Lyon (France), July 22-23 2002
|Call for papers (pdf file)|
Early Registration for to the workshop and the ECAIconference: May 30th 2002
|Workshop organizing committee|
Supported by : TIA, Atala , OntoWeb
The aims of this workshop are both to evaluate the maturity of these various results and to facilitate the scientific confrontation between the corresponding research communities.
Engineering ontologies may be considered as a process that, starting from (possibly evolutive) knowledge sources, produces a structured conceptual model. During this workshop, among all knowledge sources, special interest will be payed to texts (technical documentation, interview transcripts, handbooks, documents gathered from the Web and so on), semi-structured data and existing knowledge bases. Among all possible techniques, reports about the use of NLP tools, linguistic approaches, machine learning algorithms and any combination of these are encouraged. As a matter of fact, efforts in the machine learning community pursue the induction of more concise and more expressive knowledge structures (e.g. relational learning). Moreover, results (principles, methods and techniques) in machine learning, NLP, linguistics are mature enough to be worth being integrated into knowledge engineering methods. It is time to evaluate how their combination could improve the efficiency of building ontologies as well as their quality and their relevance.
Engineering such knowledge structures raises some theoretical issues that are little studied. The originality of this workshop is to call for several disciplines such as linguistics, terminology, natural language processing, knowledge representation and machine learning to go deeply into these issues and related epistemological foundations. It will give a unique opportunity to these communities to confront their views and results. To this end, the workshop will focus not only on practical and technical problems but also on a theoretical reflection about building, maintaining and reusing terminological resources and ontologies. We would also like to debate the nature of ontologies, their genericity according to applications and sources. Cross-disciplinary contributions, in particular those involving linguistics, are strongly encouraged.
Technical and theoretical issues to be discussed at the workshop include, but are not limited to:
Status of texts as knowledge sources, connections between ontologies and
Linguistic and terminological ressources as knowledge sources Learning from machine-readable dictionaries Extending existing ontologies (Wordnet) Text Mining for building ontologies Linguistics (techniques and principles) to build ontologies Natural Language Processing (NLP) tools for building and maintaining ontologies Ontologies for Text and Document Processing Learning selectional restrictions Multi-relational learning, Inductive Logic Programming Instance mining Learning ontologies with inferences (e.g. using description logics) Cooperative learning of ontologies Ontologies and NLP tools for the semantic web Learning ontologies from the Web (from DTDs, XML files, RDF files)
Each paper will be reviewed by two persons from the program committee having in mind the willingness to promote discussions and debates rather than selection. Papers will be published in paperback proceedings distributed to the workshop participants and available on-line after June 10th 2002. Please use the same format as the one suggested for the conference.
Send papers by email (html, ps or pdf files) to OLT2002@sophia.inria.fr before March 15th.
Send your text to OLT2002@sophia.inria.fr before May 24th.
All workshop participants are required to register for the ECAI 2002 main conference.
Paper presentations will be organized into thematic sessions. A large amount of time will be dedicated to debates at the end of each session or during specific sessions according to the questions suggested by the participants (see participation conditions).
|Submission deadline:||March 15th 2002|
|Notification of acceptance:||April 26th 2002|
|Deadline for motivation abstracts||May 24th 2002|
|Deadline for final contributions||May 24th 2002|
|Papers available on-line to participants||June 10th 2002|
|Workshop:||July 22-23 2002|
French working group on Terminology and Artificial Intelligence (TIA);
ATALA, the French Association for Natural Language Processing;
A3CTE, the French working group on Applications, Learning and Knowledge Acquisition from Electronic Documents
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Nathalie AUSSENAC-GILLES (IRIT, Toulouse, F)
Alexander MAEDCHE (FZI, Univ. of Karlsruhe, G)
Brigitte BIEBOW (LIPN, Paris, Fr)
Anne CONDAMINES (ERSS, Toulouse, Fr)
Rose DIENG-KUNTZ (INRIA, Sophia Antipolis, Fr)
Adeline NAZARENKO (LIPN, Paris, Fr)
Claire NEDELLEC (LRI, Paris, Fr)
Stephen STAAB (AIFB, Karslruhe, De)