[lg policy] calls: 2nd Workshop on Building and Evaluating Resources for Biomedical Text Mining

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Thu Feb 11 14:39:18 UTC 2010

2nd Workshop on Building and Evaluating Resources for Biomedical Text Mining

Full Title: 2nd Workshop on Building and Evaluating Resources for Biomedical
Text Mining
Short Title: BioTxtM 2010

Date: 18-May-2010 - 18-May-2010
Location: Valletta, Malta
Contact Person: Sophia Ananiadou
Meeting Email: Sophia.Ananiadoumanchester.ac.uk
Web Site: http://www.nactem.ac.uk/biotxtm/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Semantics; Syntax; Text/Corpus

Call Deadline: 17-Feb-2010

Meeting Description:

2nd Workshop on Building and Evaluating Resources for Biomedical Text Mining
(BioTxtM 2010)
LREC2010 (Malta, 18th May 2010)
Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta, Malta

Call for Papers

Extended Submission Deadline

Important Dates
February 17, 2010 Extended submission deadline
March 5, 2010 Paper notification of acceptance
March 12, 2010 Camera-ready papers due
May 18, 2010 Workshop

We invite papers reporting on biomedical resources specifically used to
facilitate biomedical text mining and the process of designing, building,
updating, delivering and evaluating them. The goals of the workshop are on
lexical and knowledge repositories such as terminologies, ontologies,
vocabularies, factual databases, annotated corpora, but also on design
guidelines, standards for building resources, storage and exchange formats and
interoperability of resources.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

- Building biomedical resources: controlled vocabularies, terminologies,
ontologies, corpora
- Guidelines and annotation schemas, challenges, interoperability
- Reengineering existing biomedical or general language resources - Update and
evolution of resources
- Interoperability of resources and standards
- Lightly annotated and noisy resources
- Tools for exploration of resources
- Data exchange formats
- Evaluation of resources / evaluation metrics

- Sophia Ananiadou, National Centre for Text Mining, University of Manchester
- Kevin Bretonnel Cohen, Center for Computational Pharmacology, The MITRE
- Dina Demner-Fushman, National Library of Medicine

Papers must describe original, completed or in progress, and unpublished work.
Each submission will be reviewed by two program committee members. Accepted
papers will be given eight pages in the workshop proceedings, and may be
presented either as a poster or an oral presentation. Online submission for
papers: your paper (up to 8 pages) should be formatted according to the
stylesheet provided on the LREC 2010 website

Please submit your papers electronically in PDF format using the
following site:

Paper review will be blind, so papers should not include authors' names and
affiliations. Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings.
When submitting a paper from the START page, authors will be asked to provide
essential information about resources (in a broad sense, i.e. also
standards, evaluation kits, etc.) that have been used for the work described in
the paper or are a new result of your research.

For further information on this new initiative, please refer to

PC Members
Olivier Bodenreider, National Library of Medicine, USA
Wendy Chapman, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Aaron Cohen, Oregon Health and Science University Liu Hong Fang, Georgetown
University Medical Center, USA
Martin Krallinger, National Biotechnology Center, Spain
John McNaught, University of Manchester, UK
John Pestian, Computational Medicine Center, University of Cincinnati, USA
Andrey Rzhetsky, University of Chicago, USA
Jian Su, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Junichi Tsujii, University of Tokyo, Japan and National Centre for
Text Mining, UK
Yoshimasa Tsuruoka, JAIST, Japan
Karin Verspoor, Center for Computational Pharmacology, University of
Colorado, USA
Xinglong Wang, University of Manchester, UK
Bonnie Webber, University of Edinburgh, UK
John Wilbur, NCBI, NLM, NIH, USA
Pierre Zweigenbaum, LIMSI, France

Workshop contact person:
National Centre for Text Mining, School of Computer Science, University of
Manchester, UK


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