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  1. Ray Schwartz, ASIS SIG/Classification Research Workshop - Call for papers

Message 1: ASIS SIG/Classification Research Workshop - Call for papers

Date: Thu, 25 Mar 1993 00:40:23 ASIS SIG/Classification Research Workshop - Call for papers
From: Ray Schwartz <>
Subject: ASIS SIG/Classification Research Workshop - Call for papers

Call for Participation

The American Society for Information Science Special Interest Group on
Classification Research (ASIS SIG/CR) invites submissions for the 4th ASIS
Classification Research Workshop, to be held at the 56th Annual Meeting of
ASIS in Columbus, Ohio. The workshop will take place Sunday, October 24th,
1993, 8:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m. ASIS '93 continues through Thursday, October

The CR Workshop is designed to be an exchange of ideas among active
researchers with interests in the creation, development, management,
representation, display, comparison, compatibility, theory, and application
of classification schemes. Emphasis will be on semantic classification, in
contrast to statistically based schemes. Topics include, but are not
limited to:

* Warrant for concepts in classification schemes * Concept acquisition *
Basis for semantic classes * Automated techniques to assist in creating
classification schemes * Statistical techniques used for developing
explicit semantic classes * Relations and their properties * Inheritance
and subsumption * Knowledge representation schemes * Classification
algorithms * Procedural knowledge in classification schemes * Reasoning
with classification schemes * Software for management of classification
schemes * Interfaces for displaying classification schemes * Data
structures and programming languages for classification schemes * Image
classification * Comparison and compatibility between classification
schemes * Applications such as subject analysis, natural language
understanding, information retrieval, expert systems *

The CR Workshop welcomes submissions from various disciplines. Those
interested in participating are invited to submit a short (1-2 page single-
spaced) position paper summarizing substantive work that has been conducted
in the above areas or other areas related to semantic classification
schemes, and a statement briefly outlining the reason for wanting to
participate in the workshop. Submissions may include background papers as
attachments. Participation will be of two kinds: presenter and regular
participant. Those selected as presenters will be invited to submit
expanded versions of their position papers and to speak to those papers in
brief presentations during the workshop. All position papers (both expanded
and short papers) will be published in proceedings to be distributed prior
to the workshop. The workshop registration fee is $35.00.

Submissions should be made by email, or diskette accompanied by paper copy,
or paper copy only (fax or postal), to arrive by May 15, 1993, to:

Phil Smith, 210 Baker Systems, 1971 Neil Avenue, Cognitive Systems
Engineering Laboratory, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210;
Phone: 614-292-4120; Fax: 614-292-7852, Internet:

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