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  TS-2 Natural Language Technology in Mobile Information Retrieval and Text Processing User Interface


Michael Kuehn (University of Koblenz-Landau, Koblenz)
Mun-Kew Leong (Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore)
Kumiko Tanaka-Ishii (University of Tokyo, Tokyo)

One of the strongest impacts in recent information technology is the way mobility has changed computer applications. The rapid rate of handphone adoption, the ubiquitous PDA, and the low cost of wireless adoption has created new problems, new challenges, and new opportunities to researchers in many disciplines. One common thread through all these applications is the necessity for information retrieval and mobile text processing in one form or another. Another characteristic is the limited size of mobile devices and the consequent need for sophisticated methods of text input and output. Other applications with a similar need of language technology support under challenging conditions include e.g. communication aids and authoring tools.

The use of NLP plays an integral part in creating better user interfaces, more efficient text input technologies, authoring aids, summarization and analysis of output for precise display, and greater understanding in the interactive dialogue between user and applications working on text. We invite researchers focusing on

  • text input and output technologies,
  • language modeling,
  • summarization,
  • mobile database & information retrieval and management,
  • speech and dialogue IR applications on mobile devices,

and HCI researchers on text retrieval and processing systems to explore user oriented and theoretical limits and characteristics of NLP for front-end and back-end solutions within the context of text retrieval and processing user interfaces.



The submission procedures and deadline for thematic sessions are the same as those for the main conference


Programme Committee

Hsin-Hsi Chen, National Taiwan University, Taipei
Jean-Pierre Chevallet, CNRS, Grenoble
Fabio Crestani, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
Yoshihiko Hayashi, NTT Cyberspace Labs, Yokosuka
Gareth Jones, Dublin City University, Dublin
Min Yen Kan, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Nils Klarlund, Clairgrove LLC, New Jersey
Gary Geunbae Lee, POSTECH, Pohang
Mu Li, Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing
Kathleen McCoy, University of Delaware, Newark
Sung Hyon Myaeng, ICU, Daejeon
Hwee Tou Ng, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Manabu Okumura, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo


Preliminary Announcement

Newsletter 1 (10 Oct 2003)

Newsletter 2 (23 Oct 2003)

Newsletter 3 (6 Nov 2003)

Newsletter 4 (18 Dec 2003)

Newsletter 5 (9 Jan 2004)

Newsletter 6 (25 Feb 2004)

Call for Proposals for Thematic Sessions

Call for Proposals for Satellite Events

Call for Papers

Author Instructions

Poster/Demo Session

Financial Subsidy

  Thematic Sessions

TS-1 Natural Language Learning using Both Labeled and Unlabeled Data

TS-2 Natural Language Technology in Mobile Information Retrieval and Text Processing User Interface

TS-3 Text mining in Biomedicine