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[CfP] Workshop on Language, Ontology, Terminology and Knowledge Structures (LOTKS - 2017)

From: Armando Stellato <stellato@uniroma2.it>
Date: Mon, 15 May 2017 15:31:20 +0000
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***Workshop on Language, Ontology, Terminology and Knowledge Structures

(LOTKS - 2017) ***

In conjunction with the 12th International Conference on Computational

Semantics (IWCS), 19th September, 2017 Montpellier (France)

Website: https://langandonto.github.io/LangOnto-TermiKS-2017/

Paper submissions due: 10th July 2017

**Workshop Description**

This workshop, the second of a joint series, will bring together two

closely related strands of research. On the one hand it will look at the

overlap between ontologies and computational linguistics; and on the other

the relationship between knowledge modelling and terminologies -- as well

as the many points of intersection between these two topics.

Languages and Ontologies:

Formal ontologies are taking on an increasingly important role in

computational linguistics and automated language processing. Knowledge

models and ontologies are of interest to several areas of NLP including,

but not limited to, Machine Translation, Question Answering, and Word Sense

Disambiguation. At a more abstract level ontologies can help us to model

and reason about natural language semantics. They can be also used for the

organisation and formalisation of linguistically relevant categories such

as those used in tagsets for corpus annotation. At the same time, the fact

that formal ontologies are being increasingly accessed by users with a

limited or with no background in formal logic has led to a growing interest

in the development of front ends that allow for the easy editing, querying

and summarisation of such resources; it has also led to work in developing

natural language interfaces for authoring and for evaluating ontologies.

Another area that is now beginning to receive more attention is the

application of ontologies and taxonomies to the annotation and study of

literary texts, as well as of texts more generally in the humanities. This

is closely related to the ontology-enhanced modelling of lexicographic

resources, another topic which is gaining in popular.

This brings us to the field of terminology as a linguistic field, where in

recent years there has been a shift from merely compiling specialized

lexicographic resources to exploring terminology as a tool for structuring

knowledge in a given domain. As such, this has led to more intelligent ways

of accessing, extracting, representing, modelling, visualising and

transferring knowledge. Numerous tools for the automatic extraction of

terms, term variants, knowledge-rich contexts, definitions, semantic

relations, and taxonomies from specialized corpora have been developed for

a number of languages and new theoretical approaches have emerged as

potential frameworks for the study of specialized communication. However,

the building of adequate knowledge models for practitioners (e.g. experts,

researchers, translators, teachers etc.), on the one hand, and for use by

NLP applications (including cross-language, cross-domain, cross-device,

multimodal, multi-platform applications) on the other, still remains a

challenge. LOTKS will provide a forum for discussion on how to best bridge

these two sets of requirements.

**Motivation and Topics of Interest**

This workshop welcomes contributions from researchers in fields such as

linguistics, terminologies, and knowledge engineering, whose work fits in

with our topics of interest as well as interested industry professionals.

Building on the success both of the 1st LangandOnto workshop (co-located

with ICWS 2015) as well as last year's joint LangandOnto/TermiKS workshop

(co-located with LREC 2016), this workshop aims to create a forum for open

discussion that will help to highlight the common areas of interest in the

different fields concerned, as well as fostering dialogue between the

various different approaches taken by each discipline. And therefore we

particularly welcome approaches with a cross-language, cross-domain and/or

cross-interdisciplinary scope.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:


   NLP-driven ontology modelling


   The use of ontologies to structure linguistic tagsets


   Natural language interfaces to ontologies


   Ontologies for NLP tasks (e.g. textual entailment, summarisation, word

   sense disambiguation) and Information Retrieval


   Lexical Ontologies


   The use of ontologies in analysing/studying literary texts


   Ontology-driven natural language generation


   Linguistic, cognitive, psycholinguistic, sociolinguistic, computational

   and hybrid approaches to knowledge modelling


   Construction of terminological knowledge bases


   Terminology modelling for MT


   Knowledge extraction from user-generated content


   Frame-based approaches to knowledge extraction and representation


   Building knowledge resources for less-resourced domains and languages


   Visual components of specialized knowledge bases


   Visualisation techniques for knowledge representations


   Term variation and knowledge representations


   NLP applications for terminology management


   Terminologies in the Digital Humanities


We invite proposals in the form of abstracts of up to 6 pages (up to 4

pages of text +2 pages for references) for short papers, or up to 8 pages

(up to 6 pages of text+ 2 pages for references) for long papers. Accepted

workshop papers will be published together with the general program papers.

