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posted itemPosted - 23/06/2003 :  15:32:08
Huang Chu-Ren

Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics 中文、翻譯及語言學系

Institute of Chinese Linguistics 中國語言學研究所

Language Information Sciences Research Centre 語言資訊科技研究中心

From Sense to Ontology: Lexical Structure of Knowledge


Professor Huang Chu-Ren

Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica, Taipei

Word Knowledge, World Knowledge, and Ontology: Towards a Linguistic Infrastructure for Knowledge Representation and Knowledge Engineering

Time: 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Date: 23rd June 2003 (Monday)

Venue: B7603 (CTL Multi-purpose Room), City University of Hong Kong

Abstract 摘要

This talk starts with the premise that Language is human's unique tool to represent and manipulate world knowledge. The speaker will then ask the question of 'Is Language the essential gateway to knowledge?' This question is significant because the advance of the Semantic Web hints at the possibility of a language-independent ontology. The speaker argues that Language, and especially lexicon, is indeed the critical human interface for structured knowledge (i.e. ontology). The speaker suggests that the wordnet lexical structure represents a linguistic ontology that naturally represents the link between human word knowledge and world knowledge. The talk will conclude with a demo of a bilingual WordNet-Ontology interface developed at Academia Sinica. ( http://ckip.iis.sinica.edu.tw/CKIP/ontology)

About the Speaker 講者簡介

Chu-Ren Huang is a research fellow at the Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica. He is the vice president of the Linguistic Society of Taiwan. His current roles in international research community include: advisory board member of the Open Language Archives Community (OLAC), and co-chair of the Asian Language Resource Committee. Huang received his Ph.D. in linguistics from Cornell University in January 1987. Since then, he has played an active role to promote research on Chinese computational and corpus linguistics. He is one of the founding members of ROCLING and served both as its president and executive secretary. He has directed or co-directed the successful construction of the following Chinese language resources: CKIP lexicon, Sinica Corpus, Classical Chinese Corpora, and Sinica Treebank. The focus of his linguistic research has shifted from earlier work on GPSG and LFG to recent emphasis on lexical semantics, which led to the development of the MARVS theory. Both lines of research converge on his current work on developing an integrated Chinese WordNet and ontology. This will be an essential component of the linguistic anchor project under Taiwan's NDAP, as well as an important link in the global LanguageWeb in anticipation of the future Semantic Web.
Language of presentation: English/Mandarin 演講語言: 英語/普通話
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