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[eu_members at aclweb dot org] Georgia: AAAI-2010 Workshop on Collaboratively-built Knowledge Sources and Artificial Intelligence -- Call for Participation

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AAAI-2010 Workshop on Collaboratively-built Knowledge Sources
                 and Artificial Intelligence
                      Atlanta, Georgia
                   Sunday, July 11th 2010
               (program now available on-line)

                   CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

In recent years, collaborative efforts facilitated by the Internet seem
to have the answer for the knowledge acquisition bottleneck. More and more
resources and collaborative endeavours have started to be incorporated and
exploited as knowledge repositories for various tasks. Wikipedia with its
many facets and knowledge bearing structuring, the tags associated with
images in Flickr, question-answer collections in Yahoo! Answers are a few
examples of such information sources. