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CFP: Joint AKBC-WEKEX Workshop @ NAACL 2012; Deadline: April 6

From: Aditya Kalyanpur <adityak@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 20:38:26 -0500
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NAACL-HLT 2012 Joint Workshop on
Automatic Knowledge Base Construction and
Web-scale Knowledge Extraction (AKBC-WEKEX 2012)

June 7-8, 2012, Montreal, Canada

http://akbcwekex2012.wordpress.com/
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Recently, there has been a significant amount of interest in
automatically creating large-scale knowledge bases (KBs) from
unstructured text. The automatic construction of these KBs has been
enabled by research in areas including natural language processing,
information extraction, information integration, databases, search and
machine learning. There are substantial scientific and engineering
challenges in advancing and integrating such relevant methodologies.

This workshop aims to serve as a venue of excellence and vision in the
area of knowledge harvesting from text. With invited talks by leading
researchers from industry, academia, and the government, and by
focusing particularly on vision papers, we aim to provide a vivid
forum of discussion about the field of automated knowledge base
construction.

Topics of Interest

Topic of interest include, but are not limited to:

* information integration; schema alignment; ontology alignment;
 ontology construction
* monolingual alignment, alignment between knowledge bases and text
* joint inference between text interpretation and knowledge base
* pattern and semantic analysis of natural language, reading the web,
 learning by reading
* scalable computation; distributed computation; probabilistic databases
* information retrieval; search on mixtures of structured and unstructured data
* machine learning; unsupervised, lightly-supervised and
* distantly-supervised learning; learning from
 naturally-available data
* human-computer collaboration in KB construction; automated population of wikis
* dynamic data, online/on-the-fly adaptation of knowledge
* inference; scalable approximate inference
* languages, toolkits and systems for automated knowledge base construction
 demonstrations of existing automatically-built knowledge bases

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Important Dates
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April 6, 2012: Papers due
April 24, 2012: Notification of acceptance
May 7, 2012: Camera ready due
June 7-8, 2012: Workshop
Submission Information

We welcome ongoing and exciting preliminary work. We are particularly
interested in visionary paper submissions. Please format your papers
using the two-column NAACL-HLT 2012 proceedings format, and restrict
it to 4 pages (excluding references). All accepted papers will be
presented as posters. Additionally, the top 3 papers as determined by
the PC will also be presented in an oral session. Please submit your
papers at

https://www.softconf.com/naaclhlt2012/AKBCWEKEX2012/ by April 6, 2012.

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Invited Talks
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Bonnie Dorr (DARPA)
Oren Etzioni (UWashington)
James Fan & Aditya Kalyanpur (IBM Research)
Ed Hovy (USC ISI)
Andrew McCallum (UMass)
Tom Mitchell (CMU)
Patrick Pantel (Microsoft Research)
Fernando Pereira (Google Research)
Chris Re (UWisconsin)
Steffen Staab (U Koblenz)

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Organizing Committee
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James Fan (IBM Research)
Raphael Hoffman (UWashington)
Aditya Kalyanpur (IBM Research)
Sebastian Riedel (UMass Amherst)
Fabian Suchanek (MPI)
Partha Pratim Talukdar (CMU)

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Steering Committee
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Oren Etzioni (UWash)
Andrew McCallum (UMass)
Fernando Pereira (Google Research)
Gerhard Weikum (MPI)

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Program Committee
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Amol Deshpande (UMaryland)
Anhai Doan (UWisconsin Madison)
Tony Fader (UWash)
Zack Ives (UPenn)
Alon Halevy (Google Research)
Chris Re (UWisconsin Madison)
Alan Ritter (UWash)
Andrew McCallum (UMass)
Patrick Pantel (Microsoft Research)
Marius Pasca (Google Research)
Sunita Sarawagi (IIT Bombay)
Sameer Singh (UMass)
Gerhard Weikum (MPI)
Xiao Ling (UWash)
Limin Yao (UMass)
Ken Barker (IBM Research, US)
Alfio Gliozzo (IBM Research, US)
Soren Auer (University of Leipzig, Germany)
Peter Clark (Vulcan Inc, US)
Ed Hovy (USC/ISI, US)
Vladimir Kolovski (Novartis, US)
Goran Nenadic (University of Manchester, UK)
Martin Theobald (Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik, Germany)
Oren Etzioni (University of Washington)
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