LINGUIST List 13.3168

Tue Dec 3 2002

Confs: Natural Language and Information Systems

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  1. f.meziane, Applications of Natural Language to Information Systems, Germany

Message 1: Applications of Natural Language to Information Systems, Germany

Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2002 11:26:12 +0000
From: f.meziane <>
Subject: Applications of Natural Language to Information Systems, Germany

8th International Conference on Applications of Natural Language to
Information Systems

Short Title: NLDB'03
Location: Burg, Germany
Date: 23-Jun-2003 - 25-Jun-2003 
Web Site:
Contact Person: Bernhard Thalheim
Meeting Email:
Linguistic Subfield: Computational Linguistics

Meeting Description: 

Since 1995 the NLDB conference aims at bringing together researchers,
industrial and potential users interested in various applications of

The integration of databases and natural language has been an utopia
for a long time. Nowadays, this is an accessible convergent point on
which a lot of researchers are focusing, mainly due to the large
progress of research in natural language and to the development of new
technologies which allow the storage of real semantic electronic
dictionaries. Each aspect of an information system life cycle may be
improved by natural language techniques: database design
(specification, validation, conflict resolution), database query
languages and application programming that use new software
engineering research (e.g. natural language program
specifications). 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. topic

The topics addressed by the conference include, but are not limited
to, applications of natural language to:

Natural Language for Web Information-Intensive Services 
Semantic information retrieval 
Semantic Web 
Semi-structered 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 
Natural Language in Conceptual Modeling 
Analsysis of natural language descriptions 
Requirement engineering 
Terminological ontologies 
Dynamic modeling 
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 
Large-Scale Online Linguistic Resources 
Electronic dictionaries 
Question-answer corpora 
Informal ontologies 
Linguistic databases 
Digital libraries 
Using Computational Linguistics for IS 
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
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