Saturday, 25 January 16:30-18:00
In the last decade, constructing ontology-based linguistic resources (e.g., linguistic ontologies and wordnets) have gained a great attention in research as well as in industry for enabling multilingual Web interoperability. Typically, the creation of wordnets, as well as the creation of most ontologies is carried out manually and requires significant human efforts. Thereby, automating this process is a challenging task.
To enable intelligent agents and applications to access and interpret the multilingual Web information automatically, we not only need to overcome the language barrier as well as resolve socio-cultural differences. The latter is particularly important for the mapping of conceptually equivalent information represented in different natural languages.
Three real-life cases will be presented. Each will discuss a different experience in mappings Wordnets across different languages. In the subsequent panel discussion, each panelist will present his/her experience and opinion about the specific issues listed below. Finally, the audience will be encouraged to offer their comments and suggestions, and to ask questions about the issues that were discussed by the panelists.
SIERA is an EU-FP7 funded project (http://sina.birzeit.edu/SIERA/) that aims to reinforce closer scientific cooperation between Palestinian institutions (Sina Institute at Birzeit University) and EU institutions in the field of multilingual and multicultural knowledge sharing technologies. One of SIERA's core activities is to develop a formal framework for mapping between the Arabic Ontology and WordNet.
This panel is sponsored by the SIERA project (EU-FP7 No. 295006)