The E-LKR Workshop is a satellite event of the SEPLN 2012 Conference and will be held on September 7, 2012 in Jaume I University of Castellón de la Plana, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain.


17/08/2012. E-LKR and ATSF 2012 proceedings are available online as Volume 882 of

10/08/2012. A tentative programme is already available. Minor update: 16-08-2012.

10/08/2012. Leo Wanner (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) will be the keynote of the workshop [abstract]

24/07/2012. Registration and Venue details are already available.

12/07/2012. E-LKR 2012 will be organised in conjunction with the 1st International Workshop on Automatic Text Summarization for the Future (ATSF).


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.

Research, demo and position papers showing the benefits that exploiting LKRs can bring to the information processing area will be especially welcome to this workshop.

Previous editions


The workshop is supported by the Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (TIN2011-24147) and the EPSRC project LogMap.