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Aims and Scope

The rapid growth of online available scientific, technical, and legal data such as patents, technical reports, articles, etc. has made the large-scale analysis and processing of such documents a crucial task. Today, scientists, patent experts, inventors, and other information professionals contribute to this data every day by publishing articles, or writing patent applications.

In order to benefit from the scientific-technical knowledge present in such documents, it has become critical that the communities related to Semantic Technologies, NLP, and Deep Learning join their forces to provide more effective and efficient solutions. This workshop, aims to provide a venue for researchers and practitioners to foster inter-disciplinary research in the areas of Semantic Technologies, NLP and Deep Learning.

Papers deadline

March 9th, 2023


April 13th, 2023


April 20th, 2023

Zip with final papers

April 20th, 2023

Workshop Topics

We are interested in novel contributions about the following topics:

  • Data Set Collection
    • New tools and systems for capturing scientific, technical, and legal data including patents.
    • Proposals of procedures and tools to store, share and preserve.
    • Collecting and sharing data sets such as benchmarks, etc.
  • Novel Semantic Technologies for scientific, technical and legal data
    • Ontologies and annotation schema to model such data.
    • Annotation, linking and disambiguation
    • Knowledge graph construction.
  • Applications for patents, scientific, technical and legal data by exploiting semantic technologies.
    • Exploiting knowledge graphs to drive document similarity, question answering, search etc.
    • Recommender systems.
    • Semantic content-based retrieval.
    • Natural language processing techniques for classification, summarization, etc.


The submissions must be in English and adhere to the CEUR-WS one-column template (see Session 2: The New CEURART Style). The papers should be submitted as PDF files to EasyChair. The review process will be single-blind. Please be aware that at least one author per paper must be registered and attend the workshop to present the work.

We will consider three different submission types:

  • Full research papers (10-12 pages) should be clearly placed with respect to the state of the art and state the contribution of the proposal in the domain of application, even if presenting preliminary results. In particular, research papers should describe the methodology in detail, experiments should be repeatable, and a comparison with the existing approaches in the literature is encouraged.
  • Short Papers (6-8 pages) should describe significant novel work in progress. Compared to full papers, their contribution may be narrower in scope, be applied to a narrower set of application domains, or have weaker empirical support than that expected for a full paper. Submissions likely to generate discussions in new and emerging areas of legal data are encouraged.
  • Position or Industry Case Papers (2-4 pages) should introduce new point of views in the workshop topics or summarize the experience of a group in the field.

Submissions should not exceed the indicated number of pages, including any diagrams and references.

Each submission will be reviewed by three independent reviewers on the basis of relevance for the workshop, novelty/originality, significance, technical quality and correctness, quality and clarity of presentation, quality of references and reproducibility.

The accepted papers will be available on the Workshop website. The proceedings will be published in a CEUR-WS volume and consequently indexed on Google Scholar, DBLP, and Scopus.


The registration to the workshop should be done by registering to ESWC 2023.




Workshop Chairs

Program Committee


For general enquiries on the workshop, please send an email to: rima.tuerker@fiz-karlsruhe.de