山东省语言资源开发与应用重点实验室
NLPOE 2017 CFP

Workshop on

10th Natural Language Processing and OntologyEngineering

(NLPOE2017)

In conjunction  with

IEEE/WIC/ACM  International Conference on Web Intelligence 2017 (WI2017)

August 23-26, 2017, in Leipzig, Germany


·Call for Papers

 Natural Language Processing (NLP) addressesthe problems of automated understanding and generation of natural humanlanguages. The former identifies the syntactic structure of a sentence, judgesthe semantic relations among the syntactic constituents, in hopes of reachingat an eventual understanding of the sentence. The latter process constructs thesemantic structures and syntactic constituents according to the semantic andsyntactic properties of the lexical items selected, and eventually generatesgrammatically well-formed sentences. The goal of the NLP applications is tofacilitate human-machine communication using natural languages. In particular,it is to establish various computer application software systems to processnatural language, such as machine translation, computer-assisted teaching,information retrieval, automatic text categorization, automatic summarization,speech recognition and synthesis, information extraction from the text,intelligent search on the Internet. Today, with the wide use of the Internet,the demand for language information puts a high premium on automated processingof massive language information.

 Ontology engineering is a subfield ofartificial intelligence and computer science, which aims at a structuredrepresentation of terms and relationship between the terms within particulardomain, with the purpose to facilitate knowledge sharing and knowledge reuse.Ontology project involves the development of Ontology building programs,Ontology life-cycle management, the research of Ontology building methods,support tools and ontology languages, and a series of similar activities.Ontologies have found important applications in information sharing, systemintegration, knowledge-based software development and many other issues insoftware industry.

 However, ontology engineering is atime-consuming and painstaking endeavor, and NLP technology has importantcontributions to make in quick and automatic development of ontologies. Thisworkshop will focus on the recent advances made in Ontology engineering andNLP, with the aim to promote the interaction between and common growth of thetwo areas. We are particularly interested in the building of upper-levellanguage ontology in NLP and the application of NLP technology in Ontologyengineering.

 More importantly, we expect that individualsand research institutions in the areas of both Ontology Engineering and NLPcould pay attention to this workshop, which may contribute to the integrationand growth of these two areas.

The topics of theworkshop include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Naturallanguage understanding, including syntactic parsing, word sense disambiguation,semantic role labeling etc;

2. Text mining,including named entity recognition, term recognition, term and synonyms andconcept extraction, relation extraction etc;

3. Lexicalresources and corpora, including dictionaries, thesaurus, ontology, etc;

4. Ontologylearning and population from text, Web and other resources;

5. Applicationissues of ontology based NLP: information extraction, text categorization, textsummarization and other applications;

6. Other topicsof relevance in ontology learning, ontology evolution, ontology modeling andontology application etc.


·Paper Submission and Publication

Papersubmissions should be limited to 6 – 8 pages for regular papers or 4 pages forshort papers in ACM 2-column format. The style files for paper submission canbe obtained from the WI2017 site or http://webintelligence2017.com/participants/submissions/#submission.

All submittedpapers will be reviewed by at least 2 program committee members on the basis oftechnical quality, relevance, significance, and clarity. Accepted papers willbe published in the conference workshop proceedings by ACM and indexed by EI.

The workshoponly accepts on–line submissions. Workshops on–line submission page can beaccessed through the submission website of NLPOE 2017 .


·Important Dates

Workshop paper submission: May 21, 2017

Author Notification: June 5, 2017

Camera-ready ofaccepted papers: June 12, 2017

Conferencedates: August 23-26, 2017


·Program Committee

Peng Jin, LeshanNormal University  

Xinying Qiu,Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

Meng Wang,Jiangnan University

Yao Liu,Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China

Likun Qiu,Ludong University  

Zuoyan Song,Beijing Normal University  

Chengzhi Zhang,Nanjing University of Science and Technology

Meishan Zhang,Singapore University of Technology and Design

Na Tian, JiangnanUniversity

Fang Jin, TexasTech University, USA


·WorkshopOrganizers

Zhu Lijun,

Researcher,Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China.

Email: zhulj@istic.ac.cn

Liu Yao,

Researcher,Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China.

Email:liuy@istic.ac.cn

Qiu Likun,

AssociateProfessor, Ludong University.

Email:qiulikun@gmail.com


For furtherdetails or clarifications, please see the conference web site or contact the PCchairs

Likun Qiu   qiulikun@gmail.com

Website: Website of NLPOE 2017