1st Workshop on the Multilingual Semantic Web

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:

  • multilingual querying of knowledge repositories and linked data
  • multilingual knowledge and result presentation in semantic search
  • multilingual verbalization of ontology structure in ontology engineering
  • ontology-based information extraction from multilingual text and semi-structured data
  • ontology learning from multilingual text and semi-structured data

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.

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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

The MultiLingual Semantic Web Matters For Businesses And EveryDay Web Users.