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MSW 2011 : 2nd Workshop on the Multilingual Semantic Web


When Oct 23, 2011 - Oct 23, 2011
Where Bonn, Germany
Submission Deadline Aug 15, 2011
Categories    semantic web

Call For Papers

First Call for Papers

2nd Workshop on the Multilingual Semantic Web,

collocated with the 10th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2011) in Bonn, Germany.

Given the substantial growth of Web users that create and update knowledge all over the world in languages other than English, multilingualism has become an issue of major interest for the Semantic Web community. This process has been accelerated due to initiatives such as the Linked Data project, which encourages not only governments and public institutes to make their data available to the public, but also private organizations in domains such as medicine, geography, music etc. These actors often publish their data sources in their respective languages, and as such, in order to make this information interoperable and accessible to members of other linguistic communities, multilingual knowledge representation, access and translation are an impending need.

Given the success of the first edition of this workshop, which was co-located with the 19th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2010), we were encouraged to organize the second version of this series. In this second edition we will have a special focus on:

• representation of multilingual information and language resources in Semantic Web and Linked Data formats
• cross-lingual discovery and representation of mappings between multilingual Linked Data vocabularies and datasets
• cross-lingual querying of knowledge repositories and Linked Data
• machine translation and localization strategies for the Semantic Web

Further topics of interest include:

• standards and best practices for representing multilingual data on the Web
• transformation of (multilingual) resources to Semantic Web and Linked Data representations
• architectures and infrastructure for a truly multilingual Semantic Web
• models for multilingualism in knowledge representation, in particular OWL and RDF(S)
• localization of ontologies to multiple languages, incl. label translation, multilingual terms
• lexicon models for ontologies
• automatic integration of (multilingual) lexicons with ontologies
• multilingual and cross-lingual ontology-based information extraction and ontology population
• multilingual aspects of semantic search of knowledge repositories
• multilingual aspects of ontology verbalization
• ontology learning across languages

Important Dates

August 15th - submission deadline
September 5th - notification
September 10th - camera-ready deadline
October 23th or 24th - workshop

Submission will be through the Easy Chair system:
We will accept long papers of at most 12 pages (LNCS), short papers describing preliminary results (max. 6 pages) as
well as position papers describing work on progress or planned work (max. 6 pages).

Organizing Committee

Elena Montiel-Ponsoda, OEG - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

John McCrae, Semantic Computing Group, CITEC – University of Bielefeld

Paul Buitelaar, DERI - National University of Ireland, Galway

Philipp Cimiano, Semantic Computing Group, CITEC – University of Bielefeld

Program Committee

Guadalupe Aguado de Cea, OEG, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Dimitra Anastasiou, Language & Literary Studies, University of Bremen, Germany
Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles, IRIT, Knowledge Engineering, Cognition and Cooperation, France
Roberto Basili, Universita Tor Vergata, Rome - Artificial Intelligence group, Italy
Kalina Boncheva - Natural Language Processing Group, University of Sheffield, UK
Francis Bond, NICT - Language Infrastructure Group, Japan
Christopher Brewster, Aston University - Operations and Information Management Group, UK
Nicoletta Calzolari, ILC-CNR - Computational Linguistics Institute, Italy
Jeremy Carroll, TopQuadrant, USA
Key-Sun Choi, KAIST - Semantic Web Research Center, South-Korea
Thierry Declerck, DFKI - Language Technology Lab, Germany
Aldo Gangemi, ISTC-CNR - Semantic Technology Laboratory, Italy
Asuncion Gómez Pérez, OEG, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Gregory Grefenstette, Exalead, France
Siegfried Handschuh, DERI, Nat. Univ. of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Michael Hausenblas, DERI, Nat. Univ. of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Laura Hollink, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
Antoine Isaac, Vrije Universiteit - Knowledge Representation and Reasoning Group, the Netherlands
Ernesto William De Luca, Universitaet Magdeburg - Data and Knowledge Engineering Group, Germany
Vanessa López, KMI, Open University, UK
Gerard de Melo, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK
Sergei Nirenburg, University of Maryland - Institute for Language and Information Technologies, USA
Alessandro Oltramari, Carnegie Mellon University - Department of Psychology, Pittsburgh, USA
Jacco van Ossenbruggen, CWI - Semantic Media Interfaces & VU - Intelligent Systems, the Netherlands
Wim Peters, University of Sheffield - Natural Language Processing group, UK
Laurette Pretorius, University of South Africa - School of Computing, South-Africa
James Pustejovsky, Brandeis University – CS Dept., Lab for Linguistics and Computation, USA
Felix Sasaki, University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Germany
Marta Sabou, Department of New Media Technology – MODUL University, Vienna
Martin Volk, Universitaet Zürich - Institute of Computational Linguistics, Switzerland
Piek Vossen, Vrije Universiteit - Dept. of Language, Cognition and Communication, the Netherlands
Yong Yu, Computer Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

The workshop is endorsed and sponsored by the Monnet project (

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