The rise of the semantic web has greatly increased the interest in ontologies, but also added new critical requirements for them, such as wide coverage, interoperability and multi-linguality. In the perspective of the semantic web, the link between ontologies and natural language appears to be crucial. Indeed, there is a high level of correspondence between ontologies and lexical knowledge bases. They are subject to the same requirements, and there is an ever increasing potential and need for cooperation between the two fields.
Following the tradition of the first OntoLex workshop (OntoLex'00 Sozopol, Bulgaria 2000), this workshop will focus on the links between ontologies and lexical knowledge bases, aiming at being a meeting point for a number of communities that are currently not sufficiently connected:
The needs for greater interconnectivity among the above research areas have been widely recognized in the last years. Two good examples of an interdisciplinary approach are the use of upper ontologies in European projects as EuroWordNet and SIMPLE, and some recent work on the conceptual analysis of WordNet's top-level taxonomy presented at FOIS2001.
Lexical knowledge bases are considered an important kind of language resources. Moreover, lexical knowledge bases and ontologies are starting to play a crucial role in the creation and usage of other language resources such as syntactic tree-banks and lexicons.
Two European thematic networks will support the workshop: ELSNET and OntoWeb.
One discussion will be organized on the following topic:
|Deadline for workshop abstract submission||8th February 2002|
|Notification of acceptance||8th March 2002|
|Final version of paper for workshop proceedings||5th April 2002|
|Workshop||27th May 2002|
Papers should describe existing research connected to the topics of the workshop. The presentation at the workshop will be 25 minutes long (20 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for questions and discussion). Each submission should show: title; author(s); affiliation(s); and contact author's e-mail address,
postal address, telephone and fax numbers. Abstracts (maximum 500 words, plain-text format) should be sent to Wim Peters
Those who wish to attend without offering a paper are asked to briefly motivate their interest.
The final version of the accepted papers should not be longer than 4,000 words or 10 A4 pages. Instructions for formatting and presentation of the final version will be sent to authors upon notification of acceptance.
|Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles||IRIT, Toulouse (France)|
|Michael Brown||SemanticEdge ( Germany)|
|Paul Buitelaar||DFKI (Germany)|
|Werner Ceusters||L&C (Belgium)|
|Aldo Gangemi||Institute of Biomedical Technologies, CNR (Italy)|
|Julio Gonzalo||UNED, Madrid (Spain)|
|Erhard Hinrichs||SfS, Tuebingen University (Germany)|
|Atanas Kyriakov||OntoText Lab (Bulgaria)|
|Alessandro Lenci||Universita' di Pisa (Italy)|
|Kavi Mahesh||Knowledge Management Group, Infosys Technologies (USA)|
|Sergej Nirenburg||CRL, New-Mexico State University (USA)|
|Piek Vossen||Irion Technologies, Delft (The Netherlands)|
|James Pustejovsky||Brandeis University (USA)|
|Paola Velardi||"La Sapienza", Rome (Italy)|
|Ellen Voorhees||NIST (USA)|
|Yorick Wilks||Shefield University (UK)|
|Christiane Fellbaum||Princeton University (USA)|
The fees cover the following services: a copy of the proceedings of the attended workshop, coffee-breaks and refreshments.
Participation in the workshop is limited by the venue. Requests for participation will be processed on first come first served basis. Registration will be handled by the LREC Secretariat.
s limited by the venue. Requests for participation will be processed on first come first served basis. Registration will be handled by the LREC Secretariat.