Appel: LREC 2010 workshop on Resources and Evaluation for Entity Resolution and Entity Management

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Fri Jan 8 21:23:32 UTC 2010

Date: Wed, 06 Jan 2010 14:38:18 +0100
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*LREC 2010 workshop: Resources and Evaluation for Entity Resolution
and Entity Management*

This workshop, open to all LREC participants, builds on the success of
the workshop held at LREC08 on Resources and Evaluation for Identity
Matching, Entity Resolution and Entity Management.  We hope to
leverage results achieved since that workshop and advance the state of
the art.


There is currently great interest in the extraction and management of
structured information from unstructured text -- a need that continues
to grow with ever increasing production of unstructured information.
Much of the information extracted focuses on people, and this
information must be managed -- and searchable -- when stored in a
structured repository.  This workshop will address the intersection of
the name/record matching, entity resolution, and entity management
problems, with a focus on evaluation methodologies suited to such
systems and the language resources necessary both to perform these
tasks and to evaluate them.


Whereas entity extraction systems are usually evaluated using MUC
methodology, for example, the case is less clear for these "follow-on"
technologies.  Even a seemingly simple task such as matching person
names in a database context is problematic, and although *name* or
*record* matching systems can be evaluated using IR evaluation
methodologies (à la CLEF or TREC), there are still interesting
methodological issues to resolve before we can refer to a "standard"
evaluation methodology for name/record matching.  Moreover, it is much
less clear how to effectively evaluate *identity* matching,
resolution, and management systems, or even what it means to perform
an effective identity match.


We solicit papers discussing state-of-the-art approaches to name and
record matching, identity resolution, and identity management, as well
as novel proposals for methodologies to evaluate these technologies.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:


· Research in name / record matching

· Research in entity disambiguation / resolution / deconfliction

· Descriptions of systems or best practices for entity management

· Descriptons of systems that incorporate entity resolution as an
  essential component

· Evaluation of record matching, entity disambiguation, or entity
  management in context

· Resources for identity matching, identity resolution, or identity

· Resources for evaluation of these technologies


Position papers on the evaluation and integration of identity
resolution technologies will also be considered for acceptance.


Although we are distributing a call for papers and there will be
papers accepted for presentation at the workshop, this workshop will
not be a "mini-conference".  Rather, this workshop will be an
interactive and dynamic event.  Presentations will serve to introduce
topics for discussion and to shape the day.  A significant portion of
time will be devoted to interactive exercises, brainstorming, and
other "work."  The workshop will be organized such that all attendees
(including the organizers) leave the workshop more informed---having
made progress toward a contextualized and principled evaluation of
identity matching, resolution, and management systems---as well as
more connected, having begun interactive discussions that will
continue after the conference.


_Organizing Committee:_


Keith J. Miller (The MITRE Corporation)

Mark Arehart (The MITRE Corporation)

Sherri Condon (The MITRE Corporation)

Jason Duncan (M.I.T. Lincoln Labs)

Louise Guthrie (University of Sheffield)

Christopher Dozier (Thomson Reuters)

Elizabeth Schroeder (The MITRE Corporation)

Massimo Poesio (Universita' di Trento)

Emanuele Pianta (Fondazione Bruno Kessler)


_Important Dates:_

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Deadline for Paper Submission:  Friday, 12 February 2010

Notification to Authors: Friday, 26 February 2010

Submission of Final Version: Friday, 12 March 2010


*Workshop at LREC: Saturday, 22 May 2010*


_Submission Information:_


Papers should be submitted to the START Conference Manager at 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 technologies, 
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 _

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