Call for Papers
First NLP4DL Workshop Viareggio, Italy 15 June 2009
Digital libraries represent a crucial contact point among traditional libraries, recent advances in Information Technology, and Natural Language Processing technologies. In a sense, digital libraries represent a *perfect* crossroads: they are mainly built out of text, they are consulted by humans via natural language, and one of the major tools for accessing the information they hold, metadata, is a mix of structured and unstructured information. The First Natural Language Processing for Digital Libraries (NLP4DL) workshop, organised under the auspices of the CACAO project (eContentplus Programme of the European Commission, ECP 2006 DILI 510035 CACAO), aims to collect all fundamental and innovative research which is done in connection with Natural Language Technologies applied to the digital libraries universe. The workshop will host invited speakers together with talks/papers concerning:
-free text access to full-text digital libraries; -access to digital resources via metadata; -NLP techniques for harmonizing metadata in digital library (DL) federations; -cross-language access to DLs; -cross-language harmonization of metadata; -discovery in DLs: hyperlinking, clustering, user-oriented categorization; -management of digital collections via NLP-based algorithms; -adaptation of linguistic resources to thematic DLs; -fundamental issues: named entity extraction, word sense disambiguation, translation disambiguation.
All abstracts papers will be peer-reviewed and accepted contributions will be distributed on a CD at the workshop. A volume from the conference will be published in Fall 2009. Depending on the number of high quality submissions, a poster/demo session may also be held.
Practical Information ================ The conference will be held in Viareggio, Italy on 15 June 2009. More details will be available soon at the conference website at <http://www.cacaoproject.eu/NLP4DL09>.
Important Dates ============
Deadline for submission (Abstract, maximum five pages): 20 April 2009 (flexible, upon notice); submission should be sent as a PDF file to <nlp4dl at research.celi.it> . Notification of acceptance: 4 May 2009 Conference version of the paper due (Instructions will be provided to authors): 1 June 2009 Conference date: 15 June 2009 Press version of the paper due: 4 September 2009