LINGUIST List 24.1826

Thu Apr 25 2013

Calls: Computational Linguistics, Text/Corpus Linguistics/Germany

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 25-Apr-2013
From: Peter Kluegl <>
Subject: 3rd Unstructured Information Management Architecture Workshop
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Full Title: 3rd Unstructured Information Management Architecture Workshop Short Title: UIMAGSCL
Date: 23-Sep-2013 - 23-Sep-2013 Location: Darmstadt, Germany Contact Person: Peter Kluegl
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 12-Jul-2013

Meeting Description:

In recent years, the Unstructured Information Management Architecture (UIMA) framework has been proposed as a middleware platform which offers integration by design through common type systems and standardized communication methods for components analysing streams of unstructured information, such as natural language. The UIMA framework offers a solid processing infrastructure that allows developers to concentrate on the implementation of the actual analytics components. An increasing number of members of the NLP community thus have adopted UIMA as a platform facilitating the creation of reusable NLP components that can be assembled to address different NLP tasks depending on their order, combination and configuration.

This workshop aims at bringing together the NLP community - users, developers or providers of either UIMA components or UIMA-related tools in order to explore and discuss the opportunities and challenges in using UIMA as a platform for modern, well-engineered NLP. Alternatives to and comparisons of other frameworks (such as GATE, LingPipe, etc) with UIMA are of interest, too.

Call for Papers:

Workshop topics include, but are not limited to:

- Processing of very large data collections: scale-out, parallelization, and performance optimization
- Advanced applications driven by UIMA
- Sophisticated tools to build and manage complex processing pipelines
- Analysis of results: exploration, evaluation, visualization, and statistical analysis
- Experience reports combining UIMA-based components from different sources, as well as solutions to interoperability issues
- UIMA components with a special focus on genericity and type-system independence
- Repositories of ready-to-use UIMA-based components
- (Generic) type systems for UIMA
- Distribution of UIMA components: documentation, licensing and packaging
- Developing for UIMA: simplified APIs, debugging, unit testing, and limitations of UIMA


We invite submissions of full papers, limited to 8 pages of text, and position papers or papers describing ongoing work as short papers, limited to 4 pages. Also, system demonstration papers are welcome (4 pages). Submitted paper must be original, i.e. not published in an earlier workshop or conference or journal. Reviewing will not be anonymous but authors wishing to keep their anonymity may hide their identity on demand. The submitted papers will be reviewed by three members of the program committee.

All submissions must be in English and follow the Springer LNCS style [1] and should be created using LaTeX. All papers must be submittedin PDF and via EasyChair [2].

The one-day workshop will be held with oral presentations of accepted papers. A comfortable time slot for discussions will be given. The workshop will also include a keynote on Apache cTAKES, the Apache clinical Text Analysis and Knowledge Extraction System which is also based on the UIMA framework.

Note that at least one author of each accepted paper must register and present the contribution. Accepted contributions are planned to appear as CEUR Workshop Proceedings (


Important Dates:

July 12: Submission deadline
August 16: Notification of acceptance
August 31: Camera-ready deadline
September 23: Workshop held in Darmstadt in conjunction with GSCL 2013

Organizers and Contact:

Peter Klügl, Universität Würzburg
Richard Eckart de Castilho, TU Darmstadt
Katrin Tomanek, Averbis GmbH

Please address any inquiries regarding the workshop to:

Program Committee:

Sophia Ananiadou, University of Manchester
Steven Bethard, KU Leuven
Ekaterina Buyko, Nuance Deutschland
Philipp Cimiano, Universität Bielefeld
Kevin Cohen, University of Colorado
Anni R. Coden, Thomas J. Watson Research Center
Richard Eckart de Castilho, TU Darmstadt
Frank Enders, Averbis GmbH
Nicolai Erbs, TU Darmstadt
Stefan Geissler, TEMIS
Thilo Götz, IBM Deutschland
Udo Hahn, FSU Jena
Nicolas Hernandez, University of Nantes
Michael Herweg, IBM Deutschland
Nancy Ide, Vassar College
Peter Klügl, Universität Würzburg
Kai Simon, Averbis GmbH
Michael Tanenblatt, Thomas J. Watson Research Center
Martin Toepfer, Universität Würzburg
Katrin Tomanek, Averbis GmbH
Karin Verspoor, National ICT Australia
Graham Wilcock, University of Helsinki
Torsten Zesch, TU Darmstadt

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