posted by organizer: chiarcos || 3847 views || tracked by 5 users: [display]

SD-LLOD 2017 : 2nd Summer Datathon on Linguistic Linked Open Data


When Jun 26, 2017 - Jun 30, 2017
Where Madrid, Spain
Submission Deadline Apr 4, 2017
Notification Due Apr 12, 2017
Categories    linked data   NLP   linguistics   lexicography

Call For Papers

2nd Summer Datathon on Linguistic Linked Open Data (SD-LLOD’17)

The 2nd Summer Datathon on Linguistic Linked Open Data (SD-LLOD-17) will be held from June 26th to 30th 2017 at Residencia Lucas Olazábal of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Cercedilla, Madrid. See

The SD-LLOD datathon has the main goal of giving people from industry and academia practical knowledge in the field of Linked Data applied to Linguistics. The final aim is to allow participants to migrate their own (or other’s) linguistic data and publish them as Linked Data on the Web. This datathon series is unique in its topic worldwide and continues from the success of the event two years ago (see

During the datathon, participants will:
* Generate and publish their own linguistic linked data from some existing data source.
* Apply Linked Data principles and Semantic Web technologies (Ontologies, RDF, Linked Data) into the field of language resources.
* Use the principal models used for representing linguistic linked data, in particular OntoLex-Lemon and NIF.
* Perform Multilingual Word Sense Disambiguation and Entity Linking for the Web of Data.
* Learn about potential benefits and applications of linguistic linked data for specific use cases.

The program of the summer datathon will contain three types of sessions:

1. Seminars to show novel aspects and discuss selected topics.
2. Practical sessions to introduce the basic foundations of each topic, methods, and technologies and where participants will perform different tasks using the methods and technologies presented.
3. Hacking sessions, where participants will follow the whole process of generating and publishing Linguistic Linked Data with some existing data set.

Participants will be invited to propose a “miniproject” related to the topic and to bring to the datathon some dataset of linguistic data produced by their organizations in order to work on it during the hacking sessions and transform it into linked data. Participants who cannot provide their own linguistic dataset can join another’s miniproject or some of the ones proposed by the organisers. There will be an award to the best miniproject.

Invited Speakers
Ilan Kernerman (K Dictionaries)
Laurette Pretorius (University of South Africa)
Elena González-Blanco (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia)
Angus Roberts (University of Sheffield)
Penny Labropoulou (ILSP, RC Athena)

Participants will be invited to submit a short abstract of their ideas for the datathon (description of possible resources to be converted, linked or reused during the datathon, ideas for use cases, etc.). A selection of them will be presented in a poster session during the event and might be proposed as miniprojects to be developed during the datathon. Registration will be closed on 4th April (deadline extended).

Important dates
Registration opens: 01/02/2017
Registration closes: 04/04/2017
Notification: 12/04/2017
Payment until 30/04/2017
Datathon: 26/06/2017 to 30/06/2017

Jorge Gracia (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)
John P. McCrae (Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway)
Christian Chiarcos (Goethe Universität Frankfurt)

Related Resources

LDL 2018   6th Workshop on Linked Data in Linguistics (LDL-2018): Towards Linguistic Data Science
EMNLP 2018   2018 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
ISWC 2018   17th International Semantic Web Conference
Drift-a-LOD - 2018   Third workshop on Detection, Representation and Management of Concept Drift in Linked Open Data
ESR - 3-4 2018   The European Science Review 3-4/2018
ISWC 2018   17th International Semantic Web Conference
ALLDATA 2018   The Fourth International Conference on Big Data, Small Data, Linked Data and Open Data
CGDEIJ 2018   Computer Game Development and Education
DS Summer School 2018   Lviv Data Science Summer School 2018