[Elsnet-list] First French-speaking meeting around the framework
Apache UIMA - Nantes, France, 7-11 July 2009
nicolas.hernandez at gmail.com
Thu Mar 26 19:40:51 CET 2009
Call for presentation
First French-speaking meeting around the framework Apache UIMA
Nantes, France, 7-11 July 2009
Organized by the LINA CNRS UMR 6241 - University of Nantes
As part of the 10th edition of the Libre Software Meeting (LSM/RMLL)
under the conferences topic "Libre resources and software for
May 15, 2009: Intention of participation (French-speaking UIMA meeting
May 15, 2009: Paper Submission Deadline
May 20, 2009: Acceptance Notification
July 7-11 2009: Conference and tutorial
Soon: Registration on LSM website (to beneficiate low-cost accomodation)
The complex nature of NLP applications -and language itself- involves
mixing different models, resources
and algorithms in the same process, leading to interoperability and
data exchange issues.
The Apache UIMA (Unstructured Information Management Architecture
http://incubator.apache.org/uima) framework offers appealing solutions
to these problems. Apache UIMA is an open, industrial-strength,
scaleable and extensible platform for creating, integrating and
deploying un-(/semi-)structured information (text, audio, video...)
management applications which help to build the bridge from
unstructured information to structured knowledge. Apache UIMA
dissociates the engineering middleware problems from NLP issues, its
principles (semantic search and content analytics) are undergoing a
standardization effort at OASIS
(http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/uima/), its international
community is very active, and its Apache license fits research
objectives and allows collaboration with industrial partners.
>From 7 to 11 July 2009, the 10th edition of the LSM/RMLL (Libre
Software Meeting) will take place in Nantes, France. The LSM is an
opportunity for all sort of public (experts, beginners, professionals
or just curious people) to come together around the free software. It
is an event managed by Free, Libre and Open Source Software
users'associations from the whole country.
We would like to use this opportunity to organize a special meeting
around Apache UIMA to encourage the development of a user and
developer French-speaking community (http://www.uima-fr.org). We plan
to organize a one day meeting with both conferences and a tutorial
session. This meeting will be organized under the topic "Libre
resources and software for scientific research" of the RMLL
* Any Domain Type Systems Definition
* Multilingual, multidocument or multi-modal analysis component development
* Third-part tools integration
* Natural Language and Speech Processing applications development
* Distributed Worflow deployment and web services deployment
* User-sensitive UIMA tools development (Graphical CAS/Worflow editor...)
* Using UIMA as an environment for teaching NLP
We particularly wish to push forward contributions which involve
French Language processing.
Pr. Udo Hahn, Head of Julie Labs (http://www.julielab.de).
Authors may submit short papers (up to 4 pages in length). The
languages of proposal will be French or English. Please send your
submission in PDF to lsm2009 at uima-fr.org with "RMLL UIMA Submission"
in the subject.
Format should follow the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Sciences
Latex follow the Sample Latex File).
Demonstration proposals are also welcome.
Thanks to address your intention of participation by mail to
lsm2009 at uima-fr.org "RMLL UIMA Participation" in the subject before
There are no registration fees. Low-cost accomodation will be
available by direct registration to the main RMLL web site.
LINA CNRS UMR 6241 - University of Nantes http://www.lina.univ-nantes.fr/
Contact Nicolas.Hernandez (@univ-nantes.fr)
Nicolas.Hernandez at univ-nantes.fr
# Laboratoire LINA-TALN CNRS UMR 6241
tel. +33 (0)2 51 12 58 55
# Institut Universitaire de Technologie de Nantes - Département Informatique
tel. +33 (0)2 40 30 60 67
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