Conf: NLDB'2014, 18-20 June 2014, Montpellier, France

Thierry Hamon hamon at LIMSI.FR
Sun Apr 6 08:59:48 UTC 2014

Date: Thu, 03 Apr 2014 18:23:30 +0200
From: Mathieu Roche <Mathieu.Roche at>
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 19th International Conference on Application of Natural Language to
 Information Systems

 18-20 June 2014 - Montpellier, France

 Registration (early bird registration deadline: May 15, 2014):


 Since 1995, the NLDB conference aims at bringing together researcher,
 industrials and potential users interested in various application of
 Natural Language in the Database and Information Systems field. The
 integration of databases and natural language has been an utopia for
 many years. However, progress has been made and this is now an
 established field thanks to developments in Natural Language and
 technologies that made the storage and manipulation of large electronic
 dictionaries possible. As Information Systems are now evolving into the
 communication area, the term databases should be considered in the
 broader sense of information and communication systems. The use of
 Natural Language in Software Engineering has contributed to both
 improving the development process from the viewpoints of developers
 (improve the process of conceptual modeling, validation, etc) and the
 usability of applications by users (natural language query interfaces,
 semantic webs, etc).

 NLDB'2014 will take place in Montpellier (France). The conference
 invites researchers from academia and industry to submit papers for
 oral or poster presentations on recent, unpublished research that
 addresses theoretical aspects, algorithms, applications, architectures
 for applied and integrated NLP, resources for applied NLP, and other
 aspects of NLP, as well as review and discussion papers.

 Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

 - Applications of NLP in Information Systems: Multilingual Information
   Systems, NLP in Requirement Engineering, NLP in Knowledge Management,
   Semantic Data Integration and Data Cleaning

 - Social Media and Web Data: Corpus analysis, Language identification,
   Text normalization, Robust NLP for social media, Text classification,
   Information Extraction and Sentiment Analysis for social media

 - Big Data and Natural Language

 - Semantic Web Open Linked Data: Ontology Learning and Alignment,
   Populating ontologies, Querying Ontologies and linked data, Semantic
   tagging and classification, Ontology-driven NLP

 - Question Answering (QA): NL interfaces to databases, QA using web
   data, multi-lingual QA, Non-factoid QA (how/why/opinion questions,
   lists), geographical QA, QA corpora and training sets

 - Natural language and Ubiquitous Computing: Pervasive Computing,
   Embedded, Robotic and Mobile Applications.

 - Natural Language in Conceptual Modeling: Analysis of Natural Language
   Descriptions, Terminological Ontologies, Consistency Checking,
   Metadata Creation and Harvesting, Ontology-driven Systems
   Integration, Ontology Management

 - NLP Applications: Business Intelligence, Subjectivity and Sentiment
   Analysis, QA systems, Event Detection, Named Entity and Event
   Detection, Information Extraction, Summarization, NLP for Data
   Mining, NLP for Data Warehouses, Plagiarism detection, Identity


 Sophia Ananiadou, University of Manchester, UK

 Topic of the talk: Applications of Biomedical Text Mining

 Brief biography: Sophia Ananiadou received her PhD in Natural Language
 Processing (NLP) from the University of Manchester. She is Professor of
 Computer Science in the School of Computer Science, University of
 Manchester and has led the National Centre for Text Mining
 ( since 2007. She researches into semantic text mining
 and semantic search techniques for applications in domains such as
 systems biology, public health, chemistry and social sciences. She is
 also developing large-scale resources (terminological resources and
 annotated data), and interoperable text mining platforms. Her current
 projects include semantic search for Europe PubMedCentral, supporting
 evidence-based public health reviews in collaboration with NICE, mining
 the history of medicine and extraction of semantic metadata for the
 automated measurement of open source software. She has been a three
 times recipient (2006-2008) of the IBM UIMA innovation award for her
 work in interoperable platforms for text mining and was also awarded
 the Daiwa Adrian prize (2004). She has authored over 250 publications.


 Gabriella Pasi, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy

 Topic of the talk: Personal ontologies

 Brief biography: Gabriella Pasi received a PhD in Computer Science at
 the Université de Rennes, France. She has been working at the National
 Council of Research in Italy till 2005. She is actually Associate
 Professor at the Università Degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Milano,
 Italy, where she leads the Information Retrieval Research Laboratory.
 Her research activities mainly focus on personalised and contextual
 access to information, and on the problem of aggregation in search. She
 has served as the program chair of several international conferences
 and workshops, and she has been the chair or co-chair of several
 International events among which the IEEE / WIC / ACM International
 Joint Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology,
 Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, 15-18 September 2009, the PhD
 School on Web Information Retrieval (WebBar 2007), the Seventh
 International Conference on Flexible Query Answering Systems (FQAS
 2006), the European Summer school in Information Retrieval (ESSIR
 2000), and the annual track ?Information Access and Retrieval? within
 the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing. She has published more than 180
 papers on International Journals and Books, and on the Proceeding of
 International Conferences, and she is member of the Editorial Board of
 the several International Journals.


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