Babis Theodoulidis babis at co.umist.ac.uk
Fri Jul 8 09:20:00 CEST 2005





Text Mining Research, Practice and Opportunities

Workshop to be help in conjunction with

*** RANLP 2005 ***

Borovets - Bulgaria


*** 24th of September 2005 ***

Call for Papers

It is a well known fact that huge quantities of valuable knowledge are
embedded in unstructured texts that can be found in the World Wide Web, in
intranets and on personal desktop machines. In recent years, there has been
an increasing research interest in technologies for extracting and analysing
useful structured knowledge from unstructured texts. At the same time, there
has been an increasing commercial interest with a number of tools appearing
on the market that address the needs of the users to some extent.

The workshop will discuss recent advances regarding the research into text
mining approaches that combine research from machine learning, text mining,
natural language processing, information extraction, information retrieval
and ontology learning. Emphasis will be given to approaches that emphasize
the complete document lifecycle i.e., from document collection to document
archiving and analysis. At the same time, the workshop will discuss the
deployment of text mining technology within everyday business problems.
Emphasis will be given on reports that discuss the implementation of text
mining projects that have lead to significant and measurable improvements in
business operations or some other equally important benefit to society such
as an important scientific discovery. Finally, the workshop will discuss
the lessons learned from the deployment of text mining technology and the
opportunities that appear on the horizon as future challenges for the
research community.

The workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners from
different communities (e.g. machine learning, text mining, natural language
processing, information extraction, information retrieval, ontology
learning) to discuss recent research results and trends in mining knowledge
from texts. It will also bring together practitioners of text mining
technologies and applications to discuss the current state-of-the art and
identify key requirements for the future.

The workshop will be organized around paper presentations and panel
discussions and it will also feature an invited speaker.

The invited speaker for the workshop will be Alessandro Zanasi who is the
General Manager of TEMIS and has just published a new book about Text Mining
entitled: Text Mining and its Applications to Intelligence, CRM & KM.

Areas of Interest

Areas of interest for the workshop include (but are not limited to):

* text mining and machine learning

* text mining and information retrieval

* text mining and natural language processing

* text mining and web mining

* text mining and ontology learning

* innovative applications of text mining

* commercial and industrial tools for text mining

* text engineering life cycle and processes

* text representation, categorization, segmentation

* information extraction

* scalability and performance of proposed approaches

* performance evaluation measures

* multilingual approaches to text mining

* domain knowledge and text mining

Important Dates

Deadline for submission: NEW DEADLINE*** 15 July 2005 ***NEW DEADLINE

Notification of acceptance: 29 July 2005

Camera-ready copy due: 19 August 2005

Workshop: 24 September 2005

Important Announcement

If the workshop is successful, we will issue a special call for a
thematically focused volume on text mining. Workshop authors will be invited
to submit extended versions of their papers for this purpose.

Submission guidelines

Submissions should be A4, two-column format and should not exceed seven
pages, including cover page, figures, tables and references. Times New Roman
12 font is preferred. The first page should state the title of the paper,
the author's name(s), affiliation, postal and email address, followed by a
list of up to five keywords and an abstract and continue with the first
section of your paper. Papers should be submitted electronically in **PDF**
format to:

Babis Theodoulidis babis.theodoulidis at manchester.ac.uk

Please use also this email address for any other queries regarding the

Each paper will be reviewed by up to three members of the program committee.
Authors of accepted papers will receive guidelines regarding how to produce
camera-ready versions of their papers for inclusion in the proceedings.

Parallel submissions to the main conference and the workshop are allowed but
the review process will be coordinated. Please declare this in the
notification form.

Program Committee

* Bill Black, University of Manchester, UK

* Hamish Cunningham, University of Sheffield, UK

* Robert Dale, Macquarie University, Australia

* Ronen Feldman, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

* Gregory Grefenstette, CEA, France

* Olivier Jouve, SPSS, USA

* Aaron Kaplan, Xerox, France

* Ian Lewin, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK

* David Milward, Liguamatics, UK

* Dr. Leonel Ruiz Miyares, Centro de Linguistica Aplicada, Santiago, Cuba

* Andreas Persidis, Biovista, Greece

* Stelios Piperidis, ISLP, Athens, Greece

* Marie-Laure Reinberger, University of Antwerp, Belgium

* Costas Spyropoulos, NCSR Demokritos, Greece

* John Tait, University of Sunderland, UK

* Babis Theodoulidis, University of Manchester, UK

* Claire Thie, QinetiQ, UK

* Christos Tsalidis, Neurosoft, Athens, Greece

* Alessandro Zanasi, TEMIS, Italy

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