RDF/RDFS and OWL in Language Technology:
4th Workshop on NLP and XML (NLPXML-2004)

25 July 2004 at ACL 2004, Forum Convention Centre, Barcelona

Workshop Program


While XML is fully accepted within the NLP community as the main standard for data representation, especially for purposes of interchange and software interoperability, the use of Semantic Web technologies--including RDF (Resource Definition Framework), RDFS (RDF Schema), and OWL (Ontology Web Language)--for NLP applications remains relatively limited. However, the combination of XML, RDF/RDFS and OWL provides an overall architecture for NLP resources of all kinds whose implications are still being worked out within the NLP community.

The goal of this workshop is two-fold: (1) to provide a forum for presentation and discussion of practical applications of RDF, RDFS and OWL in language technology (including resource and software development, applications, tools, etc.); and (2) to clarify the respective roles of XML, RDF/RDFS and OWL in NLP applications and resources, in relation to the growth of the Semantic Web. NLPXML-2004 is intended not only for those already using Semantic Web technologies, but also members of the NLP community who seek a fuller understanding of the motivations and implications of XML/RDF/RDFS/OWL, the Semantic Web, and related standards for the field.

This workshop is the fourth in the NLPXML series, following the first workshop at NLPRS 2001 in Tokyo, the second at COLING 2002 in Taipei, and the third at EACL 2003 in Budapest.

Invited Speaker

Max Froumentin (W3C): Extensible MultiModal Annotation markup language (EMMA)

This talk will introduce the W3C Multimodal Interaction Activity, whose goal is to design a framework of specifications to enable access to the Web using multi-modal interaction. In particular we will introduce the Extensible MultiModal Annotation (EMMA) language specification. EMMA is an XML language for describing the interpretation of user input, combining transcriptions of raw signals into words with metadata to help applications resolve uncertainties and contradictions in interpretations. We will also discuss the issues encountered by the Working Group as the language is being developed, such as whether to use RDF or not, how best to combine interpretations, or what metadata properties to represent.

Call for Papers

The Call for Papers is now closed. Authors of accepted papers should follow these instructions.

Important Dates

Organizing Committee

Program Committee

Additional information: Graham Wilcock (graham.wilcock@helsinki.fi)