Keynote Speaker 1: Dr. Víctor Rodríguez Doncel


Dr. Víctor Rodríguez Doncel

Víctor Rodríguez-Doncel (1978) is Assistant Professor in the Artificial Intelligence department at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain). He is conducting research within the Ontology Engineering Group in different areas of Semantic Web, Language Technologies and Law, being the Scientific Manager of the European H2020 Lynx project (‘Legal Knowledge Graph for Multilingual Compliance Services‘).

Víctor is editor of several ISO/IEC international standards (most notably ISO/IEC21000-19) and editor of an W3C Recommendation for representing policies (ODRL). He is also inventor in a patent and author of three books and ten journal papers, as well as partner at the technological startup Mirubee.

Keynote: Language Knowledge Graphs


This keynote speech will introduce the exciting present of language resources, and how they are being interlinked. Dictionaries, thesauri, tree banks, ontologies, corpora or term banks are no longer isolated resources powering disparate algorithms, but they are weaving a true language knowledge graph.  Whereas language technologies are experiencing a true revolution with the massive use of deep learning techniques, a new jump in quality and a new breed of applications can be expected once this language knowledge graph is fully available. This speech will also adventure the opportunities and risks brought by these technologies, exemplified in the legal domain (Lynx project), and vindicating the need for legal and ethical assesments before we are overrun by the power of these tools.