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From Thilo Goetz <twgo...@gmx.de>
Subject Re: Germany: 2nd UIMA@GSCL Workshop - 2nd CFP
Date Tue, 16 Jun 2009 09:28:28 GMT
I added the announcement to the website.

--Thilo

Richard Eckart de Castilho wrote:
> ================================================================================
> 
> 
> Second Call for Papers
> Unstructured Information Management Architecture (UIMA)
> 2nd UIMA@GSCL Workshop
> 
> September 30, 2009
> Potsdam, Germany
> 
> http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/acl-lab/gscl09/workshops.de.html
> 
> ================================================================================
> 
> 
> ** NEWS: a one-hour beginners tutorial on UIMA will be held prior to the
> workshop at the same day **
> 
> 
> For many decades, NLP has suffered from low software engineering standards
> causing a limited degree of re-usability of code and interoperability of
> different
> modules within larger NLP systems. While this did not really hamper success
> in limited task areas (such as implementing a parser), it caused serious
> problems for the emerging field of language technology where the focus
> is on
> building complex integrated software systems, e.g., for information
> extraction
> or machine translation. This lack of integration has led to duplicated
> software
> development, work-arounds for programs written in different (versions of)
> programming languages, and ad-hoc tweaking of interfaces between modules
> developed at different sites.
> 
> In recent years, the Unstructured Information Management Architecture
> (UIMA)
> framework has been proposed as a middleware platform which offers
> integration by
> design through common type systems and standardized communication
> methods for
> components analysing streams of unstructured information, such as natural
> language. The UIMA framework offers a solid processing infrastructure that
> allows developers to concentrate on the implementation of the actual
> analytics
> components. An increasing number of members of the NLP community thus have
> adopted UIMA as a platform facilitating the creation of reusable NLP
> components
> that can be assembled to address different NLP tasks depending on their
> order,
> combination and configuration.
> 
> This workshop aims at bringing together members of the NLP community
> that are
> users, developers or providers of either UIMA components or UIMA-related
> tools
> in order to explore and discuss the opportunities and challenges in
> using UIMA
> as a platform for modern, well-engineered NLP. In the context of an
> emerging
> NLP-oriented UIMA community, the challenge to create not only reusable,
> but also
> interoperable components raises particular interest. From a methodological
> perspective, interoperability relies largely on UIMA type systems.
> Technically,
> it includes issues related to the packaging and distribution of UIMA
> components.
> Also, tools are important, for example to assemble complex processing work
> flows, to manage the bodies of data that are to be analysed and to
> visualize,
> explore, and further deploy the analysis results. Finally,
> interoperability is
> also affected by legal issues, such as potentially incompatible licenses of
> components and tools.
> 
> The availability of ready-to-use components plays a major role in
> choosing UIMA
> over other alternatives. To accentuate this, the workshop puts a focus on
> UIMA-based components and tools that are freely available for research.
> 
> ======
> Topics
> ======
> 
> Participants are invited to present applications realized using UIMA,
> general
> experiences using UIMA as a platform for natural language processing, as
> well as
> technical papers on particular aspects of the UIMA framework.
> Alternatives to
> and comparisons of other frameworks with UIMA are of interest, too. More
> specifically, workshop topics include, but are not limited to:
> 
>     * UIMA components with a special focus on genericity and type-system
>       independence
>     * repositories of ready-to-use UIMA-based components
>     * (generic) type systems for UIMA
>     * distribution of UIMA components: documentation, licensing and
> packaging
>     * sophisticated tools to build and manage complex processing pipelines
>     * experience reports combining UIMA-based components from different
> sources,
>       as well as solutions to interoperability issues
>     * processing of very large data collections: scale-out,
> parallelization, and
>       performance optimization
>     * analysis of results: exploration, evaluation, visualization, and
>       statistical analysis
>     * developing for UIMA: simplified APIs, debugging, unit testing, and
>       limitations of UIMA
> 
> ===========
> Submissions
> ===========
> 
> We invite submissions of full papers, limited to 8 pages of text, and
> position
> papers or papers describing ongoing work as short papers, limited to 4
> pages.
> Both kinds of papers will be orally presented. Double submissions (whether
> verbatim or in essence) should indicate this fact and name the workshop or
> conference event also addressed. Reviewing will not be anonymous but
> authors
> wishing to keep their anonymity may hide their identity on demand.
> 
> All submissions must be in English and follow the Springer LNCS style
> [1] and
> should be created using LaTeX. Submissions must be sent in PDF format to
> uima.gscl2009@googlemail.com no later than July, 6th.
> 
> Accepted submissions will appear in the GSCL conference proceedings.
> 
> [1] http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-7-72376-0
> 
> ===============
> Important Dates
> ===============
> 
> July, 6 : Submission deadline
> July, 20: Notification of acceptance
> July, 28: Camera-ready copies due
> Sept, 30: Workshop held in Potsdam in conjunction with GSCL
> 
> ======================
> Organizers and Contact
> ======================
> 
>     * JULIE Lab, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
>        * Udo Hahn
>        * Katrin Tomanek
>     * UKP Lab, Technische Universität Darmstadt
>        * Iryna Gurevych
>        * Richard Eckart de Castilho
> 
> Please address any inquiries regarding the workshop to:
> uima.gscl2009@googlemail.com
> 
> =================
> Program Committee
> =================
> 
>     * Anni R. Coden, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
>     * Branimir K. Boguraev, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
>     * Graham Wilcock, University of Helsinki, Finland
>     * Dietmar Rösner, University of Magdeburg, Germany
>     * Iryna Gurevych, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
>     * Katrin Tomanek, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany
>     * Leo Ferres, University of Concepcion, Chile
>     * Michael Tanenblatt, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
>     * Nicolas Hernandez, Université de Nantes, France
>     * Philipp Cimiano, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
>     * Richard Eckart de Castilho, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
>     * Sophia Ananiadou, University of Manchester, Great Britain
>     * Stefan Geißler, TEMIS GmbH, Germany
>     * Udo Hahn, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany
> 
> =====
> Links
> =====
> 
>     * http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/acl-lab/gscl09/
>     * http://incubator.apache.org/uima
>     * http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=uima
>     * http://www.julielab.de/
>     * http://www.ukp.tu-darmstadt.de/
>     * http://u-compare.org/

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