Linguistic Linked Open Data is a topic of emerging importance in the field of natural language processing (NLP). Increasingly, researchers are rendering major linguistic resources, including annotated corpora, lexicons, databases, and ontologies, in a format to enable their exploitation in the Semantic Web. Linking the contents of these resources to each other as well as to common ontologies can enable access to and discovery of detailed linguistic information, which would be otherwise impossible, and which could, in turn, foster a major leap in NLP research and development.

EUROLAN 2015 will provide a comprehensive overview of Linguistic Linked Open Data, including introduction to the formalisms for representing linguistic resources using Semantic Web technologies such as the Resource Description Format (RDF) and the Ontology Web Language (OWL), as well as means to extract knowledge from language resources and exploit it using Semantic Web query languages and reasoning capabilities. Specific topics treated in the school include, but are not limited to:

  • Introduction to the semantic web, linked data and knowledge graphs
  • Extracting and integrating knowledge on the web from text, semi-structured and structured data
  • Ontologies and reasoning
  • Query systems using SPARQL
  • Design of domain specific query languages
  • Linguistic annotations as linked data
  • Annotation interoperability
  • Taxonomy extraction
  • BabelNet as linked data
  • Lexicographic linked data

Satellite events:

  • The Doctoral Consortium at EUROLAN-2015 will provide a good opportunity for graduate students (PhD and MSc heading towards PhD studies) investigating topics in Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing towards Linguistic Open Data and, more generally, the Semantic Web to present their current work and receive constructive feedback and guidance on future research, both from the general audience and the invited lecturers at the Summer School.
  • The RUMOUR-2015 Workshop aims to gather innovative approaches for exploitation of social media using semantic web technologies and linked data by bringing together research on the Semantic Web, Linked Data, and the Social Sciences. The workshop will bring together practitioners, researchers, and scholars to share examples, cases, theories, and analysis of social media and linked data in order to address the intersection among these areas.