OntoLex07 - From Text to Knowledge: The Lexicon/Ontology Interface

Workshop at ISWC07 – 6th International Semantic Web Conference
November 11th , 2007
Busan, South-Korea

Endorsed By

The Association for Computational Linguistics – Special Interest Group on Computational Semantics




The EU Integrated Project NEON on Networked Ontologies


The OntoLex workshop series is concerned with the interface between knowledge representation in ontologies and the representation and use of linguistic knowledge as encoded in (multilingual) lexicons. Previous OntoLex workshops were held in Sozopol (2000), Las Palmas (2002), Lisboa (2004), Jeju (2005), Genoa (2006).

The extraction of ontology elements from textual data is a pre-requisite for many Semantic Web applications. Hence the interface between ontologies (describing objects in a domain) and the lexicon (describing the linguistic features of terms that refer to such objects) is becoming increasingly important.

And in Coordination With

The ISO Working Group on Language Resource Management













Session 1


Philipp Cimiano, Peter Haase, Matthias Herold, Matthias Mantel, Paul Buitelaar

LexOnto: A Model for Ontology Lexicons for Ontology-based NLP


Wim Peters, Elena Montiel-Ponsoda, Guadalupe Aguado de Cea, Asunción Gómez-Pérez

Localizing Ontologies in OWL


Axel Reymonet, Jerome Thomas, and Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles

Modelling Ontological and Terminological Resources in OWL DL





Coffee Break





Session 2


Vera Sheinman, Neil Rubens, Takenobu Tokunaga

Commonly Perceived Order within a Category


Liang-Chih Yu, Chung-Hsien Wu, Andrew Philpot, and Eduard Hovy

OntoNotes: Sense Pool Verification Using Google N-gram and Statistical Tests


Naoki Yoshinaga and Kentaro Torisawa

Open-Domain Attribute-Value Acquisition from Semi-Structured Texts





Lunch Break





Session 3


Pum-Mo Ryu and Key-Sun Choi

Automatic Acquisition of Ranked IS-A Relation from Unstructured Text


Yirong Chen, Qin Lu, Wenjie Li, Wanyin Li, Luning Ji, Gaoying Cui

Automatic Construction of Well-Founded Core Ontology from an English-Chinese Term Bank


Jin-Xia Huang, Ji-Ae Shin, Key-Sun Choi

Enriching Core Ontology with Domain Thesaurus through Concept and Relation Classification





Coffee Break + Poster Session


Daoyos Noikongka, Dussadee Thamvijit, Aurawan Imsombut, Mukda Suktarachan, Sachit Rajbhandari, Frederic Andres, Asanee Kawtrakul

A Workbench for Collaborative Ontological Knowledge Construction and Maintenance with Authoring Tools


Shu-Kai Hsieh, I-Li Su, Pei-Yi Hsiao, Chu-Ren Huang, Tzu-Yi Kuo, Laurent Prévot

Basic Lexicon and Shared Ontology for Multilingual Resources: A SUMO+MILO Hybrid Approach


Elena Montiel-Ponsoda1, Guadalupe Aguado de Cea, Mari Carmen Suárez-Figueroa, Raúl Palma, Asunción Gómez-Pérez, Wim Peters

LexOMV: an OMV extension to capture multilinguality


Ulf Krumnack, Ekaterina Ovchinnikova, Tonio Wandmacher

LexO: Constructing a lexical ontology from heterogeneous resources


Kerstin Denecke

Using Semantic Links for Information Extraction and Semantic Representation





Introduction to ISO working group ISO/TC37/SC4 TDG6 on `Language Resource Ontologies'





Open meeting of ISO working group ISO/TC37/SC4 TDG6


OntoLex Topics of Interest


We invite submission of papers on the following topics in this interdisciplinary research area:

The lexicon/ontology interface

o       Design principles for the integrated representation of lexical and ontological knowledge

o       The lexicon/ontology interface in multilingual and cross-cultural aspects of ontologies 

The lexicon in Semantic Web applications

o       The role of (multilingual) lexicons in knowledge markup and ontology population, i.e. in ontology-based information extraction from text

o       Lexical aspects in ontology learning from text, i.e. in (multilingual) term extraction, relation extraction, etc.

o       Lexical approaches to ontology matching, i.e. in the extraction, representation and use of synonyms for mapping between class/property labels

o       Reengineering lexicons as ontologies, e.g. porting wordnets and framenets to the Semantic Web

Ontologies in knowledge-based Natural Language Processing

o       Ontological constraints on lexicon development for knowledge-based NLP

o       Ontologies as resources for NLP-based tasks (question answering, document classification, text mining, expert search, etc.)


Important Dates


August 5th

Submission Deadline - extended

September 15th


October 1st

Camera-ready Version

November 11th





Papers must be in English, not exceed 10 pages and should be formatted in LNCS style (Springer format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science series). For complete details, see Springer's Author Instructions.


Papers must be submitted electronically through the conference submission site


Organizing Committee


Paul Buitelaar

Competence Center Semantic Web - DFKI, Germany

Key-Sun Choi

Semantic Web Research Center - KAIST, South-Korea

Aldo Gangemi

Laboratory for Applied Ontology - CNR, Italy

Chu-Ren Huang

Institute of Linguistics - Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Alessandro Oltramari

Cogito S.r.l., Italy


Program Committee


Timothy Baldwin

University of Melbourne, Australia

John Bateman

University of Bremen, Germany

Philipp Cimiano

Karlsruhe University, Germany

Nigel Collier

National Institute of Informatics, Japan

Shu-Kai Hsieh

National I-Lan University, Taiwan

Asanee Kawtrakul

Kasetsart University , Thailand

Atanas Kiryakov

Ontotext, Bulgaria

Kiyong Lee

Korea University, South-Korea

Alessandro Lenci

University of Pisa, Italy

Sujian Li

Peking University, China

Marjorie McShane

University of Maryland, USA

Martha Palmer

University of Colorado, USA

Robert Porzel

University of Bremen, Germany

Laurent Prévot

University of Toulouse, France

Lu Qin

Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China

Kiril Simov

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria

Armando Stellato

University of Rome, Italy

Tokunaga Takenobu

Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Jun Ichi Tsuji

Tokyo University, Japan

Paola Velardi

University of Rome, Italy

Johanna Voelker

Karlsruhe University, Germany

Chris Welty



Workshop Registration


All workshop participants must register for ISWC 2007


Further Information


Selected contributions from previous OntoLex workshops are available in this collection of papers on the ontology/lexicon interface:


Chu-Ren Huang, Nicoletta Calzolari, Aldo Gangemi, Alessandro Lenci, Alessandro Oltramari and Laurent Prevot. (Eds.) Ontologies and the Lexicon. Cambridge Studies in Natural Language Processing. Cambridge University Press. To appear 2007.