CFP: The Luxembourg BabelNet Workshop, 2-3 March 2016

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The Luxembourg BabelNet Workshop

(Updated with Call For Papers)

2-3 March, 2016, Luxembourg

New location to accommodate more participants (currently >85)!

Schuman Building of the European Parliament, Hemicycle. 2929 Luxembourg

Organized by:

EU Publications Office, European Commission, European Parliament


We are proud to announce the Luxembourg BabelNet workshop. This event
is a technical
workshop on BabelNet <>, the largest multilingual
encyclopedic dictionary and semantic network -- now also a huge knowledge
base -- covering 14 million concepts and named entities in 272 languages.
The workshop will take place over two days. The first day is a technical
guided tour, including industrial applications. The second day consists of
four case studies of resource mapping to BabelNet.

The workshop is open to all comers. It will be held in English and
attendance is free, up to the room capacity.

This is an IT technical workshop; the ideal background of participants
is computer
science and natural language processing. However, participants from other
backgrounds with an interest in the IT aspects of their specialty (like
authors, translators and publishers) should also benefit, though they must
be aware of the technical IT nature of the workshop. Regardless of their
background, participants will gain a deep understanding of BabelNet: at
least being able to properly use even the most advanced functionalities,
such as traversing the network, multilingual disambiguation and
high-performance mapping; perhaps capable of contributing at the conceptual
level; at the higher end, contribute and getting involved in the


We invite the submission of short position papers from participants. Papers
will discuss any aspect, application, addition, use of BabelNet, Babelfy or
related results (like potential resources to be linked, mapping
methodologies, etc.). It is possible to submit paper abstracts using this
February 15th, 2016. Upon acceptance, you will be asked to format your
abstract as a position paper up to two pages long in PDF format.

Selected authors may be invited to join the second day of the workshop,
during the session called “Luxembourg Lightning Talks”.

Confirmed Speakers

* Roberto Navigli, Sapienza University of Rome (main speaker and creator of

* Asunción Gómez Pérez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (invited speaker)

* Claudio Delli Bovi, Sapienza University of Rome (technical sessions)



Radoslaw Banas, Publications Office


M.T. Carrasco Benitez, European Commission


Rodolfo Maslias, European Parliament

Roberto Navigli
Dipartimento di Informatica
Sapienza University of Rome
Viale Regina Elena 295b (building G, second floor)
00161 Roma Italy
Phone: +39 0649255161 - Fax: +39 06 49918301
Home Page:

Received on Monday, 25 January 2016 10:13:02 UTC