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Text Mining and Applications (TeMA 2011) Thematic Track of EPIA 2011
TeMA 2011 will be held at the 15th Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence (EPIA 2011), in Lisbon, Portugal, 10-13 October 2011. This Track is organized under the auspices of the Portuguese Association for Artificial Intelligence (APPIA). EPIA 2011 URL: (epia2011.appia.pt)
This announcement contains:  Track description;  Topics of interest;  Important dates;  Paper submission;  Track fees;  Organizing Committee;  Program Committee and  Contacts.
 Track Description Human languages are complex by nature and efforts in pure symbolic approaches alone have been unable to provide fully satisfying results. Text Mining and Machine Learning techniques applied to texts, raw or annotated, brought up new insights and completely shifted the approaches to Human Language Technologies. Both approaches, symbolic and statistically based, when duly integrated, have shown capabilities to bridge the gap between language theories and effective use of languages, and can enable important applications in real-world heterogeneous environment such as the Web. The 4th Track on Text Mining and Applications (TeMA 2011) is a forum for researchers working in Human Language Technologies i.e. Natural Language Processing (NLP), Computational Linguistics (CL), Natural Language Engineering (NLE), Text Mining (TM) and related areas.
Authors are invited to submit their papers on any of the issues identified below. Papers will be blindly reviewed by three members of the Programme Committee. Best papers will be published at Springer, in LNCS series. If there are additional papers whose quality is sufficiently high for deserving to be presented at TeMA 2011, those other accepted papers will be published in a conference proceedings book. Papers should not exceed fifteen (15) pages in length and must be formatted according to the information for LNCS authors.
 Topics of Interest Topics include but are not limited to:
Text Mining - Language Models - Multi-word Units - Lexical Knowledge Acquisition - Word and Multi-word Sense Disambiguation. - Semantic Restrictions Extraction and Semantic Role Labeling - Sentiment Analysis - Acquisition and Usage of Ontologies - Pattern Extraction Methodologies - Topic Segmentation - Extraction of Translation Equivalents - Word and Multi-word Translation Extraction - Text Entailment - Document Clustering and Classification - Algorithms and Data Structures for Text Mining - Information Extraction
Applications: - Natural Language Processing - Machine Translation - Automatic Summarization - Intelligent Information Retrieval - Multilingual access to multilingual information - Question-Answering Systems - E-training and E-learning - Semantic Search - Web Mining
 Important dates May 10, 2011: Paper submission deadline June 10, 2011: Notification of paper acceptance July 1, 2011: Deadline for final versions October 10-13, 2011: Conference dates
 Paper submission Submissions must be full technical papers on substantial, original, and previously unpublished research. Papers must be submitted in PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) format and will not be accepted in any other format. Papers that exceed 15 pages or do not follow the LNCS guidelines risk being rejected automatically without a review. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference. More information about the Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) are available on the Springer LNCS Web site: http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0 Authors should omit their names from the submitted papers, and should take reasonable care to avoid indirectly disclosing their identity. All papers should be submitted in PDF format. Instructions available in website conference (epia2011.appia.pt).
 Track Fees: Track participants must register at the main EPIA 2011 conference. No extra fee shall be paid for attending this Track.
 Organizing Committee: Joaquim F. Ferreira da Silva. Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal. Vitor R. Rocio. Universidade Aberta, Portugal. Gaël Dias. Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal. José G. Pereira Lopes. Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal.
 Program Committee: Adeline Nazarenko (University of Paris 13, France) Aline Villavicencio (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil) Antoine Doucet (University of Caen, France) António Branco (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal) Antonio Sanfilippo (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA) Belinda Maia (Universidade do Porto, Portugal) Brigitte Grau (LIMSI, France) Bruno Cremilleux (University of Caen, France) Christel Vrain (Université d'Orléans, France) Diana Inkpen (University of Ottawa, Canada) Eric de La Clergerie (INRIA, France) Frédérique Segond (Xerox, France) Gabriel Pereira Lopes (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal) Gaël Dias (Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal) Gregory Grefenstette (CEA, France) Helena Ahonen-Myka (University of Helsinki, Finland) Irene Rodrigues. Universidade de Évora, Portugal) Isabelle Tellier (University of Orléans, France) Joaquim Ferreira da Silva (Universidade Nova de Lisboa) João Balsa (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal) João Graça (University of Pennsylvania, USA) Luisa Coheur (Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal) Manuel Vilares Ferro (University of Vigo, Spain) Manuel Palomar (University of Alicante, Spain) Marcelo Finger (Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil) Mark Lee (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom) Nuno Mamede (Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal) Nuno Marques (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal) Nadine Lucas (University of Caen, France) Pablo Gamallo (Faculdade de Filologia, Santiago de Compostela, Spain) Paulo Quaresma (Universidade de Évora, Portugal) Pavel Brazdil (University of Porto, Portugal) Pierre Zweigenbaum (CNRS-LIMSI, France) Renata Vieira (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil) Sophia Ananiadou (University of Manchester, United Kingdom) Tomaz Erjavec (Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia) Veska Noncheva (University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria) Vitor Jorge Rocio (Universidade Aberta, Portugal) Walter Daelemans (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
Joaquim Francisco Ferreira da Silva, DI/FCT/UNL, Quinta da Torre, 2829-516, Caparica, Portugal. Tel: +351 21 294 8536 ext. 10732 Fax; +351 21 294 8541; e-mail: jfs [at] _di [dot] fct [dot] unl [dot] pt
Vitor Jorge Ramos Rocio, Universidade Aberta. Palácio Ceia, Rua da Escola Politécnica, nº141-147
,1269-001 Lisboa, Portugal. Tel.: +351 213 916 300; Fax: +351 213 916 517; e-mail: vjr [at] univ-ab [dot] pt