1st International Conference on Language, Data and Knowledge (

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LDK 2017
Monday, 19 June 2017 to Tuesday, 20 June 2017
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Thursday, 9 February 2017

1st International Conference on Language, Data and Knowledge (LDK 2017)


The new biennial conference series on Language, Data and Knowledge (LDK) aims at bringing together researchers from across disciplines concerned with the acquisition, curation and use of language data in the context of data science and knowledge-based applications. With the advent of the Web and digital technologies, an ever increasing amount of language data is now available across application areas and industry sectors, including social media, digital archives, company records, etc. The efficient and meaningful exploitation of this data in scientific and commercial innovation is at the core of data science research, employing NLP and machine learning methods as well as semantic technologies based on knowledge graphs.

Language data is of increasing importance to machine learning-based approaches in NLP, Linked Data and Semantic Web research and applications that depend on linguistic and semantic annotation with lexical, terminological and ontological resources, manual alignment across language or other human-assigned labels. The acquisition, provenance, representation, maintenance, usability, quality as well as legal, organizational and infrastructure aspects of language data are therefore rapidly becoming major areas of research that are at the focus of the conference.

Knowledge graphs is an active field of research concerned with the extraction, integration, maintenance and use of semantic representations of language data in combination with semantically or otherwise structured data, numerical data and multimodal data among others. Knowledge graph research builds on the exploitation and extension of lexical, terminological and ontological resources, information and knowledge extraction, entity linking, ontology learning, ontology alignment, semantic text similarity, Linked Data and other Semantic Web technologies. The construction and use of knowledge graphs from language data, possibly and ideally in the context of other types of data, is a further specific focus of the conference.

A further focus of the conference is the combined use and exploitation of language data and knowledge graphs in data science-based approaches to use cases in industry, including biomedical applications, as well as use cases in humanities and social sciences.

The LDK conference has been initiated by a consortium of researchers from the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, InfAI (University Leipzig) and Wolfgang Goethe University and a Scientific Committee of leading researchers in Natural Language Processing, Linked Data and Semantic Web, Language Resources and Digital Humanities. LDK is endorsed by several international organisations: DBpedia, ACL SIGANN, Global Wordnet Association, CLARIN and Big Data Value Association (BDVA). The first edition, LDK 2017, will be held in Galway (Ireland) with a second edition planned for 2019 in Leipzig (Germany).

Important Dates
9 February 2017 Paper submission
30 March 2017 Notification
20 April 2017 Camera-ready submission
19-20 June 2017 Conference

Paper submission
We welcome submission of both long and short papers of relevance to the topics listed below. Submissions can be in the form of long or short research papers, scientific abstracts on use cases or position papers. Accepted submissions will be published in a conference proceedings volume, the publisher of which will be confirmed shortly, and will be selected for presentation as oral or poster presentation based on recommendations of reviewers, this choice does not reflect the quality of the work.

All papers should follow the LNCS guidelines for formatting and should be up to 15 pages in length for long papers and up to 8 pages for short papers, including references and optional appendices. Position papers and short abstracts may be submitted and must be at least 4 pages in length. The layout templates are available for download from the Springer website at https://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0

Language Data
Language data portals
Language data construction, acquisition and management
Crowdsourcing of language data
Metadata about language data
Multilingual, multimedia and multimodal language data
Evaluation, provenance and quality of language data
Usability, validation and visualization of language data
Organizational and infrastructural management of language data
Standards and interoperability of language data
Legal aspects of publishing language data
Typological databases
Under-resourced languages
Knowledge Graphs
Ontologies, terminology, wordnets and lexical resources
Information and knowledge extraction (taxonomy extraction, ontology learning)
Data, information and knowledge integration across languages
(Cross-lingual) Ontology Alignment
Semantic text similarity
Entity linking and relatedness
Linked Data profiling
Linguistic Linked Data
Multilingual Linked Data and multilingual Web of Data
Knowledge representation and reasoning on the Multilingual Semantic Web
Applications in NLP
Semantic search
Semantic content management
Question answering
Computer-aided Language Learning
Text analytics for Internet of Things
Multilingual Internet of Things
Applying big data to text analytics
Natural language interfaces to (big) data
Use Cases in Digital Humanities, Social Sciences, BioNLP
Applications in Digital Humanities such as distant reading
Analysis, enrichment of text archives
Text mining for Social Science research
Text mining from biomedical literature

Conference Chairs
Paul Buitelaar (Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway, Ireland)
Christian Chiarcos (Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany)
Sebastian Hellmann (InfAI, University of Leipzig, Germany)
John P. McCrae (Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway, Ireland)

Local organisers at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway, Ireland
John McCrae, Paul Buitelaar, Brian Davis, Cécile Robin

Scientific Advisory Committee
Pushpak Bhattacharyya - IIT Bombay, India
Francis Bond - Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Key-Sun Choi - KAIST, South-Korea
Philipp Cimiano - Bielefeld University, Germany
Edward Curry - Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway, Ireland
Franciska de Jong - Utrecht University / CLARIN ERIC, the Netherlands
Thierry Declerck - DFKI GmbH / Saarland University, Germany
Tatiana Gornostay - Tilde, Latvia
Jorge Gracia - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Nancy Ide - Vassar College, USA
Eric Nyberg - Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Felix Sasaki - DFKI GmbH / W3C, Germany
Karin Verspoor - University of Melbourne, Australia

