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CFP: The Multilingual Semantic Web Workshop (collocated with WWW2010)

From: Philipp Cimiano <cimiano@cit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de>
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 22:24:40 +0100
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To: semantic-web@w3.org
2nd Call for Papers
1st Workshop on the Multilingual Semantic Web
19th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2010)
http://msw.deri.ie/

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  
engineering
- 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  
repositories
- multilinguality and linked data (generation, querying, visualization  
& presentation)
- multilingual aspects of ontology verbalization
- ontology learning across languages

Important Dates
February 21st – submission deadline (through EasyChair: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=msw1 
)
March 19th – notification
April 1st – camera-ready deadline
April 27th – workshop

Organizing Committee

Paul Buitelaar - DERI, National University of Ireland, Galway
Philipp Cimiano - Bielefeld University, Germany
Elena Montiel-Ponsoda - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, España

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,  
Australia
Roberto Basili, Universita Tor Vergata, Rome - Artificial Intelligence  
Group, Italy
Chris Bizer, Freie Universität Berlin - Web-based Systems Group, Germany
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,  
Italy
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  
Netherlands
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,  
South-Africa
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 Zürich - 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
Germany

Mail.: cimiano@cit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de
Phone: +49 (0) 521 106 12249
Web.: http://www.cimiano.de

Room: Q2-110 (see http://www.uni-bielefeld.de/Universitaet/Ueberblick/Anreise/campus.html 
)







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