Call for Papers - BioTxtM2014 - DEADLINE EXTENSION - 17th February 2014


Building upon the success of workshops on Building and Evaluating Resources for Biomedical Text Mining, held in conjunction with the previous three LREC conferences, the Fourth Workshop on Building and Evaluating Resources for Health and Biomedical Text Processing (BioTxtM 2014) aims to bring together researchers who have designed, created, adapted or evaluated biomedical and health text resources, those who are making use of such resources in their tools and applications (text mining, multilingual search, machine translation, information extraction, question-answering, document authoring, etc.), and domain experts/health professionals who would benefit from the use of such resources and tools.

We invite papers reporting on resources that support the application of biomedical text mining to various text types/information sources, biomedical sub-domains and languages, and the process of designing, building, updating, delivering, using and evaluating such resources for various purposes. The workshop will focus both on the lexical and knowledge repositories themselves (e.g., terminologies, ontologies, controlled vocabularies, factual databases, annotated corpora, etc.) as well as on issues relating to their usability (e.g., design guidelines, standards for building resources, storage and exchange formats, interoperability issues, etc.) and on the different ways in which they are being employed by applications and tools to facilitate information access.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Building biomedical and health resources for various languages : controlled vocabularies, terminologies, ontologies, corpora, multi-lingual resources
  • Guidelines, annotation schemas, annotation tools
  • Engineering existing biomedical or general language resources
  • Semi-automatic and/or collaborative methods for the update, evolution, extension or enrichment of resources
  • Adapting resources to new sub-domains, text types or languages
  • Interoperability of resources and standards
  • Lightly annotated and noisy resources
  • Tools for the exploration of resources
  • Data exchange formats
  • Evaluation, comparison and critical assessment of resources/ evaluation metrics
  • Innovative employment of resources in tools and applications, for both monolingual and multilingual access to biomedical and health-related information within from a variety of textual sources
  • Evaluation of tools, applications and technologies making use of biomedical and health-related resources

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