[Corpora-List] Call for Participation: NLDB'2014, Montpellier - France

Mathieu Roche Mathieu.Roche at lirmm.fr
Thu Apr 3 18:23:30 CEST 2014



19th International Conference on Application of Natural Language to

Information Systems

18-20 June 2014 - Montpellier, France


Registration (early bird registration deadline: May 15, 2014):



Since 1995, the NLDB conference aims at bringing together researcher,

industrials and potential users interested in various application of

Natural Language in the Database and Information Systems field. The

integration of databases and natural language has been an utopia for

many years. However, progress has been made and this is now an

established field thanks to developments in Natural Language and

technologies that made the storage and manipulation of large electronic

dictionaries possible. As Information Systems are now evolving into the

communication area, the term databases should be considered in the

broader sense of information and communication systems. The use of

Natural Language in Software Engineering has contributed to both

improving the development process from the viewpoints of developers

(improve the process of conceptual modeling, validation, etc) and the

usability of applications by users (natural language query interfaces,

semantic webs, etc).

NLDB'2014 will take place in Montpellier (France). The conference

invites researchers from academia and industry to submit papers for oral

or poster presentations on recent, unpublished research that addresses

theoretical aspects, algorithms, applications, architectures for applied

and integrated NLP, resources for applied NLP, and other aspects of NLP,

as well as review and discussion papers.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

- Applications of NLP in Information Systems: Multilingual Information

Systems, NLP in Requirement Engineering, NLP in Knowledge Management,

Semantic Data Integration and Data Cleaning

- Social Media and Web Data: Corpus analysis, Language identification,

Text normalization, Robust NLP for social media, Text classification,

Information Extraction and Sentiment Analysis for social media

- Big Data and Natural Language

- Semantic Web Open Linked Data: Ontology Learning and Alignment,

Populating ontologies, Querying Ontologies and linked data, Semantic

tagging and classification, Ontology-driven NLP

- Question Answering (QA): NL interfaces to databases, QA using web

data, multi-lingual QA, Non-factoid QA (how/why/opinion questions,

lists), geographical QA, QA corpora and training sets

- Natural language and Ubiquitous Computing: Pervasive Computing,

Embedded, Robotic and Mobile Applications.

- Natural Language in Conceptual Modeling: Analysis of Natural Language

Descriptions, Terminological Ontologies, Consistency Checking, Metadata

Creation and Harvesting, Ontology-driven Systems Integration, Ontology


- NLP Applications: Business Intelligence, Subjectivity and Sentiment

Analysis, QA systems, Event Detection, Named Entity and Event Detection,

Information Extraction, Summarization, NLP for Data Mining, NLP for Data

Warehouses, Plagiarism detection, Identity detection




Sophia Ananiadou, University of Manchester, UK

Topic of the talk: Applications of Biomedical Text Mining

Brief biography: Sophia Ananiadou received her PhD in Natural Language

Processing (NLP) from the University of Manchester. She is Professor of

Computer Science in the School of Computer Science, University of

Manchester and has led the National Centre for Text Mining

(www.nactem.ac.uk) since 2007. She researches into semantic text mining

and semantic search techniques for applications in domains such as

systems biology, public health, chemistry and social sciences. She is

also developing large-scale resources (terminological resources and

annotated data), and interoperable text mining platforms. Her current

projects include semantic search for Europe PubMedCentral, supporting

evidence-based public health reviews in collaboration with NICE, mining

the history of medicine and extraction of semantic metadata for the

automated measurement of open source software. She has been a three

times recipient (2006-2008) of the IBM UIMA innovation award for her

work in interoperable platforms for text mining and was also awarded the

Daiwa Adrian prize (2004). She has authored over 250 publications.


Gabriella Pasi, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy

Topic of the talk: Personal ontologies

Brief biography: Gabriella Pasi received a PhD in Computer Science at

the UniversitÚ de Rennes, France. She has been working at the National

Council of Research in Italy till 2005. She is actually Associate

Professor at the UniversitÓ Degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Milano,

Italy, where she leads the Information Retrieval Research Laboratory.

Her research activities mainly focus on personalised and contextual

access to information, and on the problem of aggregation in search. She

has served as the program chair of several international conferences and

workshops, and she has been the chair or co-chair of several

International events among which the IEEE / WIC / ACM International

Joint Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology,

UniversitÓ degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, 15-18 September 2009, the PhD

School on Web Information Retrieval (WebBar 2007), the Seventh

International Conference on Flexible Query Answering Systems (FQAS

2006), the European Summer school in Information Retrieval (ESSIR 2000),

and the annual track ?Information Access and Retrieval? within the ACM

Symposium on Applied Computing. She has published more than 180 papers

on International Journals and Books, and on the Proceeding of

International Conferences, and she is member of the Editorial Board of

the several International Journals.





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