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From: Elisabeth Metais <metais@cnam.fr>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 20:53:15 +0100
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9th International Conference on Application of Natural Language to
Information Systems

June 23-25 2004, Salford, Manchester, UK.

Call for papers
Since 1995, the NLDB conference aims at bringing together researcher,
industrials and potential users interested in various application of Natural
Language in the Database and Information Systems fields.

The integration of databases and natural language has been an utopia for
many years. However, progress has been made and this is now an established
field thanks to developments in Natural Language and technologies that made
the storage and manipulation of large electronic dictionaries possible. As
Information Systems are now evolving into the communication area, the term
databases should be considered in the broader sense of information and
communication systems

The use of Natural Language in Software Engineering has contributed to both
improving the development process from the viewpoints of developers (improve
the process of conceptual modelling, validation, etc) and the usability of
applications by users (natural language query interfaces, semantic webs,

Important Dates:
§        Full paper submission, extended deadline: February 29, 2004
§        Notification of acceptance: March 31, 2004
§        Camera-ready papers: April 20, 2004

Proceedings Publication:
§                   The proceedings of NLDB04 will be published by Springer
in their LNCS series
§            The best 5 papers will be selected for publication in a special
issue of the Data and Knowledge Engineering Journal


§        Natural Language for Web Services

(Semantic information retrieval, Semantic Web, Semi-structured models and
associated languages, Web usage, content and structure mining for
discovering semantics, Concept taxonomies and web mining, Learning
taxonomies and ontologies from the web, Information extraction with machine
learning, Document classification and indexation)

§        Natural Language in Conceptual Modelling

(Analysis of natural language descriptions, Requirement engineering,
Terminological ontologies, Paraphrasing, Dynamic modelling, Verification,
consistency checking, Metadata harvesting)

§        Natural Language Interfaces for Data Base Querying/Retrieval

(Natural languages interfaces for database querying, Verification of
database queries by paraphrasing, Semantic analysis for information
retrieval, NL interaction with databases)

§        Natural Language-Based Integration of Systems

(Linguistic aspects of view integration, Linguistic aspects of data
warehouses, Natural language queries to multi-databases systems, Data
integration and data cleansing, Ontology driven integration, Ontology

§        Large Scale on-line Resources

(Electronic dictionaries, Question-answer corpora, Informal ontologies,
Linguistic databases, Digital libraries)

§        Application of Computational Linguistics in Information Systems

(Multilingual information systems, NLP in requirements engineering, NLP in
knowledge management, Ontology-driven NLP, Semiotics and fundamentals)

§        Management of Textual Databases

(Text classification, Information extraction and detection, Text mining for
creating metadata, Document management, Hypertext and Hyperbases)

Conference Organisation

Conference Chair
Elisabeth Métais, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers de Paris,

Program Committee Chair
Farid Meziane, University of Salford, UK.

Program Committee
Diego Mollá Aliod, Macquarie University, Australia
Kenji Araki, Hokkaido University, Japan
Mokrane Bouzeghoub, PRiSM, Université de Versailles, France
Fabio Ciravegna, University of Sheffield, UK
Gary A Coen, Boeing, USA
Isabelle Comyn-Wattiau, CEDRIC/CNAM, France
Antje Düsterhöft, University of Wismar, Germany
Günther Fliedl, Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Alexander Gelbukh, Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Mexico
Nicola Guarino, CNR, Italy
Rafael Muñoz Guillena, Universidad de Alicante, Spain
Jon Atle Gulla, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Mohammed Harmain, United Arab Emirates University, UAE
Helmut Horacek, Universität des Saarlandes, Germany
Paul Johannesson, Stockholm University, Sweden
Zoubida Kedad, PRiSM, Université de Versailles, France
Leila Kosseim, Concordia University, Canada.
Nadira Lammari, CEDRIC/CNAM, France
Winfried Lenders, Universität Bonn, Germany
Jana Lewerenz, sd&m Düsseldorf, Germany
Robert Luk, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Heinrich C. Mayr, Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Paul McFetridge, Simon Frazer University, Canada
Elisabeth Metais, CEDRIC/CNAM , France
Farid Meziane, Salford University, UK
Luisa Mich, University of Trento, Italy.
Ana Maria Moreno, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Jian-Yun Nie, Université de Montréal, Canada
Manual Palomar, Universidad de Alicante, Spain
Odile Piton, Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, France
Reind van de Riet, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Hae-Chang Rim, Korea University, Korea
Tim Ritchings, University of Salford, UK
Hongchi Shi, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA
Niculae Stratica, Concordia University, Canada
Vijay Sugumaran, Oakland University Rochester, USA
Veda Storey, Georgia State University, USA
Lua Km Teng, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Bernhard Thalheim, University of Cottbus, Germany
Babis Theodoulidis, UMIST, UK
Sunil Vadera, University of Salford, UK
Ronald Wagner, University of Linz, Austria
Hans Weigand, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Werner Winiwarter, University of Vienna, Austria
Stanislaw Wrycza, University of Gdansk, Poland
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