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WOLE 2012 : Web Of Linked Entities 2012


When Nov 11, 2012 - Nov 15, 2012
Where Boston
Submission Deadline Jul 31, 2012
Notification Due Aug 21, 2012
Final Version Due Sep 10, 2012
Categories    semantic web   named entity   entity linking   linked open data

Call For Papers

In conjunction with the 11th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2012), Boston, 11/12 November 2012

Most of the knowledge available on the Web is encoded in natural language text or Web documents aimed primarily at human consumption. Providing programmatic access to such knowledge is an interesting prospect. This requires information extraction techniques to extract machine readable structures from free text, from which it is possible to retrieve entities and categories. These entities can potentially be linked to each other, creating a global knowledge graph of linked entities.

The WoLE2012 workshop envisions the Web as a Web of Linked Entities (WoLE), which transparently connects the World Wide Web (WWW) and the Giant Global Graph (GGG) using methods from Information Retrieval (IR) and Natural Language Processing (NLP). The focus of this workshop is to bring together the Information Retrieval, Semantic Web and NLP communities. The primary goal is to strengthen research techniques that provide access to textual information published on the Web to further improve the adoption of Semantic Web technology.

OBJECTIVES AND TOPICS (but are not limited to):
* Text and web mining
* Pattern and semantic analysis of natural language, reading the web, learning by reading
* Large-scale information extraction
* Usage mining
* Entity resolution and automatic entities discovery
* Frequent pattern analysis of entities
* Entity linking, named entity disambiguation, cross-document co-reference resolution
* Ontology representation of natural language text
* Analysis of ontology models for natural language text
* Learning and refinement of ontologies
* Natural language taxonomies modeled to Semantic Web ontologies
* Disambiguation through knowledge base
* Multilingual entity recognition and disambiguation
* Use cases of entity recognition for Linked Data applications
* Relationship extraction, slot filling
* Impact of entity linking on information retrieval, semantic search
* Conversion of NLP tools output to RDF (NIF, Lemon, OLiA, NERD)
* Usage of LOD data to improve performance of NLP processes
* Semantification of Web pages such as blogs, forum, etc.
* Evaluation of new and existing tools across different domains and types of discourse

We invite submissions of regular technical papers (max. 12 pages), position papers (max. 4 pages). All submissions will be reviewed by at least three program committee members, and will be assessed based on their novelty, technical quality, potential impact, and clarity of writing. The workshop proceedings will be published as a volume at CEUR Workshop Proceedings. Please, submit in PDF format to: Submissions must be in PDF formatted in the style of the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). For details on the LNCS style, see Springer’s Author Instructions.

* Jul 31, 2012: submission deadline technical & position papers
* Aug 21, 2012: notifications for research papers
* Sep 10, 2012: camera-ready papers due


Giuseppe Rizzo, EURECOM, France;
Pablo N. Mendes, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany;
Eric Charton, CRIM, Centre de Recherche Informatique de Montréal, Canada;
Sebastian Hellmann, AKSW, Universität Leipzig, Germany;
Aditya Kalyanpur, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA

* Caroline Barriere, Centre de Recherche Informatique de Montréal, DETI, Canada
* Frédéric Béchet, Université d'Aix-Marseille, LIF, France
* Andreas Blumauer, Semantic Web Company
* Paul Buitelaar, DERI/National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
* Philipp Cimiano, CITEC, University of Bielefeld, Germany
* Eric de la Clergerie, INRIA, France
* Christian Dirschl, Wolters Kluwer, Germany
* Benoit Favre, Université d'Aix-Marseille, LIF, France
* Michel Gagnon, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
* Daniel Gerber, AKSW, Universität Leipzig, Germany
* Claudio Giuliano, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
* Daniel Hladky, Ontos AG
* Guy Lapalme, Université de Montréal, RALI-DIRO, Canada
* Paul McNamee, Johns Hopkins University, USA
* Edgar Meij, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
* Marie-Jean Meurs, Semantic Software Lab, CSFG, Concordia University, Canada
* Meenakshi Nagarajan, IBM Research, USA
* Axel Ngonga, AKSW, Universität Leipzig, Germany
* Cartic Ramakrishnan, ISI, University of Southern California, USA
* Harald Sack, HPI, University of Potsdam, Germany
* Benoit Sagot, INRIA, France
* Felix Sasaki, DFKI-LT, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Germany
* Tomas Steiner, Universitat de Catalunya, Spain
* Fabian Suchanek, Max-Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbrücken, Germany
* Vojtech Svatek, University of Economics, Prague
* Krishnaprasad Thirunarayan, Wright State University, USA
* Andraz Tori, Zemanta
* Marieke Van Erp, VU University Amsterdam
* Ruben Verborgh, IBBT, Ghent University, Belgium
* Mateja Verlic, Zemanta
* Gerhard Weikum, Max-Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbrücken, Germany
* Feiyu Xu, DFKI-LT, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Germany

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