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Re: Workshop on Language, Ontology, Terminology and Knowledge Structures (LOTKS - 2017)

From: Fahad Khan <anasfkhan81@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 8 Jul 2017 19:16:44 +0200
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**The submission deadline is extended to July 17, 2017.**

***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: 17th 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



**Proposals**

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 https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iwcs2017


**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: 17th 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


**The Organising Committee**

Francesca Frontini, Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3 - Praxiling (
francesca.frontini@univ-montp3.fr)

Larisa Grčić Simeunović, University of Zadar (lgrcic@unizd.hr)

Fahad Khan, Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale "A. Zampolli" - CNR,
Italy (fahad.khan@ilc.cnr.it)

Artemis Parvizi, Oxford University Press, UK (Artemis.Parvizi@oup.com)

Špela Vintar, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia (spela.vintar@ff.uni-lj.si)




On 10 May 2017 at 13:13, Fahad Khan <anasfkhan81@gmail.com> wrote:

> ***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
>
>
>
> **Proposals**
>
> 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 https://easychair.org/
> conferences/submission_show_all.cgi?a=14733768
>
> **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
>
>
> **The Organising Committee**
>
> Francesca Frontini, Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3 - Praxiling (
> francesca.frontini@univ-montp3.fr)
>
> Larisa Grčić Simeunović, University of Zadar (lgrcic@unizd.hr)
>
> Fahad Khan, Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale "A. Zampolli" - CNR,
> Italy (fahad.khan@ilc.cnr.it)
>
> Artemis Parvizi, Oxford University Press, UK (Artemis.Parvizi@oup.com)
>
> Špela Vintar, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia (spela.vintar@ff.uni-lj.si
> )
>
>
>
>
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