[BioNLP] CFP: EACL 2012 Workshop on Innovative hybrid approaches to the processing of textual data

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at univ-paris13.fr
Sat Nov 26 11:27:43 EST 2011

Call for papers

Innovative hybrid approaches to the processing of textual data
April 22, 2012, Avignon, France


Submission Deadline: Jan 27, 2012

The hybrid approach term covers a large set of situations in which
different approaches are combined in order to better process textual
data and to attempt a better achievement of the dedicated task.

Among the hybridizations the possible combinations are unlimited. The
most frequent combination, as stressed during The Balancing Act in
1994, addressed machine learning and rule-based systems. Beyond this,
the hybridization can be augmented with distributionnal approaches,
syntactic and morphological analyses, semantic distances and
similarities, graph theory models, cooccurrences of linguistic units
(e.g., word and their dependencies, word senses and pos-tag, NEs and
semantic roles,...), knowledge-based approaches (terminologies and
ontologies), etc.

As a matter of fact, the hybridization implies to define a strategy to
efficiently combine several approaches: cooperation between
approaches, filtering, voting or ranking of the multiple system
outputs, etc.

Indeed, the combination of these different methods and approaches
appears to provide more complete and performant results. The reason is
that each method is sensitive and efficient with given data and within
given contexts. Hence, their combination may improve both precision
and recall. The coverage is indeed improved, while the exploitation of
different methods may also lead to the improvement of the precision
since their use within filtering, voting etc. modes becomes possible.

In this workshop, we favour the extended meaning of the hybridization
of methods, applied to various application areas, such as (but do not
feel constrained by these):

- automatic creation of linguistic resources
- POS tagging
- building and structuring of terminologies
- information retrieval and filtering
- information extraction
- linguistic annotation
- semantic labeling
- sign language recognition and transcription
- oral data transcription
- filtering and validation of lexical resources
- text summarization
- question/answering system
- natural language generation
- etc.

We invite authors to submit novel methods and novel conceptions of the
hybridization performed in various areas related to the textual data

Important dates

Nov 25, 2011: 1st workshop CFP
Jan 04, 2012: Abstract deadline
Jan 27, 2012: Paper due date
Feb 24, 2012: Notification of acceptance
Mar 09, 2012: Camera-ready deadline
Apr 22, 2012: Workshop

Submission instructions:

Authors are invited to submit full papers on original, unpublished work
in the topic area of this workshop.  Submissions should be formatted
using the EACL 2012 stylefiles for latex or MS Word, with blind review
and not exceeding 8 pages plus an extra page for references.
The PDF files will be submitted electronically at

Program Committee

Philipp Cimiano, CITEC, University of Bielefeld, Germany
Vincent Claveau, IRISA, CNRS, France
Kevin Cohen, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, USA
Marie-Claude l'Homme, OLST, Université de Montreal, Canada
Béatrice Daille, LINA, Université de Nantes, France
Sampo Pyysalo, NaCTeM, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Mathieu Roche, LIRMM, Université de Montpellier 2, France
Patrick Ruch, Haute école de gestion de Genève, Switzerland
Paul Thompson, NaCTeM, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Özlem Uzuner, University at Albany, State University of New York, USA

Organization Committee

Natalia Grabar, CNRS UMR 8163 STL, Université Lille 1&3, France
Marie Dupuch, MOSTRARE/LIFL & CNRS UMR 8163 STL, Université Lille 1&3, France
Amandine Périnet, LIM&BIO, Université Paris 13, France
Thierry Hamon, LIM&BIO, Université Paris 13, France

Thierry Hamon                      E-mail : thierry.hamon at univ-paris13.fr
Laboratoire d'Informatique Médicale et Bioinformatique - LIM&BIO (EA3969)
UFR SMBH Léonard de Vinci et Institut Galilée
Université Paris 13                                Tel: +33 1 49 40 35 53
74, rue Marcel Cachin                              Tel: +33 1 48 38 73 07
93017 Bobigny Cedex France                         Fax: +33 1 48 38 73 55
URL: http://www-limbio.smbh.univ-paris13.fr/membres/hamon

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