European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2019)

  • Date
  • 5.-16.8.2019
  • Location
  • University of Latvia
    Raiņa bulvāris 19,
    Riga, Latvia

The European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information is an event organized every year in a different European country under the auspices of the Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI).

During the last five years ESSLLI was organized in: Tübingen, Germany (2014)Barcelona, Spain (2015)Bolzano, Italy (2016)Toulouse, France (2017) and Sofia, Bulgaria (2018).

Within the first week of ESSLLI, John P. McCrae (NUIG, Ireland) and Thierry Declerck (OeAW / DFKI GmbH, Germany) will give an Introduction to Linked Open Data in Linguistics:

The course has the main goal of giving people in the field of computational linguistics practical skills in the fields of linked data and semantic technologies as applied to linguistics and lexical data.

After developing a short initial ontology, participants will learn step by step how to represent multilingual data with their ontology and how to ground it linguistically.
John P. McCrae and Thierry Declerck will introduce a variety of state-of-the-art multilingual representation formats and application scenarios in which to leverage and exploit multilingual semantic data. Finally, they will detail the connection of lexical and corpus resources using the NIF data format.
At the end of the course, participants will be able to use Linguistic Linked Open Data (LLOD) for the semantic representation of linguistic data.

Students will also be made familiar with best practices for publishing their own linguistic data in the Linguistic Linked Data cloud (guidelines resulting from a past European Supporting Action, LIDER and further developed in the context of the European infrastructure project ELEXIS and  the recently started H2020 project Prêt-à-LLOD, which addresses also industrial use cases for the LLOD ecosystem).

John P. McCrae and Thierry Declerck recorded their Lecture 1 of the course on Linguistic Linked Open Data at ESSLLI 2019:

Introduction to RDF and related Vocabularies/Languages.
Introduction to SPARQL.