8th Workshop on Linked Data in Linguistics (LDL-2022)

Revisiting a Decade of Linguistic Linked Open Data

24 June 2022, Marseille, France. Co-located with LREC 2022
Submission at https://www.softconf.com/lrec2022/LDL
Contact: ldl2022@linguistic-lod.org

Since its inception, the workshop series on Linked Data in Linguistics (LDL) established itself as the main venue for discussing how Linked Open Data (LOD) and semantic web technologies can be used for processing, analysing, publishing, and managing linguistic data. This includes the fields of natural language processing (NLP), language resources (LRs), lexicography and digital humanities (DH), and has been leading to the development of linguistic data science as a new area of study. The LDL workshop series has contributed greatly to the development of the Linguistic Linked Open Data (LLOD) cloud and the development of best practices for publishing and accessing language resources and providing language technology services on the web. Most notably, this includes community standards such as the NLP Interchange Format (NIF), the OntoLex-Lemon model of the W3C Community Group Ontology-Lexica, and numerous domain-specific adaptations and extensions that these models have had an influence on.

In addition, there are an increasing number of national, European, and international research projects that build on LLOD technology. These will contribute to its further development and will help ensure the success of this workshop and a high attendance rate. The 10th anniversary edition of the LDL can count on the support of the COST action “NexusLinguarum: European Network for Web-centered Linguistic Data Science”, as well as two Horizon 2020 projects. Firstly, the Prêt-à-LLOD project, which is making linguistic linked open data ready-to-use, and, secondly, the ELEXIS project on building a lexicographic infrastructure.

Motivation and Topics of Interest

The LDL workshop series invites presentations of algorithms, methodologies, experiments, tools, use cases, descriptions of ongoing or planned research projects as well as position papers regarding the creation, support, publication or application of linguistic data collections and their linking with other resources. Descriptions of such data, and in particular, its uses in research (linguistics, lexicology, DH) and technology (natural language processing, lexicography, localization) are also welcome.

Additionally, the 10th anniversary edition of LDL will specifically welcome contributions and position papers that reflect on the impact, prospects, requirements, or challenges encountered with the application of LLOD technology to research problems and industrial applications in the past decade. This includes experiences in the development, usage or limitations of existing and emerging standards as well as the application and adaptation of vocabularies for novel applications and domains, as well as contributions that look towards the future of LLOD technologies and applications for academic and industrial research.

Important Dates

  • April 8, 2022 April 15, 2022: submission
  • May 3, 2022: notification
  • May 23, 2022: camera-ready
  • June 24, 2022: workshop, Marseille (France)