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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   Call for Participation: AAAI-11 Workshop on Analyzing Microtext
Email:   david.uthus.ctr_(on)_nrl.navy.mil
Date received:   28 Jan 2011
Deadline:   22 Apr 2011
Start date:   07 Aug 2011

AAAI-11 Workshop on Analyzing Microtext Call for Participation Description Text and dialogue analysis are important areas of AI research, and there have been many advances for several types of communications (e.g., news feeds, emails, technical support forums, and blogs). However, fewer efforts have focused on studying microtext (Ellen, ICAART-11) (e.g., instant messages, chat rooms, and microblog services such as Twitter, Buzz, and the DoD's Chirp service), which are semi-structured and are also distinguished by their short length, informality, lexicon, and (in the case of group chat) multiple interwoven conversations. Along with their typically poor grammar, misspellings, and frequent use of icons, these characteristics make microtext content challenging to analyze. The goal of this workshop is to provide a research forum for cross-fertilization of ideas pertaining to analysis of microtext, including discussion on tasks of interest, investigations of analysis techniques, surveys on related work, presentation of recent accomplishments, reports on relevant applications (e.g., marketing, alerting, expertise finding, crime prevention, anti-terrorism, collaborative learning, and communication patterns in teams for training and performance assessment), and recommendations for future research foci. Topics - Thread and topic detection/extraction - Identifying individual message and user characteristics (e.g., urgency, gender, expertise, age) - Summarization (e.g., of a chat room's threads) - Author attribution - NLP issues specifically pertaining to microtext analysis - Message analysis databases and applications (e.g., educational, law enforcement) Format This one-day workshop will include a comprehensive introductory presentation, invited talks from active researchers, paper and poster presentations, and a panel focusing on key research issues and directions. Additional time will be reserved for Q/A and discussion of workshop topics/presentations. Interested and curious researchers are most welcome! Attendance This workshop is limited to (75) invited attendees. Please notify Co-Chair David Uthus (david.uthus.ctr_(at)_nrl.navy.mil) if you wish to attend. Important Dates 22 April 2011: Paper submissions due 13 May 2011: Responses returned re: submitted papers 27 May 2011: Submission of revised and invited camera-ready papers 7 or 8 August 2011: Workshop date! (San Francisco, California) Submission requirements Please email AAAI-styled PDF submissions (max 6 pages) or letters of interest (1-2 pages) to Co-Chair David Uthus (Naval Research Laboratory, Code 5514; 4555 Overlook Ave., SW; Washington, DC 20375; david.uthus.ctr_(at)_nrl.navy.mil; 202 767-0018; 202 767-2166 (FAX)). Workshop Organizing Committee David W. Aha (Naval Research Laboratory;david.aha_(at)_nrl.navy.mil), Douglas W. Oard (University of Maryland;oard_(at)_umd.edu), Sowyma Ramachandran (Stottler-Henke Associates, Inc.;sowmya_(at)_stottlerhenke.com), David C. Uthus (National Research Council& Naval Research Laboratory;david.uthus.ctr_(at)_nrl.navy.mil) URL:http://home.earthlink.net/~dwaha/research/meetings/aaai11-amw _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(at)_mailman.let.uu.nl http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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