[DL] [LD4IE 2016] 1CfP for the 4th International Workshop on Linked Data for Information Extraction (LD4IE) at ISWC 2016

Claudia d'Amato claudia.damato at uniba.it
Mon May 2 15:26:06 CEST 2016

Apologies for multiple posting.


LD4IE 2016
The 4th international Workshop on Linked Data for Information Extraction
in conjunction with The 14th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2016)
Kobe, Japan October 17-21, 2016

Workshop website: http://web.informatik.uni-mannheim.de/ld4ie2016
Twitter: @LD4IE #LD4IE #LD4IE2016
Facebook page: Ld4ie2016 (at https://www.facebook.com/Ld4ie2014)

*************** 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 unguaranteed 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.); (ii) robust learning algorithms for handling LD; (iv) publishing 
IE results to the LOD cloud.

*************** Research Topics ***************

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Modelling Extraction Tasks
**** modelling extraction tasks (e.g. defining IE templates using LD ontologies)
**** 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
**** IE tasks/applications exploiting LD (Wrapper induction, Table interpretation, IE from 
unstructured data, Named Entity Recognition, Relation Extraction, Topic Modelling…)
**** 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

* Special interest: IE using Web Data Commons corpus
**** any IE tasks using (part of) the Web Data Commons corpus [1]

[1] http://webdatacommons.org/structureddata/

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

	Abstract submission deadline:			July 1, 2016
	Paper submission deadline:			July 7, 2016
	Acceptance Notification:			July 31, 2016
  	Camera-ready versions:				August 7, 2016
  	Workshop date:					to be announced (17-21 October 2016)

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

We accept the following formats of submissions:
Research Papers
Full paper with a maximum of 12 pages including references.
Short paper with a maximum of 6 pages including references.
Two formats are possible for the submission: PDF and HTML.

All submissions must be written in English.
PDF submissions must be formatted according to the information for LNCS Authors 

We would like to encourage you to submit your paper as HTML, in which case you need to submit a zip 
archive containing an HTML file and all used resources.
If you are new to HTML submission these are good places to start:
- Linked Research: Example paper using LNCS layout is at http://linked-research.270a.info/
- Research Articles in Simplified HTML (RASH) format: documentation and stylesheets at 

In order to check if your HTML submission is compliant with the page limit constraint, please use 
one of the LNCS layouts and printing/storing it as PDF.

Please submit your contributions electronically in PDF or HTML format to EasyChair at 
When submitting your paper, select the appropriate topic between:
* Research - long paper	
* Research - short paper

Accepted papers will be published online via CEUR-WS.

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

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

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