[Elsnet-list] 2nd Call for Participation - RANLP MMIES Workshop - Multi-source, Multilingual Information Extraction and Summarization

Horacio Saggion H.Saggion at dcs.shef.ac.uk
Wed Sep 12 10:20:16 CEST 2007

Second Call for Participation

Multi-source, Multilingual Information Extraction and Summarization


   Workshop to be held in conjunction with
         *** RANLP 2007 ***


          Borovets - Bulgaria
     *** 26th of September 2007 ***


Information extraction (IE) and text summarization (TS) are key 
aiming at extracting relevant information from texts  and other
sources and  presenting the information to the user in condensed  forms. 
Recent years have  witnessed an explosion of information,
making IE and TS particularly important  for the information
society. These technologies, however, face new challenges  with the
adoption of the Web 2.0 paradigm (e.g. blogs, wikis) because of their
inherent multi-source nature. These technologies have to deal no longer 
isolated texts or single narratives but with large scale repositories,
or  sources -- in one or many languages -- containing a multiplicity
of views,  opinions, or commentaries on particular topics, entities or
events. There is  thus a need to adapt and/or develop new techniques
to deal with these new  phenomena. The ``Multi-source, Multilingual
Information Extraction and  Summarization'' workshop  will cover  the
following topics:

** Mono-lingual and Multi-lingual Cross-document Coreference;

** Multi-source Information Extraction;

** Social Networks' Learning and Visualisation;

** Relation Extraction;

** Cross-lingual Information Extraction and Document Retrieval; and

** Ontology-based Information Extraction


Invited speaker: Bernardo Magnini (ITC-IRST).

10:00 - 10:10 Welcome

10:10 - 11:30 Invited Talk: Bernardo Magnini - ITC-IRST - Italy   

11:30 - 12:00  Coffee Break  

12:00 - 13:00 Papers

  12:00 - 12:30  Disambiguation of Standardized Personal    Name
Variants.  Patricia Driscoll and David Yarowsky.

  12:30 - 13:00 Using Information Extraction to Improve Cross-lingual 
Document    Retrieval. Dilek Hakkani-Tur, Heng Ji, and Ralph Grishman 

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch  

14:30 - 15:30 Papers
  14:30 - 15:00   Ontological Integration of Information Extracted
from Multiple    Sources.  Adam Funk, Diana Maynard, Horacio Saggion, 
and Kalina    Bontcheva.

  14:30 - 15:00 Combining Information about Epidemic    Threats from
Multiple Sources. Roman Yargarber, Clive Best, Peter von Etter, Flavio 
Fuart, David Horby, and Ralf Steinberger.

15:00 - 15:30  Coffee Break

15:30 - 16:00 Papers
  15:30 - 16:00  Unsupervised Learning of Social Networks from a
Multiple-Source    News Corpus. Hristo Tanev.
  16:00 - 16:30  Multilingual Multi-document    Continuously-updated
Social Networks. Bruno Pouliquen, Ralf Steinberger, and Jenya Belyaeva.

16:30 - 17:00 Open Discussion

 17:00 - 17:10 Farewell


   * Thierry Poibeau
     LIPN-CNRS, U. Paris 13


   * Horacio Saggion

     NLP Group, U. Sheffield

     United Kingdom


The address to register to the workshop is:



   * Sophia Ananiadou (U. Manchester, UK)

   * Roberto Basili (U. Roma Tor Vergata, Italy)

   * Kalina Bontcheva (U. Sheffield, UK)

   * Nathalie Colineau (CSIRO,  Australia)

   * Nigel Collier (NII, Japan)

   * Hercules Dalianis (KTH/Stockholm University, Sweden)

   * Thierry Declerk (DFKI, Germany)

   * Brigitte Grau (LIMSI, France)

   * Kentaro Inui (NAIST, Japan)

   * Min-Yen Kan (National University of Singapore, Singapore)

   * Guy Lapalme (U. Montreal, Canada)

   * Diana Maynard (U. Sheffield, UK)

   * Jean-Luc Minel (CNRS-Modyco, France)

   * Constantin Orasan (University of Wolverhampton, UK)

   * Cecile Paris (CSIRO, Australia)

   * Agnes Sandor (Xerox XRCE, France)

   * Ralf Steinberger (European Commission - Joint Research Centre, Italy)

   * Stan Szpakowicz (University of Ottawa, Canada)

   * Lucy Vanderwende (Microsoft  Research, USA)

   * Jose Luis Vicedo (Universidad de Alicante, Spain)

   * Roman Yangarber (University of Helsinki, Finland)

   * Liang Zhou (ISI, USA)

   * Michael Zock (LIF, France)


e-mail: thierry.poibeau _at_ lipn.univ-paris13.fr (replace _at_ with @)

Dr. Horacio Saggion
Research Fellow
Natural Language Processing Group
Department of Computer Science
211 Portobello Street
Sheffield - S1 4DP
United Kingdom
saggion at dcs.shef.ac.uk
Tel: +44-114-222-1947
Fax: +44-114-222-1810

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