2nd Workshop on the Multilingual Semantic Web

2nd Workshop on the Multilingual Semantic Web

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

Important Dates

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

Abstract:

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.

Items of special focus:

  • 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

The first three are classic topic map fare and the last one isn’t that much of a reach.

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