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Fri Feb 05 2010

Calls: Computational Ling, Semantics/USA

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        1.    Donghui Feng, NAACL-HLT-2010 Workshop on Semantic Search

Message 1: NAACL-HLT-2010 Workshop on Semantic Search
Date: 04-Feb-2010
From: Donghui Feng <donghui.fengatt.com>
Subject: NAACL-HLT-2010 Workshop on Semantic Search
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Full Title: NAACL-HLT-2010 Workshop on Semantic Search
Short Title: SemanticSearch 2010

Date: 05-Jun-2010 - 06-Jun-2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Contact Person: Donghui Feng
Meeting Email: donghui.fengatt.com
Web Site: http://www.semsearch.info/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2010

Meeting Description:

NAACL-HLT 2010 Workshop on Semantic Search (SemanticSearch 2010)
June 5 or 6, Los Angeles, CA
Workshop Website: http://www.semsearch.info/
Submission Deadline: March 1, 2010

2nd Call for Papers

Information retrieval (IR) research has been actively driven by the challenging
information overload problem and many successful general-purpose commercial
search engines. While the popularity of the largest search engines are a
confirmation of the success and utility of IR, the identification,
representation, and use of the often-complex semantics behind user queries has
not yet been fully explored.

In this workshop we target methods that exploit semantics in search-related
tasks. One of the major obstacles in bridging the gap between IR and Natural
Language Processing (NLP) is how to retain the flexibility and precision of
working with text at the lexical level while gaining the greater descriptive
precision that NLP provides. We encourage contributions on automatic analysis of
queries and documents in order to encode and exploit information beyond
surface-level keywords: named entities, relations, semantic roles, etc.

This workshop is meant to accelerate the pace of progress in semantic search
techniques by connecting IR and NLP, bridging semantic analysis and search
methodologies, and exploring the potentials of search utilizing semantics. We
also focus on forming an interest group from different areas of research,
exploring collaboration opportunities, providing deeper insight into bringing
semantics into search, and provoking or encouraging discussions on all of its
potential.

We invite submissions on (but not limited to) the following topics:
- Query Parsing and Semantic Tagging
- Query Suggestion and Recommendation
- Query Expansion
- Query Intention Detection
- Web Query Analysis and Mining
- Semantic Annotation and Indexing
- Language Modeling for Information Retrieval
- Information Extraction and Summarization for Indexing and Search
- Question Answering
- Search Reranking Integrating Semantic Features
- Search Relevance Evaluation using Semantic Technology
- Topic Modeling and Semantic Tagging

Important Dates
Mar 1, 2010 Submissions due
Mar 30, 2010 Notification of acceptance
Apr 12, 2010 Camera-ready due
Jun 5 or 6, 2010 Workshop date

Workshop Website: http://www.semsearch.info/

Electronic Submission Instructions
Submissions should follow the two-column format of NAACL HLT 2010 proceedings
without exceeding eight (8) pages of content plus one extra page for references.
We strongly recommend the use of ACL LaTeX style files or Microsoft Word style
files tailored for this year's conference, which are available on the conference
website under http://naaclhlt2010.isi.edu/authors.html. Submissions must conform
to the official style guidelines, and must be electronic in PDF.

As the reviewing will be blind, the paper must not include the authors' names
and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's
identity, e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ..." must be avoided.
Instead, use citations such as "Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991) ..."
Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without
review. In addition, please do not post your submissions on the web until after
the review process is complete.

All contributions should be submitted via the NAACL online submission system:
https://www.softconf.com/naaclhlt2010/semanticsearch/

Organizing Committee
Donghui Feng, AT&T Interactive, donghui.fengatt.com
Jamie Callan, Carnegie Mellon University, callancmu.edu
Eduard Hovy, USC/ISI, hovyisi.edu
Marius Pasca, Google Inc., marsgoogle.com

Program Committee
Srinivas Bangalore, AT&T Labs-Research
Raman Chandrasekar, Microsoft Research
Jennifer Chu-Carroll IBM Research
Patrick Haffner, AT&T Labs-Research
Nikesh Garera, Kosmix
Ralph Grishman, New York University
Liang Huang, USC/ISI
Heng Ji, City University of New York
Zornitsa Kozareva, USC/ISI
Hang Li, Microsoft Research Asia
Dekang Lin, Google Inc.
Yumao Lu, Yahoo! Labs
Hwee Tou Ng, National University of Singapore
Fuchun Peng, Yahoo! Labs
Ellen Riloff, University of Utah
Dan Roth, UIUC
James Shanahan, AT&T Interactive
Young-In Song, Microsoft Research Asia
Qin Wang, AT&T Interactive
Kenji Yamada,AT&T Interactive
Remi Zajac, AT&T Interactive

Contact Information
Donghui Feng
AT&T Interactive
611 N. Brand Blvd, 5th Flr.
Glendale, CA, 91202, USA
Email: donghui.fengatt.com
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