Workshop on Automatic Text Summarization, May 24, 2011 https://sites.google.com/site/ts11canai/
NEW DEADLINE: March 11, 2011
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Automatic text summarization (TS) has been a matter of active research for over a decade now. Doing TS well would require insights from statistics, machine learning, linguistics and cognitive science, to name a few. Despite a great deal of research effort, state-of-the-art TS systems achieve summary quality much lower than even untrained human summarizers. There is room for improvement and much interesting work to do.
Summarization is the theme of Text Analysis Conferences (TAC), an influential annual shared evaluation exercise. It is not uncommon to plan TS work around those annual events, regardless of their somewhat narrow range: they focus on summarizing news. While this workshop is open to relevant work already presented at TAC, it is designed as a venue for research on TS which does not necessarily fit the TAC format. We will welcome articles which discuss summarization of other genres (such as blogs, email messages, books, captions or subtitles), investigation of human recall and summarization of data, and the role of language generation in TS, among others. We will also gladly consider position papers on more fundamental long-term challenges in TS: how to move past heavy reliance on shallow lexical information, how to create summaries of high linguistic quality, and so on.
We invite original unpublished contributions on all aspects of TS, including:
* the role of linguistic information and semantic processing in TS; * discovery of salient information in texts; * discourse structure for TS; * TS and models of human summarization and discourse processing; * summarization of long narratives; * beyond genre differences: event-based TS, abstractive TS, contrastive TS, opinion summarization; * summary evaluation models, user involvement in evaluation; * automatic domain modeling for summarization and abstracting; * user-tailored summaries; * integration of summarization with end-user tools.
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submission (EXTENDED): March 11, 2011 acceptance notices: April 8, 2011 camera-ready papers: April 22, 2011 workshop: May 24, 2011
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Sabine Bergler, Concordia University Aurélien Bossard, Orange Labs Claire Cardie, Cornell University Giuseppe Carenini, University of British Columbia Yllias Chali, University of Lethbridge John Conroy, IDA / Center for Computing Sciences Pierre-Étienne Genest, Université de Montréal Atefeh Farzindar, NLP Technologies Eduard Hovy, University of Southern California Diana Inkpen, University of Ottawa Anna Kazantseva, University of Ottawa Alistair Kennedy, University of Ottawa Guy Lapalme, Université de Montréal Vivi Nastase, HITS gGmbH Thierry Poibeau, CNRS and École Normale Supérieure Horacio Saggion, Universitat Pompeu Fabra Frank Schilder, Thomson Reuters Judith Schlesinger, IDA / Center for Computing Sciences Josef Steinberger, EC Joint Research Centre Stan Szpakowicz, University of Ottawa Kapil Thadani, Columbia University René Witte, Concordia University Florian Wolf, MergeFlow Liang Zhou, Thomson Reuter
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Anna Kazantseva, University of Ottawa Alistair Kennedy, University of Ottawa Guy Lapalme, Université de Montréal Stan Szpakowicz, University of Ottawa
Contact: akennedy at site.uottawa.ca szpak at site.uottawa.ca
Anna Kazantseva Ph.D. Candidate University of Ottawa School of Information Technology and Engineering
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