2nd Call for Paper: Workshop on Linked Data for Information Extraction (ISWC2013)

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LD4IE 2013
The 1st international Workshop on Linked Data for Information
Sydney, Australia, October 21 -22, 2013

Workshop website: http://oak.dcs.shef.ac.uk/ld4ie2013/index.html
Twitter: @LD4IE2013 #LD4IE #LD4IE2013
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Ld4ie2013

in conjunction with

ISWC 2013
The 12th International Semantic Web Conference
Sydney, Australia, October 21 -25, 2013

*************** Call for Papers ***************

This workshop focuses on the exploitation of Linked Data for Web Scale
Information Extraction (IE), which concerns extracting structured
knowledge from unstructured/semi-structured documents on the Web. One
of the major bottlenecks for the current state of the art in IE is the
availability of learning materials (e.g., seed data, training
corpora), which, typically are manually created and are expensive to
build and maintain.

Linked Data (LD) defines best practices for exposing, sharing, and
connecting data, information, and knowledge on the Semantic Web using
uniform means such as URIs and RDF. It has so far been created a
gigantic knowledge source of Linked Open Data (LOD), which constitutes
a mine of learning materials for IE. However, the massive quantity
requires efficient learning algorithms and the not guaranteed quality
of data requires robust methods to handle redundancy and noise.

LD4IE intends to gather researchers and practitioners to address
multiple challenges arising from the usage of LD as learning material
for IE tasks, focusing on (i) modelling user defined extraction tasks
using LD; (ii) gathering learning materials from LD assuring quality
(training data selection, cleaning, feature selection etc.); (iii)
robust learning algorithms for handling LD; (iv) publishing IE results
to the LOD cloud.

*************** Topics ************************

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

*** Modelling Extraction Tasks
* modelling extraction tasks (e.g. defining IE templates using LD
* extracting and building knowledge patterns based on LD
* user friendly approaches for querying LD
*** Information Extraction
* selecting relevant portions of LD as training data
* selecting relevant knowledge resources from LD
* IE methods robust to noise in LD as training data
* Information Extractions tasks/applications exploiting LD (Wrapper
induction, Table interpretation, IE from unstructured data, Named
Entity Recognition, Relation Extraction…)
* linking extracted information to existing LD datasets

*** Linked Data for Learning
* assessing the quality of LD data for training
* select optimal subset of LD to seed learning
* managing heterogeneity, incompleteness, noise, and uncertainty of LD
* scalable learning methods using LD
* pattern extraction from LD

*************** Important Dates ***************

Abstract submission deadline: July 5, 2013
Paper submission deadline: July 12, 2013
Acceptance Notification: August 9, 2013
Camera-ready versions: to be announced
Workshop date: to be announced (21-22 October 2013)

*************** Submission ********************

We accept the following formats of submissions:

Full paper with a maximum of 12 pages including references
Short paper with a maximum of 6 pages including references
Poster with a maximum of 4 pages including references
All submissions must be written in English and must be formatted
according to the information for LNCS Authors (http://www.springer.com/
computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0.). Please submit your
contributions electronically in PDF format to EasyChair at

Accepted papers will be published online via CEUR-WS.

*************** Workshop Chairs ***************

Anna Lisa Gentile, University of Sheffield, UK
Ziqi Zhang, University of Sheffield, UK
Claudia d'Amato, University of Bari, Italy
Heiko Paulheim, University of Mannheim, Germany
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