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NEWS 2009
Named Entities Workshop: Shared Task on Transliteration
Dates Aug 6, 2009 (iCal) - Aug 7, 2009
Homepage: www.acl-ijcnlp-2009.org/workshops/NEWS2009
Location
Location: Singapore, Singapore
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Important dates
Submissions: May 1, 2009
Camera ready due: Jun 7, 2009
Table of Contents


Event


 

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Named Entities Workshop: Shared Task on Transliteration  (NEWS 2009 : An
ACL-IJCNLP 2009 Workshop)
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* Workshop Focus

Named Entities (NEs) play a critical role in Natural Language Processing
(NLP) and Information Retrieval (IR) tasks, such as search, machine
translation, document clustering, summarization, information extraction,
etc.  While identifying and analyzing NEs in a given natural language is a
challenging research problem by itself, the phenomenal growth in the
Internet user population, especially among the non-English speaking parts of
the world, has extended this problem to the cross-language arena, making the
handling of NEs in multiple languages critically important.

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers interested in
various aspects of NEs in natural language text.  In addition, the NEWS
workshop will feature a shared task on Machine Transliteration of NEs.


* Topics of Interest

This workshop invites original research contributions on all aspects of NEs,
including identification, analysis, extraction, mining, transformation and
applications of NE to NLP and IR systems.  The topics of interest include,
but are not limited to the following:

 NE Analysis
   - Distributional characteristics of NEs in mono- & multi-lingual corpora
   - Orthographic/phonetic characteristics of NEs
   - NE origin/genre recognition
   - Social network analysis and entity resolution  NE extraction
   - Language-independent monolingual NE extraction
   - Cross-language NE extraction
        - General Techniques
        - Specific datasets (Wikipedia, news, etc.)
   - Unsupervised and semi-supervised methods for NE extraction
   - Complex NEs, domain-specific term extraction
   - NE set expansion
   - Creation of annotated data
 Machine Transliteration
   - Computational phonology, incl. modeling of phonological rules,
structure,
          behavior, etc.
   - Transliteration modeling
        - Phonetic, grapheme)phoneme and phoneme)grapheme conversions
   - Statistical & machine learning based approaches, transliteration unit
          alignments
   - Forward and backward transliterations
   - Learning transliteration from comparable corpora
   - Transliteration lexicon construction
   - Romanization of Asian languages
   - Transliteration evaluation metrics
 Applications
   - Monolingual and Cross-Language IR, Information Extraction and
Management
   - Machine Translation
   - Question Answering
   - Computational Journalism


* Important Dates

*** Task Details to be announced soon ***
Research Paper Submission Deadline   1-May-2009
Acceptance Notification              1-Jun-2009
Camera-Ready Copy Deadline           7-Jun-2009
Workshop Date                        7 Aug 2009


* Shared Task on Transliteration

Transliteration of NEs is necessary in many applications, such as machine
translation, corpus alignment, cross-language IR, information extraction and
automatic lexicon acquisition. This calls for high-performance
transliteration systems, which is the focus of the shared task in this
workshop.  Details of the task will be made available soon in the workshop
homepage,


* Organizing Committee
 + Haizhou Li  Institute for Infocomm Research  + A Kumaran  Microsoft
Research India  + Sanjeev Khudanpur  Johns Hopkins University  + Raghavendra
Udupa  Microsoft Research India  + Min Zhang  Institute for Infocomm
Research  + Monojit Choudhury Microsoft Research India

* Program Committee

 + Kalika Bali            Microsoft Research India
 + Rafael Banchs          UPC, Spain
 + Sivaji Bandyopadhyay   Univ of Jadavpur, India
 + Pushpak Bhattacharyya  IIT-Bombay, India
 + Monojit Choudhury      Microsoft Research India
 + Marta Ruiz Costa-jussà UPC, Spain
 + Jianfeng Gao           Microsoft Research, USA
 + Gregory Grefenstette   Exalead, France
 + Sanjeev Khudanpur      John Hopkins University, USA
 + Kevin Knight           ISI, USA
 + Greg Kondrak           Univ of Alberta, Canada
 + Olivia Kwong           City Univ, Hong Kong
 + Gina-Anne Levow        Univ of Chicago, USA
 + Arul Menezes           Microsoft Research, USA
 + Jong-Hoon Oh           NICT, Japan
 + Yan Qu                 Advertising.com, USA
 + Dan Roth               Univ of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
 + Sunita Sarawagi        IIT-Bombay, India
 + Sudeshna Sarkar        IIT-Kharagpur, India
 + Richard Sproat         Univ of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
 + Keh-Yih Su             Behavior Design Corporation, Taiwan
 + Raghavendra Udupa      Microsoft Research India
 + Vasudeva Varma         IIIT-Hyderabad, India
 + Min Zhang              Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore

* Workshop & Contact Information

For current information about the workshop, please refer to the workshop
homepage, http://www.acl-ijcnlp-2009.org/workshops/NEWS2009/. For any
specific information please contact: news09o@microsoft.com.






