Call for Participation: LDL-2020 Online Workshop

Due to the global situation and cancellation of the LREC 2020 conference, our workshop, Linked Data in Linguistics will take place virtually on June 22nd and 23rd. The program and details about participation can be found here: soon. Meanwhile, the proceedings are already published on the LREC website:

In order to participate in the workshop, please register in advance, a link to a registration form can be found here:

Information about the workshop:

Since its establishment in 2012, the Linked Data in Linguistics (LDL) workshop series has become the major forum for presenting, discussing and disseminating technologies, vocabularies, resources and experiences regarding the application of semantic technologies and the Linked Open Data (LOD) paradigm to language resources in order to facilitate their visibility, accessibility, interoperability, reusability, enrichment, combined evaluation and integration. The LDL workshop series is organized by the Open Linguistics Working Group of the Open Knowledge Foundation and has contributed greatly to the emergence and growth of the Linguistic Linked Open Data (LLOD) cloud. LDL workshops contribute to the discussion, dissemination and establishment of community standards that drive this development, most notably the OntoLex-lemon model for lexical resources, as well as standards for other types of language resources still under development.

Past years have seen a growing interest in the application of knowledge graphs and Semantic Web technologies to language resources, and their publication as linked data on the Web. As of today, a large number of language resources were either converted or created natively as linked data on the basis of data models specifically designed for the representation of linguistic content. Examples are wordnets, dictionaries, corpora — research papers describing the creation of these resources were presented at the previous editions of both LREC and LDL. At the same time, the growth of the LLOD cloud is far from over: new use-cases call for new data models and new resources to be created or converted.

However, even though a critical mass of LLOD is already in place, there is still a pressing need for a robust ecosystem of tools that consume linguistic linked data. Recently started research networks and European projects, such as NexusLinguarum, ELEXIS, and Prêt-à-LLOD are working in the direction of building sustainable infrastructures around LRs, with linked data as one of the core technologies.

By collocating the 7th edition of the workshop series with LREC, we encourage this interdisciplinary community to participate in the dialogue on these issues, to present and to discuss use cases, experiences, best practices, recommendations and technologies among each other and in interaction with the language resource community.

The LDL workshop series has a general focus on LOD-based resources, vocabularies, infrastructures and technologies as means for managing, improving and using language resources on the Web. As technology and resources increasingly converge towards a LOD-based ecosystem, we particularly encourage submissions on Linked-Data Aware Tools and Services and Linked Language Resources Infrastructure, i.e. managing, curating and applying LLOD technologies and resources in a reliable and reproducible way for the needs of linguistics, NLP and digital humanities.