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Towards the Multilingual Semantic Web

Principles, Methods and Applications

Editors: Buitelaar, Paul, Cimiano, Philipp (Eds.)

  • First comprehensive overview of a research area encompassing various disciplines including Semantic Web and Linked Data technologies, natural language processing, computational linguistics, terminology and information retrieval
  • The presentation covers the main foundational principles, methods and approaches to bring the vision of a Multilingual Semantic Web closer as well as showing its potential to solve real-world problems
  • Paul Buitelaar and Philipp Cimiano are among the main drivers of the Multilingual Semantic Web, having organized several workshops on the topic at major conferences including the World Wide Web Conference and the International Semantic Web Conference
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About this book

To date, the relation between multilingualism and the Semantic Web has not yet received enough attention in the research community. One major challenge for the Semantic Web community is to develop architectures, frameworks and systems that can help in overcoming national and language barriers, facilitating equal access to information produced in different cultures and languages. As such, this volume aims at documenting the state-of-the-art with regard to the vision of a Multilingual Semantic Web, in which semantic information will be accessible in and across multiple languages.

The Multilingual Semantic Web as envisioned in this volume will support the following functionalities: (1) responding to information needs in any language with regard to semantically structured data available on the Semantic Web and Linked Open Data (LOD) cloud, (2) verbalizing and accessing semantically structured data, ontologies or other conceptualizations in multiple languages, (3) harmonizing, integrating, aggregating, comparing and repurposing semantically structured data across languages and (4) aligning and reconciling ontologies or other conceptualizations across languages.

The volume is divided into three main sections: Principles, Methods and Applications. The section on “Principles” discusses models, architectures and methodologies that enrich the current Semantic Web architecture with features necessary to handle multiple languages. The section on “Methods” describes algorithms and approaches for solving key issues related to the construction of the Multilingual Semantic Web. The section on “Applications” describes the use of Multilingual Semantic Web based approaches in the context of several application domains.

This volume is essential reading for all academic and industrial researchers who want to embark on this new research field at the intersection of various research topics, including the Semantic Web, Linked Data, natural language processing, computational linguistics, terminology and information retrieval. It will also be of great interest to practitioners who are interested in re-examining their existing infrastructure and methodologies for handling multiple languages in Web applications or information retrieval systems.

About the authors

Dr. Paul Buitelaar is a senior research fellow and head of the Unit for Natural Language Processing of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Before joining Insight (formerly DERI) in 2009, he was a senior researcher at the DFKI Language Technology Lab and co-head of the DFKI Competence Center Semantic Web in Saarbrücken, Germany. His main research interests are in the development and use of Natural Language Processing methods and tools for semantic-based information access.

Prof. Dr. Philipp Cimiano is full professor of computer science at the University of Bielefeld and leads the Semantic Computing group at CITEC. Prior to this, he was assistant professor at Delft University of Technology, where he worked in the Web Information Systems Group. He has published over 100 research papers in NLP, Ontologies, Knowledge Acquisition and Semantic Web and was nominated one of “AI’s 10 to Watch” by the IEEE Intelligent Systems Magazine.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Overcoming Linguistic Barriers to the Multilingual Semantic Web

    Hirst, Graeme

    Pages 3-14

  • Design Patterns for Engineering the Ontology-Lexicon Interface

    McCrae, John P. (et al.)

    Pages 15-30

  • Context and Terminology in the Multilingual Semantic Web

    León-Araúz, Pilar (et al.)

    Pages 31-47

  • The Multilingual Semantic Web as Virtual Knowledge Commons: The Case of the Under-Resourced South African Languages

    Pretorius, Laurette

    Pages 49-66

  • A Three-Dimensional Paradigm for Conceptually Scoped Language Technology

    Grondelle, Jeroen (et al.)

    Pages 67-82

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Towards the Multilingual Semantic Web
Book Subtitle
Principles, Methods and Applications
Editors
  • Paul Buitelaar
  • Philipp Cimiano
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-43585-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-43585-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-43584-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51538-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 333
Number of Illustrations and Tables
51 b/w illustrations, 32 illustrations in colour
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