The 3rd Summer Datathon on Linguistic Linked Open Data (SD-LLOD-19) will be held from May 12th to 17th, 2019 at Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz Center for Informatics, Wadern, Germany.
The SD-LLOD datathon has the main goal of giving people from industry and academia practical knowledge in the field of Linked Data and its application to natural language data and natural language annotations, from areas as diverse as knowledge engineering, lexicography, the language sciences, natural language processing and computational philology.
The final aim is to allow participants to develop their own use cases, i.e., migrate their own (or other’s) linguistic data and publish them as Linked Data on the Web. The datathon series is unique in its topic worldwide and continues a series of bi-annual datathons on Linguistic Linked Open Data organized since 2012. The 2019 edition is organized in conjunction with and held before the 2nd International Conference on Language, Data and Knowledge (LDK-2019, May 20th-22th, Leipzig, Germany). The 2019 edition is supported by the Research Group "Linked Open Dictionaries (LiODi)" funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the H2020 Research and Innovation Action Prêt-à-LLOD. Ready-to-use Multilingual Linked Language Data for Knowledge Services across Sectors and the H2020 Research and Innovation Action ELEXIS. European Lexicographic Infrastructure.
We welcome participants from anywhere in the world and coming from industry or academia. Some basic acquaintance with software development and Web technologies is recommended. Participants are expected to participate fully in the activities of the datathon until its conclusion.
Fees: All SD-LLOD activities, including lecturers, tutors, teaching materials and social activities are sponsored by supporting research projects. Participants only cover the expenses for their stay, which are handled directly with the venue, Schloss Dagstuhl. Participants should stay for the entire duration of the event.
Note that datathon participants are entitled to a reduced attendance fee to the 2nd Conference on Language, Data and Knowledge (LDK-2019), Leipzig, Germany, May 20-22, 2019, please see the LDK registration page for details.
Registration: Registration is now open. You can apply by sending an email to email@example.com. Please provide a short description of
Potential participants will make an application until April, 4 2019. You will receive the selection result at April, 12th 2019. If you are one of the selected students, you will also receive the payment instructions.
Participants are encouraged to contribute to the datathon with their own data, their own research and their own challenges. If you want to propose a topic for a mini-project in the datathon (e.g., a language resource to be converted into linked data, a LLOD dataset to be linked to other resources, a use case description that exploits the LLOD cloud, ...) or want to report on some recent research related to the topics of the datathon, you can write a short description of your ideas (less than 1000 words), to be sent to the organisers via email as part of the registration process by 4th April. Selected mini-project proposals and abstracts will be highlighted and presented during the event.
Registration opens: January, 18th 2019
Registration closes: April, 4th 2019
Notification: April, 12th 2019
Payment until May, 1st 2019
Datathon: May, 12th to 17th 2019
The Summer Datathon on Linguistic Linked Open Data (SD-LLOD-19) will be held from May 12th to 17th, 2019 at Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz Center for Informatics, in Wadern, Germany. Schloss Dagstuhl is a prominent location for workshops and meetings in computer science situated in an idyllic rural environment near the French and Luxembourg borders, and easily reachable via the cities of Mainz, Saarbrücken or Trier, resp. the airports Frankfurt am Main (FRA), Frankfurt-Hahn (HHN), Saarbrücken (SCN) or Luxembourg (LUX). For details on getting there, please see the Schloss Dagstuhl arrival information.
In natural language processing, linguistics, and neighboring fields, Linguistic Linked Open Data (LLOD) describes a method and an interdisciplinary community concerned with creating, sharing and (re-)using language resources in accordance with Linked Data principles. The Linguistic Linked Open Data cloud was conceived and is maintained by the Open Linguistics Working Group (OWLG) of Open Knowledge International, and has been a point of focal activity for several W3C community groups, research projects and infrastructure efforts since then.
To a large extent, LLOD development has been driven forward by international workshops and accompanying hackathons, as organized, for example, in the context of workshops on Multilingual Linked Open Data for Enterprises in 2012 and 2014 in Leipzig, Germany. Since 2015, these are organized in the form of bi-annual summer schools: The first Summer Datathon on Linguistic Linked Open Data (SD-LLOD’15) was held in June 2015 in Cercedilla, Madrid, Spain, as was the second Summer Datathon on Linguistic Linked Open Data (SD-LLOD’17) in July 2017. The 2019 edition is organized in conjunction with and held before the 2nd International Conference on Language, Data and Knowledge (LDK-2019, May 20th-22th, Leipzig, Germany).
Notable outcomes of earlier datathon editions include the first installment of the LLOD cloud and the LLOD cloud diagram (as a result of MLODE-2012), a large number of converted resources, and numerous scientific publications, and thesis projects that build on successful mini-projects, experiments or case studies conducted at or initiated during the previous SD-LLOD datathon.