TeMA – Text Mining and Applications

Human languages are complex by nature and efforts in pure symbolic approaches alone have been unable to provide fully satisfying results. Text Mining and Machine Learning techniques applied to texts, raw or annotated, brought up new insights and completely shifted the approaches to Human Language Technologies. Both approaches, symbolic and statistically based, when duly integrated, have shown capabilities to bridge the gap between language theories and effective use of languages, and can enable important applications in real-world heterogeneous environment such as the Web.

The 4th Track of Text Mining and Applications (TeMA’13) is a forum for researchers working in Human Language Technologies i.e. Natural Language Processing (NLP), Computational Linguistics (CL), Natural Language Engineering (NLE), Text Mining (TM) and related areas.

Topics of Interest

General topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Text Mining:
- Multi-word Units
- Lexical Knowledge Acquisition
- Word and Multi-word Sense Disambiguation.
- Sentiment Analysis
- Text Mining Models for Social Network Analysis
- Acquisition and Usage of Ontologies
- Topic Segmentation
- Extraction of Translation Equivalents
- Word and Multi-word Translation Extraction
- Text Entailment
- Document Clustering and Classification
- Algorithms and Data Structures for Text Mining
- Information Extraction

- Natural Language Processing
- Machine Translation
- Automatic Summarization
- Intelligent Information Retrieval
- Cross-language access to multilingual information
- E-training, E-learning and Question-Answering Systems
- Web Mining

Paper submission

Submissions must be original and not published elsewhere. Papers should not exceed twelve (12) pages in length and must adhere to the formatting instructions of the conference. Each submission will be peer reviewed by at least three members of the Programme Committee. The reviewing process is double blind, so authors should remove names and affiliations from the submitted papers, and must take reasonable care to assure anonymity during the review process. References to own work may be included in the paper, as long as referred to in the third person. The top accepted papers will appear in the proceedings published by Springer in the LNAI series. The remaining accepted papers will be published in the local proceedings.

Organizing Committee

Joaquim F. Ferreira da Silva. Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Vitor R. Rocio. Universidade Aberta, Portugal
Gaël Dias. University of Caen Basse-Normandie, France
José G. Pereira Lopes. Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

Program Committee

Adam Jatowt, University of Kyoto, Japan
Aline Villavicencio, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
André Martins, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Antoine Doucet, University of Caen, France
António Branco, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Antonio Sanfilippo, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
Belinda Maia, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Brigitte Grau, LIMSI, France
Bruno Cremilleux, University of Caen, France
Diana Inkpen, University of Ottawa, Canada
Elena Elloret, University of Alicante, Spain
Eric de La Clergerie, INRIA, France
Fernando Batista, INESC, Portugal
Francisco da Câmara Pereira, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Gabriel Pereira Lopes, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Gaël Dias, University of Caen Basse-Normandie, France
Gregory Grefenstette, CEA, France
Guillaume Cleuziou, University of Orléans, France
Helena Ahonen-Myka, University of Helsinki, Finland
Irene Rodrigues, Universidade de Évora, Portugal
Isabelle Tellier, Université Paris 3 – Sorbonne Nouvelle, Lattice, France
Joaquim Ferreira da Silva, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
João Balsa, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
João Cordeiro, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
João Graça, University of Pennsylvania, USA
João Magalhães, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Katerzyna Wegrzyn-Wolska, ESIGETEL, France
Manuel Vilares Ferro, University of Vigo, Spain
Marcelo Finger, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Mark Lee, University of Birmingham, UK
Mohand Boughanem, University of Toulouse III, France
Nattiya Kanhabua, University of Hannover, Germany
Nuno Marques, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Pablo Gamallo, Faculdade de Filologia, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Paulo Quaresma, Universidade de Évora, Portugal
Pavel Brazdil, University of Porto, Portugal
Pierre Zweigenbaum, CNRS-LIMSI, France
Ricardo Campos, Instituto Politécnico de Tomar, Portugal
Ricardo Ribeiro, INESC, Portugal
Sriparna Saha, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, Índia
Vitor Jorge Rocio, Universidade Aberta, Portugal
Walter Daelemans, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Zornitsa Kozareva, University of Southern California, USA


Joaquim Francisco Ferreira da Silva
Departamento de Informática, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologias
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Quinta da Torre
2829-516, Caparica, Portugal
Tel: ( 351) 21 294 8536 ext. 10732
Fax; ( 351) 21 294 8541;
e-mail: jfs@fct.unl.pt

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