19th International Conference on Application of Natural Language to Information Systems

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Wednesday, 18 June 2014 to Friday, 20 June 2014



19th International Conference on Application of Natural Language to
Information Systems

18-20 June 2014 - Montpellier, France


Registration (early bird registration deadline: May 15, 2014):


Since 1995, the NLDB conference aims at bringing together researcher,
industrials and potential users interested in various application of
Natural Language in the Database and Information Systems field. The
integration of databases and natural language has been an utopia for
many years. However, progress has been made and this is now an
established field thanks to developments in Natural Language and
technologies that made the storage and manipulation of large electronic
dictionaries possible. As Information Systems are now evolving into the
communication area, the term databases should be considered in the
broader sense of information and communication systems. The use of
Natural Language in Software Engineering has contributed to both
improving the development process from the viewpoints of developers
(improve the process of conceptual modeling, validation, etc) and the
usability of applications by users (natural language query interfaces,
semantic webs, etc).

NLDB'2014 will take place in Montpellier (France). The conference
invites researchers from academia and industry to submit papers for oral
or poster presentations on recent, unpublished research that addresses
theoretical aspects, algorithms, applications, architectures for applied
and integrated NLP, resources for applied NLP, and other aspects of NLP,
as well as review and discussion papers.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Applications of NLP in Information Systems: Multilingual Information
Systems, NLP in Requirement Engineering, NLP in Knowledge Management,
Semantic Data Integration and Data Cleaning
- Social Media and Web Data: Corpus analysis, Language identification,
Text normalization, Robust NLP for social media, Text classification,
Information Extraction and Sentiment Analysis for social media
- Big Data and Natural Language
- Semantic Web Open Linked Data: Ontology Learning and Alignment,
Populating ontologies, Querying Ontologies and linked data, Semantic
tagging and classification, Ontology-driven NLP
- Question Answering (QA): NL interfaces to databases, QA using web
data, multi-lingual QA, Non-factoid QA (how/why/opinion questions,
lists), geographical QA, QA corpora and training sets
- Natural language and Ubiquitous Computing: Pervasive Computing,
Embedded, Robotic and Mobile Applications.
- Natural Language in Conceptual Modeling: Analysis of Natural Language
Descriptions, Terminological Ontologies, Consistency Checking, Metadata
Creation and Harvesting, Ontology-driven Systems Integration, Ontology
- NLP Applications: Business Intelligence, Subjectivity and Sentiment
Analysis, QA systems, Event Detection, Named Entity and Event Detection,
Information Extraction, Summarization, NLP for Data Mining, NLP for Data
Warehouses, Plagiarism detection, Identity detection


Sophia Ananiadou, University of Manchester, UK

Topic of the talk: Applications of Biomedical Text Mining

Brief biography: Sophia Ananiadou received her PhD in Natural Language
Processing (NLP) from the University of Manchester. She is Professor of
Computer Science in the School of Computer Science, University of
Manchester and has led the National Centre for Text Mining
(www.nactem.ac.uk) since 2007. She researches into semantic text mining
and semantic search techniques for applications in domains such as
systems biology, public health, chemistry and social sciences. She is
also developing large-scale resources (terminological resources and
annotated data), and interoperable text mining platforms. Her current
projects include semantic search for Europe PubMedCentral, supporting
evidence-based public health reviews in collaboration with NICE, mining
the history of medicine and extraction of semantic metadata for the
automated measurement of open source software. She has been a three
times recipient (2006-2008) of the IBM UIMA innovation award for her
work in interoperable platforms for text mining and was also awarded the
Daiwa Adrian prize (2004). She has authored over 250 publications.


Gabriella Pasi, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy

Topic of the talk: Personal ontologies

Brief biography: Gabriella Pasi received a PhD in Computer Science at
the Université de Rennes, France. She has been working at the National
Council of Research in Italy till 2005. She is actually Associate
Professor at the Università Degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Milano,
Italy, where she leads the Information Retrieval Research Laboratory.
Her research activities mainly focus on personalised and contextual
access to information, and on the problem of aggregation in search. She
has served as the program chair of several international conferences and
workshops, and she has been the chair or co-chair of several
International events among which the IEEE / WIC / ACM International
Joint Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology,
Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, 15-18 September 2009, the PhD
School on Web Information Retrieval (WebBar 2007), the Seventh
International Conference on Flexible Query Answering Systems (FQAS
2006), the European Summer school in Information Retrieval (ESSIR 2000),
and the annual track ?Information Access and Retrieval? within the ACM
Symposium on Applied Computing. She has published more than 180 papers
on International Journals and Books, and on the Proceeding of
International Conferences, and she is member of the Editorial Board of
the several International Journals.