Although knowledge processing on the Semantic Web is inherently language-independent, human interaction with semantically structured and linked data will remain inherently language-based as this will be done preferably by use of text or speech input – in many different languages. Semantic Web development will therefore be increasingly concerned with knowledge access to and generation in/from multiple languages, i.e., in:
Multilinguality is therefore an emerging challenge to Semantic Web development and to its global acceptance – across language communities around the world. The workshop will therefore be concerned with discussion of new infrastructures, architectures, algorithms etc. that will enable easy adaptation of Semantic Web applications to multiple languages, addressing issues in representation, extraction, integration, presentation etc.
2nd Workshop on the Multilingual Semantic Web will be held in conjunction with ISWC 2011, Koblenz, Germany.
Proceedings of MSW2010 are now online at: http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-571