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SADPI : Workshop On Semantically Aware Document Processing And Indexing

From: Lloyd Rutledge <Lloyd.Rutledge@cwi.nl>
Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 15:27:50 +0100 (CET)
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Call for Papers  SADPI International Workshop On Semantically Aware
Document Processing And Indexing
Montpellier France, May 21-22 2007

http://www.lirmm.fr/SADPI_07

Scientific background

Progress in the area of knowledge representation has made it possible to
develop methods for fine-grain, semantically rich indexing of multimedia
data.
At the same time, work on multi-structured documents has led to better
techniques for describing a number of aspects, including the narrative
structure, argument structure, and rhetorical structure of documents.
The combination of techniques emerging from these two areas of research
opens the way to a range of new applications and problems.  These
include the automatic or machine-assisted production of documents from
specifications in which the semantics of the contents, reasoning on
those semantics and the organization of the discourse play major roles.


Workshop Themes

The Workshop will be aimed at promoting discussion among active
researchers who are working on defining or making use of semantic
aspects of multimedia. While the theme is somewhat specific, the
workshop will also recognize the breadth of the topic. We plan to bring
together researchers from a variety of disciplines who may be using such
semantic structures in quite diverse fashions.
Furthermore, as its title suggests, the Workshop will be equally
concerned with two general application areas of these semantic
considerations:

         * Indexation: various aspects of multimedia document
indexation,
including techniques for knowledge representation, construction and use
of ontologies, implicit knowledge representation via inference rules,
etc.

         * Production: the generation and adaptation of documents, in
particular the specification of different parallel document structures,
their manipulation and their transformation.

     The processes of synthesizing or of transforming a document to meet
specific goals go well beyond a simple re-ordering or re-assembling of
existing document elements. Rather, one needs the ability to specify, to
capture and to represent the intention of the resulting communication,
and to incorporate this intention in the document production process.
Furthermore, appropriate re-use of elements from one document in a
second document requires a precise characterization of the structural
contexts in which these elements are used in the two documents. Thus,
the view is emerging of a document as comprising multiple related
syntactic and semantic structures, including semantic structures
describing rhetoric, argument, narrative, genre, and so on.
This multi-structured view of a document raises significant research
questions regarding both document production and indexation. These
questions are more significant in the case of multimedia documents. Such
problems and their inter-relationships constitute an area of research of
considerable current interest. An important goal of this Workshop is to
facilitate the interchange of expertise among experts working on
different aspects of these questions.
In addition to methods and techniques supporting the notion of
multi-structured document specification, production and indexing, the
workshop will also encourage submissions dealing with applications of
these ideas.
In addition to the value-added which this approach would bring to
existing multimedia data archives, potential applications include

         * the transformation of linear documents into hyper-documents,
for example, transforming a news broadcast into a website

         * the adaptation of multimedia documents, for viewing on a PDA
or a telephone or for meeting the needs of individuals with various type
of impairment,

         * production of personalized documents in computer assisted
education.


Workshop context

Progress in the area of knowledge representation has made it possible to
develop methods for fine-grain, semantically rich indexing of multimedia
data.
At the same time, work on multi-structured documents has led to better
techniques for describing a number of aspects, including the narrative
structure, argument structure, and rhetorical structure of documents.
The combination of techniques emerging from these two areas of research
opens the way to a range of new applications and problems. The Workshop
will be aimed at promoting discussion and facilitating the interchange
of expertise among experts working on different aspects of these
questions.**

List of Topics

The following list of topics is indicative of those of interest to the
workshop but is not intended to be exhaustive.

     * Models for multi-structured document
     * Classes of document structures
     * Types of and models for document semantics
     * Document structures supporting adaptation
     * Multi-structured document and structural computing
     * Formal questions: consistency, completeness, equivalence of
       document structures
     * Interaction between structures
     * Semantic and knowledge-based annotations
     * Semantic-driven multimedia indexing and retrieval
     * Construction and use of ontologies for documents
     * Knowledge-based inference for annotation and retrieval
     * Models for document genres
     * Designing with genres
     * Semantics driven structure editing
     * Authoring techniques
     * Tools supporting multi-structure document manipulation and
indexing
     * Semantic-driven multimedia presentation generation
     * Semantically aware document production from archives
     * Transformational approaches

* *
Paper Submission details

Potential authors are invited to submit original papers describing work
in the above areas which is complete or in progress.  Papers submitted
to SADPI must not have appeared elsewhere and may not be submitted
elsewhere while under consideration for acceptance at SADPI.  All papers
will be subject to review.


Important dates

The deadline for paper submissions is February 15, 2007;  full
submission details, including format and means of submission, will be
available at a later date

Authors will be notified of the acceptance or otherwise of their papers
by March 30, 2007:

Final version (camera ready) of paper is due April 30, 2007; this date
cannot be postponed.

The SADPI workshop takes place in Montpellier, May 21-22, 2007.
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