TEMA-EPIA 2013 : Text Mining and Applications (TEMA’13) Track of EPIA’13
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Text Mining and Applications (TEMA’13) Track of EPIA’13
TeMA 2013 will be held at the 16th Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence (EPIA 2013) taking place at the University of Azores, Angra do Heroísmo, Terceira Island from 9th to 13th September 2013. This track is organized under the auspices of the Portuguese Association for Artificial Intelligence (APPIA).
EPIA 2013 URL: http://epia2013.uac.pt/
This announcement contains:
 Track description;  Topics of interest;  Special Interests for 2013;  Important dates;  Paper submission;  Track fees;  Organizing Committee;  Program Committee and  Contacts.
 Track Description
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 most natural form of written information is raw, unstructured text. The huge amount of this kind of textual information circulating in the Internet nowadays (in an increasing number of different languages) leads us to use and investigate systems, algorithms and models for mining texts. As a consequence, Text Mining is an active research area that is continuously broadening worldwide and fostering reinforced interest in languages other than the most common ones such as English, French, German and now Chinese. This 5th Biannual Track of Text Mining and Applications will provide, as in previous editions of the TeMA Tracks within the EPIA Conferences, a venue for researchers to present and share their work in intelligent computational technologies applied to written human languages. TeMA 2013 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.
Authors are invited to submit their papers on any of the issues identified in section . Papers will be blindly reviewed by three members of the Program Committee. Best papers will be published at Springer, in LNAI series. If there are additional papers whose quality is sufficiently high for deserving to be presented at TeMA 2013, those other accepted papers will be published in a conference proceedings book.
 Topics of Interest
Topics include but are not limited to:
- Language Models
- Multi-word Units
- Lexical Knowledge Acquisition
- Word and Multi-word Sense Disambiguation
- Acquisition and Usage of Ontologies
- Lexical Cohesion
- Sentiment Analysis
- Word and Multi-word Translation Extraction
- Textual Entailment
- Text Clustering and Classification
- Algorithms and Data Structures for Text Mining
- Information Extraction
- Multi-Faceted Text Analysis: Opinions, Time, Space
- Social Network Analysis
- Machine Translation
- Automatic Summarization
- Intelligent Information Retrieval
- Multilingual access to multilingual Information
- E-training, E-learning and Question-Answering Systems
- Web Mining
 Special Interests for 2013
The evolution of the Web has drastically changed the focus of Text Mining as most of the texts are small in size. While, in the past, the focus was on dealing with very large corpora of long texts, the new reality is huge collections of tweets or posts on social media that contain very few words in a clear multilingual environment. This is usually referred to the Big Data (here Big Textual Data). As a consequence, new trends have recently been appearing in Text Mining, for example, keyword extraction, named-entity recognition, novelty detection, event identification.
Moreover, the growing interest and quality of Wikipedia has allowed to include knowledge on a large scale in Text Mining applications. As such, many research have been focusing on the correct use of knowledge bases, for example, entity information retrieval, word sense disambiguation, ephemeral clustering.
 Important dates
April 5, 2013: Extended paper submission deadline
April 30, 2013: Notification of paper acceptance
May 31, 2013: Deadline for camera-ready versions
September 9-13, 2013: Conference dates
 Paper submission
Submissions must be full technical papers on substantial, original, and previously unpublished research. Papers can have a maximum length of 12 pages. All papers should be prepared according to the formatting instructions of Springer LNAI series. Authors should omit their names from the submitted papers, and should take reasonable care to avoid indirectly disclosing their identity. All papers should be submitted in PDF format through the conference management website at: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=epia2013
 Track Fees:
Track participants must register at the main EPIA 2013 conference. No extra fee shall be paid for attending this track.
 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 Basse-Normandie, 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 Basse-Normandie, 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)
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, United Kingdom)
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 Compustela, 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, DI/FCT/UNL, Quinta da Torre, 2829-516, Caparica, Portugal.
Tel: +351 21 294 8536 (ext. 10732) - Fax: +351 21 294 8541 - E-mail: jfs [at] di [dot] fct [dot] unl [dot] pt