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CFP: 1st International Workshop on Natural Language Generation from the Semantic Web

From: Muriel Foulonneau <muriel.foulonneau@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:13:50 +0100
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Hi all,

We are pleased to announce the First International Workshop on Natural
Language Generation from the Semantic Web to be held in Nancy on 12th June
2015. The event is fully sponsored by the ANR funded WebNLG Project.

The deadline for abstract submissions is April 27th, 2015. The call for
participation is attached below.

Registration will open on May 11th and it will be FREE.

Please feel free to circulate to your colleagues.

Regards,

Muriel Foulonneau, ITIS/LIST (Luxemburg)
Claire Gardent, CNRS/LORIA, Nancy (France)
Yassine Mrabet ITIS/LIST (Luxemburg)
Laura Perez-Beltrachini, CNRS/LORIA, Nancy (France)

*********************************** CFP ***********************************
WebNLG 2015
First International Workshop on Natural Language Generation from the
Semantic Web
June 12th, 2015. Nancy, France.
Deadline for submissions: 27 April 2015 (2 pages)
http://www.loria.fr/~gardent/WebNLG2015/

There is a growing need in the Semantic Web (SW) community for technologies
that give humans easy access to the machine-oriented Web of data. Because
it maps data to text, Natural Language Generation (NLG) provides a natural
mean for presenting this data in an organized, coherent and accessible way.
Conversely, the representation languages used by the semantic web (e.g.,
OWL and RDF) are a natural starting ground for NLG systems.

Concretely, the exponential growth of Linked Data, the massive amount of
comparable data-to-text corpora and the rapid development of Semantic Web
technologies provide an exciting environment in which to explore new
directions for generation from formal representations (RDF, OWL, etc).
Indeed, as Semantic Web applications are required to facilitate access to,
and presentation of, web data,  NLG-based approaches are often used to
develop Natural Language Interfaces (e.g., Quelo and ORAKEL)  and ontology
verbalisers (e.g. SWAT, ACE, NaturalOWL, MIAKT).  More generally, similar
problems are tackled by both communities and there are in fact strong
parallels between some of the current SW work and the different steps
involved in NLG. For instance, SW applications aim at providing methods to
facilitate the exploration of large datasets. From the NLG point of view
this can be viewed as  a content selection problem. Similarly, because it
relates words to data, work on semantic annotation (e.g. wikification,
relation extraction) is relevant for NLG lexicalisation while pattern
extraction has clear connections with the template extraction phase often
resorted to in the surface realisation step of the NLG process.

The goal of this workshop is to promote discussion and exchange of research
on NLG and the SW. The workshop invites the submission of abstracts
presenting work in progress, system demonstrations, a negative result, an
opinion piece or a summary of research activities.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

* Ontology Summarization
* Content Selection
* Ontology Modularization
* Content Planning
* Fact Ranking
* Exploration of SW data
* Standards for lexicons
* Ontology Lexicalisation, Relation Extraction, Wikification[a], Semantic
Annotation
* Lexicalisation, Template Extraction, Surface Realisation
* NLG applications from SW data
* Ontology Verbalisation
* Query Verbalisation
* Entity Presentation
* Answer Aggregation and Rendering
* NLG based NL interfaces to KBs
* Document Generation
* Summarisation and SW data
* eLearning
* Feedback Generation

Abstract Submissions

Authors should submit an abstract of at most 2 pages long (excluding
references) following the formatting instructions below. Abstract
submissions will not be refereed, but evaluated for relevance only by the
chairs. As such, papers do not need to be anonymised. The paper submissions
should be sent to: WebNLG2015@gmail.com

Important Dates

Submissions due: 27 April 2015
Notification: May 11, 2015
Final version due: June 1, 2015
Registration opens: May 11, 2015
Workshop: 12 June 2015

Format

The formatting files are available at
http://www.loria.fr/~gardent/WebNLG2015/Submissions.html

TECHNICAL PROGRAM CHAIRS & ORGANISATION

Muriel Foulonneau, ITIS/LIST (Luxemburg)
Claire Gardent, CNRS/LORIA, Nancy (France)
Yassine Mrabet ITIS/LIST (Luxemburg)
Laura Perez-Beltrachini, CNRS/LORIA, Nancy (France)
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