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CFP: ACL 2004 Workshop on RDF/RDFS and OWL in Language Technology

From: Graham Wilcock <graham.wilcock@helsinki.fi>
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2004 14:24:39 +0200
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RDF/RDFS and OWL in Language Technology: 4th Workshop on NLP and XML

25 July 2004, Barcelona

In conjunction with the 42nd annual meeting of the Association for
Computational Linguistics (www.acl2004.org)

Workshop home page:


While XML is fully accepted within the NLP community as the main
standard for data representation, especially for purposes of
interchange and software interoperability, the use of Semantic Web
technologies--including RDF (Resource Definition Framework),
RDFS (RDF Schema), and OWL (Ontology Web Language)--for NLP
applications remains relatively limited. However, the combination
of XML, RDF/RDFS and OWL provides an overall architecture for NLP
resources of all kinds whose implications are still being worked
out within the NLP community.

The goal of this workshop is two-fold: (1) to provide a forum for
presentation and discussion of practical applications of RDF, RDFS
and OWL in language technology (including resource and software
development, applications, tools, etc.); and (2) to clarify the
respective roles of XML, RDF/RDFS and OWL in NLP applications and
resources, in relation to the growth of the Semantic Web.

NLPXML-2004 is intended not only for those already using
Semantic Web technologies, but also members of the NLP community
who seek a fuller understanding of the motivations and implications
of XML/RDF/RDFS/OWL, the Semantic Web, and related standards for
the field. Therefore, we plan to include at least one invited
presentation that covers in some depth the Semantic Web
technologies and attempts to identify the interactions among
various activities (resource creation and annotation, application
development, etc.) as well as the potential interactions between
the various Semantic Web layers in relation to language technology.

This workshop will be the fourth in a series, following on from the
first NLPXML Workshop held at NLPRS 2001 in Tokyo, the second
at COLING 2002 in Taipei, and the third at EACL 2003 in Budapest.


We invite submissions on (but not necessarily limited to) the
following topics:

* Concrete examples of RDF/RDFS/OWL use for NLP resources and
* RDF/RDFS/OWL-aware NLP tools
* RDF/RDFS/OWL-based definition of data models and data categories
   for NLP
* RDF/RDFS/OWL-based standards for NLP and language resources
* Use and comparison of XML, RDF/RDFS and OWL for linguistic
   annotation, including overall data architecture, implications for
   editorial practices, linkage mechanisms and issues for NLP data,
* Use and comparison of XML, RDF/RDFS and OWL in Semantic Web
   question answering and document generation applications
* Other topics in NLP and XML, not necessarily using Semantic Web
   technologies, for example VoiceXML and voice dialogue,
   XML-based standards (XML Schema, XSLT, XLink, etc.) for NLP

Submission Procedure

Authors should submit full papers of maximum 8 pages, including
references and figures, following the main conference style files at

Papers should be submitted electronically in PDF (preferred) or
MS Word format to: graham.wilcock@helsinki.fi

Important Dates

* Paper submission deadline      1 April 2004
* Notification of acceptance     1 May 2004
* Camera-ready version due      15 May 2004
* Workshop date                 25 July 2004

Organizing Committee

* Nancy Ide (Vassar College, USA)
* Laurent Romary (Loria/CNRS, France)
* Graham Wilcock (University of Helsinki, Finland)

Program Committee

* Kalina Bontcheva (University of Sheffield, UK)
* Barrett Bryant (University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA)
* Paul Buitelaar (DFKI, Germany)
* Key-Sun Choi (KAIST, Korea)
* Hamish Cunningham (University of Sheffield, UK)
* Thierry Declerck (DFKI, Germany)
* David Durand (Brown University, USA)
* Tomaz Erjavec (Institute Jozef Stefan, Slovenia)
* Nancy Ide (Vassar College, USA)
* Ewan Klein (University of Edinburgh, UK)
* Jimmy Lin (MIT, USA)
* Chieko Nakabasami (Toyo University, Japan)
* Naoyuki Nomura (Justsystem/Hosei University, Japan)
* Antonio Pareja-Lora (UCM, Spain)
* Laurent Romary (Loria/CNRS, France)
* Manfred Stede (University of Potsdam, Germany)
* Henry Thompson (University of Edinburgh, UK)
* Fabio Vitali (University of Bologna, Italy)
* Graham Wilcock (University of Helsinki, Finland) (Chair)

Additional information: Graham Wilcock (graham.wilcock@helsinki.fi)
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