knowledge markup and semantic annotation
K-CAP 2001 Workshop October 21, 2001, Victoria B.C., Canada
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Capturing knowledge by using markup techniques and by supporting semantic annotations is a major technique for creating metadata. It is beneficial in a wide range of content-oriented intelligent applications.

One important Application for instance is the Semantic Web. The research about the WWW currently strives to augment syntactic information already present in the Web by semantic metadata in order to achieve a Semantic Web that human and software agents can understand. Here, one of the most urgent challenges now is a knowledge-capturing problem, i.e. how one may turn existing syntactic resources into knowledge structures. A solution is to markup web document in order to create metadata on the web.

Another application is the indexing and searching of multimedia (and multilingual) data. It is difficult to completely process the content of multimedia data, even with technologies based on natural language processing, image processing, machine vision and speech recognition. Therefore, Semantic annotation is one of the promising methodologies to define semantic structures on the content.

The workshop intends to bring together researchers and practitioners from such research areas as the Semantic Web, knowledge acquisition, computational linguistics, document processing, terminology, information science, and multimedia content, among others, to discuss various aspects of knowledge markup and semantic annotation in an interdisciplinary way.

Topics of Interest includes, but not limited to:

web page annotation
ontology-based markup
knowledge markup in the Semantic Web
using semantic annotations to define knowledge
tools for supporting knowledge markup
integrated software architecture based on semantic annotation
multimedia annotation (e.g. by using MPEG-7)
annotation of software components
linguistic aspects of semantic annotation
capturing knowledge through Information Extraction and NLP
text mining for creating knowledge markup
collaborative, shared annotation
evaluation of manual annotation

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Organization Committee


Siegfried Handschuh (co-chair)
Rose Dieng-Kuntz (co-chair)
Steffen Staab

Program Committee


Ana Belen Benitez (Columbia University)
Paul Buitelaar (DFKI)
Olivier Corby (INRIA)
Mark Craven (University of Wisconsin)
Peter Eklund (Griffith University)
Mark Musen (Stanford University)
Jeff Heflin (University of Maryland)
Alun Preece (University of Aberdeen)
Gerd Stumme (University of Karlsruhe)
Sylvie Szulman (LIPN, University Paris-Nord)



Practitioners and researchers interested in participating should submit either a full paper (less than 6000 words) or a position paper (less than 1500 words). Submit before July 15, 2001 in electronic form in postscript or pdf to:

Although not required for the initial submission, we recommend to follow the format guidlines of K-Cap 2001, as this will be the required format for accepted papers.



Submissions due: 15 July 2001
Notification of acceptance: 3 September 2001
Camera-ready copy deadline: 24 September 2001
Workshop: 21 October 2001

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