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[protege-owl] 2nd CFP - WWW 2010 Workshop on The Multilingual Semantic Web

Mari Carmen Suárez de Figueroa Baonza mcsuarez at
Tue Jan 26 07:25:34 PST 2010

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Call for Papers -
1st Workshop on the Multilingual Semantic Web
19th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2010)

Although knowledge processing on the Semantic Web is inherently
language-independent, human interaction with semantically structured and
linked data will remain inherently language-based as this will be done
preferably by use of text or speech input - in many different languages.
Semantic Web development will therefore be increasingly concerned with
knowledge access to and generation in/from multiple languages, i.e., in:
- multilingual querying of knowledge repositories and linked data
- multilingual knowledge and result presentation in semantic search
- multilingual verbalization of ontology structure in ontology engineering
- ontology-based information extraction from multilingual text and
semi-structured data
- ontology learning from multilingual text and semi-structured data
Multilinguality is therefore an emerging challenge to Semantic Web
development and to its global acceptance - across language communities
around the world. The workshop will therefore be concerned with
discussion of new infrastructures, architectures, algorithms etc. that
will enable easy adaptation of Semantic Web applications to multiple
languages, addressing issues in representation, extraction, integration,
presentation etc.

Expected Topics
- models for the integration of linguistic information with ontologies
- architectures and infrastructure for a truly multilingual Semantic Web
- models for multilinguality in knowledge representation, in particular
OWL and RDF(S)
- localization of ontologies to multiple languages, incl. label 
translation, multilingual terms
- adaptation of (multilingual) lexicons to ontologies
- automatic integration of (multilingual) lexicons with ontologies
- multilingual & cross-lingual ontology-based information extraction & 
ontology population
- multilingual aspects of semantic search & querying of knowledge 
- multilinguality and linked data (generation, querying, visualization & 
- multilingual aspects of ontology verbalization
- ontology learning across languages

Important Dates
February 21st - submission deadline
March 19th - notification
April 1st - camera-ready deadline
April 27th - workshop

Organizing Committee
Paul Buitelaar - DERI, National University of Ireland, Galway
Philipp Cimiano - Bielefeld University, Germany
Elena Montiel-Ponsoda - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, España

Submission information available from the project website at

 Mari Carmen Suárez-Figueroa
 PhD. Student and Teaching Assistant 
 Ontology Engineering Group (OEG)

 Departamento de Inteligencia Artificial
 Facultad de Informática
 Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
 Campus de Montegancedo, s/n
 Boadilla del Monte - 28660 Madrid

 Phone: (+34) 91 336 36 72
 Fax: (+34) 91 352 48 19
 e-mail: mcsuarez at
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