Follow the formatting guidelines for the IWCS general program, which can be

found at: https://www.lirmm.fr/iwcs2017/iwcs_instructions.php

Submission via Easychair at


**Camera ready - Requirements**

Final paper format: up to 10 pages (8 pages of text + 2 of references).

Accepted workshop papers will be published together with the general

program papers.

**Important dates**

Paper submissions due: 10th July 2017

Paper notification of acceptance: 31st July 2017

Camera-ready papers due: 4th September 2017

Workshop: 19th September 2017

For all enquiries please contact: langandonto@gmail.com<mailto:langandonto@gmail.com?Subject=Re%3A%20Workshop%20on%20Language%2C%20Ontology%2C%20Terminology%20and%20Knowledge%20Structures%20%20(LOTKS%20-%202017)&In-Reply-To=%3CCAK%2BN%2B9jUSY3YU_TRZoqdmdC135tvAJand_64-ST6i5XRz_0iZA%40mail.gmail.com%3E&References=%3CCAK%2BN%2B9jUSY3YU_TRZoqdmdC135tvAJand_64-ST6i5XRz_0iZA%40mail.gmail.com%3E>

**The Organising Committee**

Francesca Frontini, Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3 - Praxiling (


Larisa Grčić Simeunović, University of Zadar (lgrcic@unizd.hr<mailto:lgrcic@unizd.hr?Subject=Re%3A%20Workshop%20on%20Language%2C%20Ontology%2C%20Terminology%20and%20Knowledge%20Structures%20%20(LOTKS%20-%202017)&In-Reply-To=%3CCAK%2BN%2B9jUSY3YU_TRZoqdmdC135tvAJand_64-ST6i5XRz_0iZA%40mail.gmail.com%3E&References=%3CCAK%2BN%2B9jUSY3YU_TRZoqdmdC135tvAJand_64-ST6i5XRz_0iZA%40mail.gmail.com%3E>)

Fahad Khan, Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale "A. Zampolli" - CNR,

Italy (fahad.khan@ilc.cnr.it<mailto:fahad.khan@ilc.cnr.it?Subject=Re%3A%20Workshop%20on%20Language%2C%20Ontology%2C%20Terminology%20and%20Knowledge%20Structures%20%20(LOTKS%20-%202017)&In-Reply-To=%3CCAK%2BN%2B9jUSY3YU_TRZoqdmdC135tvAJand_64-ST6i5XRz_0iZA%40mail.gmail.com%3E&References=%3CCAK%2BN%2B9jUSY3YU_TRZoqdmdC135tvAJand_64-ST6i5XRz_0iZA%40mail.gmail.com%3E>)

Artemis Parvizi, Oxford University Press, UK (Artemis.Parvizi@oup.com<mailto:Artemis.Parvizi@oup.com?Subject=Re%3A%20Workshop%20on%20Language%2C%20Ontology%2C%20Terminology%20and%20Knowledge%20Structures%20%20(LOTKS%20-%202017)&In-Reply-To=%3CCAK%2BN%2B9jUSY3YU_TRZoqdmdC135tvAJand_64-ST6i5XRz_0iZA%40mail.gmail.com%3E&References=%3CCAK%2BN%2B9jUSY3YU_TRZoqdmdC135tvAJand_64-ST6i5XRz_0iZA%40mail.gmail.com%3E>)

Špela Vintar, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia (spela.vintar@ff.uni-lj.si<mailto:spela.vintar@ff.uni-lj.si?Subject=Re%3A%20Workshop%20on%20Language%2C%20Ontology%2C%20Terminology%20and%20Knowledge%20Structures%20%20(LOTKS%20-%202017)&In-Reply-To=%3CCAK%2BN%2B9jUSY3YU_TRZoqdmdC135tvAJand_64-ST6i5XRz_0iZA%40mail.gmail.com%3E&References=%3CCAK%2BN%2B9jUSY3YU_TRZoqdmdC135tvAJand_64-ST6i5XRz_0iZA%40mail.gmail.com%3E>)

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