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    OntoLex 2004:
    Ontologies and Lexical Resources
    in Distributed Environments


    Centro Cultural de Belem
    LISBON, Portugal
    29th may 2004

    In Association with
    Main conference 26-27-28 May 2004

    Motivations and aim

    The use of ontological knowledge in language technology applications
    goes a long way back. Recently, however, the project of turning the
    World Wide Web into a machine understandable resource to access digital
    information (the so-called Semantic Web) has stimulated a renewed
    interest in ontologies. In several recent workshops and conferences,
    researchers have investigated their nature and application potential
    for knowledge management, information retrieval and extraction,
    information exchange in agent-based systems as well as dialogue
    systems. Attention is being drawn to new aspects of ontology research
    such as ontology coordination and mapping – aspects that are
    particularly relevant for distributed environments such as Knowledge
    Grid and Semantic web. In fact the annotation of web resources in
    agreement with concepts and relations as defined in ontologies, is
    useful for establishing a conceptual support for knowledge

     From this perspective, lexicographers, lexical semanticists and
    ontologists are joining forces to build innovative systems for
    integrating ontological knowledge with lexical and semantic resources.
    Important examples of this interaction are the recent works on the
    conceptual analysis of WordNet (one of the first lexical knowledge
    bases), and the wide use of upper ontologies in innovative
    international projects like EuroWordNet, SIMPLE, Balkanet, DWDSnet.
    WordNet was designed and built entirely by psychologists, linguists,
    and lexicographers. Nevertheless, there are obvious parallels with
    ontologies, especially in the kinds of structuring relations used
    (taxonomical links, meronymy or part-of, etc.), and indeed WordNet has
    for years attracted the attention of philosophers and ontologists. In
    this context, the distinction between conceptual (possibly axiomatic)
    ontologies and lexical ontologies (which contain both linguistic and
    ontological information) has become more and more central in the field.

    In this workshop we want to discuss ontologies as resources per se, as
    well as for what concerns the relation between ontological knowledge
    and language. This relation can be investigated from a number of
    different angles, for example what differences and similarities there
    are between ontologies and more traditional lexical resources such as
    dictionaries and wordnets; how ontologies can be extracted from
    language corpora; what role language plays in the definition and
    mapping of ontologies; and finally, how ontologies can be used to treat
    language in language technology applications – in particular
    applications for distributed environments.

    Topics to be addressed in the workshop include, but are not limited to:
    • Design principles and methodologies for upper-level ontologies and
    semantic lexical resources
    • Evaluation, comparison, mapping and integration of ontologies and
    lexical resources • Applications of ontologies and semantic lexical
    resources in LT applications (e.g. QA, Information Retrieval,
    Information Extraction, Machine Translation)
    • Role of semantic lexical resources in ontology learning
    • Methods to derive ontological knowledge from text
    • Methods to annotate text with reference to an ontology
    • Ontology-based query expansion techniques
    • Ontologies and multi-lingual lexical resources
    • Ontologies and ontology mapping in multi-lingual applications •
    Ontologies and lexical resources for meaning negotiation

    Two discussions will be organised around the following topics:
    • Filling the gap between axiomatic and linguistic ontologies
    • The role of lexical resources in the Semantic Web and the Knowledge

    Reasons of interest
    A new scientific community is growing around this largely
    interdisciplinary area: following the spirit of the previous two
    OntoLex workshops, this workshop aims at being an important meeting
    point for researchers involved in the fields of lexical resources and
    ontologies, favouring the exchange of scientific experiences and
    proposing new directions of inquiry. This year, the workshop
    particularly welcomes contributions from researchers that are
    investigating the application of ontologies and lexical resources in
    distributed environments such as Knowledge Grid and Semantic Web.

    Important dates
    • 4th December 2003: Call for papers and demonstrations
    • 30 January 2004: Deadline for paper submission
    • 5 March 2004: Acceptance notifications and preliminary program
    • 29 March 2004: Deadline final version of accepted papers
    • 29 May 2004: Workshop
    Participants are invited to submit an extended abstract of max 3000
    words related to one or more of the topics of interest. Papers can
    describe research results as well as work in progress. Each accepted
    paper will receive a slot of 30 minutes for presentation (20 minutes
    talk and 10 minutes for discussion). Demonstrations of ontology
    applications are encouraged as well (a demonstration outline of 2 pages
    can be submitted). Each submission should show: title; author(s);
    affiliation(s); and contact author's e-mail address, postal address,
    telephone and fax numbers. Submissions must be sent electronically in
    PDF to Alessandro Oltramari (oltramari@loa-cnr.it)

    As soon as possible, authors are encouraged to send a brief email
    indicating their intention to participate, including their contact
    information and the topic they intend to address in their submissions.
    Proceedings of the workshop will be printed by the LREC Local
    Organising Committee.

    Time schedule and registration fee
    The workshop will consist of a morning session and an afternoon
    session, and include scientific paper presentations from workshop
    participants as well as general discussions.
    For this full-day workshop, the registration fee is 100 EURO for LREC
    conference participants and 170 EURO for other participants. These fees
    will include a coffee break and the Proceedings of the Workshop.

    Organising Committee
    Alessandro Oltramari (Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR;
    Department of Cognition and Education Sciences, Trento University)
    Patrizia Paggio (Center for Sprogteknologi, University of Copenhagen)
    Aldo Gangemi (Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR Rome)
    Maria Teresa Pazienza (Roma Tor Vergata University)
    Nicoletta Calzolari (Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale del CNR)
    Bolette Sandford Pedersen (Center for Sprogteknologi, University of
    Kiril Simov (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)

    Programme Committee
    Roberto Basili (Roma Tor Vergata University)
    Werner Ceusters (Language & Computing)
    Nicoletta Calzolari (Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale del CNR)
    Aldo Gangemi (Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR, Rome)
    Eric Gaussier (Xerox Research Centre Europe, Grenoble Laboratory)
    Maria Toporowska Gronostaj (Språkdata, University of Gothenburg)
    Nicola Guarino (Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR, Trento)
    Arne Jönsson (Linköping Universitet)
    Dimitrios Kokkinakis (Språkdata, University of Gothenburg)
    Alessandro Lenci (Universitá di Pisa)
    Claude de Loupy (Sinequa and University of Paris 10)
    Bernardo Magnini (ITC-IRST, Trento)
    Jørgen Fischer Nilsson (Technical University of Denmark)
    Alessandro Oltramari, (Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR,
    Patrizia Paggio (Center for Sprogteknologi)
    Maria Teresa Pazienza (Roma Tor Vergata University)
    Bolette Sandford Pedersen (Center for Sprogteknologi)
    Guus Schreiber (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
    Kiril Simov (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
    Atanas Kiryakov (Ontotext Lab, Sirma AI)
    Paola Velardi (Università “La Sapienza”, Rome)

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