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EuroVoc conference - Programme and presentations

Conference EuroVoc - 18-19 November 2010

EuroVoc Conference

Programme and presentations

18-19 November 2010 - Jean Monnet Building
Luxembourg - Kirchberg

The EuroVoc conference focused on the EuroVoc thesaurus and other multilingual controlled vocabularies and indexing tools facilitating interoperability and access to multilingual information.

Day 1 - 18/11/2010 
09:30 - 10:30 Reception and registration
10:30 - 11:10

Conference opening and welcome
Welcome address by Ms Reicherts, General Director of the Publications Office.

Inaugurative Speech by Prof. Giovanni Sartor, European University Institute.
Legal informatics and legal concepts

Session 1: What news from EuroVoc and the Publications Office?

11:15 - 11:45 EuroVoc, a path to the semantic web
Christine Laaboudi-Spoiden, Publications Office
11:45 - 12:15 Improve access to EU content through thesaurus matching
Jerôme Euzenat (INRIA LIG) &  Laurent Begin (Mondeca)
12:15 - 12:45 Common access to EU information - the CELLAR project presentation
Peter Schmitz, Publications Office
12:45 - 13:00 Q&A from the audience

Session 2: Thesauri "Speed Dating" workshop  

14:00 - 16:30 Open discussion in working groups.

Date 1:

European Training Thesaurus
Marc Willem, Cedefop, Thessalonique
TESE (Thesaurus for Education Systems in Europe)
Wim Vansteenkiste, Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency, Brussels

Date 2:

Unesco Thesaurus
Meron Ewketu, Unesco, Paris

Date 3:

Gemet - General Multilingual Environmental Thesaurus
Stefan Jensen, European Environment Agency, Copenhagen
Agrovoc – Food and Agriculture Organisation Thesaurus
Johannes Keizer, Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome
Inspire Feature Concept Dictionary
Cristiano Fugazza, European Commission Joint Research Centre, Ispra

Date 4:

ESCO - European Taxonomy of Skills, Competencies and Occupations
Henric Stjernkvist, European Commission, DG Employment, Brussels

Date 5:

European Thesaurus on International Relations and Area Studies
Axel Huckstorf, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Berlin)

Date 6:

UNBIS - the United Nations Thesaurus
Alexandra McLeod, Dag Hammarskjöld Library, United Nations, New York

16:30 -16:50 Coffee break
16:50 - 17:15 The ideal thesaurus ? Workshop conclusion 
17:15 - 17:45 ISO 25964 - the new standard for thesauri and interoperability with other vocabularies
(Stella Dextre Clarke, Consultant and project leader of the ISO 25964 Working Group)

Day 2 - 19/11/2010 (Sessions 3 and 4 are parallel sessions)

Session 3: Toward the semantic web – Metadata and Interoperability 

09:00 - 09:30 Developing and using multilingual subject headings linked data: a TEL multilingual subject access initiative
Patrice Landry, Swiss National Library
09:30 - 10:00 Multilingual access to online content - the Europeana experience
Vivien Petras, Humboldt-University Berlin
10:00 - 10:30 The Vocabulary Mapping Framework and its potential for improving metadata interoperability in the Semantic Web
Gordon Dunsire, Centre for Digital Library Research - University of Strathclyde, UK
10:30 - 10:40 Q&A from the audience
10:40 - 10:55 Coffee break
11:00 - 11:30 Archaeology and Terminology
Ceri Binding, Hypermedia Research Unit, Faculty of Advanced Technology, University of Glamorgan UK
11:30 - 11:40 Q&A from the audience

Session 4: Indexing legal information

09:00 - 09:30 AUtomatic EuroVoc indexing of parliamentary texts in all official EU languages
Ralf Steinberger, EC Joint Research Centre, Ispra
09:30 - 10:00 Automatic EuroVoc indexing of Parliamentary documentation - Live demonstration
Victoria Fernández Mera Congreso de los Diputados, Spain
10:00 - 10:30 Eurovoc and parliamentary documents: a semi-automatic classification experience at the italian Camera dei deputati
Calogero Salamone, Biblioteca Camera dei Deputati, Roma, Italy
10:30 - 10:40 Q&A from the audience
10:40 - 10:55 Coffee break
11:00 - 11:30 Automatic Indexing with the EUROVOC Thesaurus Enabling Cross-lingual Search
Frane Šarić, University of Zagreb & Marie-Francine Moens, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
11:30 - 11:40 Q&A from the audience

Closing session
11:50 - 12:20 Vocabulaire juridique multilingue comparé
Caroline Reichling, Court of Justice of the European Union
12:20 - 12:45 Closing address by Ms Reicherts, General Director of the Publications Office.