CFP: 1st Workshop on the Multilingual Semantic Web (collocated with WWW 2010)

1st Workshop on the Multilingual Semantic Web

collocated with the 19th International World Wide Web Conference  

Although knowledge processing on the Semantic Web is inherently  
language-independent, human interaction with semantically structured  
and linked data will remain inherently language-based as this will be  
done preferably by use of text or speech input - in many different  
languages. Semantic Web development will therefore be increasingly  
concerned with knowledge access to and generation in/from multiple  
languages, i.e., in:

- multilingual querying of knowledge repositories and linked data
- multilingual knowledge and result presentation in semantic search
- multilingual verbalization of ontology structure in ontology  
- ontology-based information extraction from multilingual text and  
semi-structured data
- ontology learning from multilingual text and semi-structured data

Multilinguality is therefore an emerging challenge to Semantic Web  
development and to its global acceptance - across language communities  
around the world. The workshop will therefore be concerned with  
discussion of new infrastructures, architectures, algorithms etc. that  
will enable easy adaptation of Semantic Web applications to multiple  
languages, addressing issues in representation, extraction,  
integration, presentation etc.

Expected Topics

- models for the integration of linguistic information with ontologies
- architectures and infrastructure for a truly multilingual Semantic Web
- models for multilinguality in knowledge representation, in  
particular OWL and RDF(S)
- localization of ontologies to multiple languages, incl. label  
translation, multilingual terms
- adaptation of (multilingual) lexicons to ontologies
- automatic integration of (multilingual) lexicons with ontologies
- multilingual & cross-lingual ontology-based information extraction &  
ontology population
- multilingual aspects of semantic search & querying of knowledge  
- multilinguality and linked data (generation, querying, visualization  
& presentation)
- multilingual aspects of ontology verbalization
- ontology learning across languages

Important Dates
February 21st - submission deadline
March 19th - notification
April 1st - camera-ready deadline
April 26th or 27th - workshop

Organizing Committee

Paul Buitelaar
Unit for Natural Language Processing, DERI - National University of  
Ireland, Galway

Philipp Cimiano
Semantic Computing Group, Cognitive Interaction Technology Excellence  
Cluster (CITEC)
Bielefeld University, Germany

Elena Montiel-Ponsoda
Ontology Engineering Group, Departamento de Inteligencia Artificial
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Program Committee
Guadalupe Aguado de Cea, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid -  
Artificial Intelligence Department, Spain
Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles, IRIT, Toulouse - Knowledge Engineering,  
Cognition and Cooperation, France
Timothy Baldwin, Univ. of Melbourne - Language Technology Group,  
Roberto Basili, Universita Tor Vergata, Rome - Artificial Intelligence  
group, Italy
Chris Bizer, Freie Universität Berlin - Web-based Systems Group,  
Francis Bond, NICT - Language Infrastructure Group, Japan
Christopher Brewster, Aston University - Operations and Information  
Management Group, UK
Dan Brickley, Vrije Universiteit & FOAF project, the Netherlands
Nicoletta Calzolari, ILC-CNR - Computational Linguistics Institute,  
Manuel Tomas Carrasco Benitez, European Commission, Luxembourg
Key-Sun Choi, KAIST - Semantic Web Research Center, South-Korea
Thierry Declerck, DFKI - Language Technology Lab, Germany
Aldo Gangemi, ISTC-CNR - Semantic Technology Laboratory, Italy
Asuncion Gómez Pérez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid - Artificial  
Intelligence Department, Spain
Gregory Grefenstette, Exalead, France
Siegfried Handschuh, DERI, Nat. Univ. of Ireland, Galway - Semantic  
Collaborative Software Unit, Ireland
Michael Hausenblas, DERI, Nat. Univ. of Ireland, Galway - Data  
Intensive Infrastructures Unit, Ireland
Ivan Herman, CWI & W3C, the Netherlands
Chu-Ren Huang, Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Dept. of Chinese and  
Bilingual Studies, Hong Kong
Antoine Isaac, Vrije Universiteit - Web and Media Group, the Netherlands
Ernesto William De Luca, Universität Magdeburg - Data and Knowledge  
Engineering Group, Germany
Paola Monachesi, Universiteit Utrecht - Institute of Linguistics, the  
Sergei Nirenburg, University of Maryland - Institute for Language and  
Information Technologies, USA
Alessandro Oltramari, ISTC-CNR - Laboratory for Applied Ontology &  
Univ. of Padua, Italy
Jacco van Ossenbruggen, CWI - Semantic Media Interfaces & VU -  
Intelligent Systems, the Netherlands
Wim Peters, University of Sheffield - Natural Language Processing  
group, UK
Laurette Pretorius, University of South Africa - School of Computing,  
James Pustejovsky, Brandeis University - CS Dept., Lab for Linguistics  
and Computation, USA
Maarten de Rijke, Univ. van Amsterdam - Information and Language  
Processing Systems, the Netherlands
Felix Sasaki, W3C deutsch-österr. Büro & FH Potsdam, Germany
Martin Volk, Universität Z√ürich - Institute of Computational  
Linguistics, Switzerland
Piek Vossen, Vrije Universiteit - Dept. of Language, Cognition and  
Communication, the Netherlands
Yong Yu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University - APEX Data & Knowledge  
Management Lab, China

Prof. Dr. Philipp Cimiano
Semantic Computing Group
Cognitive Interaction Technology
Center of Excellence (CITEC)
Bielefeld University
33615 Bielefeld

Phone: +49 (0) 521 106 12249

Room: Q2-110 (see 

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