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Sat Nov 26 2011

Calls: Computational Linguistics/France

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        1.     Thierry Hamon , EACL 2012 Workshop on Innovative Hybrid Approaches to the Processing of Textual Data

Message 1: EACL 2012 Workshop on Innovative Hybrid Approaches to the Processing of Textual Data
Date: 26-Nov-2011
From: Thierry Hamon <thierry.hamonuniv-paris13.fr>
Subject: EACL 2012 Workshop on Innovative Hybrid Approaches to the Processing of Textual Data
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Full Title: EACL 2012 Workshop on Innovative Hybrid Approaches to the Processing of Textual Data
Short Title: Hybrid2012

Date: 22-Apr-2012 - 22-Apr-2012
Location: Avignon, France
Contact Person: Natalia Grabar
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www-limbio.smbh.univ-paris13.fr/membres/hamon/hybrid/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 04-Jan-2012

Meeting Description:

The hybrid approach term covers a large set of situations in which different approaches are combined in order to better process textual data and to attempt a better achievement of the dedicated task.

Among the hybridizations the possible combinations are unlimited. The most frequent combination, as stressed during The Balancing Act in 1994, addressed machine learning and rule-based systems. Beyond this, the hybridization can be augmented with distributional approaches, syntactic and morphological analyses, semantic distances and similarities, graph theory models, co-occurrences of linguistic units (e.g., word and their dependencies, word senses and pos-tag, NEs and semantic roles, etc.), knowledge-based approaches (terminologies and ontologies), etc.

As a matter of fact, the hybridization implies to define a strategy to efficiently combine several approaches: cooperation between approaches, filtering, voting or ranking of the multiple system outputs, etc.

Indeed, the combination of these different methods and approaches appears to provide more complete and performant results. The reason is that each method is sensitive and efficient with given data and within given contexts. Hence, their combination may improve both precision and recall. The coverage is indeed improved, while the exploitation of different methods may also lead to the improvement of the precision since their use within filtering, voting etc. modes becomes possible.

Call for Papers:

We invite authors to submit novel methods and novel conceptions of the hybridization performed in various areas related to the textual data processing.

In this workshop, we favour the extended meaning of the hybridization of methods, applied to various application areas, such as (but do not feel constrained by these):

- Automatic creation of linguistic resources
- POS tagging
- Building and structuring of terminologies
- Information retrieval and filtering
- Information extraction
- Linguistic annotation
- Semantic labeling
- Sign language recognition and transcription
- Oral data transcription
- Filtering and validation of lexical resources
- Text summarization
- Question/answering system
- Natural language generation
- Etc.

Submission Instructions:

Authors are invited to submit full papers on original, unpublished work in the topic area of this workshop. Submissions should be formatted using the EACL 2012 stylefiles for latex or MS Word, with blind review and not exceeding 8 pages plus an extra page for references. The PDF files will be submitted electronically at:


Important Dates:

January 4, 2012: Abstract deadline
January 27, 2012: Paper due date
February 24, 2012: Notification of acceptance
March 9, 2012: Camera-ready deadline
April 22, 2012: Workshop

Program Committee:

Philipp Cimiano, CITEC, University of Bielefeld, Germany
Vincent Claveau, IRISA, CNRS, France
Kevin Cohen, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, USA
Marie-Claude l'Homme, OLST, Université de Montreal, Canada
Béatrice Daille, LINA, Université de Nantes, France
Sampo Pyysalo, NaCTeM, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Mathieu Roche, LIRMM, Université de Montpellier 2, France
Patrick Ruch, Haute école de gestion de Genève, Switzerland
Paul Thompson, NaCTeM, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Özlem Uzuner, University at Albany, State University of New York, USA

Organization Committee:

Natalia Grabar, CNRS UMR 8163 STL, Université Lille 1&3, France
Marie Dupuch, MOSTRARE/LIFL & CNRS UMR 8163 STL, Université Lille 1&3, France
Amandine Périnet, LIM&BIO, Université Paris 13, France
Thierry Hamon, LIM&BIO, Université Paris 13, France

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