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Louhi 2014 : EACL 2014 Workshop - The Fifth International Workshop on Health Text Mining and Information Analysis


When Apr 27, 2014 - Apr 27, 2014
Where Gothenburg, Sweden
Submission Deadline Jan 23, 2014
Notification Due Feb 20, 2014
Final Version Due Mar 3, 2014
Categories    NLP

Call For Papers

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EACL 2014 Workshop - The Fifth International Workshop on Health Text
Mining and Information Analysis (Louhi 2014)

Location: EACL 2014, in Gothenburg, Sweden (April 27, 2014)

Submission deadline: January 23, 2014

** Call for Papers **

The Fifth International Workshop on Health Text Mining and Information
Analysis provides an interdisciplinary forum for researchers interested in
automated processing of health documents. Health documents encompass
electronic health records, clinical guidelines, spontaneous reports for
pharmacovigilance, biomedical literature, health forums/blogs or any other
type of health-related documents. The Louhi workshop series started in 2008
in Turku, Finland and has previously been organized four times. Louhi 2010
was co-located with NAACL in Los Angeles and Louhi 2011 with Artificial
Intelligence in Medicine (AIME) in Bled, Slovenia. The latest edition, Louhi
2013, was held in Sydney.

Louhi 2014 is soliciting long and short papers describing original research.
Long papers (8 pages excluding references) must describe substantial and
completed work. Short papers (4 pages excluding references) typically
describe a focused contribution, a negative result, a software package or work
in progress. The areas include, but are not limited to, the following language
processing techniques and related areas:

* Techniques supporting information extraction, e.g. named entity
recognition, negation and uncertainty detection
* Classification and text mining applications (e.g. diagnostic classifications
such as ICD-10 and nursing intensity scores) and problems (e.g. handling of
unbalanced data sets)
* Text representation, including dealing with data sparsity and dimensionality
* Domain adaptation, e.g. adaptation of standard NLP tools (incl. tokenizers,
PoS-taggers, etc) to the medical domain
* Information fusion, i.e. integrating data from various sources, e.g.
structured and narrative documentation
* Unsupervised methods, including distributional semantics
* Evaluation, gold/reference standard construction and annotation
* Syntactic, semantic and pragmatic analysis of health documents
* Anonymization / de-identification of health records and ethics
* Supporting the development of medical terminologies and ontologies
* Individualization of content, consumer health vocabularies, summarization
and simplification of text
* NLP for supporting documentation and decision making practices
* Predictive modeling of adverse events, e.g. adverse drug events and hospital
acquired infections

We welcome submissions on topics related to text mining of health
documents, particularly emphasizing multidisciplinary aspects of health
documentation and the interplay between nursing and medical sciences,
information systems, computational linguistics and computer science. We also
encourage submissions reporting on work for minor languages, representing
the diverse challenge that traits in different languages pose to common tasks.

** Important Dates **

Long and short paper submission deadline: 23 January 2014
Notification to authors: 20 February 2014
Paper camera-ready due: 3 March 2014
Workshop: 27 April 2014

** Submission Instructions **

For Louhi 2014, the following two types of submissions will be accepted: long
papers (8 pages excluding references) and short papers (4 pages excluding

Submissions go through a rigorous, double-blind review process, where each
submission is reviewed by three program committee members. The initial
manuscript submission should therefore not include acknowledgments,
authors' names or affiliations. Extensive referring to own previous work
should also be avoided. The submissions will be judged on originality,
relevance, technical quality and presentation.

Accepted papers will be presented by the authors in a regular workshop
session. All accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings.
Similar to previous Louhi workshops, authors of selected papers will be
offered the possibility to submit extended papers for potential publication in
a special issue of a high-impact journal, e.g. Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
as for Louhi 2013.

Louhi 2014 will only accept electronic submission via its START submission
system (a link will soon appear on the workshop Web page). The submissions
should be in PDF format and anonymized for review. All submissions must
follow the EACL 2014 formatting requirements (available on the EACL 2014
website). We strongly advise the use of the Word or LaTeX template files
provided by EACL 2014:

Submitted papers should describe original work. Simultaneous submission to
other forums (e.g. other conferences with published proceedings) is not
allowed. A significant overlap in content with previously published work
should be clearly indicated to the program committee.

** Invited Speaker **

Sophia Ananiadou, professor in the School of Computer Science at the
University of Manchester and director of the National Centre for Text Mining

** Organizers **

Louhi 2014 is organized by the Clinical Text Mining Group at the Department
of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV) at Stockholm University.

Chair: Sumithra Velupillai
Program Co-chairs: Hercules Dalianis, Maria Kvist and Martin Duneld
Publication Chair: Martin Duneld
Local Organization Chairs: Maria Skeppstedt and Aron Henriksson

** Programme Committee **

Anette Hulth, Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control, Karolinska
Institutet, Sweden
Antti Airola, University of Turku, Finland
Barbro Back, Åbo Akademi University, Finland
Beáta Megyesi, Uppsala University, Sweden
David Martinez, NICTA, Australia
Dimitris Kokkinakis, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Filip Ginter, University of Turku, Finland
Gintaré Grigonyté, Stockholm University, Sweden
Hanna Suominen, NICTA, Australia
Henning Müller, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland,
Jon D. Patrick, Health Language Laboratories, Australia
Jong C. Park, KAIST Computer Science, Korea
Jussi Karlgren, KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Lawrence Cavedon, RMIT University, Australia
Mats Wirén, Stockholm University, Stockholm
Özlem Uzuner, MIT, USA
Pierre Zweigenbaum, LIMSI, Computer Sciences Laboratory for Mechanics and
Engineering Sciences, France
Richárd Farkas, Institute of Informatics, Hungary
Sabine Bergler, Concordia University, Canada
Sampo Pyysalo, University of Tokyo, Japan
Sanna Salanterä, University of Turku, Finland
Sophia Ananiadou, University of Manchester, U.K.
Stefan Schulz, Graz General Hospital and University Clinics, Austria
Stephen Anthony, The Kirby Institute for infection and immunity in society,
Tapio Salakoski, University of Turku, Finland
Thomas Brox Røst, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Wray Buntine, NICTA, Australia

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