Wissensorganisation ‘15

Lexical Resources for Knowledge Organization

16. Juni 2015, Passau


In conjunction with NLDB 2015



9:15-9:30Introduction: Lexical Resources for Knowledge Organization
9:30-10:40Keynote: Christina Unger (CITEC, University of Bielefeld)

Automatic extraction of ontology lexica in multiple languages

Many applications that need to mediate between natural language and Semantic Web data, such as question answering and verbalization of ontologies or RDF datasets, require knowledge about how elements of the vocabulary are expressed in natural language. Moreover, in case a system is supposed to be multilingual, this knowledge is needed in multiple languages. In this talk, I present recent approaches to automatically acquiring such lexical knowledge, and outline some of the main limitations these approaches still face.
11:00-11:30Alexander Böhm, Christin Seifert, Jörg Schlötterer and Michael Granitzer. Identifying Tweets from the Economic Domain
11:30-12:00Kathrin Eichler, Aleksandra Gabryszak and Guenter Neumann. Evaluating text representations for the categorization of German customer emails
12:00-12:30Angel Castellanos, Ana Garcia-Serrano, Juan Manuel Cigarran Recuero and Ernesto William De Luca. Improving the Knowledge Organization of Linguistic Resources
14:00-14:30Peter M. Fischer. Eine Datenbasis zur Beobachtung des Schreibgebrauchs im Deutschen
14:30-15:00Lena-Luise Stahn. Vocabulary Alignment fĂŒr archĂ€ologische KOS
15:00-15:30Spandana Otra, Navjyoti Singh and Jyoti Jha. Towards building a lexical ontology resource based on intrinsic senses of words
16:00-18:00Workshop Open Discussion


“Wissensorganisation” is the name of a series of bi-annual conferences/workshops with a long tradition organized by the German chapter of the International Society of Knowledge Organisation (ISKO).

Knowledge organization as discipline has a long standing tradition. Traditional knowledge organization focusses on the description and structuring of knowledge in libraries, archives, databases, scientific domains, etc. Besides formal relations, more or less all knowledge organization systems (KOS) use words from natural languages and short phrases to describe the concepts in the system. Though knowledge organization systems are not intended to be used as lexical resources, the meaning of the terms in a KOS usually is closely related to their common meaning in science or application fields. Thus to some extent a KOS also can figure as lexical resources.

Lexical resources (LR) provide linguistic information about words. This information can be represented in very diverse data structures, from simple lists to complex resources with many types of linguistic information and relations associated with the entries stored in the resource. Since most KOSs use natural language to describe concepts, LRs can have a high value for the construction and extension of KOSs and for the identification of concepts of KOSs in texts.

The workshop wants to contribute to the discussion and identification of future research that combines language resources, especially lexical resources in the context of knowledge organization.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited, to the following aspects:

  • The Relation between Knowledge Organization Systems and Lexicons
  • The Role of Natural Language Labels for Concepts in Thesauri and Ontologies
  • Indexing of Texts with Concepts from Knowledge Organization Systems
  • Using Text Corpora for the Construction and Extension of Knowledge Organization Systems
  • Classification Schemes, Taxonomies, and Categorization Schemes
  • Thesauri, Semantic Networks and Ontologies
  • Knowledge Modeling and Engineering
  • Engineering and Management Aspects of Knowledge Organization
  • Automatic Categorization and Indexing
  • Knowledge Organization Systems for Understanding, Sensemaking, and Learning
  • Knowledge Organization Systems for Knowledge Discovery in Very Large Datasets
  • Organization of Unstructured Information
  • Knowledge Organization for the Future



Timeline and submission details can be found here.

Organizing Committee

  • Ernesto William De Luca, Potsdam University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Christian Wartena, Hochschule Hannover, Germany

Program Committee Members List (tentative)

  • Rosa Aga, Hannover University of Applied Sciences
  • Ina BlĂŒmel, Hannover University of Applied Sciences
  • Ulrich Heid, University of Hildesheim
  • Uta Priss, Ostfalia Hochschule WolfenbĂŒttel
  • Juan M. Cigarran, UNED, Spain
  • Ivo Keller, TU Berlin
  • Andreas NĂŒrnberger, OVGU, Germany
  • Peter Ohly, GESIS Köln
  • Ana Garcia-Serrano, UNED, Spain
  • Manfred Stede, University of Potsdam
  • Armando Stellato, University of Tor Vergata, Italy

MĂ€rz 2015