CFP: Fourth Workshop on Analytics for Noisy Unstructured Text Data (AND)

Fourth Workshop on Analytics for Noisy Unstructured Text Data (AND)
in conjunction with 19th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM)
October 26th, 2010, Toronto, Canada

Noisy unstructured text data is ubiquitous and abundant in real-world situations. Handling noisy text poses new challenges for Information Extraction (IE), Natural Language Processing (NLP), Information Retrieval (IR) and Knowledge Management (KM). Special handling of noise as well as noise-robust IR and KM techniques are essential to overcome these challenges. As in the case of AND 07, 08 and 09, we intend that AND 2010 will provide researchers an opportunity to present their latest results toward addressing these challenges. We seek papers dealing with all aspects of noisy unstructured text data and its processing.

Topics of Interest (not limited to):

  • Methods for detecting and correcting errors in noisy text,
  • Information Retrieval from noisy text data,
  • Machine learning techniques for information extraction from noisy text,
  • Rule-based approaches for handling noisy text
  • Social network analysis involving noisy data
  • Crowd-sourcing methods for dealing with noisy data
  • Knowledge Management of noisy text data,
  • Automatic classification and clustering of noisy unstructured text data,
  • Noise-invariant document summarization techniques,
  • Text analysis techniques for analysis and mining of on-line communication texts such as transcribed calls, web logs, chat logs, tweets, microblogs, facebook posts, and email exchanges,
  • Business Intelligence (BI) applications dealing with noisy text data,
  • Document Representation and Content Analysis of noisy text documents
  • Interplay between linguistic complexity and uncertainty characterizing noisy text data in downstream applications,
  • Formal theory on characterization of noise,
  • Genre recognition based on the type of noise,
  • Characterizing, modeling and accounting for historical language change,
  • Surveys relating to noisy text analytics

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission: July 16th, 2010
  • Paper Submission: July 20th, 2010
  • Notification of Acceptance: August 8th, 2010
  • Camera-Ready papers due: August 15th, 2010

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