27th May 2002, Las Palmas, Canary Islands - Spain
Workshop motivation and aims
The rise of the semantic web has greatly
increased the interest in ontologies, but also added new critical requirements
for them, such as wide coverage, interoperability and multi-linguality. In
the perspective of the semantic web, the link between ontologies and natural
language appears to be crucial. Indeed, there is a high level of correspondence
between ontologies and lexical knowledge bases. They are subject to the same
requirements, and there is an ever increasing potential and need for cooperation
between the two fields.
Following the tradition of the first
OntoLex workshop (OntoLex'00 Sozopol, Bulgaria 2000), this workshop will focus
on the links between ontologies and lexical knowledge bases, aiming at being a
meeting point for a number of communities that are currently not sufficiently
The needs for greater
interconnectivity among the above research areas have been widely recognized in
the last years. Two good examples of an interdisciplinary approach are the use
of upper ontologies in European projects as EuroWordNet and SIMPLE, and some
recent work on the conceptual analysis of WordNet's top-level taxonomy presented
- lexical semanticists;
- lexicographers and terminologists;
- ontologists with computer science background;
- ontologists with philosophical background;
- ontology users active in various areas (knowledge management,
information extraction, information retrieval, machine translation,
conceptual modelling, eCommerce).
Lexical knowledge bases are considered an important kind of
language resources. Moreover, lexical knowledge bases and ontologies are
starting to play a crucial role in the creation and usage of other language
resources such as syntactic tree-banks and lexicons.
The workshop will
take place on the 27th of May 2002 at Las Palmas, Canary Islands - Spain
(preceding the 3rd International
Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, LREC2002 ). Two European
thematic networks will support the workshop: OntoWeb and ELSNET .
Topics of interest
A discussion will be organized on the
topic "Distinctions between lexical and ontological knowledge."
- design principles for upper-level ontologies and semantic lexical
- ways for handling systematic polysemy and compound concepts;
- interoperability between semantic lexical resources and ontologies;
- applications of ontologies and semantic lexical resources in IR and IE;
- role of semantic lexical resources in ontology learning;
- evaluation, comparison, mapping, and integration of ontologies and
semantic lexical resources
Important dates Deadline for workshop abstract
8th of February 2002
8th of March 2002
version of paper for workshop proceedings
5th of April
27th of May 2002
SubmissionsPapers should describe existing research connected to the
topics of the workshop. The presentation at the workshop will be 25 minutes long
(20 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for questions and discussion). Each
submission should show: title; author(s); affiliation(s); and contact author's
e-mail address, postal address, telephone and fax numbers. Abstracts (maximum
500 words, plain-text format) should be sent to:
Name: Wim PetersThose
who wish to attend without offering a paper are asked to briefly motivate their
The final version of the accepted papers should not be longer
than 4,000 words or 10 A4 pages. Instructions for formatting and presentation of
the final version will be sent to authors upon notification of
Organizing committeeKiril Simov
Laboratory, CLPP, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Acad. G.Bonchev St. 25A, 1113
OntoText Lab. Sirma AI Ltd,
Phone: +359 2 979 2812; Fax: +359 2
National Research Council, LADSEB-CNR
Corso Stati Uniti, 4,
I-35127 Padova, Italy
Phone: +39 049 8295751;
Fax: +39 049 8295763
NLP group, Department of Computer Science,
University of Sheffield
Regent Court, 211 Portobello Street, Sheffield
Phone: 00-44-114-2221902; Fax:
Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles (IRIT, Toulouse, France)
Paul Buitelaar (DFKI, Germany)
Aldo Gangemi (Institute of Biomedical Technologies, CNR,
Julio Gonzalo (UNED, Madrid, Spain)
Erhard Hinrichs (SfS,
Tuebingen University, Germany)
Atanas Kyriakov (OntoText Lab.,
Alessandro Lenci (Universita' di Pisa, Italy)
(Knowledge Management Group, Infosys Technologies, USA)
(CRL, New-Mexico State University, USA)
Piek Vossen (Irion Technologies,
Delft, The Netherlands)
James Pustejovsky (Brandeis University,
Paola Velardi ("La Sapienza", Rome, Italy)
Ellen Voorhees (NIST,
Yorick Wilks (Shefield University, UK)
(Princeton University, USA)
Workshop registrationThe registration fee for the workshop is:
If you are not attending LREC: 140 EUROThe fees cover the following services: a copy of
the proceedings of the attended workshop, coffee-breaks and
If you are attending
LREC: 90 EURO
Participation in the workshop is limited by the venue.
Requests for participation will be processed on first come first served basis.
Registration will be handled by the LREC Secretariat.
- 08:40 - 09:45 - Opening
- 08:45 - 09:10 - Melina Alexa, Bernd Kreissig, Martina Liepert,
Klaus Reichenberger, Lothar Rostek, Karin Rautmann,
Werner Scholze-Stubenrecht, Sabine Stoye.
The Duden Ontology: an Integrated Representation of
Lexical and Ontological Information
- 09:10 - 09:35 - Bernardo Magnini, Manuela Speranza.
Merging Global and Specialized Linguistic Ontologies
- 09:35 - 10:00 - Dietmar Rösner, Manuela Kunze.
Exploiting Sublanguage and Domain Characteristics in
a Bootstrapping Approach to Lexicon and Ontology
- 10:00 - 11:00 - Christiane Fellbaum. (Invited Speaker)
Parallel Hierarchies in the Verb Lexicon
- 11:00 - 11:20 - Coffee break
- 11:20 - 11:45 - Alessandro Oltramari, Aldo Gangemi,
Nicola Guarino, Claudio Masolo.
Restructuring WordNet's Top-Level:
The OntoClean based approach
- 11:45 - 12:10 - Maarten Janssen.
EuroWordNet and Differentiae Specificae
- 12:10 - 12:35 - James Pustejovsky, Anna Rumshisky.
Rerendering Semantic Ontologies: Automatic
Extensions to UMLS through Corpus Analytics
- 12:35 - 14:00 - Lunch
- 14:00 - 14:25 - Roberto Navigli, Paola Velardi.
Automatic Adaptation of WordNet to Domains
- 14:25 - 14:50 - Wim Peters.
Self-enriching Properties of Wordnet:
Relationships between Word Senses
- 14:50 - 15:15 - Sandiway Fong.
On the Ontological Basis for Logical Metonomy:
Telic Roles and WordNet
- 15:15 - 15:40 - Anthony R. Davis, Leslie Barrett.
Relations among Roles
- 15:40 - 16:40 - Yorick Wilks. (Invited Speaker)
- 16:40 - 17:00 - Coffee break
- 17:00 - 18:00 - Discussion:
Distinctions between Lexical and Ontological Knowledge