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Community Group seeking data requirements for industrial LT applications

From: Dave Lewis <dave.lewis@cs.tcd.ie>
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2014 23:32:31 +0000
Message-ID: <52DF038F.4030909@cs.tcd.ie>
To: public-i18n-its-ig@w3.org
Hi all,

Organisations world-wide are struggling to better use the WWW to engage 
in meaningful online conversations with customers and citizens. To do 
this in a scalable and cost effective way, many are turning to*automated 
language technologies*. These can assist in: discovering/extracting 
information; understanding opinions/trends; processing and managing 
multilingual/multimedia content and data; and monitoring/forcasting 
topics of interest.

However, if you are already considering or using language technologies 
you will understand the key role played by*data*in training automated 
language technologies to meet the needs of your specific application. 
Locating, collecting and determining the quality and relevance of such 
linguistic data therefore forms a major cost, and a barrier, for the 
successful use of language technologies.

Open linked data on the web, using standards developed by the W3C, may 
offer an ideal solution to discover and exchange linguistic data across 
a wide range of commercial and governmental applications. For 
example,several ITS data categories, e.g. terminology, textanalysis and 
provenance, provide an entry point for linking content to open 
linguistic  data. However, establishing international best-practice and 
developing open technical specifications requires a much better 
understanding of these different applications and their requirements.

To this end, a new W3C community group has been formed to assemble and 
discuss use cases and data handling requirements for language technology 
applications. We invite you now to join theLinked Data for Language 
Technology <http://www.w3.org/community/ld4lt/>(LD4LT) group and engage 
in these activities. You can provide an indication of your particular 
interests and requirements via the initial survey 
athttps://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/1/ld4lt-wbs1/

We also invite you to participate in any of the upcoming road-mapping 
workshops being organised by the group at the following events:

  * LD4LT Group
    kick-off<http://www.w3.org/community/ld4lt/wiki/LD4LT_Group_Kick-Off_and_Roadmap_Meeting>21
    March in Athens, Greece, co-located with theEuropean Data Forum 2014
    <http://2014.data-forum.eu/>
  * 7-8 May in Madrid, Spain, as part of the7th W3C Multilingual Web
    Workshop <http://www.multilingualweb.eu/documents/2014-madrid-workshop/>
  * 3 June in Dublin, Ireland, co-located with theLocWorld conference
    <http://www.localizationworld.com/lwdub2014/cfp.php>

The results of these consultations will be published for discussion via 
the LD4LT group. They will provide a roadmap for other interoperability, 
research and platform development activities spanning the language 
technology and linked data domains. These activities will include the 
W3COntoLex <http://www.w3.org/community/ontolex/>andBest Practice in 
Multilingual Linked Open Data 
<http://www.w3.org/community/bpmlod/>community groups as well as future 
EU-funded collaborations under the H2020 programme.
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