[Elsnet-list] ELECTRA 2005 - CFP EXTENDED DEADLINE

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                 [EXTDENDED DEADLINE - 22nd May, 2005]


============================CALL FOR PAPERS============================

     ELECTRA Workshop on Methodologies and Evaluation of Lexical
           Cohesion Techniques in Real-world Applications
                       (Beyond Bag of Words)


           In association with the 28th Annual International
            ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development
                 in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2005)


                   Sponsored by Yahoo! Research Labs


                    Pestana Bahia, Salvador, Brazil

                            August 19, 2005

            http://research.yahoo.com/workshops/electra2005/

============================CALL FOR PAPERS============================


GUIDELINES:

[1] Short Description
[2] Target Audience
[3] Areas of Interest
[4] Important Dates
[5] Paper Submission <EXTENDED DEADLINE>
[6] Organising Committee
[7] Program Committee
[8] Contact


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[1] Short Description:
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In this workshop we are interested in pointing at successes and failures
of the integration of lexical cohesion in real-world IR applications
such as document and passage retrieval, question answering, topic
segmentation and text summarization. On the one hand, lexical cohesion
has received much attention in Information Retrieval research during its
more than 30-year old history, but so far with mixed results. On the
other hand, a considerable amount of research has been devoted to this
subject, both in terms of theory and practice, by the Natural Language
Processing community, but with limited evaluation in real-world
applications. This workshop is intended to bring together IR and NLP
researchers and discuss what has been achieved in this area, to
establish common themes between different approaches, and to discuss
future research directions.

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[2] Target Audience:
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This workshop is intended to bring together IR and NLP researchers
working on all areas of information retrieval and using lexical
associations in information retrieval applications. The objective is to
discuss what has been achieved in this area, to establish common
themes between different approaches, and to discuss future research
directions.

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[3] Areas of Interest:
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Papers are invited on, but not limited to, the following topics:

* Efficient Techniques for Lexical Cohesion identification
* Scalable Algorithms for Lexical Cohesion identification
* Lexical Associations and Lexical Relations Resources
* Document Representation and Lexical Associations
* Document Ranking and Lexical Associations
* Single-Term and Phrase Information Retrieval
* Passage Retrieval and Lexical Cohesion
* Query Expansion and Lexical Associations
* Local and Global Context Analysis
* Ontology-based Query Expansion
* Question Answering and Lexical Relations
* Web Search and Lexical Cohesion
* Topic Segmentation and Lexical Cohesion
* Text Summarization and Lexical Cohesion
* Evaluation Standards and Benchmarks
* Qualitative and Quantitative Evaluations

Papers can cover one or more of these areas.

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[4] Important dates:
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Paper submission deadline: May 22th, 2005 <EXTENDED DEADLINE>
Notification: June 15th, 2005
Camera ready papers: July 1st, 2005
Workshop: August 19th, 2005

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[5] Paper Submission:
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Papers should follow SIGIR 2005 instructions
(http://www.dcc.ufmg.br/eventos/sigir2005/). Papers should
be submitted electronically in pdf format only to Rosie Jones
[jonesr at yahoo-inc.com]. The following URL transforms
postscript files to pdf files (http://www.ps2pdf.com/). The subject
line should be "SIGIR 2005 ELECTRA WORKSHOP PAPER SUBMISSION".

Because reviewing is blind, no author information should be included
as part of the paper (i.e. the names of the authors and references
that could identify the authors). An identification page must be sent
in a separate email with the subject line
"SIGIR 2005 ELECTRA WORKSHOP ID PAGE" and must include title, author(s),
keywords, page number and name and email of the contact author.

Late submissions will not be accepted. Notification of receipt will
be emailed to the contact author shortly after receipt.

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[6] Organising Committee:
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Rosie Jones (Yahoo! Inc, United States of America)
Olga Vechtomova (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Gaël Harry Dias (University of Beira Interior, Portugal)


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[7] Program Committee:
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Brigitte Grau - (LIMSI, France)
Bruce Croft - (University of Massachusetts, USA)
Charlie Clarke - (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Diana Inkpen - (University of Ottawa, Canada)
Dunja Mladenic - (Josef Stephan Institute, Slovenia)
Patrick Pantel - (University of Southern California, USA)
Egidio Terra - (Pontifícia Univ. Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
Gabriel Lopes - (New University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Graeme Hirst - (University of Toronto, Canada)
Gregory Grefenstette - (CEA, France)
Hal Daume - (University of Southern California, USA)
Helena Ahonen-Myka (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Murat Karamuftuoglu - (Bilkent University, Turkey)
Nicola Stokes - (University College Dublin, Ireland)
Peter Turney - (National Research Council Canada, Canada)
Rafael Muñoz - (University of Alicante, Spain)


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[8] Contact:
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Rosie Jones
Yahoo! Overture Matching Sciences
Yahoo! Inc
74 N. Pasadena Ave, 3F
Pasadena, CA 91103
United States of America
email: jonesr at yahoo-inc.com

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