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QSI 2008 : Quantitative Semantic methods for the Internet


When Nov 9, 2008 - Nov 14, 2008
Where Monterrey, Mexico
Abstract Registration Due Jun 22, 1008
Submission Deadline Jul 7, 2008
Notification Due Aug 15, 2008
Categories    NLP   information retrieval

Call For Papers

1st International Workshop on Quantitative Semantic methods for the
Internet (QSI'08)
in conjunction with the federated "OnTheMove" 2008 Conferences
Monterrey, Mexico, Nov 9 - 14, 2008

As the limitations of current internet for information retrieval and
other tasks became clear, some proposals for taking meaning into
account began to appear, mainly the so-called "Semantic web", which
includes a set of technologies like RDF, based on new markup
languages. Though these technologies could be technically sound,
practical limitations, such as the high training level required to
construct semantic web pages, and the small proportion of current
semantic web pages â??which, circularly produces low commercial
interest in RDF, end up making the semantic web marginal today and
also in the near foreseeable future.
So, other options for taking into account semantics of today's
internet were proposed. From "latent" semantics to fuzzy techniques
and many others, they have in common their interest in modeling in a
quantitative and often approximate way the meaning of online
documents, at least for identifying their subject or topic. Extensive
use of counting, statistical methods can bring to front many
semantic "hidden" regularities of the web. Some researchers have
proposed to measure "semantic" distances by counting joint keyword
occurrences in web pages, by clustering related keywords, by using
approximate matching, and many other quantitative or approximate

In this workshop we are interested in gathering the emerging
scientific and practitioners community for sharing and discussing all
those quantitative and approximate methods for dealing with internet

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
- Information Retrieval enhanced with approximate semantics
- Semantic distances calculation
- Automatic topic discovery
- Semantic algorithms scalability
- Quantitative semantics compatibility with current search technology
- Applications of quantitative semantics

Abstract Submission Deadline June 22, 2008
Paper Submission Deadline July 7, 2008
Acceptance Notification August 15, 2008
Camera Ready Due August 25, 2008
Registration Due August 25, 2008
OTM Conferences November 9 - 14, 2008

Papers submitted to this workshop must not have been accepted for
publication elsewhere or be under review for another workshop or

All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on
originality, significance, technical soundness, clarity of
expression. All submissions must be in English. Submissions should be
made in PDF format and must not exceed 10 pages in the final camera-
ready format. Detailed formatting instructions will be announced.

Ramon F. Brena, ( Tecnologico de Monterrey,
Francisco Cantu-Ortiz, ( Tecnologico de Monterrey,

Publicity chairs: Hector Ceballos, Yolanda Castillo

Miguel A. Alonso Pardo, U. de la Coruña, Spain
Ernesto Damiani, U. of Milan, Italy
Jerome Euzenat, INRIA Rhone-Alpes, France
Sara Garza, Tec de Monterrey, Mexico
Randy Goebel, U. of Alberta
Adolfo Guzman, CIC, Mexico
Graeme Hirst, U. of Toronto
Fakhri Karray, U. of Waterloo, Canada
Richard Kittredge, U. de Montréal
Ana Maguitman, U. Nacional del Sur, Argentina
Trevor Martin, U. of Bristol, England
Antonio Moreno Ortiz, U. de Málaga
Vivi Nastase, EML Research
Eduardo Ramirez, Tec de Monterrey, Mexico
Vasile Rus, U. of Memphis
Elie Sanchez, U. of Aix-Marseille, France
Juan M. Torres Moreno, U. of Avignon, France
Manuel Vilares, U. of Vigo, Spain
Hugo Zaragoza, Yahoo Research Barcelona, Spain

Best regards,

HĂ©ctor Ceballos, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico.
Publicity Chair

Yolanda Castillo, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico.
Publicity Chair

If you have some questions concerning QSI'08 please send us a email.

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