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Subject: [ E-CFP ] Final Call for Papers BioASQ workshop on biomedical semantic indexing and question answering
From: <ionandr_(on)_gmail.com>
Date received: 25 Jul 2013
Deadline: 15 Aug 2013
Start date: 27 Aug 2013





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BioASQ workshop on biomedical semantic indexing and question
answering Invited talks and second call for papers

Webpage: http://www.bioasq.org/workshop/ Submission:
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bioasq2013 Email:
bioasq2013_(at)_easychair.org Expected submissions: Short (max. 6
pages) and long (max. 12 pages) Submission format: LNCS

IMPORTANT DATES
***************
Submission Deadline: August 15th, 2013 Notification of
acceptance/rejection: August 31st, 2013 Camera-Ready Paper
Deadline: September 15th, 2013 Workshop: September 27th, 2013 ***
Please note the due to the very tight schedule, no extensions to
the deadlines will be possible. ***

INVITED TALKS
*************
We are delighted to announce the invited speakers for the
workshop:
- Alan R Aronson, Lister Hill Center, U.S. National Library of
  Medicine, USA
- Jennifer Chu-Caroll, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA

NON-EXHAUSTIVE LIST OF TOPICS
*****************************

The topics of interest include (but are not restricted to):
* Large-scale hierarchical text classification
* Large-scale classification of documents onto ontology concepts
  (semantic indexing)
* Classification of questions onto ontological concepts
* Scalable approaches to document clustering
* Text summarization, especially multi-document and query-focused
  summarization
* Verbalization of structured information and related queries
  (RDF, OWL, SPARQL, etc.)
* Question Answering over structured, semi-structured and
  unstructured data
* Reasoning for information retrieval and question answering
* Information retrieval over fragmented sources of information
* Efficient indexing and storage structures for information
  retrieval
* Delivery of the retrieved information in a concise and
  user-understandable form

During the workshop, the results of the open BioASQ challenge
will also be presented.

VENUE
*****
The workshop will be held at the Technical University of
Valencia, as a post-conference workshop after CLEF 2013. The
Workshop will take place in building 1E, room "Salon de actos".
Note that this is NOT the building where CLEF will be taking
place!

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