multilingual verbalization of ontology structure in ontology
- ontology-based information extraction from multilingual text and
  semi-structured data

- ontology learning from multilingual text and semi-structured data
  Multilinguality is therefore an emerging challenge to Semantic Web
  development and to its global acceptance – across language
  communities around the world. The workshop will therefore be
  concerned with discussion of new infrastructures, architectures,
  algorithms etc. that will enable easy adaptation of Semantic Web
  applications to multiple languages, addressing issues in
  representation, extraction, integration, presentation etc.

Expected Topics
- models for the integration of linguistic information with ontologies
- architectures and infrastructure for a truly multilingual Semantic
- models for multilinguality in knowledge representation, in
  particular OWL and RDF(S)
- localization of ontologies to multiple languages, incl. label
  translation, multilingual terms
- adaptation of (multilingual) lexicons to ontologies
- automatic integration of (multilingual) lexicons with ontologies
- multilingual & cross-lingual ontology-based information extraction &
  ontology population
- multilingual aspects of semantic search & querying of knowledge
- multilinguality and linked data (generation, querying, visualization
  & presentation)
- multilingual aspects of ontology verbalization
- ontology learning across languages

Important Dates
February 21st – submission deadline
March 19th – notification
April 1st – camera-ready deadline
April 27th – workshop

Organizing Committee
Paul Buitelaar - DERI, National University of Ireland, Galway
Philipp Cimiano - Bielefeld University, Germany
Elena Montiel-Ponsoda - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, España

Program Committee
Guadalupe Aguado de Cea, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid - Artificial
Intelligence Department, Spain
Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles, IRIT, Toulouse - Knowledge Engineering,
Cognition and Cooperation, France
Timothy Baldwin, Univ. of Melbourne - Language Technology Group, Australia
Roberto Basili, Universita Tor Vergata, Rome - Artificial Intelligence
group, Italy
Chris Bizer, Freie Universität Berlin - Web-based Systems Group, Germany
Francis Bond, NICT - Language Infrastructure Group, Japan
Christopher Brewster, Aston University - Operations and Information
Management Group, UK
Dan Brickley, Vrije Universiteit & FOAF project, the Netherlands
Nicoletta Calzolari, ILC-CNR - Computational Linguistics Institute, Italy
Manuel Tomas Carrasco Benitez, European Commission, Luxembourg
Key-Sun Choi, KAIST - Semantic Web Research Center, South-Korea
Thierry Declerck, DFKI - Language Technology Lab, Germany
Aldo Gangemi, ISTC-CNR - Semantic Technology Laboratory, Italy
Asuncion Gómez Pérez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid - Artificial
Intelligence Department, Spain
Gregory Grefenstette, Exalead, France
Siegfried Handschuh, DERI, Nat. Univ. of Ireland, Galway - Semantic
Collaborative Software Unit, Ireland
Michael Hausenblas, DERI, Nat. Univ. of Ireland, Galway - Data Intensive
Infrastructures Unit, Ireland
Ivan Herman, CWI & W3C, the Netherlands
Chu-Ren Huang, Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Dept. of Chinese and
Bilingual Studies, Hong Kong
Antoine Isaac, Vrije Universiteit - Web and Media Group, the Netherlands
Ernesto William De Luca, Universität Magdeburg - Data and Knowledge
Engineering Group, Germany
Paola Monachesi, Universiteit Utrecht - Institute of Linguistics, the
Sergei Nirenburg, University of Maryland - Institute for Language and
Information Technologies, USA
Alessandro Oltramari, ISTC-CNR - Laboratory for Applied Ontology & Univ.
of Padua, Italy
Jacco van Ossenbruggen, CWI - Semantic Media Interfaces & VU -
Intelligent Systems, the Netherlands
Wim Peters, University of Sheffield - Natural Language Processing group, UK
Laurette Pretorius, University of South Africa - School of Computing,
James Pustejovsky, Brandeis University – CS Dept., Lab for Linguistics
and Computation, USA
Maarten de Rijke, Univ. van Amsterdam - Information and Language
Processing Systems, the Netherlands
Felix Sasaki, W3C deutsch-österr. Büro & FH Potsdam, Germany
Martin Volk, Universität Zürich - Institute of Computational
Linguistics, Switzerland
Piek Vossen, Vrije Universiteit - Dept. of Language, Cognition and
Communication, the Netherlands
Yong Yu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University - APEX Data & Knowledge
Management Lab, China

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