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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   ACL2001 Workshop on HLT and Knowledge Management
From:   Steven Krauwer
Email:   Steven.Krauwer_(on)_let.uu.nl
Date received:   01 Mar 2001
Deadline:   02 Apr 2001
Start date:   06 Jul 2001

WORKSHOP ON HUMAN LANGUAGE TECHNOLOGY AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT ACL'2001 Conference Toulouse, France July 6-7, 2001 Human language technologies promise solutions to challenges in human computer interaction, information access, and knowledge management. Advances in technology areas such as indexing, retrieval, transcription, extraction, translation, and summarization offer new capabilities for learning, playing and conducting business. This includes enhanced awareness, creation and dissemination of enterprise expertise and know-how. This workshop aims to bring together the community of computational linguists working in a range of areas (e.g., speech and language processing, translation, summarization, multimedia presentation, content extraction, dialog tracking) both to report advances in human language technology, their application to knowledge management and to establish a road map for the Human Language Technologies for the next decade. The road map will comprise an analysis of the present situation, a vision of where we want to be in ten years from now, and a number of inter-mediate milestones that would help in setting intermediate goals and in measuring our progress towards our goals. The workshop will be structured into two days, the first which will address new research in human language tech-nology for knowledge management that addresses problems including but not limited to: * Expert Discovery: Modeling, cataloguing and tracking of distributed organizations and communities of experts. * Knowledge Discovery: Identification and classification of knowledge from unstructured multimedia data. * Knowledge Sharing: Awareness of and access to enterprise expertise and know-how. Human language technology promises solutions to these challenges through technologies such as: * Automated retrieval, extraction, and enrichment of information and knowledge from multimedia, multilin-gual, and multiparty information sources. * Translingual or crosslingual retrieval, presentation, and sharing of knowledge. * Automated detection and tracking of emerging topics from unstructured multimedia data (e.g., documents, web, video news broadcasts). * Use of knowledge sources to facilitate knowledge mapping and access (e.g., lexicosemantic such as Word-Net, semantic such as geospatial Gazetteers, semistructured such as thesauri, encyclopedia, fact books) * Automated question-answering from heterogeneous source * Intelligent tools that support the automated bibliometrics and document analysis/understanding in support of discovery of distributed experts and communities of expertise * Summarization and presentation generation of knowledge (e.g., knowledge maps, lessons learned). * Modeling of user knowledge, beliefs, plans, (dis)abilities and preferences from queries, created artifacts, and human computer interactions. The second day of the workshop will target the formulation and refinement of a road map for the Human Language Technologies for the next decade. Participants will help formulate grand challenge problems, discuss possible data sets and/or evaluation metrics/methods that could form the basis of more scientific methods, articulate the role of and necessary advances in human language technology to solve these challenges, as well as identify and characterize early innovations and issues (e.g., robustness, scalability, ontology, privacy). PROGRAM COMMITTEE * Dr. Mark Maybury (Chair), The MITRE Corporation, maybury_(on)_mitre.org * Niels Ole Bernsen (Co-chair), University of Southern Denmark, nob_(on)_nis.sdu.dk * Steven Krauwer, ELSNET, U. Utrecht, steven.krauwer_(on)_let.uu.nl * Irma Becerra-Fernandez, Florida International University, becferi_(on)_fiu.edu * Paul Heisterkamp, Daimler-Chrysler Research Ulm, paul.heisterkamp_(on)_daimlerchrys ler.com * Arjan van Hessen, COMSYS / U. Twente, hessen_(on)_cs.utwente.nl * Pierre Isabelle, XEROX Grenoble, pierre.isabelle_(on)_xrce.xerox.com * Enrico Motta, The Open University, e.motta_(on)_open.ac.uk * Jose Pardo, ELSNET, Univ.Politecnica Madrid, pardo_(on)_die.upm.es * Oliviero Stock, IRST Trento, stock_(on)_itc.it * Henry Thompson HCRC LTG, University of Edinburgh, ht_(on)_cogsci.ed.ac.uk * Hans Uszkoreit, DFKI Saarbruecken, uszkoreit_(on)_dfki.de * Yorick Wilks, University of Sheffield, yorick_(on)_dcs.shef.ac.uk * Rick Wojcik, Boeing Phantom Works, richard.h.wojcik_(on)_boeing.com * Antonio Zampolli, ELSNET, U. Pisa, pisa_(on)_ilc.pi.cnr.it TARGET AUDIENCE The target audience of the workshop includes active researchers, developers, appliers/entrepreneurs and funders of human language technology in general as well as how it is applied to knowledge management applications. While we project a high degree of interest in this topic, we intend to restrict attendance based upon the quality of paper submissions to foster high quality interchange and progress. SUBMISSION FORMAT AND INSTRUCTIONS Both papers and demonstration submissions are encouraged, either on HLT in general or its application to KM systems. Papers targeted at the first day on HLT for KM should clearly articulate the knowledge management problem addressed, the technical approach to solving that, the novelty of the approach, its relation to previous work, the evaluation or performance of the system or method, and discussion of limitations. Papers targeted at the second day of on human language technology direction should be authored so they could be integrated into a more general HLT roadmap and so should include a definition of the HLT area addressed (e.g., information ex-traction, translation, speech recognition), a statement of the grand challenges or problems in the subfield, an ar-ticulation/analysis of the current state of the art, a vision of where the community wants to be in ten years from now, a set of intermediate milestones that would help to set intermediate goals and measure/evaluate progress toward these goals. Submissions must be in English, no more than 8 pages long, and in the two-column format prescribed by ACL'2001. Please see http://acl2001.dfki.de/style/ for the detailed guidelines. Submissions should be sent elec-tronically in Word (preferably) or PDF or ASCII text format to arrive no later than April 2, 2001 to Paula MacDonald (pmmmac_(on)_mitre.org). As soon as possible, authors are encouraged to send a brief email indicating their intention to participate to include their contact information and the topic they intend to address in their submission. Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of their relevance, innovation, quality, and presentation according to the schedule below. SCHEDULE + Submission Deadline: 2 April 2001 + Notification : 30 April 2001 + Camera Ready Papers Due: 16 May 2001 WORKSHOP DATE July 6 and 7, 2001 WORKSHOP URL http://www.elsnet.org/acl2001-hlt+k m.html

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