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     Named Entities Workshop: Shared Task on Transliteration
     
     (NEWS 2009 : An ACL-IJCNLP 2009 Workshop
)

     -------------------------------------------------------

* Workshop Focus

Named Entities (NEs) play a critical role in Natural Language Processing (NLP) 
and Information Retrieval (IR) tasks, such as search, machine translation, 
document clustering, summarization, information extraction, etc.  While 
identifying and analyzing NEs in a given natural language is a challenging 
research problem by itself, the phenomenal growth in the Internet user 
population, especially among the non-English speaking parts of the world, 
has extended this problem to the cross-language arena, making the handling 
of NEs in multiple languages critically important.
 
The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers interested in 
various aspects of NEs in natural language text.  In addition, the NEWS workshop 
will feature a shared task on Machine Transliteration of NEs.
 

* Topics of Interest 

This workshop invites original research contributions on all aspects of NEs, 
including identification, analysis, extraction, mining, transformation and 
applications of NE to NLP and IR systems.  The topics of interest include, 
but are not limited to the following:
 
 NE Analysis 
   - Distributional characteristics of NEs in mono- & multi-lingual corpora
   - Orthographic/phonetic characteristics of NEs 

   - NE origin/genre recognition

   - Social network analysis and entity resolution
 NE extraction

   - Language-independent monolingual NE extraction

   - Cross-language NE extraction
	- General Techniques
	- Specific datasets (Wikipedia, news, etc.)

   - Unsupervised and semi-supervised methods for NE extraction 

   - Complex NEs, domain-specific term extraction

   - NE set expansion

   - Creation of annotated data
 Machine Transliteration
   - Computational phonology, incl. modeling of phonological rules, structure, 
          behavior, etc. 
   - Transliteration modeling 
 	- Phonetic, grapheme)phoneme and phoneme)grapheme conversions
   - Statistical & machine learning based approaches, transliteration unit 
          alignments 
   - Forward and backward transliterations
   - Learning transliteration from comparable corpora
   - Transliteration lexicon construction 
   - Romanization of Asian languages
   - Transliteration evaluation metrics  
 Applications 
   - Monolingual and Cross-Language IR, Information Extraction and Management
   - Machine Translation
   - Question Answering
   - Computational Journalism


* Important Dates 

*** Task Details to be announced soon ***
Research Paper Submission Deadline   1-May-2009
Acceptance Notification              1-Jun-2009
Camera-Ready Copy Deadline           7-Jun-2009
Workshop Date                        7 Aug 2009


* Shared Task on Transliteration 

Transliteration of NEs is necessary in many applications, such as machine 
translation, corpus alignment, cross-language IR, information extraction and 
automatic lexicon acquisition. This calls for high-performance transliteration 
systems, which is the focus of the shared task in this workshop.  Details of 
the task will be made available soon in the workshop homepage, 
 

* Organizing Committee 
 + Haizhou Li  Institute for Infocomm Research
 + A Kumaran  Microsoft Research India
 + Sanjeev Khudanpur  Johns Hopkins University
 + Raghavendra Udupa  Microsoft Research India
 + Min Zhang  Institute for Infocomm Research 
 + Monojit Choudhury Microsoft Research India 
 
* Program Committee 

 + Kalika Bali            Microsoft Research India

 + Rafael Banchs          UPC, Spain

 + Sivaji Bandyopadhyay   Univ of Jadavpur, India

 + Pushpak Bhattacharyya  IIT-Bombay, India

 + Monojit Choudhury      Microsoft Research India

 + Marta Ruiz Costa-jussà UPC, Spain

 + Jianfeng Gao           Microsoft Research, USA

 + Gregory Grefenstette   Exalead, France

 + Sanjeev Khudanpur      John Hopkins University, USA

 + Kevin Knight           ISI, USA

 + Greg Kondrak           Univ of Alberta, Canada

 + Olivia Kwong           City Univ, Hong Kong

 + Gina-Anne Levow        Univ of Chicago, USA

 + Arul Menezes           Microsoft Research, USA

 + Jong-Hoon Oh           NICT, Japan

 + Yan Qu                 Advertising.com, USA

 + Dan Roth               Univ of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA

 + Sunita Sarawagi        IIT-Bombay, India

 + Sudeshna Sarkar        IIT-Kharagpur, India

 + Richard Sproat         Univ of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA

 + Keh-Yih Su             Behavior Design Corporation, Taiwan

 + Raghavendra Udupa      Microsoft Research India

 + Vasudeva Varma         IIIT-Hyderabad, India

 + Min Zhang              Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore

* Workshop & Contact Information

For current information about the workshop, please refer to the workshop 
homepage, http://www.acl-ijcnlp-2009.org/workshops/NEWS2009/. For any 
specific information please contact: news09o@microsoft.com. 
 
 
	

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Facts about "NEWS 2009"
AcronymNEWS 2009 +
Camera ready dueJune 7, 2009 +
End dateAugust 7, 2009 +
Has coordinates1° 20' 27", 103° 49' 49"Latitude: 1.3408638888889
Longitude: 103.83039166667
+
Has location citySingapore +
Has location countryCategory:Singapore +
Homepagehttp://www.acl-ijcnlp-2009.org/workshops/NEWS2009 +
IsAEvent +
Start dateAugust 6, 2009 +
Submission deadlineMay 1, 2009 +
TitleNamed Entities Workshop: Shared Task on Transliteration +