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Semantic Web Mining - Workshop at ECML/PKDD

From: Siegfried Handschuh <handschuh@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 10 May 2001 15:39:55 +0200
To: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>, <www-rdf-logic@w3.org>

                                Workshop on

                          SEMANTIC WEB MINING

                            in conjunction with the
   12th European Conference on Machine Learning (ECML'01)
       5th European Conference on Principles and Practice
          of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (PKDD'01)
               September 3-7, 2001, Freiburg, Germany

                              --- Call for Papers ---

The workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners
from the two fastly developing research areas Semantic Web and
Web Mining. One can improve the results of Web Mining by
exploiting the new semantic structures in the web. Furthermore, Web
Mining can help to build the Semantic Web.

The Semantic Web is based on a vision of Tim Berners-Lee. He
suggests to enrich the web by machine processable information
which is organized on different levels (see
www.w3.org/DesignIssues/Semantic.html). For Web Mining, the
levels from XML and RDF to ontologies and logics are of particular
interest. Web Mining applies data mining techniques on the web.
Three areas can be distinguished: Web usage mining analyzes the
user behavior, web structure mining explores the hyperlink structure,
and web content mining exploits the contents of the documents in
the web.

In the workshop, we want to discuss the use of XML, RDF,
ontologies, and logics for the three web mining areas; and the
support of web mining techniques for building (XML and RDF)
schemes and ontologies. There are quite a number of people from
different communities that approach the field of Semantic Web
Mining from different, interesting angles. The goal of the workshop is
to establish communiction between these communities.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Concept Taxonomies (e.g. product hierarchies) and Web Mining
- Using the Syntactic Layer (XML) for Semantic Web Mining
- Using the Vocabulary Layer (e.g. RDF-Schema) for
  Semantic Web Mining
- Using the Logical Layer (e.g. Description Logics/OIL) for
  Semantic Web Mining
- User Profiling, Segmentation and Interpretation with
  Background Knowledge
- Using Background Knowledge for Web Mining
- Metadata-based Text Mining
- Text Mining for Creating Metadata
- Learning Taxonomies and Ontologies from the Web
- Metadata Harvesting
- Information Extraction with Machine Learning

We invite contributions that advance the state-of-the-art in topics
related to the purpose of the workshop. Persons interested in
participating should submit either a technical paper (less than 6000
words) or a position paper (less than 1500 words) addressing new
research issues. In addition, we solicit proposals for panel
discussions. Submit before June 8, 2001 in electronic form (strongly
preferred!) in postscript or pdf to: hotho@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de.
Although not required for the initial submission, we recommend to
use the IJCAI 2001 style (http://ijcai.org/data/), as this will be the
required format for accepted papers.

Alternatively, printed copies can be sent to:
Andreas Hotho
Institute AIFB
University of Karlsruhe
76128 Karlsruhe, Germany

People who want to attend the workshop have to be registered to the
main conference ECML/PKDD-2001. Workshop proceedings will be
distributed among registered participants at the workshop. The
conference will probably provide a joint paper style for the
proceedings. In addition, there will be a joint Web-publication of all
the workshop proceedings after the
conference. Hence, electronic submissions to the workshops are
strongly encouraged.


Deadline for paper submission: 8 June 2001
Notification of acceptance: 29 June 2001
Deadline for final contributions: 13 July 2001

Organizing Committee

Gerd Stumme
AIFB, Universität Karlsruhe
D-76128 Karlsruhe, Germany
email: stumme@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de

Andreas Hotho
AIFB, Universität Karlsruhe
D-76128 Karlsruhe, Germany
email: hotho@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de

Bettina Berendt
Abteilung Pädagogik und Informatik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 7
D-10117 Berlin
email: berendt@educat.hu-berlin.de

Program Committee

Soumen Chakrabarti (Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay)
Rosine Cicchetti (Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille)
Stefan Decker (Stanford University, Palo Alto)
Ronen Feldman (Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan)
Klaus-Peter Huber (SAS, Heidelberg)
Alexander Mädche (Universität Karlsruhe)
Tom Mitchell (WhizBang! Labs, Pittsburgh)
Bamshad Mobasher (DePaul University, Chicago)
Katharina Morik (Universität Dortmund)
Claire Nedellec (Université Paris Sud)
Myra Spiliopoulou (Universität Leipzig)
Rudi Studer (Universität Karlsruhe)
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