ISWC 05 Markup and Annotation Workshop

From: Siegfried Handschuh ([email protected])
Date: 06/24/05

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    Call for papers
    5th International Workshop on Knowledge Markup and Semantic Annotation
     (SemAnnot 2005)
    Workshop at the  4rd International Semantic Web Conference 
     (ISWC 2005)
     7 November 2005
     Galway, Ireland
    *** OBJECTIVES ***
    While a lot of basic infrastructure exists now for the Semantic Web (OWL, 
    Editors, Inference-Engines), the lack of semantic metadata is still a major 
    hurdle for the broad success of the Semantic Web. To overcome this obstacle, 
    one needs methods that facilitate and accelerate the creation of metadata at 
    a mass scale.  
    The workshop will address the issue of upgrading the actual web towards the 
    semantic web by means of (automated) annotated strategies for web documents. 
    The target audience are researchers and developers working towards the 
    proliferation of semantic annotation. The goal of the workshop is to 
    share experiences and to establish common strategies for semantic annotation 
    of the current web covering various aspects of the actual web, like 
    structured vs. instructed information, static vs. dynamic web pages, textual 
    vs. multimedia or multi-modal information. These aspects require 
    complementary approaches to semantic annotation as they bear their own set of 
    The annotation strategy for upgrading the actual web towards the semantic web 
    will thus have to ensure the exchange of content annotation of various types 
    of information modalities, their merging and interoperability. 
    *** Workshop Goals  ***
    The workshop intends to bring together researchers and practitioners from such 
    research areas as the Semantic Web, knowledge acquisition, human language 
    technology, document processing, terminology, information science, and 
    multimedia content, among others, to discuss various aspects of knowledge 
    markup and semantic annotation in an interdisciplinary way.
    Potential topics include but are not limited to: 
    - General description of semantic annotation tools/strategies for upgrading 
    the current web to the Semantic Web;
    - A common semantic annotation strategy for upgrading the web to the semantic 
    web (including multimedia content) 
    - NLP tools/strategies for semantic annotation of the current web
    - Multimedia tools/strategies for semantic annotation of the current web
    - Semantic annotation of static vs. dynamic web documents
    - Manual vs. automated annotation.  Can automation be effectively deployed?
    - Statistical vs. rule-based semantic annotation strategies
    - Manual and/or automated semantic annotation of the current web: when only 
    manually? In which cases can automation be effectively deployed? 
    - Multimedia annotation (e.g. by using MPEG-7)
    - Collaborative, shared annotation
    - Evaluation of Semantic Annotation
    We invite two types of technical paper submissions for this workshop: 
    - Technical papers (10 pages)  
    - Short position papers (2 pages) 
    Deadline  submissions: August 1st, 2005 
    Notification of acceptance: September 1st, 2005 
    Camera ready deadline: October 1st, 2005 
    Workshop Organising Committee
    Siegfried Handschuh (co-chair, contact person), FZI Karlsruhe & Ontoprise GmbH
    Thierry Declerck (co-chair), Saarland University & DFKI GmbH
    Steffen Staab, University of Koblenz

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