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  2nd International Workshop on Exploiting Large Knowledge Repositories (E-LKR)
  Collocated with SEPLN 2012 Conference
  Web Site: ELKR2012


Very large knowledge repositories (LKR) are being created, published and exploited in a wide range of
fields, including Bioinformatics, Biomedicine, Geography, e-Government, and many others. Some well known
examples of LKRs include the Wikipedia, large scale Bioinformatics databases and ontologies such as those
published by the EBI or the NIH (e.g. UMLS, GO), and government data repositories such as These
repositories are publicly available and can be used openly. Their exploitation offers many possibilities
for improving current information systems, and opens new challenges and research opportunities to the
information processing, databases and semantic web areas.

The main goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers that are working on the creation of new
LKRs on any domain, or on their exploitation for specific information processing tasks such as data analysis,
text mining, natural language processing and visualization, as well as for knowledge engineering issues,
like knowledge acquisition, validation and personalization.


We solicit LONG, DEMO and POSITION papers dealing with some of (but not limited to) the proposed topics
and showing the benefits of exploiting LKRs to the Natural Language Processing, the Semantic Web and Database
communities. SURVEY papers will also be welcome.


  • Natural language processing tasks and applications of LKRs.
  • LKRs as high-quality sources of information.
  • LKRs characterization and applications.
  • LKRs creation from document collections and corpora.
  • Knowledge extraction from LKRs.
  • Analysis and mining of LKRs.
  • Temporal issues in LKRs.
  • Acquisition, validation and management of data and knowledge.
  • Knowledge integration issues in LKRs.
  • Integration of large scale ontologies.
  • Automatic construction of ontologies, thesauri and corpora from LKR.
  • Semantic annotation.
  • Semantic search.
  • LKRs and the Semantic Web.
  • LKRs and the Web of Linked Data.
  • Social graphs as LKRs.
  • Visualization techniques for LKRs.
  • Emerging applications of LKRs.


Long and Survey papers must be no longer than 10 pages, while Demo and Position papers must be no longer
than 6 pages.

Submissions must be in PDF and should be formatted according to the Springer LNCS guidelines. Submission
is electronic through easychair.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the program committee. Selected papers are to be published as a
volume of CEUR workshop proceedings.



Submission of abstracts

June 7th 2012

Paper submission deadline

June 14th, 2012

Notification of acceptance

July 16th, 2012

Camera-ready papers due

July 31st, 2012


September 7th, 2012


For enquiries, please contact the workshop chairs at

Workshop chairs

  • Ernesto Jiménez-Ruiz (University of Oxford, UK)
  • María José Aramburu Cabo (Universitat Jaume I, Spain)
  • Roxana Danger (Imperial College London, UK)
  • Antonio Jimeno-Yepes (National Library of Medicine, USA)

Publicity chair

  • Esther Ramo Tena (Science and Technology Park, Universitat Jaume I, Spain)

Program committee

  • Ana Armas (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Yassine Benajiba (Columbia University, USA)
  • Rafael Berlanga Llavori (Universitat Jaume I, Spain)
  • Manuel de la Villa Cordero (Universidad de Huelva, Spain)
  • Jorge Gracia (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
  • Ramon Granell (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Senay Kafkas (EMBL-EBI, UK)
  • Evgeny Kharlamov (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy)
  • Maria Liakata (EMBL-EBI, UK)
  • Dolores María Llidó (Universitat Jaume I, Spain)
  • Despoina Magka (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Marco Mesiti (Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy)
  • Jose Mora (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
  • Victoria Nebot (Universitat Jaume I, Spain)
  • María Pérez (Universitat Jaume I, Spain)
  • Bastien Rance (National Library of Medicine, USA)
  • Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann (EMBL-EBI, UK)
  • Paolo Rosso (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain)
  • Ismael Sanz (Universitat Jaume I, Spain)
  • Giorgio Stefanoni (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Jorge Vivaldi (Institute for Applied Linguistics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain)
  • Dmitriy Zheleznyakov (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy)
  • Yujiao Zhou (University of Oxford, UK)
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