[dbjapan] NLPIX2008 CFP
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- Subject: [dbjapan] NLPIX2008 CFP
- From: Atsushi Fujii <fujii [at] slis.tsukuba.ac.jp>
- Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2008 13:09:35 +0900 (JST)
筑波大学の藤井と申します． （重複して受け取られた方はご容赦下さい） 投稿締切が来週に迫っております． 来年4月に北京で開催されるWWW2008の併設ワークショップ NLP Challenges in the Information Explosion Era (NLPIX 2008) の論文募集をお送りします．投稿締切は2008年1月26日です． 多数の投稿をお待ちしております． ================================================================== CALL FOR PAPERS WWW2008 Workshop NLP Challenges in the Information Explosion Era (NLPIX 2008) ----------------------------------------------------------- Under the umbrella of Workshops on Language-centric Web Applications Beijing, China, April 22, 2008 http://www-tori.jaist.ac.jp:8000/NLPIX2008/index.html ================================================================== Submission deadline: January 26, 2008 ================================================================== [Workshop Abstract] The amount of information available on the Web has increased rapidly, reaching levels that few would ever have imagined possible. We live in what could be called the "information-explosion era," and this situation poses new problems for computer scientists. Users demand useful and reliable information from the Web in the shortest time possible, but the obstacles to fulfilling this demand are many including language barriers and the so-called "long tail." Even worse, users may provide only vague specifications of the information that they actually want, so that a more concrete specification must somehow be inferred by Web access tools. Natural language processing (NLP) is one of the key technologies for solving the above Web usability problems. Almost all information on the Web is provided in the form of natural language texts, and so in order to offer solutions to these problems we must perform searching and extracting information from the Web texts using NLP technologies. The aim of this workshop is to bring researchers and practitioners together in order to discuss our most pressing needs with respect to accessing information on the Web, and to discuss new ideas in NLP technologies that might offer viable solutions for those issues. [Workshop Theme and Topics] As users' demands for the Web diversify, it is often the case that existing commercial search engines cannot provide useful information. This workshop focuses on diversified users' needs that have not been sufficiently satisfied by the existing search engines and other technologies, and discusses new ideas in NLP techniques that might offer viable solutions. Therefore, we welcome submissions of original papers describing a wide range of applications of the NLP technologies to Web access. Possible topics of the submissions include, but are not limited to: * Cross-lingual and cross-cultural Web access using machine translation * Information extraction/fact retrieval from the Web * Disambiguation of entities/facts on the Web * Dialogue/Interactive/Exploratory systems for Web access using natural languages * Automatic summarization of Web documents * Combination/Discrimination of multiple document resources on the Web * Trust/credibility evaluation of Web documents using NLP * Opinion extraction/Sentiment analysis on the Web * Long tail/minority/serendipity search using NLP * Entity identification on the Web e.g. people name search * Knowledge Acquisition from the Web documents/query logs for effective Web access * Effective search methods for mobile devices using NLP * NLP-based blog analysis * Other advanced NLP-based Web access technologies In particular, we solicit the papers that aim at fulfilling a NOVEL type of needs in Web access and that can provide a new insight into future directions of Web access research. [Workshop Schedule/Important Dates] * Submission deadline: January 26, 2008 * Notification of acceptance: February 19, 2008 * Final version submission date: February 27, 2008 [Submission Detail] Submit your paper as a PDF file via our online submission system which is linked from our workshop web page. Submissions should follow the main conference of WWW2008 and should not exceed 10 pages. Middle-sized papers (e.g., 6-8 pages) are also welcome. The style files are available at the following URL: http://www2008.org/submissions/index.html Reviewing will be blind, so do not include any information which could reveal the authors' identity. The title section of your manuscript should not contain any author names, email addresses, or affiliation information. Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review. Papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or publications must provide this information at submission time. If the same paper is accepted for another conference before February 19, 2008, the author must notify the program chairs which meeting they choose to present their work by February 19, 2008. Once the paper is accepted for this workshop, the author is expected to present their work at this workshop. Each paper is reviewed by at least two PC members. [Workshop Organizers] * Prof. Hiroshi Nakagawa, The University of Tokyo, Japan, * Prof. Masaru Kitsuregawa, The University of Tokyo, Japan, [Program Committee] * Dr. Andrew Borthwick, Spock, USA * Dr. Lee-Feng Chien, Google, Taiwan * Dr. Silviu Cucerzan, Microsoft Research, USA * Prof. Oren Etzioni, University of Washington, USA * Prof. Atsushi Fujii, University of Tsukuba, Japan * Prof. Julio Gonzalo, UNED, Spain * Prof. Kentaro Inui, NAIST, Japan * Prof. Jussi Karlgren, Swedish Institute of Computer Science * Prof. Noriko Kando, NII, Japan * Dr. Reiner Kraft, Yahoo!, USA * Prof. Sadao Kurohashi, Kyoto University, Japan * Prof. Gary Geunbae Lee, POSTECH, Korea * Dr. Mun-Kew Leong, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore * Dr. Hang Li, Microsoft, China * Dr. Dekang Lin, Google, USA * Dr. Bernardo Magnini, ITC-irst, Italy * Prof. Tatsunori Mori, Yokohama National University, Japan * Prof. Takashi Ninomiya, The University of Tokyo, Japan * Prof. Massimo Poesio, University of Trento/University of Essex, Italy/UK * Prof. Satoshi Sekine, New York University, USA * Dr. Ralf Steinberger, European Commission - Joint Research Centre, Italy * Prof. Le Sun, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China * Dr. Junichi Tatemura, NEC Laboratories America, USA * Prof. Kentaro Torisawa, JAIST, Japan * Prof. Takehito Utsuro, University of Tsukuba, Japan * Prof. Kam-Fai Wong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China [Note] Participants registered for this workshop will also be allowed to attend sessions of the other half-day workshop "Question Answering on the Web" since the two with be treated as one workshop under the title "Workshops on Language-centric Web Applications" in the registration form.
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