Corpora: 2nd CFP: COLING 2002 - Workshop on Multilingua Summarization and Question Answering

From: Chin-Yew Lin (cyl@ISI.EDU)
Date: Thu Apr 25 2002 - 19:39:23 MET DST

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                          2nd CFP

    Workshop on Multilingual Summarization and Question Answering 2002
              (post-conference workshop to be held
                 in conjunction with COLING-2002)

         August 31 and September 1, 2002 (1 and half days)
                       Taipei, Taiwan


    Growing interest in automated Question Answering is leading to the
    development of systems that go beyond 'factoids' to produce answers,
    drawn from multiple sources that contain multiple parts. Identifying
    relevant information and structuring it into a coherent text has however

    been studied as part of the topic of automated Text Summarization. What
    the relationship between these two areas? Under what conditions are
    summaries not good answers, and why not? What types of complex answers
    How can one evaluate such answers? How are these issues transformed when
    cross language boundaries?

    We welcome submissions that address the following themes:
    ... Single document summarization
    ... Multiple document summarization
    ... Multilingual text summarization
    ... Cross-language question answering
    ... Summary type classification
    ... Answer type classification
    ... Multi-part answer type recognition (When do questions require
    complex multi-part answers?)
    ... Multi-part answer extraction
    ... Complex summary or answer building block identification
    ... Structured summary creation
    ... Coherent and effective answer generation
    ... How to evaluate summaries?
    ... How to evaluate factoid answers?
    ... How to evaluate non-factoid answers?
    ... Corpora creation for complex summarization and QA
    ... Interfaces and support tools for complex summarization and QA

    Submissions are limited to original, unpublished work. Submissions must
    use the ACL latex style or
    Microsoft Word style WSQA-submission.doc (both available from the here
    workshop web page). Paper
    submissions should consist of a full paper (5000 words or less,
    exclusive of title page and
    references). Papers outside the specified length are subject to be
    rejected without review. The
    paper should be written in English.

    Please send submission questions to

    Electronic submission only: send the pdf (preferred), postscript, or MS
    Word form of your submission
    to: The Subject line should be "COLING2002 WORKSHOP PAPER
    SUBMISSION". Because reviewing
    is blind, no author information is included as part of the paper. An
    identification page must be sent
    in a separate email with the subject line: "COLING2002 WORKSHOP ID PAGE"
    and must include title, all
    authors, theme area, keywords, word count, and an abstract of no more
    than 5 lines. Late submissions
    will not be accepted. Notification of receipt will be e-mailed to the
    first author shortly after receipt.

    Paper submission deadline:             May 6, 2002
    Notification of acceptance for papers: June 17, 2002
    Camera ready papers due:               July 1, 2002
    Workshop date:                         August 31 and September 1, 2002
    (1 and half days)

    Hsin-Hsi Chen, National Taiwan University,
    Chin-Yew Lin, USC/Information Sciences Institute,

    Regina Barzilay Columbia University, USA
    Jason S Chang National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
    Kuang-Hua Chen National Taiwan University, Taiwan
    Junichi Fukumoto Ritsumeikan University, Japan
    Takahiro Fukusima Otemon Gakuin University, Japan
    Udo Hahn University of Freiburg, Germany
    Sanda Harabagiu University of Texas, Dallas, USA
    Donna Harman NIST, USA
    Eduard Hovy USC/Information Sciences Institute, USA
    Noriko Kando National Institute of Informatics (NII), Japan
    Tsuneaki Kato University of Tokyo, Japan
    Wessel Kraaij TNO TPD, Netherlands
    Gary Geunbae Lee POSTECH, South Korea
    Dekang Lin University of Alberta, Canada
    Inderjeet Mani MITRE Corporation, USA
    Daniel Marcu USC/Information Sciences Institute, USA
    Mark Maybury MITRE Corporation, USA
    Hwee Tou Ng National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Manabu Okumura Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
    John Prager IBM Research, Yorktown Heights, USA
    Hae-Chang Rim Korea University, South Korea
    Horacio Saggion University of Sheffield, UK
    Karen Spärck Jones University of Cambridge, UK
    Tomek Strzalkowski State University of New York, Albany, USA
    Ming Zhou Microsoft Research China, China

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