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Full Title: CLEF-ER 2013 Workshop @ CLEF 2013

Location: Valencia, Spain
Start Date: 23-Sep-2013 - 26-Sep-2013
Contact: Johannes Hellrich
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.clef2013.org/index.php?page=Pages/labs.html
Meeting Description: CLEF-ER 2013: Named Entity Recognition (NER) in Parallel Multilingual Biomedical Corpora (aiming for terminology translation)


The workshop addresses the multilingual identification of mentions of named entities in corpora and the development of multilingual biomedical terminological resources. Relevant scientific questions are:

- Can we build multilingual biomedical terminologies from parallel biomedical corpora?
- How do we exploit machine translation methods to identify correspondences in parallel corpora?
- Do we encounter the same semantic representation in different languages?
- Can we make use of crowd-sourcing solutions to produce comprehensive terminological resources?

The workshop is related but not limited to the CLEF-ER challenge (http://www.clefer.org), where multilingual NER is performed using corpora in English, French, German, Spanish, and Dutch. Currently patent texts, titles of Medline abstracts and EMEA documents serve as parallel corpora, and mention annotations are explicitly referenced to entities, which are specified through a Concept Unique Identifier (CUI, from the UMLS).


D. Rebholz-Schuhmann, F. Rinaldi, S. Clematide, Institute of Computational Linguistics, Universität Zürich (Ch)
Prof. U. Hahn, J. Hellrich, Julie Laboratory, Universität Jena (D)
J. Kors, E. van Mulligen, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam (Nl)
D. Milward, I. Lewin, Linguamatics Ltd, Cambridge (UK)
P. Daumke, M. Poprat, Averbis GmbH, Freiburg (D)
J. McEntyre, S. Kafkas, EMBL-EBI, Hinxton, Cambridge, U.K.
Linguistic Subfield: Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language: Dutch; English; French; German; Spanish
LL Issue: 24.1376

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