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Call for Participation: LDL-2020 Online Workshop

From: John P. McCrae <john@mccr.ae>
Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2020 08:00:00 +0100
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Due to the global situation and cancellation of the LREC 2020 conference,
our workshop, Linked Data in Linguistics will take place virtually on
June 22nd and 23rd. The program and details about participation can be
found here: http://ldl2020.linguistic-lod.org/program.html soon. Meanwhile,
the proceedings are already published on the LREC website:
https://lrec2020.lrec-conf.org/en/workshops-and-tutorials/2020-workshops/

In order to participate in the workshop, please register in advance, a link
to a registration form can be found here:
https://forms.gle/cK8TqpiqDBEWQRk7A

Information about the workshop:

Since its establishment in 2012, the Linked Data in Linguistics (LDL)
workshop series has become the major forum for presenting, discussing and
disseminating technologies, vocabularies, resources and experiences
regarding the application of semantic technologies and the Linked Open Data
(LOD) paradigm to language resources in order to facilitate their
visibility, accessibility, interoperability, reusability, enrichment,
combined evaluation and integration. The LDL workshop series is organized
by the Open Linguistics Working Group of the Open Knowledge Foundation and
has contributed greatly to the emergence and growth of the Linguistic
Linked Open Data (LLOD) cloud. LDL workshops contribute to the discussion,
dissemination and establishment of community standards that drive this
development, most notably the OntoLex-lemon model for lexical resources, as
well as standards for other types of language resources still under
development.

Past years have seen a growing interest in the application of knowledge
graphs and Semantic Web technologies to language resources, and their
publication as linked data on the Web. As of today, a large number of
language resources were either converted or created natively as linked data
on the basis of data models specifically designed for the representation of
linguistic content. Examples are wordnets, dictionaries, corpora — research
papers describing the creation of these resources were presented at the
previous editions of both LREC and LDL. At the same time, the growth of the
LLOD cloud is far from over: new use-cases call for new data models and new
resources to be created or converted.

However, even though a critical mass of LLOD is already in place, there is
still a pressing need for a robust ecosystem of tools that consume
linguistic linked data. Recently started research networks and European
projects, such as NexusLinguarum, ELEXIS, and Prêt-à-LLOD are working in
the direction of building sustainable infrastructures around LRs, with
linked data as one of the core technologies.

By collocating the 7th edition of the workshop series with LREC, we
encourage this interdisciplinary community to participate in the dialogue
on these issues, to present and to discuss use cases, experiences, best
practices, recommendations and technologies among each other and in
interaction with the language resource community.

The LDL workshop series has a general focus on LOD-based resources,
vocabularies, infrastructures and technologies as means for managing,
improving and using language resources on the Web. As technology and
resources increasingly converge towards a LOD-based ecosystem, we
particularly encourage submissions on Linked-Data Aware Tools and Services
and Linked Language Resources Infrastructure, i.e. managing, curating and
applying LLOD technologies and resources in a reliable and reproducible way
for the needs of linguistics, NLP and digital humanities.
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