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From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 07:54:42 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 20, No. 214.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: Allen H Renear <renear_at_uiuc.edu> (109)
         Subject: workshop on global models for use of historical &
                 scientific information

   [2] From: "Alexander Gelbukh (CICLing-2007)" (44)
         Subject: CFP: CICLing-2007 - NLP, Mexico City, Feb 2007,

         Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 07:34:53 +0100
         From: Allen H Renear <renear_at_uiuc.edu>
         Subject: workshop on global models for use of historical &
scientific information

                              Call for Participation

                                 Workshop on
              Exploring the limits of global models for integration
                     and use of historical and scientific information
                              October 23-24 2006
                      ICS-FORTH, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Invited Speaker: Nicola Guarino
ISTC-CNR, Laboratory for Applied Ontology, Trento

Website: http://cidoc.ics.forth.gr/workshops.html

Effective large scale information integration requires an agreement on
the common semantics of the data structure elements and other
categories employed. Recently, there has been increasing doubt about
the possibility of global ontological models. However, knowledge
integration based on mere similarity of categories, such as "inexact
equivalence" does not allow for precise, global querying advanced
reasoning, or interoperability. On the other hand, practical core
ontologies such as CIDOC/CRM (ISO/PRF 21127) demonstrate a
surprisingly wide validity over multiple domains.

This workshop explores the limits of such global models for
integrating and making use of historical and scientific information,
in order to enhance both, our theoretical understanding of the limits
of ontological agreement in a specific application setting, and our
practical understanding of how to implement effective large scale
knowledge integration services and exploit the power of global models.

Nicola Guarino, Invited Talk

G. Goerz, Why do we need a Meta-Level for the CIDOC CRM?

N. Aussenac-Gilles, Ontology or meta-model for retrieving scientific
      reasoning in documents: The Arkeotek project

M. Doerr, About Material and Immaterial Creation

R. Smiraglia, Instantiation: Empirical Emergence of a Global

R. Urban, Folio Metaphysics, Wholes and Parts in Cultural Objects

M. Genereux, D. Arnold, Preserving meanings in multilingual text
      mining for Cultural Heritage

P. Constantopoulos, V. Dritsou, A CIDOC CRM compatible metadata
       model for digital preservation

O. Eide, C. E. Ore TEI, CIDOC-CRM and a Possible Interface between
      the Two

R. Kummer, Integrating data from The Perseus Project and Arachne using
       the CIDOC CRM

K. May, Integrating cultural and scientific heritage: archaeological
       ontological modelling for the field and the lab

Registration: there is no fee. Please send email to renear_at_uiuc.edu if
you intend to attend. Include contact information and indicate your
particular interests in these topics of the workshop.

Location: Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH)
Institute of Computer Science (ICS), Heraklion, Crete, Greece. See
http://www.ics.forth.gr/contact-info.htmlfor directions to ICS-FORTH.
Additional information will be available on the website.


Website: http://cidoc.ics.forth.gr/workshops.html

For more information contact Allen Renear renear_at_uiuc.edu


The application of formal ontologies in cultural domains such as
museums, libraries, and archives, the semantic web, and other related
areas, inevitably raises difficult theoretical problems which appear
to complicate the development of practical ontologies. For
instance,these problems affect directly the performance of information
systems, when there is no agreement on the identity and unity of
referred items, such as:

* Does Tut-Ankh Amun still exist (i.e. as a mummy)?

* Is Luther's translation an expression of the Holy Bible or another work?

* Is Caesar's coming to the Curia a part of the event of his murder?

* How can the respective ontological choices be objectified, and how
can they be reconciled in practical applications?

* To which degree compatible generalizations of a model can compensate
inconsistencies following the widening of the scope of a model? What
are the limits of ontology harmonization?

* Which kinds of concepts tend to be globally compatible and which
not, and in which sense? This workshop elicits contributions related
to studies, experiences and practical and theoretical solutions around
the above problems. As well as formal information systems approaches
to these problems we welcome contributions based on perspectives from
philosophy, from cognitive science, and from the social sciences.
On the other side, this workshop elicits contributions about the
application and prospects and limits of domain overarching information
integration, in particular with respect to cultural heritage and
scientific information. Issues in this area include...

* Models for the semantic interoperability and integration of
scientific and cultural information and possibly other disciplines.

* The long-term preservation and future interoperability of data
structure semantics.

* Scalable information architectures, linking and reasoning services
under semantic models, in particular scalable solutions.

The following topics are of particular interest:

* Philosophical implications or controversies with respect ontological
choices of the CIDOC CRM, FRBR and other core ontologies for
information in libraries, archives, museum and scientific data

* Identity and temporal existence of conceptual items. Identity
ofWorks. Can works or texts gain or lose non-relational properties? Is
identity based on the continuity of tradition or essential properties?

* Work as continuant versus Work as occurrent.

* Identity and substance of events, parts of events, spatiotemporal
limits of events in non-discrete models compatible with the nature of
historical records.

Methods for managing the practical needs of information systems...

* Objective criteria for selecting and justifying ontological choices
in information systems

* Harmonization of ontologies. Can Digital Libraries be based on one
global information model, or why not?

* Integrating cultural and scientific heritage: Scientific records as
historical data. Integrated access and (re)use. E-science metadata.
The relevance of factual knowledge for e-science.

* Preservation of data structure semantics -- interoperability with
the future.

* Knowledge extraction and core ontologies.

* Document linking and semantic relationships.

Website: http://cidoc.ics.forth.gr/workshops.html

         Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 07:35:30 +0100
         From: "Alexander Gelbukh (CICLing-2007)" <cfp2007b_at_cicling.org>
         Subject: CFP: CICLing-2007 - NLP, Mexico City, Feb 2007,


          8th International Conference on Intelligent
          Text Processing and Computational Linguistics

          February 18-24, 2007; Mexico City, Mexico


          Springer LNCS - Lecture Notes in Computer Science
          (indexed by ISI SCIe / JCR);
          posters: journal "Research in Computing Science"

          Kathleen McKeown, Gregory Grefenstette,
          Raymond Mooney, more to be announced.

          Ancient pyramids, Monarch butterflies,
          great cave and colonial city, and more.
          All tentative. See photos on www.CICLing.org.

          Best paper, best presentation, best poster.


       Computational linguistics research:

          Comp. Linguistics theories and formalisms,
          Knowledge representation, Discourse models,
          Comp. morphology, syntax, semantics,
          Machine translation, text generation,
          Statistical methods, Lexical resources;

       Intelligent text processing and applications:

          Information retrieval, question answering,
          Information extraction, Text mining,
          Document categorization and clustering,
          Automatic summarization, NL interfaces,

       and all related topics.

SCHEDULE (tentative):

          Sunday, Wednesday, Saturday: full-day excursions;
          Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: talks;
          Monday: Welcome party & poster session, see website.

          October 1: registration of abstract,
          October 6: uploading of full paper
          (contact organizers for a late submission)

See complete CFP and contact info on www.CICLing.org.

This CFP is sent to you in good faith of its relevance for you
as an NLP scholar. If this is an error, please contact us via
the contact options indicated on the webpage above.
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