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LINGUIST List 21.31

Tue Jan 05 2010

Calls: Computational Ling, Text/Corpus Ling/Belgium

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        1.    Roser Morante, Advances in Bio Text Mining

Message 1: Advances in Bio Text Mining
Date: 22-Dec-2009
From: Roser Morante <Roser.Moranteua.ac.be>
Subject: Advances in Bio Text Mining
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Full Title: Advances in Bio Text Mining
Short Title: BioTM 2010

Date: 10-May-2010 - 11-May-2010
Location: Ghent, Belgium
Contact Person: Roser Morante
Meeting Email: biotm2010gmail.com
Web Site: http://www.clips.ua.ac.be/BioTM2010/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Apr-2010

Meeting Description:

Workshop BioTM-2010
Advances in Bio Text Mining
May 10-11, 2010, Ghent, Belgium
http://www.clips.ua.ac.be/BioTM2010/index.html

This workshop aims to provide a broad view on text mining tools in biology and
biomedicine. We are reaching out to a broad public, including researchers with
an interest in text mining but with little or no experience in this domain. To
this end, the workshop will start with an extensive tutorial on text mining in
the bio-sciences, providing sufficient background knowledge for novices. Next, a
number of keynote talks will be given by leading scientists, presenting the
latest advances in the field. Furthermore, participants are highly encouraged to
submit an abstract describing their own work. They will be given the opportunity
to present this work in 5min flash presentations, as well as to present a poster
during the coffee and lunch breaks.

Call for Papers

Abstracts are invited for the two-day workshop to be held in Ghent on the 10th
and 11th of July 2010.

Text mining has become indispensible in many biological and biomedical sciences.
Having to keep up with an increasing number of publications, text mining
techniques enable retrieval and analysis of large amounts of documents in a
fully automated fashion. They allow for extraction of facts described in the
literature that have not yet been recorded in databases, thus providing a
necessary tool to obtain a complete overview of all available knowledge.

Recently, the application of text mining and natural language processing
techniques to the biological and medical sciences has received increasing
interest. In addition to many new workshops and conferences arising in this
domain, recently also a number of community-wide tasks were conducted to
benchmark text mining techniques on specific challenges (e.g. BioCreative,
BioNLP Shared Task, ...).

By discussing the latest developments and potentially new applications in text
mining amongst scientists in both academia and industry, this workshop aims to
provide a broad view on text mining tools in biology and biomedicine. We are
reaching out to a broad public, including researchers with an interest in text
mining but with little or no experience in this domain. To this end, the
workshop will start with an extensive tutorial on text mining in the
bio-sciences, providing sufficient background knowledge for novices.

Next, a number of keynote talks will be given by leading scientists, presenting
the latest advances in the field. Furthermore, participants are highly
encouraged to submit an abstract describing their own work. They will be given
the opportunity to present this work in 5min flash presentations, as well as to
present a poster during the coffee and lunch breaks.

Finally, we plan on having a round-table discussion about the broader
applicability of text-mining tools in the biological sciences, trying to bridge
the gap between theoretical algorithms and experimental work.

Scope
Submissions should present work related to any aspect of biomedical text mining
and bioinformatics. Additionally, we strongly encourage submissions that
describe shortcomings of current existing techniques, tools, or resources, in
order to detect problematic issues and work towards their improvement.

Submissions
Participants are encouraged to submit a poster to the workshop in order to
present their work to the audience. Posters will be first introduced in a five
minute bullet talk and then they will be presented in a poster session.
Submitted posters will be reviewed by the organising committee. Submission is
blind.

An abstract of the poster of maximum 500 words should be submitted to the
following e-mail address in pdf format: biotm2010gmail.com

Important Dates
1 April 2010: Submission deadline
15 April 2010: Notification of acceptance
10-11 May 2010: Workshop in Ghent

Organisation / Program Committee
Yvan Saeys
Sofie Van Landeghem

Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Genomics group
VIB Department of Plant Systems Biology
Ghent University
Belgium

Walter Daelemans
Roser Morante
Vincent Van Asch

CLiPS - Text Mining Group
Faculty of Arts
University of Antwerp
Belgium
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