The goal of this workshop is two-fold: (1) to provide a forum for
presentation and discussion of XML use in NLP (including resource and
software development, applications, tools, etc.); and (2) to clarify the
"big picture" for NLP applications and resources vis a vis the XML
framework and development of the Semantic Web. As such, the workshop is
intended not only for those already using XML, but also for members of the
NLP community who seek a fuller understanding of the motivations and
implications of XML and related standards for the field.
Topics to be addressed include:
Position statements concerning the implications of
XML, RDF, and the Semantic Web for NLP resources and
applications, together with examples
XML use for linguistic annotation, including overall
data architecture, implications for editorial practices,
linkage mechanisms and issues for NLP data, etc.
Definition of data models and data categories for NLP
using XML, RDF, etc.
XML standards for NLP
XML-based generation (text, web pages, dialogue
Use of XML mechanisms (schemas, XSL, XSLT, links, etc.)
in specific applications/resources
XML aware NLP tools.
To complement submitted presentations on specific topics, projects,
etc., we plan to include at least two overview presentations that take a
broader view of XML mechanisms and the overall XML/RDF/Semantic Web
architecture and place current and future work in that context. It is
the intent that presenters of both of the overview talks will be
informed by the more specific presentations in the workshop and attempt
to identify the interactions among various activities (resource creation
and annotation, application development, etc.) as well as the potential
interactions with the RDF and Semantic Web layer. In this way, we hope
to foster a more principled and comprehensive approach to XML use for
NLP that can contribute to a global framework for the field.