[Elsnet-list] Final Call for Papers BioASQ workshop on biomedical semantic indexing and question answering

Ion Androutsopoulos ionandr at gmail.com
Thu Jul 25 17:51:57 CEST 2013

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BioASQ workshop on biomedical semantic indexing and question answering
          Invited talks and second call for papers

Webpage: http://www.bioasq.org/workshop/
Submission: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bioasq2013
Email: bioasq2013 at easychair.org
Expected submissions: Short (max. 6 pages) and long (max. 12 pages)
Submission format: LNCS

Submission Deadline: August 15th, 2013
Notification of acceptance/rejection: August 31st, 2013
Camera-Ready Paper Deadline: September 15th, 2013
Workshop: September 27th, 2013
*** Please note the due to the very tight schedule, no extensions to the 
deadlines will be possible. ***

We are delighted to announce the invited speakers for the workshop:
- Alan R Aronson, Lister Hill Center, U.S. National Library of Medicine, 
- Jennifer Chu-Caroll, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA


The topics of interest include (but are not restricted to):
* Large-scale hierarchical text classification
* Large-scale classification of documents onto ontology concepts 
(semantic indexing)
* Classification of questions onto ontological concepts
* Scalable approaches to document clustering
* Text summarization, especially multi-document and query-focused 
* Verbalization of structured information and related queries (RDF, OWL, 
SPARQL, etc.)
* Question Answering over structured, semi-structured and unstructured data
* Reasoning for information retrieval and question answering
* Information retrieval over fragmented sources of information
* Efficient indexing and storage structures for information retrieval
* Delivery of the retrieved information in a concise and 
user-understandable form

During the workshop, the results of the open BioASQ challenge will also 
be presented.

The workshop will be held at the Technical University of Valencia, as a 
post-conference workshop after CLEF 2013. The Workshop will take place 
in building 1E, room "Salon de actos". Note that this is NOT the 
building where CLEF will be taking place!

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