[Elsnet-list] CFP: RANLP'2011 Workshop on Information Extraction and Knowledge Acquisition (deadline: July 1)

Preslav Nakov preslavn at gmail.com
Fri Jun 17 09:18:17 CEST 2011


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Workshop on Information Extraction and Knowledge Acquisition



http://sites.google.com/site/ranlpieka/



15 or 16 September 2011



in conjunction with

Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing

12-14 September 2011, Hissar, Bulgaria



Submission deadline: ***July 1, 2011***





(Apologies for cross-posting)



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FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS



*** Description

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Until a decade ago, the fields of information extractions (IE) and knowledge
acquisition (KA) were limited to identifying and extracting named entities,
semantic and ontological relations, events, templates, and facts in
relatively small text corpora using a small variety of external resources
such as gazetteers, thesauri, and lexical hierarchies.



Today everything has changed. The size of corpora has grown dramatically:
using Gigaword-scale data is common, and it is almost standard to use the
Web, which contains quadrillions of words, or at least the Web 1T 5-grams
(Google n-gram corpus). More importantly, new types of communication have
emerged, such as chats, blogs and, in the last 2-3 years, Twitter, whose
informal language poses many challenges to automatic IE and KA, yet they are
becoming increasingly important, e.g., for learning customer opinions on
various products and services. Social network analysis is another emerging
topic, where data is naturally much more interconnected than in the rest of
the Web.



All these recent developments have posed not only new challenges, but have
also created a number of opportunities, opening new research directions, and
offering new useful resources. For example, the growth of Wikipedia has
given rise to DBpedia and other collaboratively-created resources such as
Freebase. Today, IE and KA researchers can even create annotations and
resources on demand as they need them for a very low price using
crowd-sourcing tools such as Amazon's Mechanical Turk.



The workshop will provide a place for researchers to discuss all these
exciting developments and their implications for the future of IE and KA.





*** Topics of Interest

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The topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:



- Knowledge discovery and mining on the Web



- Social networks and folksonomy analysis



- Ontology population and induction



- Cross-lingual and multi-lingual approaches to IE and KA



- Using crowd-sourcing tools, such as Mechanical Turk, for IE and KA



- IE and KA and the Semantic Web



- Multi-lingual named entity recognition and disambiguation



- Event extraction



- Paraphrase extraction



- Temporal data mining



- Using resources such as Wikipedia, DBpedia, Freebase



- IE and KA from informal text: chats, instant messages, blogs, Twitter







*** Important dates:

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Submission deadline: ***July 1, 2011***



Notification of acceptance: July 25, 2011



Camera-ready copy due from authors: August 22, 2011



Workshop: September 15 or 16, 2011



All deadlines refer to 11:59pm Samoa time (UTC/GMT -11 hours)





*** Submission instructions:

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Submissions



Multiple submission policy: We welcome papers that are under review for
other venues, but, in the event of multiple acceptances, authors are
requested to notify us and choose which meeting to present and publish the
work at as soon as possible - we cannot accept for publication or
presentation work that will be (or has been) published elsewhere.



Reviewing: Reviewing will be blind. No information identifying the authors
should be in the paper: this includes not only the authors' names and
affiliations, but also self-references that reveal authors' identities; for
example, "We have previously shown (Smith 1999)" should be changed to "Smith
(1999) has previously shown".



Paper length and presentation: We invite long (8) and short (4) papers.
Accepted short papers will be presented either as short oral presentations
or as posters.



Submission format: Authors are strongly encouraged to use the LaTeX style
files or MSWord equivalents below -- these formats will ease the transition
to the proceedings version:



RANLP LaTeX styles (.zip):
http://lml.bas.bg/ranlp2011/ranlpStyleFiles/ranlpLaTeX.zip

RANLP PDF demo: http://lml.bas.bg/ranlp2011/ranlpStyleFiles/ranlp2011.pdf

RANLP MS Word Template (.zip):
http://lml.bas.bg/ranlp2011/ranlpStyleFiles/ranlpWord.zip



Submission should be made using START:
https://www.softconf.com/ranlp11/ieka2011/



All papers accepted for presentation will appear in the Workshop Proceedings
and will be uploaded at the ACL Anthology.





*** Workshop Organizers

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Preslav Nakov, National University of Singapore



Zornitsa Kozareva, University of Southern California



Kuzman Ganchev, Google Inc.



Jerry Hobbs, University of Southern California





*** Program Committee:

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Javier Artiles, Queens College



Kalina Bontcheva, University of Sheffield



Razvan Bunescu, Ohio State University



Hamish Cunningham, University of Sheffield



Mona Diab, Columbia University



Greg Druck, University of Massachusetts Amherst



Georgi Georgiev, Ontotext AD



Filip Ginter, University of Turku



Jennifer Gillenwater, University of Pennsylvania



Andrew Gordon, USC/ICT



Joao Graca, University of Pennsylvania



Chikara Hashimoto, NICT



Nitin Indurkhya, eBay



Hagen Fürstenau, Saarland University



Alex Kulesza, University of Pennsylvania



Maussam, University of Washington



Su Nam Kim, The University of Melbourne



Alexandre Klementiev, Johns Hopkins University



Ana-Maria Popescu, Yahoo!



Ryan McDonald, Google



Andres Montoyo, University of Alicante



Rafael Munoz, University of Alicante



Roberto Navigli, University of Rome



Manuel Palomar, University of Alicante



Siddharth Patwardhan, IBM



Marco Pennacchiotti, Yahoo!



Simone Paolo Ponzetto, University of Heidelberg



Sampo Pyysalo, University of Tokyo



Sujith Ravi, ISI, University of Southern California



Ellen Riloff, University of Utah



Alan Ritter, University of Washington



Paolo Rosso, University of Valencia



Kenji Sagae, USC/ICT



Thamar Solorio, University of Alabama



Ralf Steinberger, JRC



Mihai Surdeanu, Stanford University



Idan Szpektor, Yahoo Research



Valentin Tablan, University of Sheffield



Jörg Tiedemann, University of Uppsala



Ivan Titov, Saarland University



Aline Villavicencio, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul



Alexander Yates, Temple University







*** Workshop venue:

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The workshop is being held in conjunction with RANLP 2011 in Hissarya,
Bulgaria.



See the RANLP 2011 web site at http://lml.bas.bg/ranlp2011 for further
details.
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