The main objective of SIG5 will be to define an information portal
on language technology in ontology development and use (as part
of the OntoWeb portal). The portal will serve as a platform for
cooperation between R&D groups in language technology and knowledge
management, in order to establish a common understanding of market
and research needs, of relevant emerging standards (see also below),
of tools and resources and related benchmarking and evaluation efforts,
and to identify priorities in NLP development for ontology learning
and application. Finally, the portal will function also as a contact
point for related user and technology communities, among which in
particular the "semantic technology" industry.
On standards, SIG5 will function as an interface between OntoWeb
SIGs (specifically those on Content Standards, and on Ontology Language
Standards) and standardizing initiatives in the language technology
community, e.g.: ISLE - LT meta-data, XCES - corpus annotation,
GTW - terminology, GWA - semantic lexicons (WordNet),...