NAACL-HLT 2012 Joint Workshop on
Automatic Knowledge Base Construction and
Web-scale Knowledge Extraction (AKBC-WEKEX 2012)
June 7-8, 2012, Montreal, Canada
Recently, there has been a significant amount of interest in automatically creating large-scale knowledge bases (KBs) from unstructured text. The automatic construction of these KBs has been enabled by research in areas including natural language processing, information extraction, information integration, databases, search and machine learning. There are substantial scientific and engineering challenges in advancing and integrating such relevant methodologies.
This workshop aims to serve as a venue of excellence and vision in the area of knowledge harvesting from text. With invited talks by leading researchers from industry, academia, and the government, and by focusing particularly on vision papers, we aim to provide a vivid forum of discussion about the field of automated knowledge base construction.
Topics of Interest
Topic of interest include, but are not limited to:
* pattern and semantic analysis of natural language, reading the web,
learning by reading * information integration; schema alignment; ontology alignment;
ontology construction * monolingual alignment, alignment between knowledge bases and text * joint inference between text interpretation and knowledge base * scalable computation; distributed computation; probabilistic databases * information retrieval; search on mixtures of structured and unstructured data * machine learning; unsupervised, lightly-supervised and * distantly-supervised learning; learning from naturally-available data * human-computer collaboration in KB construction; automated population of wikis * dynamic data, online/on-the-fly adaptation of knowledge * inference; scalable approximate inference * languages, toolkits and systems for automated knowledge base construction
demonstrations of existing automatically-built knowledge bases
April 6, 2012: Papers due April 24, 2012: Notification of acceptance May 7, 2012: Camera ready due June 7-8, 2012: Workshop
We welcome ongoing and exciting preliminary work. We are particularly interested in visionary paper submissions. Please format your papers using the two-column NAACL-HLT 2012 proceedings format, and restrict it to 4 pages (excluding references). All accepted papers will be presented as posters. Additionally, the top 3 papers as determined by the PC will also be presented in an oral session. Please submit your papers at
https://www.softconf.com/naaclhlt2012/AKBCWEKEX2012/ by April 6, 2012.
Invited Talks (all confirmed)
Bonnie Dorr (DARPA) Oren Etzioni (UWashington) James Fan & Aditya Kalyanpur (IBM Research) Ed Hovy (USC ISI) Andrew McCallum (UMass) Tom Mitchell (CMU) Patrick Pantel (Microsoft Research) Fernando Pereira (Google Research) Chris Re (UWisconsin) Steffen Staab (U Koblenz)
James Fan (IBM Research) Raphael Hoffman (UWashington) Aditya Kalyanpur (IBM Research) Sebastian Riedel (UMass Amherst) Fabian Suchanek (MPI) Partha Pratim Talukdar (CMU)
Oren Etzioni (UWash) Andrew McCallum (UMass) Fernando Pereira (Google Research) Gerhard Weikum (MPI)
Amol Deshpande (UMaryland) Anhai Doan (UWisconsin Madison) Tony Fader (UWash) Zack Ives (UPenn) Alon Halevy (Google Research) Chris Re (UWisconsin Madison) Alan Ritter (UWash) Andrew McCallum (UMass) Patrick Pantel (Microsoft Research) Marius Pasca (Google Research) Sunita Sarawagi (IIT Bombay) Sameer Singh (UMass) Gerhard Weikum (MPI) Xiao Ling (UWash) Limin Yao (UMass) Ken Barker (IBM Research, US) Alfio Gliozzo (IBM Research, US) Soren Auer (University of Leipzig, Germany) Peter Clark (Vulcan Inc, US) Ed Hovy (USC/ISI, US) Vladimir Kolovski (Novartis, US) Goran Nenadic (University of Manchester, UK) Martin Theobald (Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik, Germany) Oren Etzioni (University of Washington)