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Call For Papers: NLPOE 2016

Workshop on

9th NaturalLanguage Processing and Ontology Engineering

(NLPOE2016)

                                     In conjunction with

                                                  IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web  Intelligence 2016                                (WI2016)

October 13-16, 2016, in Omaha, Nebraska,  USA



·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 the workshop include, but are not limitedto, the following:

1. Natural language understanding, including syntacticparsing, word sense disambiguation, semantic role labeling etc;

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

3. Lexical resources and corpora, including dictionaries,thesaurus, ontology, etc;

4. Ontology learning and population from text, Web andother resources;

5. Application issues of ontology based NLP: informationextraction, text categorization, text summarization and other applications;

6. Other topics of relevance in ontology learning,ontology evolution, ontology modeling and ontology application etc.



·Paper Submission

Papersubmissions should be limited to maximum of 4 pages (only one more page isavailable and extra payment is required for the extra page). The papers must bein English and should be formatted according to the IEEE 2-column format (seethe Author Guidelines at http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html). All submittedpapers will be reviewed by at least 2 program committee members on the basis oftechnical quality, relevance, significance, and clarity. The workshop onlyaccepts on-line submissions.

Submission is electronic, using the on-line system at NLP-OE2016.



·Publication

All papers accepted for workshops will be included in theWorkshop Proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society Press that areindexed by EI, and will be available at the workshops.



·Important Dates

Workshop paper submission: June 15, 2016

Author Notification: July 10,2016

Camera-ready of accepted papers:

Conference dates: October 13-16, 2016



·Workshop Organizers

Zhu Lijun,

Researcher, Institute of Scientific and Technical Informationof China.

Email: zhulj@istic.ac.cn

Liu Yao,

Researcher, Institute of Scientific and TechnicalInformation of China.

Email: liuy@istic.ac.cn

Qiu Likun,

Associate Professor, Ludong University.

Email: qiulikun@gmail.com



For further details or clarifications, please see theconference web site or contact the PC chairs

Likun Qiu   qiulikun@gmail.com