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Deadline Extension: Cooperative Construction of Linguistic Knowledge Bases, workshop at AI*IA 2007

From: Guido Vetere <segreteria@senso-comune.it>
Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2007 22:11:28 +0200
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To: segreterria@senso-comune.it




Workshop "Cooperative Construction of Linguistic Knowledge Bases",
organized by Senso Comune (www.senso-comune.it) at the 10th Congress of
Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence, AI*IA 2007

Rome, Italy, September 10, 2007


Call for Papers

Key to the "Semantic Web" vision is the intuition that in order for the
Web�s content to be fully exploited, automatic systems must be given the
ability to interpret words as carriers of meaning, rather than just
tags. As a global place where people and systems talk each other, the
Web reflects today the complexity of natural language. Hence, the Web's
development is necessarily heavily tied to natural language semantics.
Linguistic ontologies are usually regarded as knowledge bases for
enabling automatic systems performing crucial tasks such as information
extraction and semantic search. Thus the problem of acquiring,
maintaining and enhancing these knowledge bases is one of the most
relevant tasks for the Web community.
Natural languages exist in use, and they belong to their users. They are
a social product and their main strength is the consensus of the
speakers. The usual approach to the development of linguistic
ontologies, however, is merely authoritative. This approach reveals two
major drawbacks: on one hand, the volume of natural language senses,
along with their relationships, overwhelms the capability of any
singular authority; on the other hand, the continuous creation of sense
within concrete communities can hardly be framed by highly structured
regulation activities.
A novel promising approach to the acquisition of linguistic knowledge
bases starts from the idea of a direct exploitation of human
communities. Huge encyclopedic resources such as Wikipedia have been
freely built by large communities, thus it is reasonable to pose the
question whether a community-based approach can be applied to the
creation of linguistic knowledge.
A number of relevant issues are to be addressed when approaching the
cooperative construction of linguistic knowledge bases:
* Formal representation of linguistic resources
* Natural language semantics and foundational ontologies
* Reasoning tasks and reasoning techniques for the construction of
linguistic knowledge bases
* Acquisition and enrichment of lexical resources
* Interoperability with lexical databases
* Learning, evaluation, and revision of linguistic knowledge bases
* Methodologies for the cooperative construction of linguistic knowledge
* Human interfaces for the rapid creation of linguistic knowledge bases

Paper Submission Format

We encourage submissions of long (12 pages) papers describing completed 
and ongoing research, as well as short (8 pages) papers describing 
tools. There will also be a demo session where tools can be presented. 
Standing the page limits defined above, please follow the main AIIA 
submission format (http://aiia.info.uniroma2.it/submission.html) when 
preparing your paper.

Submissions are due in PDF format attached to an email sent to the 
following email address: segreteria@senso-comune.it

Important Dates

Deadline for paper submission: June 18th 2007
Notification of workshop paper acceptance: July 12th 2007
Camera-ready workshop papers: July 26, 2007
Please note that this is a satellite event, and we are therefore bound
to hard deadlines set by the main conference organizers.

Program Committee

     * Tullio De Mauro (Università di Roma 1)
     * Padre Roberto Busa (Societas Jesu)
     * Aldo Gangemi (ISTC-CNR, Roma)
     * Nicola Guarino (ISTC-CNR, Trento)
     * Maurizio Lenzerini (Università di Roma 1)
     * Malvina Nissim (Università di Bologna)
     * Guido Vetere (IBM, Roma)
     * Paola Velardi (Università di Roma 1)
     * Maria Teresa Pazienza (Università di Roma 2)
     * Nicoletta Calzolari (ILC-CNR, Pisa)
     * Bernardo Magnini (Fondazione Kessler, Trento)
     * Alessandro Oltramari (Cogito S.r.l, Trento)
     * Massimo Poesio (Università di Trento)
     * Giuseppe De Giacomo (Università di Roma 1)

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