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CDUD 2012 : 2nd Concept Discovery in Unstructured Data workshop


When May 6, 2012 - May 10, 2012
Where Leuven, Belgium
Submission Deadline Feb 1, 2012
Notification Due Mar 13, 2012
Final Version Due Apr 1, 2012
Categories    data mining   formal concept analysis   structured methods

Call For Papers

The 2nd Concept Discovery in Unstructured Data workshop (CDUD)
In conjunction with ICFCA 2012 (6 - 10 May 2012, Leuven, Belgium)

Concept discovery is a Knowledge Discovery in Databases (KDD) research field that uses human-centered techniques such as Formal Concept Analysis (FCA), Biclustering, Triclustering, Conceptual Graphs etc. for gaining insight into the underlying conceptual structure of the data. Traditional machine learning techniques are mainly focusing on structured data whereas most data available resides in unstructured, often textual, form. Compared to traditional data mining techniques, human-centered instruments actively engage the domain expert in the discovery process.
This workshop welcomes papers describing innovative research on data discovery techniques. Moreover, this workshop intends to provide a forum for researchers and developers of data mining instruments, working on issues associated with analyzing unstructured data. First, we are interested in methods for transforming unstructured into semi-structured information. Unstructured information such as texts or images can be tagged, keywords can be extracted from texts by means of Natural Language Processing methods, etc. Second, in this workshop we also particularly welcome research on using human-centered instruments such as FCA to analyse unstructured and semi-structured data. Applications in which we are interested include but are not limited to Text Mining, Web Mining including forums, blogs, social sharing systems like Twitter and Facebook, mining sociological interviews, etc. We are also interested in innovative instruments for dealing with knowledge incompleteness and asymmetry. Finally, innovations which increase the expressiveness of existing methods for unstructured data analysis such as fuzzy FCA, rough FCA, Latent Semantic Analysis, probabilistic concept discovery are also of interest to this workshop.

Subject coverage:

- Data Mining (Text Mining, Graph Mining, Web Mining, Association Rules, Frequent Closed Sets, etc.)
- Dealing with knowledge incompleteness and asymmetry
- Discovery techniques for conceptual models
- Efficient indexing and structuring algorithms.
- Formal Concept Analysis (FCA), Fuzzy FCA and Rough FCA
- Knowledge discovery
- Innovative applications of FCA for discovery purposes
- Natural Language Processing, Latent Semantic Analysis
- Probabilistic concept discovery
- Structured methods for KDD
- Sociological applications of FCA and related methods
- Conceptual Clustering, Biclustering, Triclustering etc.

Workshop chairs

Dmitry Ignatov, University - Higher School of Economics, Russia
Sergei Kuznetsov, Moscow Higher School of Economics, Russia
Jonas Poelmans, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Belgium

Program committee (to be confirmed)

Bernhard Ganter, Technical University of Dresden, Germany
Guido Dedene, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Stijn Viaene, Vlerick Leuven Management School, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Richard Hill, University of Derby, United Kingdom
Simon Polovina, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Simon Andrews, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Sergei Obiedkov, University - Higher School of Economics, Russia
Alexey Neznanov, University - Higher School of Economics, Russia
Paul Elzinga, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Belgium, Amsterdam-Amstelland police Netherlands
Vladimir Selegey, ABBYY Software, Russia
Xenia Naidenova, Military Medical Academy, Russia

Important dates
Submission deadline: February 1, 2012
Revisions: March 13, 2012
Camera-ready copy: April 1, 2012

Proceedings: All accepted papers will be included in the workshop’s proceedings to be published by Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Also, the proceedings will be published online on the CEUR-Workshop web site in a volume with ISSN. The best three papers of the workshop may be included in the main Springer volume associated with the conference.
Submission Procedure: Electronic version of full paper complete with authors’ affiliations should be submitted through the conference electronic submission system.
Use the submission link .
Manuscripts must be prepared with LaTeX or Microsoft Office and should follow the Springer format available at
The maximum number of accepted papers by an individual author that can be covered by the workshop’s registration charge is 3. The papers over 12 pages are not allowed.

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