IWCS Workshop: Language and Ontologies 2015

In conjunction with the 11th International Conference on Computational Semantics
Location: Queen Mary University of London, UK
Date: 14th April, 2015


The proceedings of the workshop can be found on the ACL anthology under W15 04.

Here are links to some of the slides:


With the increasing importance of Semantic Web technologies, formal ontologies are increasingly used by people with limited or no background in formal logic, creating a growing interest in natural and easily accessible front ends. In addition, the role of ontologies in Computational Linguistics is recognised as crucial. Global interest in these topics is witnessed by recent projects such as NeOn (Lifecycle Support for Networked Ontologies), LEGO (Lexicon Enhancement via the GOLD Ontology), SWAT (Semantic Web Authoring Tool), PESCaDO (Personalized Environmental Service Configuration and Delivery Orchestration), CO-ODE, and WhatIf (What if. . . questions for Ontology Authoring).

This workshop therefore aims to create a forum for the many ways in which research on ontologies and research in Computational Linguistics relate to each other. It aims at bringing together researchers from different communities, including controlled languages and natural language interfaces as well as ontology languages and linguistic ontologies, in order to identify common interests, exploit synergies, and share methods, tools and resources.

The workshop will take place one day before the main conference (14th April 2015) at Queen Mary University of London. It is free for the main conference attendees but a registration for the workshop only is also possible. We expect the fees to be around £55 for early bird registrations (mid March) and about £75 afterwards. Please submit your papers here:


You can contact us on

  • Roman Kutlák (, University of Aberdeen
  • Artemis Parvizi (, University of Aberdeen
  • Christina Unger (, Universität Bielefeld