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Wed Feb 9 2000

Confs: Computational Linguistics: RIAO 2000

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  1. Karim Chibout, Comp Ling: Content-Based Multimedia Information Access (RIAO'2000)

Message 1: Comp Ling: Content-Based Multimedia Information Access (RIAO'2000)

Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2000 16:10:21 -0500
From: Karim Chibout <>
Subject: Comp Ling: Content-Based Multimedia Information Access (RIAO'2000)

RIAO 2000

6th Conference on
"Content-Based Multimedia Information Access"

College de France

Paris, France

April 12-14, 2000

Advance Program

Organized by:

Centre de Hautes Etudes Internationales d'Informatique Documentaire
(C.I.D., France)


Center for the Advanced Study of Information Systems, Inc
(C.A.S.I.S., USA)

Under the sponsorship of :

the European Commission,
the French Ministry of Education, Research and Technology,
the DGA, the CEA, ELRA and ELSNET

With the collaboration of:

AII, ASIS, ESCA and AUF/Francil

For the detailed Advance Program, please visit our Web site:

The theme of the conference is "Content-Based Multimedia Information
Access". The conference scope will range from the traditional processing of
text documents to the rapidly growing field of automatic indexing and
retrieval of images and speech and, more generally, to all processing of
audio-visual and multimedia information on various distribution venues,
including the Net. The conference is of interest for several scientific
communities, including Information Retrieval, Natural Language Processing,
Spoken Language Processing, Computer Vision, Human-Computer Interaction and
Digital Libraries. RIAO 2000 will, thereby, serve as a forum for
cross-discipline initiatives and innovative applications.

RIAO 2000 will present recent scientific progress, demonstrations of
prototypes resulting from this research as well as the most innovative
products now appearing on the market.

The RIAO (Recherche d'Informations Assistee par Ordinateur = Computer-
Assisted Information Retrieval) International Conference is held every 3
years. Sites for the conference have been Grenoble, France (1985), M.I.T.,
Cambridge, Mass. USA (1988), Barcelona, Spain (1991), Rockefeller
University, New York, N.Y., USA (1994) and McGill University, Montreal,
Quebec, Canada (1997).

The Conference Advance Program is highlighted by contributions of authors
from 26 countries. The program includes 2 invited speakers, 3 panel
sessions, 3 plenary sessions, 8 poster sessions and 16 oral sessions.
Among all sessions are 146 papers (73 oral and 73 poster presentations),
providing a unique opportunity to present and discuss in depth the
state-of-the-art in this rapidly growing scientific and technological field.

There will also be many innovative application demonstrations presented by
companies from different countries. The application committee has already
selected 19 of them covering various applications such as crosslingual
English-Arabic Internet search, recognition of printed and handwritten
texts, television archives retrieval, sign language indexing, machine
translation, etc.

The RIAO 2000 Conference Advance Program includes sessions on the following

*Plenary sessions:

- Content-Based Information Access: from Text to Speech, Image and
- The Web and the Electronic Book
- Radio & TV Broadcast Retrieval

* Oral and Poster sessions:

Document Processing:

- Navigation, User Adaptation & Document Creation
- Combining Image & Language

Information Retrieval:

- Internet & Cross-Language Information Retrieval
- Information Retrieval Systems & Techniques
- Interactive & Multimedia Information Retrieval
- Information Retrieval Methods
- Classification & Clustering
- Filtering, NLP & Text Retrieval
- Information Visualization

Spoken Language and Audio Processing:

- Speech and Information Retrieval
- Speech & Multimedia Processing Techniques
- Musical Information Processing

Natural Language Processing:

- Multilingual Document Handling & Machine Translation
- Terminology
- NLP Techniques for Document Processing
- NLP Methods

Image processing:

- Scanned Document Analysis
- Image & Video Processing Techniques
- Image Indexing, Browsing & Retrieval
- Video Indexing, Browsing & Retrieval

- System Architecture, Usage and Applications

- Evaluation and Best Practice

* Panel sessions:

- Multilingual Information Access
- Information Retrieval Evaluation Worldwide
- Usage of Information Retrieval Systems

For more information on the program, conference location and registration,
please visit our Web site :

or contact us at:

- For all scientific and technical matters:

- For all organizational and practical matters:

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BP 133
91403 Orsay Cedex (France)
T�l.: (33/0) 1 69 85 80 85
Fax: (33/0) 1 69 85 80 88

Karim Chibout
B.P. 133
91403 Orsay Cedex
Phone: (+33/0)
fax: (+33/0)

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