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Category:   E-Conf
Subject:   Wikipedia and AI: An Evolving Synergy
Email:   gabr_(on)_yahoo-inc.com
Date received:   22 May 2008
Start date:   13 Jul 2008

AAAI 2008 Workshop WIKIPEDIA AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: AN EVOLVING SYNERGY Chicago, IL - July 13, 2008 http://lit.csci.unt.edu/~wikiai08 CALL FOR PARTICIPATION OVERVIEW Since its inception less than seven years ago, Wikipedia has become one of the largest and fastest growing online sources of encyclopedic knowledge. One of the reasons why Wikipedia is appealing to contributors and users alike is the richness of its embedded structural information: articles are hyperlinked to each other and connected to categories from an ever expanding taxonomy; pervasive language phenomena such as synonymy and polysemy are addressed through redirection and disambiguation pages; entities of the same type are described in a consistent format using infoboxes; related articles are grouped together in series templates. As a large-scale repository of structured knowledge, Wikipedia has become a valuable resource for a diverse set of Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications. Major conferences in natural language processing and machine learning have recently witnessed a significant number of approaches that use Wikipedia for tasks ranging from text categorization and clustering to word sense disambiguation, information retrieval, information extraction and question answering. On the other hand, Wikipedia can greatly benefit from numerous algorithms and representation models developed during decades of AI research, as illustrated recently in tasks such as estimating the reliability of authors' contributions, automatic linking of articles, or intelligent matching of Wikipedia tasks with potential contributors. The goal of the workshop is to foster the research and dissemination of ideas on the mutually beneficial interaction between Wikipedia and AI. The workshop is intended to be highly interdisciplinary. We encourage participation of researchers working on Wikipedia from different perspectives, including (but not limited to) machine learning, computational linguistics, information retrieval, information extraction, question answering, knowledge representation, and others. We also encourage participation of researchers from other areas who might benefit from the use of a large body of machine-readable knowledge. TOPICS Workshop topics include (but are not limited to): - Using Wikipedia as a source of training data for AI tasks (both supervised an unsupervised) - Automatic methods for improving the quality of Wikipedia pages - Integrating Wikipedia with existing ontologies (e.g. WordNet, CYC, ODP) - Extracting annotated data from Wikipedia - Enriching Wikipedia with new types of structural information - Wikipedia and the Semantic Web / Web 2.0 - Automatic extraction and use of cross-lingual information from Wikipedia - Computerized use of satellite projects such as Wiktionary, Wikibooks or Wikispecies PARTICIPATION Participation in the workshop is open to all interested parties. To register for the workshop, please use the AAAI registration site at https://www.aaai.org/Forms/aaai-registration-form.php WORKSHOP FORMAT The day long workshop will consist of presentations, demos showcasing work presented in the research papers, and a panel session. The workshop will also feature an invited talk by Dr. Michael Witbrock, Vice President of Research at Cycorp, where he works on the Cyc project. ACCEPTED PAPERS The list of accepted papers and presentations can be found at the workshop web site at http://lit.csci.unt.edu/~wikiai08/index.php/Accepted_papers ORGANIZING COMMITTEE Razvan Bunescu, Ohio University (bunescu_(at)_ohio.edu) Evgeniy Gabrilovich, Yahoo! Research (gabr_(at)_yahoo-inc.com) Rada Mihalcea, University of North Texas (rada_(at)_cs.unt.edu) PROGRAM COMMITTEE 1. Eugene Agichtein, Emory University 2. Einat Amitay, IBM Research, Israel 3. Mikhail Bilenko, Microsoft Research 4. Chris Brew, Ohio State University 5. Timothy Chklovski, Structured Commons 6. Massimiliano Ciaramita, Yahoo! Research Barcelona, Spain 7. Andras Csomai, University of North Texas 8. Silviu Cucerzan, Microsoft Research 9. Ido Dagan, Bar-Ilan University, Israel 10. Ravi Kumar, Yahoo! Research 11. Oren Kurland, Technion, Israel 12. Lillian Lee, Cornell University 13. Elizabeth Liddy, Syracuse University 14. Daniel Marcu, Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California 15. Shaul Markovitch, Technion, Israel 16. Raymond Mooney, University of Texas at Austin 17. Vivi Nastase, EML Research, Germany 18. Bo Pang, Yahoo! Research 19. Marius Pasca, Google 20. Ted Pedersen, University of Minnesota, Duluth 21. Simone Paolo Ponzetto, EML Research, Germany 22. Dragomir Radev, University of Michigan 23. Dan Roth, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 24. Peter Turney, National Research Council, Canada ADDITIONAL INFORMATION For additional information about the workshop please contact the organizers or visit the workshop website at http://lit.csci.unt.edu/~wikiai08 _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(at)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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