CFP: IJCAI-01 Workshop on Ontology Learning

***********   Call for Papers: Ontology Learning OL-2001  ***********
********************   IJCAI-2001 Workshop  *************************
****************   August 4, 2001, Seattle, USA *********************

Comprehensive information to be found at

The Semantic Web  relies heavily on the formal ontologies that
structure underlying data for the purpose of comprehensive and
transportable machine understanding. Therefore, the success of
the Semantic Web depends strongly on the proliferation of
ontologies, which requires fast and easy engineering of ontologies
and avoidance of a knowledge acquisition bottleneck.

Ontology Learning greatly facilitates the construction of ontologies by
the ontology engineer. For the workshop we intend to gather a diverse
range of participants from a number of complementary disciplines:

     Text mining for building ontologies
     Learning from machine-readable dictionaries
     Lexical acquisition
     Learning selectional restrictions
     Semi-automatic extending of ontologies (WordNet)
     Multi-relational learning / Inductive Logic Programming
     A-Box Mining
     Learning ontologies with inferences (e.g. description logics)
     Learning ontologies from the Web (from DTDs, XML, RDF)
     Cooperative learning of ontologies
     Learning translation rules between ontologies
     Reverse Engineering relational schemas to ontologies

Important Dates
 Deadline for paper submission: February 21, 2001
 Notification of acceptance: March 21, 2001
 Deadline final contributions: April 30, 2001

Organising Committee:
Alexander Maedche, AIFB, University of Karlsruhe
Steffen Staab, AIFB, University of Karlsruhe
Ed Hovy, ISI, University of Southern California
Claire Nedellec, LRI, Université Paris Sud

Program Committee:
Ido Dagan, Bar Ilan University, Israel
Dieter Fensel, Free University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL
Asuncion Gomez-Perez, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Nicola Guarino, National Research Council, Padova, Italy
Udo Hahn, CLIF, University of Freiburg, Germany
Ian Horrocks, University of Manchester, UK
Paul Johannesson, University of Stockholm, Sweden
Jörg-Uwe Kietz, Swiss Life, Zurich, Switzerland
Yves Kodratoff, LRI, France
Bob Krovetz, NEC Research Institute
Stan Matwin, University of Ottawa, Canada
Deborah McGuinness, Knowledge Systems Laboratory, Stanford
Robert Meersman, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Günter Neumann, DFKI, Germany
Marie-Christine Rousset, LRI, France
Rudi Studer, Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Stefan Wrobel, University of Magdeburg, Germany

Alexander Maedche
University of Karlsruhe, Institute AIFB,
D-76128 Karlsruhe, Germany
Tel.: +49-(0)721-608 6558, Fax.: +49-(0)721-608 6580

Received on Friday, 9 February 2001 13:46:59 UTC