Computer-aided Acquisition of Semantic Knowledge - CASK

CASK Sorbonne 2008 "Language Data Mining"

June, 13-14 2008


Université Paris-Sorbonne – Paris 4

Maison de la Recherche

28 rue Serpente, 75006 Paris -  room D 323



The aim of the conference is to bring up to date the positions and to exchange views between the specialists of linguistic science (both theorists and practitioners) and the latest achievements of information technology (IT) mainly on the newest topics of lexical and grammatical semantics and terminology.

Many problems with dictionaries and grammars arise from the fact that there is no common terminology and, in the worst-case scenario, from that there is no good theory of meaning neither in linguistics nor in IT.

The CASK project is a new attempt to provide the best research standards of IT for the linguistic science, on the one hand, and to make as familiar as possible the language phenomena to those who took charge of the construction of new IT systems, on the other hand.

CONFERENCE date : JUNE, 13th 2008

The invited lecture will be delivered by dr Uta PRISS (Napier University, School of Computing, Edinburgh, U. K.).



Agnès Piedel (France), André Wlodarczyk (France)


Yves LEPAGE (France), Analogy and Language Processing
Uta PRISS (U. K.), Formal Concept Analysis
TSUJII Jun'ichi i (Japan), IA & NLP
TOKUNAGA Takenobu (Japan), KDD
Georges SAUVET (France), KDD & Data Mining
André WŁODARCZYK (France), KDD for Language Studies
ARAKAWA Naoya (Japan), Language Ontology
HARADA Yasunari (Japan), Language Theory
Hélène WŁODARCZYK (France), Language Theory
YOSHIMOTO Kei (Japan), Language Theory
YOKOYAMA Shoichi (Japan), IA & NLP
Sophia ANANIADOU (U. K.), Text Mining


REGISTRATION: June, 13th 2008, 9:00-9:30 (room D 323)

Please pre-register by e-mail (mention “CASK Sorbonne 2008 Registration” as the object of your message) as soon as possible at:

SYMPOSIUM FEES: 15 € (students 10 €)



Friday - June, 13th 2008

Matin / Morning

09:30-09:45   Opening by / Ouverture du colloque par

                   Professor Hélène WLODARCZYK, Centre for Theoretical and Applied Linguistics - CELTA (Université Paris - Sorbonne)


09:45-10:35   Conférence invitée / Keynote Lecture

                   Uta PRISS (Napier University, School of Computing, Edinburg, UK) “Modelling Lexical Databases with Formal Concept Analysis”

10:35-10:45   discussion

10:45-11:15 coffee break

Président de séance / Chair: Yves LEPAGE

 11:15-11:55    André WLODARCZYK (Université Ch. de Gaulle, Lille 3 & CELTA, Université Paris - Sorbonne)  “Toward a Properly Compositional Semantics – the CASK framework for research on natural languages”

 11:55-12:15    Georges SAUVET (CNRS - TRACES & CREAP, Toulouse & CELTA, Université Paris - Sorbonne) “Symbolic and Statistical Analyses of Meta-Data using the SEMANA plateform”

12:15-12:30     discussion

12 :30-14:30 Déjeuner / Lunch

Après-midi / Afternoon

Président de séance / Chair: Georges SAUVET

14:30-14:50   ARAKAWA Naoya (Justsystems Corporation - Tokyo) “Semantic Analysis based on Ontologies with Semantic Web Standards”

14:50-15:10   Yves LEPAGE & Goh Chooi-Ling  (Université de Caen Basse-Normandie,  Informatique ISLanD): “Structuring textual data along the morphological, syntactical or semantic oppositions”

15:10-15:30   Paweł STACEWICZ & André WLODARCZYK “Knowledge Summarization using Decision Logic – Case Study: Polish Gender Theory”

15:30-15:45   discussion

15:45-16:15 coffee break

Président de séance / Chair: ARAKAWA Naoya

16:15-16:35   Karl Erland GADELII (CELTA, Université Paris - Sorbonne) “Specification of Definiteness in Scandinavian Languages”

16:35-16:55   Hélène WLODARCZYK (CELTA, Université Paris - Sorbonne) “From Ontological Attributes to Semantic Feature Structures – Analysis of the Category of Aspect using SEMANA”

16:55-17:10   discussion


Saturday - June, 14th 2008

Matin / Morning

Présidents de séance / Co-chair: Uta PRISS and André WLODARCZYK

10:00-12:30  Table ronde / Pannel Discussion


12 :30-14:30 Déjeuner / Lunch


Après-midi / Afternoon

14:30-15:15   Data Mining : Demo of the SEMANA platform (Georges SAUVET, André  & Hélène WLODARCZYK)

15:15-16:00   Text Mining : Demo of the TEXPLORER platform (Jerzy SITKO)

Clôture du colloque / Conference closing

16:00 rafraîchissements / refreshments