[Corpora-List] [Final reminder] CFP: LREC 2014 workshop: OpeNER Workshop: COME HACK WITH OPENER!

Montse Cuadros mcuadros at vicomtech.org
Thu Mar 6 10:04:43 CET 2014

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DATE: Monday, 26th May 2014 organised in conjunction with LREC 2014 (26-31 May 2014, Reykjavik, Iceland)

LOCATION: Conference venue, the Harpa Conference Centre



OVERVIEW ===========

The OpeNER team is delighted to present a Tutorial and a Hackathon together in a one-dayworkshop on multilingual Sentiment Analysis and Named Entity Resolution using the OpeNER NLP pipelines as web services in the Cloud.

OpeNER hopes to repeat the success from the July 2013 Amsterdam Hackathon ( http://www.opener-project.org/2013/07/18/opener-hackathon-in-amsterdam/) in which a broad spectrum of real end user SMEs, Micro-SMEs, Freelancers and even a few from technology giants, built creative applications using the OpeNER webservices. For examples of the applications built follow the URL provided above.

The proposed workshop will present briefly the project, and all the technology (http://opener-project.github.io/ ) multilingual NLP tools and resources created within the project. Additionally, it will be a slot for presentations of demos created before the Hackathon and presented in the call for papers.

The workshop will be complemented by a half day Hackathon. The Hackathon will encourage participants to form ad hoc multidisciplinary teams, brainstorm an idea, implement it and present a demo from which a winner will be picked by popular vote. Most of the "core developers" of the OpeNER pipeline technology will be available to help you out and get started.

All participants will be given access to the collateral needed such as NLP tools and resources in six languages beforehand from publicly deployed web services. As of writing the initial versions of the services are publically available at http://opener.olery.com. In order to present a demo or paper to the workshop the only thing that needs to be added is imagination.

The only requirement for Participants in the Hackathon is a laptop with wifi connection.

MOTIVATION ============

The main goal of the workshop is in making the OpeNER technology visible to the NLP Community stressing the availability of the multilingual NLP tools, their performance and a show case on the functionality in an easy to use environment, to demonstrate that the results of complex NLP systems can be used by both experts and non-expert to create practical applications.

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION ========================

We invite papers describing a prototype, demo or some experiments using the already available OpeNER technology. We encourage participants to play with the tools and set-up demo-applications for any or all languages covered by OpeNER: English, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, German and French.

The papers should contain a description, some screenshots, results if obtained and an url if the demo is accessible presenting the result obtained after the use of OpeNER web services.

The accepted papers will be presented in the workshop as an example of the use of the OpeNER technology and they will be published in the Workshop proceedings.

Topics include, but are not limited to: ==============================

Named Entity Recognition and Classification Named Entity Linking Coreference Linked Open Data knowledge Sentiment Analysis Multilingual analysis Sentiment Lexicons NLP tools in general Domain Adaptation Big Data

SUMMARY OF THE CALL =======================

We invite the NLP community, and beyond, to come and participate in the OpeNER Tutorial and Hackathon. The participants will be encouraged to use the NLP technologies and submit a paper as a result of their experiences. Moreover, during the workshop, the participants will be invited to form a team on the day to build a demo based on their wildest ideas. A winner will be voted on by their peers and go home with all the Kudos!

The participants are encouraged to bring their own datasets, their own computer and even their own natural language processors, visualisation tools, etc. if they wish to integrate them with the OpeNER pipelines. In the workshop website we will include all the information regarding the Hackathon organisation.

CONTACT PERSON ==================

Seán Gaines (sgaines at vicomtech.org)

ORGANISING COMMITTEE =======================

Rodrigo Agerri (EHU/UPV) Montse Cuadros (Vicomtech-IK4) Francesca Frontini (CNR-ILC) Seán Gaines (Vicomtech-IK4) Ruben Izquierdo (VUA) Wilco van Duinkerken (Olery)

IMPORTANT DATES ==================

Deadline for 1000 words abstract submission

9 March 2014

Notification of acceptance 16 March 2014

Final version of accepted paper 28 March 2014

SUBMISSIONS =============

Papers must describe original, completed or in progress, and unpublished work. Each submission will be reviewed by two programme committee members.

Papers are invited to submit their experiments and demos as one abstract (1000 words) and then, published with one of the following formats:

- short papers (4 pages)

- demo papers (2-4 pages)

They will be presented as posters and demos.

Papers should be formatted according to the stylesheet, which will be provided on the LREC 2014 website in due course (http://lrec2014.lrec-conf.org/).

Paper review will be blind, so papers should not include the names of the authors nor affiliations. Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings.

When submitting a paper from the START page (https://www.softconf.com/lrec2014/OpeNER/), authors will be asked to provide essential information about resources (in a broad sense, i.e. also technologies, standards, evaluation kits, etc.) that have been used for the work described in the paper or are a new result of your research.

Moreover, ELRA encourages all LREC authors to share the described LRs (data, tools, services, etc.), to enable their reuse, replicability of experiments, including evaluation ones, etc...

ABOUT OPENER ================

OpeNER (http://opener-project.eu) is a project funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme. OpeNER (Open Polarity Enhanced Name Entity Recognition) is a two year project running from July 2012 until June 2014. The OpeNER project team consists of partners from Italy, Spain and The Netherlands. OpeNER's primary goal is to provide a set of ready to use tools in six languages to perform many typical natural language processing tasks, in the Sentiment Analysis and Opinion Mining, to be made available primarily to SMEs and can be easily, and rapidly integrated, into their workflows and applications. OpeNER aims to be able to orderly detect and disambiguate entity mentions and perform sentiment analysis and opinion detection on text, for example, to extract the sentiment and opinion of customers about a certain target (e.g. Hotel, Restaurant or other entity).

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE ========================

Carlo Aliprandi (Synthema) Andoni Azpeitia (Vicomtech-IK4) Aitor Garcia-Pablos (Vicomtech-IK4) Angelica Lo Duca (CNR-IIT) Isa Maks (VUA) Andrea Marchetti (CNR-IIT) Monica Monachini (CNR-ILC) German Rigau (EHU/UPV) Piek Vossen (VUA)


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