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2nd Call for Papers: 4th Int’l. Workshop on Data Extraction and Object Search (DEOS’14) at WWW’14

From: Tim Furche <tim@furche.net>
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:17:50 +0000
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To: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
DEOS 2014: Fourth Workshop on Data Extraction and Object Search (April 7)
in conjunction with WWW'14, April 7-11, Seoul, South Korea.

We are thrilled to announce that Kevin C. Chang, UIUC, and Luna Dong,
Google, will join us to give keynotes at DEOS’14. We have also moved
the paper submission deadline to Jan 14th.

Important Dates
Paper submission: *Jan 14, 2014 (23:59 Hawaii Standard Time)* (updated!)
Paper notification: *Feb 4, 2014*
Paper camera-ready copy: *Feb 12, 2014* (hard deadline)
Workshop date: April 7, 2014

The Fourth International Workshop on “Data Extraction and Object
Search” (DEOS 2014) will take place as a satellite event of WWW 2014
in Seoul, South Korea, on April 7th, 2014.

Web data extraction is witnessing a renaissance. In an increasing
number of applications such as price intelligence or predictive
analytics, the value of data-driven approaches has been conclusively
proven. However, the necessary data is often available only as HTML,
e.g., in form of online shops of competitors that can serve as sources
for pricing and offer data. DEOS is a regular forum for researchers
and practitioners in data extraction and object search, to present and
discuss ongoing work on data extraction and object search for
products, events, reviews, and other types of structured data on the

This is the fourth installation of DEOS, the first held in Como in
2010, the second in Vienna in 2011, the third in Oxford in 2013. The
workshop is supported by the ERC DIADEM grant
(http://diadem.cs.ox.ac.uk/) and the Oxford Martin school
(http://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/). There is a small amount of travel
support available from the sponsors.

This installment of the workshop places a particular emphasis on
benchmarking and effective evaluation measures for data extraction.

The topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
* Large-scale data extraction approaches capable of dealing with a
large number of websites without per-site supervision.
* Object identification and extraction approaches in domains such as
products, events, reviews, forum posts, ...
* Reducing and simplifying supervision in wrapper induction and the
use of crowdsourcing.
* Automatic crawling and exploration of web interfaces with a
particular focus on highly-visual, scripted web applications.
* Information extraction meets data extraction including approaches
that integrate information extraction, e.g., from product titles, with
data extraction for mutual verification of the data.
* Automated data extraction approaches that identify wrappers fully
automatically at high accuracy.
* Integration and cleaning of extracted web data for object search
including approaches or tools for deduplication (intra- and
inter-site) and for reconciliation of conflicting attribute values.
* Object search approaches and systems that provide a search interface
to data extracted from the web.
* Evaluation, benchmarking, and replicability in web data extraction
and object search.


DEOS’14 welcomes the submission of theoretical, experimental,
methodological as well as application papers. Benchmark papers are
particularly encouraged and demonstration papers are also welcome.

Submitted papers should be up to 6 pages (4 pages for demo proposals,
work in progress, or vision papers) maximum in length. All submitted
papers must be written in English;  contain author names,
affiliations, and email addresses; be formatted according to the ACM
SIG Proceedings template
(http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates) with a
font size no smaller than 9pt; and be in PDF (make sure that the PDF
can be viewed on any platform), and formatted for US Letter size.

All papers should be submitted online on the workshop submission
website: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=deos14.

Further information is available at http://diadem.cs.ox.ac.uk/deos14/.

Tim Furche, University of Oxford, <tim@furche.net>
Giorgio Orsi, University of Oxford, <giorgio.orsi@cs.ox.ac.uk>
Paolo Merialdo, Università Roma Tre, <merialdo@dia.uniroma3.it>
Valter Crescenzi, Università Roma Tre, <crescenz@dia.uniroma3.it>

Program Committee (under construction)
Denilson Barbosa (University of Alberta)
Michael Benedikt (Oxford University)
Kalina Bontcheva (Univ. Sheffield)
Rui Cai (Microsoft Research Asia)
Stefano Ceri (Politecnico di Milano)
Alexandra Cristea (Warwick Univ.)
Sergio Flesca (Univ. Cosenza)
Wolfgang Gatterbauer (CMU)
Anna Gentile (Univ. Sheffield)
Xiaonan Guo (Oxford University)
Giovanni Grasso (Oxford University)
Scott Hale (Oxford Internet Institute)
Tamir Hassan (Univ. Konstanz)
Jun Hong (Univ. of Belfast)
Alberto Laender (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais)
Frederick Lochovsky (HKUST)
Thomas Lukasiewicz (Oxford University)
Roberto Navigli (La Sapienza, Rome)
Pierre Senellart (Telekom Paris)
Christian Schallhart (Oxford University)
Davood Rafiei (University of Alberta)
Sebastien Richard (EXALEAD)
Mike Rosner (Univ. Malta)
Weifeng Su (BNU-HKBU United International College)
Oleg V. Ukhno (Yandex)
Ce Zhang (Univ. Washington)
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