[sigtag-l] Call for Papers - Workshop in connection with OR 2012

Heather D. Pfeiffer hdp at cs.nmsu.edu
Fri May 4 11:26:10 EDT 2012

Call for papers:
In conjunction with OR 2012, Edinburgh, Scotland
Working with text: Tools, techniques and approaches for text mining

Text mining tools and technologies have a long history in the
repository world, where they have been applied successfully for a
variety of purposes. These vary from pragmatic aims such as enabling
document search and browse facilities, linking related documents,
identifying copies or facilitating the deposit process, to support
tools for academic research. The latter category includes supporting
research on the basis of a large body of documents, facilitating
access to and reuse of existing work, and connecting the formal
academic world with areas such as the traditional and social
media. The JISC have funded a number of projects and initiatives in
both areas, notably NaCTeM and the ResDis programme. Research areas as
diverse as biology, chemistry, sociology and criminology have seen
effective use made of text mining technologies.

However, the uptake and hence the impact of these tools has been
uneven. Several obstacles to development and deployment are frequently
cited, including the maturity, complexity, and in some instances cost
of software packages, as well as scarcity of relevant technical
skills. Text mining methods and tools can be fragile and complex,
requiring significant set-up time and effort. Projects making use of
text mining may also suffer from legal obstacles, such as copyright
and intellectual property considerations. The benefit to be gained
from deployment of text-mining tools in areas such as institutional
repositories or as a research tool in its own right may be difficult
to predict without a costly pilot project.

This workshop is intended to bring together contributions from
practitioners and researchers in fields connected to text mining and
analysis. Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research
papers: as a workshop, both work-in-progress and completed work are

This event will take place during the OR-2012 pre-conference workshop
session (9th-10th July 2012).

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

1. Discipline-specific research involving text-mining:
   bioinformatics, chemistry, the social sciences, etc.
2. Techniques in text mining: sentiment analysis/subjectivity
   analysis, opinion mining, affect analysis, metaphor analysis, etc.
3. Legal aspects of text mining/analysis.
4. Current developments in text mining.
5. Metadata extraction from document text, including formal and
   informal metadata: document indexing, document classification,
   and evaluation of metadata quality.
6. Text mining for document categorization or summarization.
7. Text mining over the social web: community detection, timelines, etc.
8. Evaluation of text mining tools, open-source or commercial:
   case studies and findings.

Types of contribution

The following possible contributions are sought:
1. Full papers (6-8 pages)
2. Extended abstracts for oral presentation, posters or software
   demos (1-2 pages)


Papers/extended abstracts should be prepared in either Word or LaTeX
using the Springer LNCS format
(http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0).  Files
should be submitted by email to Emma Tonkin<e.tonkin at ukoln.ac.uk>

Important Dates/Deadlines

15-May-2012        	Title/Abstract submission (optional)
25-May-2012          	Full paper/Extended abstract submission
8-June-2012          	Decisions announced
25-June-2012           	Submission of final papers
9/10-July-2012      	Workshop


All accepted contributions will be published in the workshop
proceedings. Authors of selected contributions will be invited to
submit an extended and revised version for formal publication; to this
end, a call for chapters will be launched following the workshop.

Workshop chairs

Paul Walk - UKOLN ISC, University of Bath, UK
Torsten Reimer - JISC
Emma Tonkin - UKOLN ISC, University of Bath, UK

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