Towards A Language Infrastructure for the Semantic Web


Thierry Declerck (1), Paul Buitelaar (2), Nicoletta Calzolari (3), Alesandro Lenci (4)

(1) University of Saarland, Germany; (2) DFKI GmbH, Germany; (3) ILC - CNR, Italy; (4) University of Pisa, Italy




In recent years, the Internet evolved from a global medium for information exchange (directed mainly towards human users) into a "global, virtual work environment" (for both human users and machines). Building on the world-wide-web, developments such as grid technology, web services and the semantic web contributed to this transformation, the implications of which are now slowly but clearly being integrated into all areas of the new digital society (e-business, e-government, e-science, etc.) In this conctext the semantic web allows for increasingly intelligent and therefore autonomous processing. This development brings new challenges for Human Language Technology (HLT), which require not only some adaptation of processes within the state of the art processing chain of HLT, but also changes at the infrastructure level of HLT resources.


HLT Infrastructure, Semantic Web

Language(s) independent
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