Call for Papers ESWC 2019 Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval Track


The research and development a of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Information Retrieval (IR) approaches, methods and techniques has been key for the Semantic Web. The synergy between these research fields have derived on novel approaches for entity linking, knowledge mining, automatic ontology population methods, and so forth. This track invites high quality submissions that show how NLP and IR methods and techniques have been applied to develop and improve the SW field or how SW technologies and resources have been used to enhance different aspects of the NLP and IR methods.

Topic of Interest

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Language resources, corpora building and annotation languages for the SW
  • Lexical semantics for the SW
  • NL-based representations and knowledge systems using SW languages
  • Information and knowledge extraction (including taxonomy extraction, ontology learning, knowledge graph learning)
  • Data, information and knowledge integration across languages
  • Use of  knowledge graphs and ontologies for NLP
  • Natural language understanding and the SW
  • Semantic search and exploratory search
  • Semantic similarity metrics and analogy
  • Question answering over knowledge graphs
  • Natural language text generation from knowledge graphs and ontologies
  • Text analytics for the Internet of Things
  • Data mining and knowledge discovery from Linked Data and ontologies
  • Learning from Big Data for web-scale knowledge graphs
  • Ontology population through NLP and IR methods
  • Learning Analytics Knowledge
  • Dialogue systems for the SW
  • Multimodal human-computer communication for the SW
  • Combining NL and SW in learning environments
  • Applications of SW and NLP for digital humanities, intelligent tutoring, social sciences

Track Chairs

Serena Villata, I3S research centre, Sophia Antipolis, France
Harald Sack, FIZ Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany

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