CfP: Joint Second Workshop on Language and Ontologies (LangOnto2) & Terminology and Knowledge Structures (TermiKS)

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CfP: Joint Second Workshop on Language and Ontologies (LangOnto2) & Terminology and Knowledge Structures (TermiKS)

Francesca Frontini

****Joint Second Workshop on Language and Ontologies (LangOnto2) &
Terminology and Knowledge Structures (TermiKS)****

Monday, 23 May 2016, The Grand Hotel Bernardin Conference Center, Portoroz,

To be held as part of the 10th edition of the Language Resources and
Evaluation Conference.


****Workshop Description****
This joint workshop proposes to bring together two different but closely
related strands of research. On the one hand it will look at the overlap
between ontologies and computational linguistics and on the other it will
explore the relationship between knowledge modelling and terminologies.

A significant amount of human knowledge can be found in texts. This
knowledge is encoded at the semantic, syntactic, and pragmatic levels and
so to a certain degree language can be regarded as mirroring underlying
cognitive structures. It is not surprising then that formal ontologies in
languages such as OWL have become more and more popular both in linguistics and in automated language processing. For instance, knowledge models and ontologies are now of core interest to many NLP fields including Machine Translation, Question Answering, Text Summarization, Information Retrieval, and Word Sense Disambiguation. And at a more abstract level ontologies can
also help us to model and reason about phenomena in natural language
semantics. In addition they can also be used in the organisation and
formalisation of linguistically relevant categories such as those used in
tagsets for corpus annotation.

At the same time the fact that formal ontologies are being increasingly
accessed by users with limited to no background in formal logic has led to a growing interest in developing accessible front ends that allow for easy querying and summarisation of ontologies. It has also led to work in
developing natural language interfaces for authoring ontologies and
evaluating their design.

In recent years there has also been a renewed interest in the linguistic
aspects of accessing, extracting, representing, modelling and transferring knowledge. Numerous tools for the automatic extraction of terms, term variants, knowledge-rich contexts, definitions, semantic relations, and taxonomies from specialized corpora have been developed for a number of languages, and new theoretical approaches have emerged as potential frameworks for the study of specialized communication. However, the building of adequate knowledge models for practitioners (e.g. experts, researchers, translators, teachers etc.), on the one hand, and NLP applications (including cross-language, cross-domain, cross-device,multi-modal, multi-platform applications), on the other, still remains a challenge.


Building on the success of the 1st LangOnto workshop ( co-located with the 11th International Conference on Computational Semantics - IWCS 2015) and extending the scope to terminology and linguistic approaches to knowledge modelling, this workshop proposes to create a forum to explore the many ways in which results from the fields of ontology modelling, terminology and
(computational) linguistics relate together. It aims to bring together
researchers from different communities as well as other interested
stakeholders from industry and the public sector in order to identify
common interests, exploit synergies, and share methods, tools and resources.

****Topics of Interest****

NLP-driven ontology modelling
Ontology learning and population from text
Ontology authoring
Annotation and annotation schemes
Psychological studies of errors
NLP-driven access to ontologies
Natural language interfaces to ontologies
Natural language interfaces for competency questions
Verbalisation of ontologies
Verbalisation of ontology query languages
Ontologies for NLP tasks (e.g. textual entailment, summarisation, wordsense disambiguation)
Ontology-based information retrieval
Visualisation of lexical ontologies
Ontology-driven natural language generation
Reasoning over natural language text using ontologies
Automatic generation and disambiguation of lexico-semantic knowledge usingontologies
Inferencing aided by lexico-semantic resources such as WordNet, FrameNet,BabelNet
The use of ontologies to model natural language semantics
The use of non-classical reasoning in lexical ontologies
Using ontologies to structure linguistic tagsets
Linguistic, cognitive, psycholinguistic, sociolinguistic, computational and
hybrid approaches to knowledge modelling
Construction of terminological knowledge bases
Terminology modelling for MT
Knowledge extraction from user-generated content
Frame-based approaches to knowledge extraction and representation
Building knowledge resources for less-resourced domains and languages
Term variation and knowledge representations
NLP applications for terminology management

****Guidelines for authors****
We invite contributions of either long papers (8 pages + 2 of references,
in LREC format) or poster/demo proposals (4 pages +2 of references , in
LREC format), on theoretical issues, empirical studies, practical

Submit to the following page:

****Important Dates****
Deadline for submission: 10 February 2016
Notification of acceptance: 10 March 2016
Deadline for final paper submission: 2 April 2015

****Organizing Committee****
Fahad Khan, Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale "A. Zampolli" - CNR, Italy ([hidden email][hidden email])
Spela Vintar, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia ([hidden email][hidden email])
Pilar León Arauz, University of Granada, Spain ([hidden email])
Pamela Faber, University of Granada, Spain ([hidden email])
Francesca Frontini, Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale "A. Zampolli" - CNR, Italy ( [hidden email][hidden email])
Artemis Parvizi, Oxford University Press, UK ([hidden email][hidden email])
Larisa Grčić-Simeunović, University of Zadar, Croatia ([hidden email][hidden email])
Christina Unger, University of Bielefeld, Germany ([hidden email][hidden email])

****Programme Committee****
Guadalupe Aguado-de-Cea (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
Amparo Alcina (Universitat Jaume I, Spain)
Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles (IRIT, France)
Caroline Barrière  (CRIM, Canada)
John Bateman (Bremen University)
Maja Bratanić (Institute of Croatian Language and Linguistics, Croatia)
Paul Buitelaar  (DERI, Ireland)
Elena Cabrio (University of Nice)
Federico Cerutti (Cardiff University)
Béatrice Daille (University of Nantes, France)
Aldo Gangemi (LIPN University, ISTC-CNR Rome)
Nuria García-Santa
Eric Gaussier (University of Grenoble, France)
Caroline Jay (University of Manchester)
Kyo Kageura (University of Tokio, Japan)
Hans-Ulrich Krieger (DFKI GmbH)
Roman Kutlak (Oxford University Press)
Gerasimos Lampouras (University of Sheffield)
Marie-Claude L'Homme  (OLST, Université de Montréal, Canada)
Mercè Lorente Casafont (Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Spain)
Richard Power (Open University)
Robert Stevens (University of Manchester)
Monica Monachini (ILC-CNR)
Andrea Moro (Sapienza Università di Roma)
Mojca Pecman (University of Paris Diderot, France)
Yuan Ren (Microsoft China)
Fabio Rinaldi (Universität Zürich, Switzerland)
Rita Temmerman  (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
Paola Velardi (University La Sapienza, Italy)
Markel Vigo (University of Manchester)
Boris Villazon-Terrazas (Fujitsu Research Labs, Madrid)
Serena Villata (CNRS, France)
Adam Wyner (University of Aberdeen)

For all enquiries please contact: [hidden email] 

We are looking forward to seeing you.

LangOnto2 + TermiKS organising committee

NOTE: When submitting a paper from the START page, authors will be asked to provide essential information about resources (in a broad sense, i.e. also technologies, standards, evaluation kits, etc.) that have been used for the work described in the paper or are a new result of your research. Moreover,ELRA encourages all LREC authors to share the described LRs (data, tools,services, etc.) to enable their reuse and replicability of experiments
(including evaluation ones).