[Corpora-List] SIGIR 2016: Great Speaker and Program at WebQA 2016

Alessandro Moschitti amoschitti at gmail.com
Mon Jul 4 11:29:31 CEST 2016


Web Question Answering, Beyond Factoids

to be held in Pisa, Italy, 21st of July, 2016

(co-located with ACM SIGIR)

Great Invited Speakers:

David Carmel Web Question Answering with CQA data

Evgeniy Gabrilovich Cura Te Ipsum: answering symptom queries with question intent

Eric Nyberg Beyond Factoid QA: Real Questions from Real Users in Real Time

Mark Sanderson Getting Rid of the Ten Blue Links

Scott Wen-tau Yih Question Answering with Knowledge Bases

and program:



Workshop day: July 21, 2016. Pisa, Italy.


Background =========== Web search engines have made great progress at answering factoid queries. However, they are not well-tailored for managing more complex questions, especially when they require explanation and/or description. The WebQA workshop aims at exploring diverse approaches to answering questions on the Web. This year, particular emphasis will be given to Community Question Answering (CQA), where comments by the users engaged in the community can be used to answer new questions. Questions posted on the Web can be short and ambiguous (similarly to Web queries to a search engine). These issues make the WebQA task more challenging than traditional QA, and finding the most effective approaches for it remains an open problem. Unlike the more formal conference format, the aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers in diverse areas working on this problem, including those from NLP, IR, social media and recommender systems communities. This workshop is specifically designed for the SIGIR audience. However, due to its format, its goal, as compared to the main conference, is to conduct a more focused and open discussion, encouraging the presentation of work in progress and late-≠breaking initial results in Web Question Answering. Both academic and industrial participation will be solicited, including keynotes and invited speakers.

Important Dates: =============

** SIGIR Main Conference: July 17-21, 2016 ** Workshop: July 21, 2016. Pisa, Italy.

Topics of Interest: ==============

** Community Question Answering ** Social and user-generated question analysis ** Machine Learning Methods for QA ** Identifying question intent in Web queries ** Answer aggregation from various resources ** Answer summarization from various resources ** Collaboratively Generated Content for QA ** Inferring answers for Web questions using knowledge bases or graphs ** Answering opinion questions, including sentiment analysis ** Answering complex, multi-sentence questions ** Evaluation of question answering systems (e.g., via crowd sourcing) ** Answer veracity, validation and justification

Workshop Organizers: ================= ** Eugene Agichtein, Emory University ** Charles Clarke, University of Waterloo ** Lluis Marquez, Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU ** Alessandro Moschitti, Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU ** Preslav Nakov, Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU ** Idan Szpektor, Yahoo Research

Program Committee ================

** Dasha Bogdanova, Dublin City University ** David Carmel, Yahoo Research ** Bruce Croft, University of Umass ** Julio Gonzalo, University of Madrid ** Iryna Gurevych, Technische Universitšt Darmstadt ** Hang Li, Huawei Technologies ** Cicero Nogueira dos santos, IBM Watson, NY ** Dan Pelleg, Yahoo Research ** John Prager, IBM Watson, NY ** Miahi Surdeanu, University of Arizona ** Di Wang, Carnegie Mellon University ** Chris Welty, Google, NY ** Scott Wen-tau Yih, Microsoft Research -------------- next part -------------- A non-text attachment was scrubbed... Name: not available Type: text/html Size: 5312 bytes Desc: not available URL: <https://mailman.uib.no/public/corpora/attachments/20160704/f66cb6c5/attachment.txt>

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