LD4LT Group Madrid May 2014 Meeting

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 "Linked Data, Language Technologies and Multilingual Content Analytics" 2nd LIDER roadmapping workshop
 8 May (afternoon) + 9 May (morning), Madrid, Spain
 Co-located with the 2014 MultilingualWeb workshop. 
 Venue and travel information

Following the successful LD4LT Group Kick-Off and Roadmap Meeting co-located with the European Data Forum 2014, this event will focus on specific aspects of the intersection of linked data and language technology.

The 8 May afternoon part is planned to encompass a keynote from Seth Grimes, and several panels including contributions from key Wikipedia engineers, to discuss cross lingual analytics and intelligent multilingual content handling in Wikipedia.

The 9 May morning part is planned to encompass a session on aspects for migrating language resources into linked data.


Session 1 (8th May afternoon, 13:30 - 17:45) "Content Analytics and Wikipedia"

  • 13:30 Welcome and introduction
  • 13:45 Keynote presentation by Seth Grimes: Text Analytics Applied
  • 14:15 Panel 1 on "Using Wikipedia for multilingual web content analytics across 287 languages". Participants:
    • Pau Giner (Moderator)
    • Amir Aharoni
    • Alolita Sharma
  • 15:00 coffee break
  • 15:30 Panel 2 on "Growing Wikipedia editing with intelligent multi-language suggestion lists for article translation as well as other techniques and tools". Participants:
    • Runa Bhattacharjee (Moderator)
    • Pau Giner
    • Santhosh Thottingal
  • 16:15 Requirements gathering about wikipedia/dbpedia-based content analytics
  • 17:00 Report to the main MultilingualWeb workshop audience

Session 2 (9th May morning, 9:00 - 12:45) "Linked Data and Language Technologies"

  • 9:45 - 10:45 Panel 3 on "Data and Metadata of Language Resources as Linked Data on the Web”. Chair: Jorge Gracia (UPM, Spain). Speakers:
    • Christian Chiarcos (Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Germany): statement
    • Philipp Cimiano (University of Bielefeld, Germany): statement
    • Roberto Navigli (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy): statement
    • Stelios Piperidis (ILSP-Athena RC, Greece): statement
    • Marta Villegas (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain): statement
  • 10:45 - 11:10 Coffee break
  • 11:10 - 12:00 Panel 4 on "Multilingual Corpus transformation into Linked Data". Chair: Philipp Cimiano. Speakers:
    • Martin Brümmer (University of Leipzig, Germany) statement
    • Thierry Declerck (DFKI, Germany): statement
    • Roberto Navigli (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy): statement
    • Laurette Pretorius (University of South Africa): statement
    • Felix Sasaki (DFKI / W3C Fellow): statement
  • 12:00 - 12:30 Requirements gathering about language resources data/metadata transformation and use cases discussion
  • 12:30 - 12:45 Wrap-up

The event is supported by the LIDER EU project, the MultilingualWeb community, the NLP2RDF project, the Working Group for Open Data in Linguistics as well as the DBpedia Project.

As input to the discussion and the work of the LD4LT group, we invite you to take a few short minutes to fill in the first LIDER survey. During the meeting, via the survey and through the LD4LT group, you will have the opportunity to offer your view on how linked data and language technology should benefit each other.


Participation is free. Please register for the event here. For the 9 May morning session we welcome position statements related to the topic of language resource RDF conversion. If you are interested in contributing a position statement please indicate this in the dedicated field in the registration form. The workshop organizers will come back to you with questions to answer in the position statement. We then will select statements and inform you by 28 April.


The LD4LT meeting will be organised by the LIDER Project

Jorge Gracia (UPM)

Felix Sasaki (DFKI / W3C Fellow)