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Call for Participation: Knowledge Extraction and Consolidation from Social Media (KECSM2012) @ ISWC2012

From: Stefan Dietze <dietze@l3s.de>
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2012 09:57:55 +0200
Message-ID: <50752A83.7040109@l3s.de>
To: Public LOD community <public-lod@w3.org>, "semantic-web@w3.org" <semantic-web@w3.org>
[Apologies for cross-posting]

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1st International Workshop on Knowledge Extraction and Consolidation 
from Social Media (KECSM2012)
- http://blogs.ecs.soton.ac.uk/knowledgeextraction/ -

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


OVERVIEW
========
The main focus of KECSM is on innovative approaches to knowledge 
extraction and consolidation from unstructured social media, in 
particular from degraded user-generated content (text, images, video) 
such as tweets, blog posts, forums and user-generated visual media. 
KECSM will provide an interactive forum to present novel works from the 
fields of (a) data analysis and knowledge extraction, and (b) data 
enrichment, interlinking and consolidation. It will equally consider the 
application perspective, such as the innovative use of extracted 
knowledge to navigate, explore or visualise previously unstructured and 
disparate Web content.


PROGRAMME
=========
14:00 – 15.00 Welcome & Keynote

15:00 – 15:30 Paper Session 1
* Yannis Stavrakas and Vassilis Plachouras – “A Platform for Supporting 
Data Analytics on Twitter: Challenges and Objectives” (short paper)
* Thomas Steiner and Stefan Mirea – “SEKI@home, or Crowdsourcing an Open 
Knowledge Graph API“ (short paper)
* Jennifer Sleeman and Tim Finin – “Position Paper: Cluster-based 
Instance Consolidation For Subsequent Matching” (short paper)

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:50 Paper Session 2
* Heather S. Packer, Jonathon Hare, Sina Samangooei and Paul Lewis – 
“Semantically Tagging Images of Landmarks” (short paper)
* Victoria Uren and Aba-Sah Dadzie – “Ageing Factor: a Potential 
Altmetric for Observing Events and Attention Spans in Social Media”
* Julien Subercaze and Christophe Gravier – “Lifting user generated 
comments to SIOC”
* Samuel Alan Stewart, Maia Elizabeth von Maltzahn and Syed Sibte Raza 
Abidi – “Comparing Metamap to MGrep as a Tool for Mapping Free Text to 
Formal Medical Lexions”
* Andrea Varga, Amparo E. Cano and Fabio Ciravegna – “Exploring the 
Similarity between Social Knowledge Sources and Twitter for Cross-domain 
Topic Classification”

17:50 – 18:00 Wrap-up and Best Paper Award


KEYNOTE
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Seth Grimes – “Who’s doing What for Whom, and How? The Social Media 
Analysis Solution Space”

Seth Grimes is a business analytics strategist based near Washington DC. 
Seth consults via Alta Plana Corporation and writes for industry 
publications that include InformationWeek, Social Media Explorer, Social 
Media Today, the BeyeNETWORK, and CustomerThink. He organizes the 
Sentiment Analysis Symposium and was founding chair of the Text 
Analytics Summit, 2005-12. Seth is the leading industry analyst covering 
text analytics, and consults, writes, and speaks on business 
intelligence, data management and analysis systems, text mining, 
visualization, and related topics. He holds a master’s in mathematics 
from the Univ. of Washington and a undergraduate degree in philosophy 
and mathematics from Wesleyan Univ.


WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS
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* Diana Maynard, University of Sheffield (United Kingdom);
* Stefan Dietze, L3S Research Center (Germany);
* Wim Peters, University of Sheffield (United Kingdom);
* Jonathon Hare, Southampton University (United Kingdom)


PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
===================
* Harith Alani, The Open University, United Kingdom
* Sören Auer, University of Leipzig, Germany
* Uldis Bojars, University of Latvia, Latvia
* John Breslin, NUIG, Ireland
* Mathieu d'Aquin, The Open University, United Kingdom
* Daniela Giordano, University of Catania, Italy
* Alejandro Jaimes, Yahoo! Research Barcelona, ES
* Paul Lewis, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
* Veronique Malaise, Elsevier, The Netherlands
* Pavel Mihaylov, Ontotext, Bulgaria
* Wolfgang Nejdl, L3S Research Center, Germany
* Jose San Pedro, Penn State University, USA/Telefonica Research, Spain
* Thomas Risse, L3S Research Center, Germany
* Matthew Rowe, The Open University, United Kingdom
* Claus Stadler, University of Leipzig, Germany
* Milan Stankovic, Hypios, France
* Thomas Steiner, Google Germany, Germany
* Nina Tahmasebi, L3S Research Center, Germany
* Raphael Troncy, Eurecom, France
* Anita de Waard, Elsevier, The Netherlands
* Claudia Wagner, Joanneum Research, Austria

For further questions please contact the organisers via 
kecsm2012@easychair.org.
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