This half-day workshop aims at exploring emerging research in the areas of semantic change and evolving semantics.
Semantics differ across contexts, domains, communities and time. This has implications for communication, terminology, access to and exchange of information, problem-solving and construction of knowledge. Where there is interaction and feedback, this effect is mitigated, as it is possible to settle on a shared understanding; in contrast, the effect is particularly pronounced in asynchronous and static information. This problem is shared across many domains; some examples of areas in which the effect is particularly pronounced include cultural heritage, data curation, digital preservation, and knowledge management. One practical example is the need to respond to semantic change in ontology curation and engineering; another is the capture and treatment of context in search indexing and ranking. In this workshop we will focus on semantic change in these domains and closely aligned areas. As such, we expect the workshop to be of interest to researchers with an interest in combining techniques to address evolving semantics. We are therefore seeking expressions of interest in the workshop intended to explore this area and to collect together a series of perspectives on the theory and relevance of semantic change across contexts and disciplines.
The topics on which participants have been invited to share research, experimentation, demonstrations, concepts and ideas include the following:
6 papers have been selected for the worksho and will be published as CEUR workshop Proceedings (http://ceur-ws.org/).
9:00 - Welcome by Alastair Gill
9:05 - Keynote by Albert Meroño Peñuela*
9:20 - Group 1: Studies of Semantic Drift
Q&A moderated by Alastair Gill
10:40 - Coffee break
11:00 - Group 2: Wider Investigations of Drift
Q&A moderated by Albert Meroño Peñuela
*Keynote speaker bio
Albert Meroño Peñuela is a postdoc at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the International Institute of Social History (IISG). He is currently working in WP4 of CLARIAH, which aims at facilitating the integration of socio-historical datasets using Web technology. Albert obtained his PhD in 2016 at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, under the supervision of Frank van Harmelen, Stefan Schlobach, and Andrea Scharnhorst. He also holds a bachelor in Informatics Engineering from Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (FIB-UPC), and has previously worked at the Institute of Law and Technology (IDT-UAB) developing models for Law using Semantic Web technology. His research interests include Linked Open Data, Government and Statistical data, Artificial Intelligence, and Digital Humanities.
Georgios Meditskos, CERTH/ITI
Sándor Darányi - University of Boras
Efstratios Kontopoulos - CERTH/ITI
Alastair Gill - King’s College London
Yiannis Kompatsiaris - CERTH/ITI
Thanos Stavropoulos - CERTH/ITI
Nikolaos Lagos - Xerox Research Centre Europe
Nick Bassiliades - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Albert Meroño Peñuela - VU University Amsterdam
Antonis Bikakis - University College London
Laura Hollink - Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica
Daniel Galarreta - CNES
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The workshop is free to attend however registration through the SEMANTiCS conference is required: http://2016.semantics.cc/workshop-registration?nid=2163
Please note that at least one author of each accepted paper is expected to attend the workshop.
If workshop attendants wish to join SEMANTiCS 2016 (12-15 September 2016) please refer to the main conference website for or pricing, accomodation and venue information: http://2016.semantics.cc/registration
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