Program Committee
Agata Filipowska, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
Agata Savary, University of Tours, France
Aitor Soroa, University of the Basque Country, Spain
Alexandre Rademaker, IBM, Brazil
Alexis Dimitriadis, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands
Allison Burkette, University of Mississippi, USA
Amanda Hicks, University of Florida, USA
Andre Freitas, University of Passau, Germany
Andrea Moro, Microsoft, UK
Andrea Schalley, Griffith University, Australia
Anette Frank, Heidelberg University, Germany
Anja Jentzsch, Hasso Plattner Institut, Germany
Antal van den Bosch, Radboud University / Meertens Institute, the Netherlands
Antonio Pareja-Lora, Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain
Armando Stellato, University of Rome, Tor Vergata, Italy
Asunción Gómez Pérez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Bettina Klimek, Leipzig University AKSW, Germany
Brian Gick, University of British Columbia, Canada
Carmen Brando, Institut National de L'Information Géographique et Forestière, France
Caroline Barriere, Cancer Research Institute of Montreal, Canada
Chris Bizer, University of Mannheim, Germany
Chris Dyer, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Christina Unger, University Bielefeld, Germany
Claire Bonial, U.S. Army Research Lab, USA
Clement Jonquet, University of Montpellier, France
Cristina Vertan, University of Hamburg, Germany
Damir Cavar, Indiana University, USA
Dagmar Gromann, IIIA-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain
Dimitris Kontokostas, Leipzig University AKSW, Germany
Dongpo Deng, Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Elena González-Blanco García, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid, Spain
Elena Montiel, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Ellen Riloff, University of Utah, USA
Eveline Wandl-Vogt, Austrian Academy of Science, Austria
Fahad Khan, ILC-CNR, Italy
Francesca Frontini, Université Paul Valéry Montpellier, France
Georgeta Bordea, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway, Ireland
Gerard de Melo, Rutgers University, USA
Gilles Sérasset, Joseph Fourier University, France
Giuseppe Rizzo, Istituto Superiore Mario Boella, Italy
Graeme Hirst, University of Toronto, Canada
Guadalupe Aguado, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Haofen Wang, East China University of Science and Technology, China
Hatem Mousselly Sergieh, Darmstadt University, Germany
Harald Sack, FIZ Karlsruhe, Leibniz Center for Information Infrastructure, Germany
Heiko Paulheim, University of Mannheim, Germany
Hideaki Takeda, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Hitoshi Isahara, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan
James Pustejovsky, Brandeis University, USA
Jeff Good, University at Buffalo, USA
Jonathan Pool, The Long Now Foundation, USA
Jorge Gracia, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Jin-Dong Kim, KAIST, Korea
Johanna Völker, Bayer Research, Berlin, Germany
Judith Eckle-Kohler, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Jung-Jae Kim, A-Star, Singapore
Karin Verspoor, Melbourne University, Australia
Kevin B. Cohen, University of Colorado School of Medicine, USA
Key-Sun Choi, KAIST, Korea
Kiril Simov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
Krzysztof Wecel, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
Laurent Romary, INRIA, France
Laurette Pretorius, UNISA, South Africa
Luis Morgado Da Costa, Nanyang Technical University, Singapore
Maciej Piasecki, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Marc Verhagen, Brandeis University, USA
Mariano Rico, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Marko Tadić, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Marieke van Erp, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Marta Villegas, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Martha Palmer, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
Martin Riedl, University of Darmstadt, Germany
Masaharu Yoshioka, Hokkaido University, Japan
Milena Slavcheva, JRC-Brussels, Belgium
Monica Monachini, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
Naoaki Okazaki, Tohoku University, Japan
Nicoletta Calzolari, ILC-CNR, Italy
Nils Reiter, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Nitish Aggarwal, IBM Watson, USA
Núria Bel, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Pablo N. Mendes, Lattice, USA
Petya Osenova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
Piek Vossen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Rada Mihalcea, University of Michigan, USA
Ricardo Usbeck, Leipzig University AKSW, Germany
Richard Eckart de Castilho, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Roberto Navigli, University of Rome, “La Sapienza”, Italy
Roman Klinger, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Sabine Schulte im Walde, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Sebastian Nordhoff, LangSci Press, Germany
Sebastian Walter, Bielefeld University, Germany
Seiji Koide, Ontolonomy/National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Simone Ponzetto, University of Mannheim, Germany
Steve Cassidy, Macquarie University, Australia
Steven Moran, University Zürich, Switzerland
Sören Auer, University of Bonn, Germany
Ulli Waltinger, Siemens AG, Germany
Vanessa Lopez, IBM Europe, Ireland
Volha Bryl, Springer Nature, Germany
Víctor Rodríguez-Doncel, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Wim Peters, University of Sheffield, UK
Yohei Murakami, Kyoto University, Japan
Yoshihiko Hayashi, Waseda University, Japan
Francis Bond, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Philipp Cimiano, Bielefeld University, Germany
Edward Curry, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway, Ireland
Franciska de Jong, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
Thierry Declerck, DFKI GmbH, Saarland University, Germany
Tatiana Gornostay, Tilde, Latvia
Nancy Ide, Vassar College, USA
Felix Sasaki, DFKI GmbH, W3C Fellow, Germany
Key-Sun Choi, KAIST, South Korea
Pushpak Bhattacharyya, IITP, India
Karin Verspoor, University of Melbourne, Australia
Brian Davis, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway, Ireland
Jorge Gracia, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Eric Nyberg, Carnegie Mellon University, USA