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Fwd: Invitation to join the W3C Community Group on Ontology Lexica

From: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2011 16:11:47 +0200
Message-ID: <4E5263A3.6080901@few.vu.nl>
To: SKOS <public-esw-thes@w3.org>
CC: Philipp Cimiano <cimiano@cit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de>
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Subject: 	Invitation to join the W3C Community Group on Ontology Lexica
Date: 	Mon, 22 Aug 2011 16:05:54 +0200
From: 	Philipp Cimiano <cimiano@cit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de>

Dear colleague,

we would like to inform you that some of us have recently created a community group on "Ontology Lexica" [1]. Our goal is to move forward with the standardization of lexicon models for ontologies. In particular, the mission of the group is to produce consensus on what exactly an ontology lexicon model should describe, or to quote from the website:

"The mission of the Ontology-Lexicon community group is to: (1) Develop models for the representation of lexica (and machine readable dictionaries) relative to ontologies. These lexicon models are intended to represent lexical entries containing information about how ontology elements (classes, properties, individuals etc.) are realized in multiple languages. In addition, the lexical entries contain appropriate linguistic (syntactic, morphological, semantic and pragmatic) information that constrains the usage of the entry. (2) Demonstrate the added value of representing lexica on the Semantic Web, in particularly focusing on how the use of linked data principles can allow for the re-use of existing linguistic information from resource such as WordNet. (3) Provide best practices for the use of linguistic data categories in combination with lexica. (4) Demonstrate that the creation of such lexica in combination with the semantics contained in ontologies can improve the
performance of NLP tools. (5) Bring together people working on standards for representing linguistic information (syntactic, morphological, semantic and pragmatic) building on existing initiatives, and identifying collaboration tracks for the future. (6) Cater for interoperability among existing models to represent and structure linguistic information. (7) Demonstrate the added value of applications relying on the use of the combination of lexica and ontologies."

As you have been working on related topics in the past, we would like to invite you to this community group and participate in the discussions.
We also attach a document for your reference summarizing our vision and roadmap. You can join the community group at [1].

We would also kindly ask you spread the news about this community group to interested people.

Best regards,

Philipp Cimiano (in the name of many others, i.e. Lupe Aguado de Cea, Paul Buitelaar, John McCrae, Thierry Declerck, Elena Montiel-Ponsoda)

[1] http://www.w3.org/community/ontolex/

Prof. Dr. Philipp Cimiano
Semantic Computing Group
Excellence Cluster - Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC)
University of Bielefeld

Phone:+49 521 106 12249
Fax:+49 521 106 12412

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