ESAIR 2010

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ESAIR 2010
Third Workshop on Exploiting Semantic Annotations for Information Retrieval
Subevent of CIKM 2010
Dates 2010/10/30 (iCal) - 2010/10/30
Location: Toronto, Canada
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Important dates
Submissions: 2010/06/30
Table of Contents

Call for Papers

There is an increasing amount of structure on the Web as a result of modern Web languages, user tagging and annotation, and emerging robust NLP tools. These meaningful, semantic, annotations hold the promise to significantly enhance information access, by enhancing the depth of analysis of today's systems. Currently, we have only started exploring the possibilities and only begin to understand how these valuable semantic cues can be put to fruitful use.

Unleashing the potential of semantic annotations requires us to transcend earlier technologies, by combining the insights of natural language processing (NLP) to go beyond bags of words, the insights of databases (DB) to use structure efficiently even when aggregating over millions of records, the insights of information retrieval (IR) in effective goal-directed search and evaluation, and the insights of knowledge management (KM) to get grips on the greater whole.

The Workshop will bring together researchers from these different disciplines and identify the natural use cases, the barriers to success, and work on ways of addressing them:

Use Cases: Are we looking at the right applications?

  • What are use cases that make obvious the need for semantic annotation of information?
  • What tasks cannot be solved by document retrieval using the traditional bag-of-words?
  • What are the prerequisites of successful application?

Annotations: Are we using the right types of data and annotation?

  • Are there crucial differences between author, software, user, and machine generated annotations?
  • Named entities, temporal expressions on the one hand and sentiment and hedging on the other are examples of analyses beyond topic that have moved to profitable application.
  • Are there other types of annotations that are within our grasp?

Searcher/Queries: Are we considering the right search requests?

  • With shallow 2.4 word navigational queries, how much benefit is in semantic annotations?
  • What expressive power is hidden in the semantic annotation?
  • What is keeping searchers from exploring these powerful search request?

Result Aggregation: Are we using the right types of results?

  • Whereas IR focuses almost exclusively at finding individual chunks of information, DB naturally focuses on results that combine information and produce aggregated results (think of OLAP queries), and KM naturally deal with the whole information space.
  • How can we fruitfully combine these strengths?

Grand Challenge: Is there a grand challenge for the application of semantic annotation?

Help us shape the future of information access by increasing the depth of analysis of today's systems:

  • Submit a short 2-page poster or position paper explaining your key wishes or key points,
  • and take actively part in the discussion at the Workshop.

Important Dates

  • Deadline for submissions: June 30, 2010
  • Notification: July 30, 2010
  • Camera-ready version: August 15, 2010


Facts about "ESAIR 2010"
AcronymESAIR 2010 +
End dateOctober 30, 2010 +
Event typeWorkshop +
Has coordinates25° 47' 36", -100° 16' 27"Latitude: 25.793341666667
Longitude: -100.27406666667
Has general chairJaap Kamps +, Jussi Karlgren + and Ralf Schenkel +
Has location cityToronto +
Has location countryCategory:Canada +
Homepage +
IsAEvent +
Start dateOctober 30, 2010 +
Subevent ofCIKM 2010 +
Submission deadlineJune 30, 2010 +
TitleThird Workshop on Exploiting Semantic Annotations for Information Retrieval +