The IJCAI-01 Workshop on Ontology Learning
August 4, 2001, Seattle, USA
Ontologies serve as a means for establishing a conceptually concise basis for communicating knowledge for many purposes. In recent years, we have seen a surge of interest that deals with the discovery and automatic creation of complex, multirelational knowledge structures. For example, the natural language community tries to acquire word semantics from natural language texts, database researchers tackle the problem of schema induction, and people building intelligent information agents research the learning of complex structures from semi-structured input (HTML, XML). All the while, efforts in the machine learning community pursue the induction of more concise and more expressive knowledge structures (e.g., relational learning) in general.
For the workshop we intend to gather a diverse range of participants interested in the machine learning of ontologies. In particular, we are also interested in the maintenance (revision, incrementality) and integration (from various sources) aspects of learning ontologies.
Topics of interest include, e.g.:
Besides of the common digital presentations, we intend that participants give live system demonstrations.
An invited talk "Learning to translate between ontologies" will be given by Alon Halevy (up until recently: Alon Levy), University of Washington.
The First Ontology Learning Workshop OL-2000 has been organized in conjunction with ECAI-2000, Berlin. More information about the schedule, accepted papers, etc. are available at the workshop homepage.
|Ed Hovy||Alexander Maedche|
|Information Sciences Institute||AIFB, Karlsruhe University|
|of the University of Southern California||76128 Karlsruhe, Germany|
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|Claire Nedellec||Steffen Staab|
|Inference and Machine Learning Group||AIFB, Karlsruhe University|
|LRI, Bat 490||76128 Karlsruhe, Germany|
|Université Paris Sud||phone: +49-721-608 7363|
|91405-ORSAY, France||fax: +49-721-608 - 6580|
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|Ido Dagan||Bar Ilan University, Israel|
|Dieter Fensel||Free University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL|
|Asuncion Gomez-Perez||Facultad de Informatica, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain|
|Nicola Guarino||National Research Council, Padova, Italy|
|Udo Hahn||CLIF, University of Freiburg, Germany|
|Ian Horrocks||University of Manchester, UK|
|Ed Hovy||Information Science Institute, USA|
|Paul Johannesson||University of Stockholm, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Sweden|
|Jörg-Uwe Kietz||Swiss Life, Zurich, Switzerland|
|Yves Kodratoff||LRI, France|
|Bob Krovetz||NEC Research Institute|
|Stan Matwin||University of Ottawa, Canada|
|Deborah McGuinness||Knowledge Systems Laboratory, Stanford, USA|
|Robert Meersman||Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium|
|Günter Neumann||DFKI, Germany|
|Marie-Christine Rousset||LRI, France|
|Rudi Studer||Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe, Germany|
|Stefan Wrobel||University of Magdeburg, Germany|