Among the languages which have attracted higher interest recently are some of the "low-density" languages, in which very little research and resources exist. A semantic network in such a language would be a very useful resource; however, the amount of needed resources and the length of time needed to hand-construct such a network is often prohibitive. To add to the problem, some minority languages (especially the indigeneous languages) have very different language structures, which may become problematic when attempting to fit concepts in those languages to wordnet hierarchies which were constructed for languages such as English.
The goal of this one-day workshop is to explore issues surrounding the construction of semantic networks, including the construction of wordnets for minority languages and multilingual wordnets. In addition, we would like to invite papers and demos on industrial applications.
"Semantic Networks: The Path to Profitability"
|Section 1: Multilingual Ontology Construction
Chair: Grace Ngai
|9:45-10:10||Chu-Ren Huang, I. Ju Elanna Tseng and Dylan
"Translating Lexical Semantic Relations: The first step towards Multilingual Wordnets"
|10:10-10:35||Mathieu Mangeot-Lerebours, Gilles Sérasset and Frederic Andres
"Frameworks, Implementation and Open Problems for the Collaborative Building of a Multilingual Lexical Database"
|Section 2: Automatic Ontology Construction
Chair: Dekai Wu
"Building proper noun ontologies for question answering"
|11:25-11:50||Takuya Sakaguchi and Shun Ishizaki
"A Japanese Semantic Network built on a Pulsed Neural Network with encoding Associative Concept Dictionaries"
|11:50-12:15||Javier Farreres, Horacio Rodriguez and Karina Gibert
"Semiautomatic Creation of Taxonomies"
"Building Semantic/Ontological Knowledge by Text Mining"
|Section 3: Using Ontologies for Entity Extraction and Semantic Tagging
Chair: David Yarowsky
|14:20-14:45||Bernardo Magnini, Matteo Negri, Roberto Prevete and Hristo Tanev
"A Wordnet-based Approach to Named-Entites Recognition"
|14:45-15:10||Thierry Poibeau and Dominique Dutoit
"Generating extraction patterns from a large semantic network and an untagged corpora"
"Assigning Verbs to Semantic Classes via Wordnet"
|Section 4: Lexical Disambiguation with Ontologies
Chair: Radu Florian
|16:00-16:25||Josef Meyer and Robert Dale
"Using the Wordnet Hierarchy for Associative Anaphora Resolution"
|16:25-16:50||Ping-Wai Wong and Yongsheng Yang
"A Maximum-Entropy Approach to HowNet-based Chinese Word-Sense Disambiguation"
|16:30-17:30||PARALLEL POSTER SESSION AND DISCUSSION|
Clear Water Bay
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Clear Water Bay
|Kenneth W. Church
*Currently at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of Computing, Kowloon, Hong Kong.