SIG5 Meeting at
OntoWeb3: Sardinia , June 14th, 2002
As this was the kick-off meeting of the Special Interest Group
on "Language Technology in Ontology Development and Use",
emphasis has been on establishing a common understanding of the
SIG goals and objectives between its partners. Therefore, in the
morning a closed meeting was scheduled to discuss the primary goals
of the SIG, of which in particular the strategy for supplying relevant
information on language technology to the OntoWeb community as well
as to the broader knowledge management community. The following
options for this were discussed:
- Overview of People, Projects, Products, etc.
SIG partners and interested organizations will be asked to supply
all possible information on their current projects, products, etc.
that are concerned with the application of language technology (in
a broader sense) to knowledge management tasks (i.e. knowledge markup,
ontology adaptation, and associated technologies such as information
extraction and text mining). The gathered information will be made
available as part of the OntoWeb
portal. Contacts already exist with relevant other web portals (i.e.
between which information could be shared.
- Qualitative Analysis and Show Case of Current Technology
In addition to this overview, also a more in-depth analysis of
various topics in language technology for knowledge management will
be made available through the SIG5 website. In order to show the
practical value of the tools and approaches discussed here, samples
generated by the discussed tools will be included in these reports.
In connection with this, a corpus will be collected by the SIG5
partners of scientific papers in the general area of the SIG (language
technology for ontology development and use), which will be processed
in automatic ways for knowledge markup and ontology construction
using tools described at the SIG5 website as much as possible. In
this respect, an example of knowledge markup with a semantic annotation
tool developed within the MuchMore project was shown at the meeting.
In the afternoon, several demos were presented by SIG partners.
These included in particular:
an integrated tool for developing applications with language processing
develops technology for automatic content-based indexing of