EKAW 2008 - 16th International Conference on
Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management
Knowledge Patterns

29th September-3rd October 2008 - Acitrezza, Catania, Italy

Tutorial programme, September 29th, 2008

Tutorial 1 (full day)
NeOn Methodology: how to build ontology networks?

Mari Carmen Suárez-Figueroa (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)
Asunción Gómez-Pérez (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)
Valentina Presutti (STLab, ISTC - Italian National Research Council)

This tutorial targets ontology modelers and engineers. It will provide guidance for the development of ontology networks with respect to the complete ontology lifecycle. Fundamental principles and best practices (e.g., ontology design patterns) in ontology development will be illustrated by means of the NeOn Methodology for building ontology networks. The tutorial will be divided in two sessions: the first session will be focused on theoretical aspects, while the second session will be an hands-on session where attendees will exercise on ontology engineering and development activities using the NeOn Toolkit and some of its associated plug-ins.

Tutorial 2 (half day)
From shallow to deep natural language processing - a hands-on tutorial

Johan Bos (University of Rome "La Sapienza")
Malvina Nissim (University of Bologna)

The aim of this tutorial is to provide hands-on experience in open-domain text processing, covering the following topics: tokenisation, part-of-speech tagging, named entity recognition, parsing, semantic processing, and logical inference. The course will be centered around the state-of-the-art C&C tools and Boxer. The tutorial will comprise an overview of statistical modelling for natural language processing tasks and brief introductions to the above topics, followed by practical exercises. No prerequisite knowledge is required; nevertheless basic knowledge of shell commands in linux/unix environments is a plus for getting the most out of this course.