[Elsnet-list] EXTENDED DEADLINE - Workshop on Building and Evaluating Resources for Biomedical Text Mining (LREC 2010)

Paul Thompson paul.thompson at manchester.ac.uk
Thu Feb 11 10:56:24 CET 2010


2nd Workshop on Building and Evaluating Resources for Biomedical Text 
Mining (BioTxtM 2010)

LREC2010 (Malta, 18th May 2010)
Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta, Malta


MARCH 5, 2010        Paper notification of acceptance
MARCH 12, 2010        Camera-ready papers due
MAY 18,  2010          Workshop

We invite papers reporting on biomedical resources specifically used to 
facilitate biomedical text mining and the process of designing, 
building, updating, delivering and evaluating them. The goals of the 
workshop are on lexical and knowledge repositories such as 
terminologies, ontologies, controlled vocabularies, factual databases, 
annotated corpora, but also on design guidelines, standards for building 
resources, storage and exchange formats and interoperability of resources.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

* Building biomedical resources: controlled vocabularies, terminologies, 
ontologies, corpora
* Guidelines and annotation schemas, challenges, interoperability
* Reengineering existing biomedical or general language resources * 
Update and evolution of resources
* Interoperability of resources and standards
* Lightly annotated and noisy resources
* Tools for exploration of resources
* Data exchange formats
* Evaluation of resources / evaluation metrics

*Sophia Ananiadou, National Centre for Text Mining, University of 
*Kevin Bretonnel Cohen, Center for Computational Pharmacology, The MITRE 
*Dina Demner-Fushman, National Library of Medicine

Papers must describe original, completed or in progress, and unpublished 
work.  Each submission will be reviewed by two program committee members.
Accepted papers will be given eight pages in the workshop proceedings, 
and may be presented either as a poster or an oral presentation.  Online 
submission for papers: your paper (up to 8 pages) should be formatted 
according to the stylesheet provided on the LREC 2010 website 

Please submit your papers electronically in PDF format using the 
following site:

https://www.softconf.com/lrec2010/BioTxtM2010/  Paper review will be 
blind, so papers should not include authors' names and affiliations. 
Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings.
When submitting a paper from the START page, authors will be asked to 
provide essential information about resources (in a broad sense, i.e. 
also technologies, standards, evaluation kits, etc.) that have been used 
for the work described in the paper or are a new result of your research.

For further information on this new initiative, please refer to

Olivier Bodenreider, National Library of Medicine, USA
Wendy Chapman, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Aaron Cohen, Oregon Health and Science University Liu Hong Fang, 
Georgetown University Medical Center, USA
Martin Krallinger, National Biotechnology Center, Spain
John McNaught, University of Manchester, UK
John Pestian, Computational Medicine Center, University of Cincinnati, USA
Andrey Rzhetsky, University of Chicago, USA
Jian Su, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Junichi Tsujii, University of Tokyo, Japan and National Centre for Text 
Mining, UK
Yoshimasa Tsuruoka, JAIST, Japan
Karin Verspoor, Center for Computational Pharmacology, University of 
Colorado, USA
Xinglong Wang, University of Manchester, UK
Bonnie Webber, University of Edinburgh, UK
John Wilbur, NCBI, NLM, NIH, USA
Pierre Zweigenbaum, LIMSI, France

Workshop contact person:
Sophia.Ananiadou at manchester.ac.uk
National Centre for Text Mining, School of Computer Science, University 
of Manchester, UK

Paul Thompson
Research Associate and
PA to Professor Sophia Ananiadou
School of Computer Science
National Centre for Text Mining
Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre
University of Manchester
131 Princess Street
M1 7DN
Tel: 0161 306 3091

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