[Elsnet-list] Morocco: LREC2008 Workshop: Building and evaluating resources for biomedical text mining -- Deadline Extended (Feb 24)

Su Jian sujian at i2r.a-star.edu.sg
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** extended deadline Feb 24th **

Pre LREC-2008 Workshop:

Building and evaluating resources for biomedical text mining

Marrakech, Morocco

Monday, 26 May 2008

Building and evaluating resources for biomedical text mining

We invite papers reporting on biomedical resources specifically used to facilitate biomedical text mining and the process of designing, building, updating, delivering, evaluating and disseminating them. A focus of the workshop is on lexical and knowledge repositories (e.g.controlled vocabularies, terminologies, ontologies, factual databases) and annotated corpora. Another focus is on design guidelines, standards for building resources, storage and exchange format, interoperability of resources and last, on exploring new directions for their dissemination. 

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

-           Building biomedical resources: controlled vocabularies,
terminologies, ontologies, corpora
-           Guidelines and annotation schemas, challenges,
-           Building task-specific resources
-           Reengineering existing biomedical or general language
-           Augmentation of resources with biomedical features
-           Update and evolution of resources
-           Lightly annotated and noisy resources
-           Tools for exploration of resources
-           Data exchange formats
-           Standards for building resources
-           Documenting and disseminating resources
-           Evaluation of resources


Sophia Ananiadou, National Centre for Text Mining, University of Manchester,UK

Monica Monachini, Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale, Pisa, Italy

Goran Nenadic, University of Manchester, UK

Jian Su, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore

Important Dates:

February 24, 2008     Paper submissions due
March 28, 2008        Paper notification of acceptance
April 11, 2008        Camera-ready papers due
May 26, 2008          Workshop


Submissions must describe original, completed or in progress, and unpublished work.  Your paper (up to 8 pages) should be formatted according to the stylesheet provided at LREC 2008. Please upload your electronic submissions in PDF format to EasyChair at  http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=berbmtm08 . 

Each submission will be reviewed by three program committee members.
Paper review will be double blind, so papers should not include authors' names and affiliations. Self-references are to be avoided-instead of "As we showed in Smith et al. 1999...", say "As Smith et al. 1999 showed....".

Accepted papers may be presented either as a poster or an oral presentation in the workshop, being published in the workshop proceedings. Besides, selected papers will be published in a special issue of the Language Resources and Evaluation (http://www.springerlink.com/content/1574-020X) journal  with further expansion.

Program committee members:

Olivier Bodenreider, NLM, USA

Paul Buitelaar, DFKI, Germany

Nicoletta Calzolari, CNR, Italy

Kevin B. Cohen, MITRE, USA

Nigel Collier, National Institute for Informatics, Japan

Walter Daelemans, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Beatrice Daille, University of Nantes, France

Udo Hahn, Jena University, Germany

Marti Hearst, Berkeley, USA

Martin Krallinger, Protein Design group, Spain

Ewan Klein, Edinburgh University, UK

Mark Liberman, CIS, UPenn, USA

Hong Fang Liu, Georgetown University Medical Center, USA

John McNaught,   University of Manchester, UK

Simonetta Montemagni, CNR, Italy

Claire Nedellec, CNRS, Framce

Adeline Nazarenko, LIPN, Paris 13, France

John Pestian, Computational Medicine Center, Cincinnati Children's, USA

Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann, EMBL-EBI, UK

Patrick Ruch, University Hospital of Geneva and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland

Guergana Savova, Mayo Clinic, USA

Hagit Shatkay, Queen's University, USA

Stefan Schulz, Freiburg University Hospital, Germany

Yoshimasa Tsuruoka, University of Manchester, UK

Jun-ichi Tsujii, University of Tokyo, Japan and University of Manchester, UK

Karin Verspoor, Los Alamos National Labs, USA

Pierre Zweigenbaum, LIMSI-CNRS, France

Workshop contact person:

Sophia.Ananiadou at manchester.ac.uk

National Centre for Text Mining, Computer Science, University of Manchester

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