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Thu Jan 21 2010

Calls: Computational Ling, Discourse Analysis/Sweden

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        1.    Kevin Cohen, BioNLP 2010

Message 1: BioNLP 2010
Date: 20-Jan-2010
From: Kevin Cohen <kevin.cohengmail.com>
Subject: BioNLP 2010
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Full Title: BioNLP 2010

Date: 15-Jul-2010 - 15-Jul-2010
Location: Uppsala, Sweden
Contact Person: Kevin Cohen
Meeting Email: kevin.cohengmail.com
Web Site: http://compbio.uchsc.edu/BioNLP2010/index.shtml

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Discourse Analysis

Call Deadline: 09-Apr-2010

Meeting Description:


An ACL 2010 Workshop
Uppsala, Sweden, July 15
Workshop submissions due: Friday Apr 9, 2010, 11:59 PM Eastern US
Workshop web site: http://compbio.uchsc.edu/BioNLP2010/index.shtml

This is an ACL workshop hosted by SIGBIOMED, the ACL special interest group on
biomedical natural language processing.

Call for Papers

Workshop Overview and Scope
Continuing a successful series of annual BioNLP workshops at ACL and NAACL
starting in 2002, and in accordance with the ACL SIGBIOMED (www.sigbiomed.org)
tradition of presenting work on a broad range of topics, we invite submissions
on any topic of current interest in the field of Biomedical Natural Language

Along with accepting submissions this year on any topic of current interest in
the field, we will encourage submissions on practical applications of BioNLP.

We especially encourage submissions on:
- Entity identification and normalization
for a broad range of semantic categories
- Species- independent gene normalization
- Extraction of complex relations
- Discourse analysis
- Anaphora resolution
- Coreference resolution
- Text mining
- Summarization
Summarization/translation of clinical data for patients
- Question answering
- Resources and novel strategies for system testing and evaluation

Important Dates
Submission deadline: Friday Apr 9, 2010
Notification of acceptance: Monday May 10, 2010
Camera-ready copy due from authors: Friday May 21, 2010
Workshop: Thursday, Jul 15, 2010

Keynote Speaker
Dr. John Wilbur, NCBI/NLM
Second speaker TBA

Submission Instructions
Two types of submissions are invited: full papers and poster abstracts.
Submissions are due by 11:59 PM EST on Friday Apr 9, 2010. Submit your paper or
abstract via the ACL website:

Full papers should not exceed eight (8) pages of text and one page of
references. These are intended to be reports of original research.BioNLP aims to
be the forum for interesting, innovative, and promising work involving
biomedicine and language technology, whether or not yielding high performance at
the moment. This by no means precludes our interest in and preference for mature
results, strong performance, and thorough evaluation. Both types of research and
combinations thereof are encouraged.

Poster abstracts should not exceed two (2) pages. Accepted abstracts will be
published in a separate section of the workshop proceedings. Appropriate poster
topics include preliminary results, application notes, descriptions of work in
progress, etc.

Submissions must be electronic and in PDF format, and should follow the
two-column format of ACL proceedings. Please see the conference website for
detailed typesetting specifications. Authors are strongly encouraged to use the
style files and formatting instructions available on the ACL conference website:

Submissions need to be anonymous.
Authors who cannot submit a PDF file electronically should contact the workshop
organizers well in advance of the submission deadline.

Dual submission policy: note that papers may not be submitted to the BioNLP 2010
workshop if they are or will be concurrently submitted to another meeting or
publication and that other meeting or publication prohibits dual submissions. If
your paper is also submitted to ISMB or AMIA, you should expect it to be
rejected by ISMB and AMIA. If your paper is or will be concurrently under
consideration by another meeting or publication, notify us of that fact in a
footnote on the first page. Do not dual-submit your BioNLP 2010 workshop paper
to ISMB or AMIA.

Acl Mentoring Service
ACL is providing a mentoring (coaching) service for authors from regions of the
world where English is less emphasized as a language of scientific exchange.
Many authors from these regions, although able to read the scientific literature
in English, have little or no experience in writing papers in English for
conferences such as the ACL meetings. The service will be arranged as follows. A
set of
potential mentors will be identified by Mentoring Service Chairs Björn Gambäck
(SICS, Sweden and NTNU, Norway) and Diana McCarthy (Lexical Computing Ltd., UK),
who will organize this service for ACL 2010. If you would like to take advantage
of the service for a submission to this workshop, please upload your paper in
PDF format using the paper submission software for the mentoring service
available at: https://www.softconf.com/acl2010/acl2010mentor/

The deadline for the mentoring service is six weeks before the workshop
submission deadline. An appropriate mentor will be assigned to your paper and
the mentor will get back to you no later than two weeks before the submission

Please note that this service is for the benefit of the authors as described
above. It is not a general mentoring service for authors to improve the
technical content of their papers.

Questions about the mentoring service should be referred to mentoringacl2010.org.

- Kevin Bretonnel Cohen, University of Colorado School of Medicine
- Dina Demner-Fushman, US National Library of Medicine
- Sophia Ananiadou, National Centre for Text Mining and University of Manchester, UK
- John Pestian, Computational Medicine Center, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
and Medical Center
- Jun-ichi Tsujii, University of Tokyo, Japan and University of Manchester, UK
- Bonnie Webber, University of Edinburgh, UK
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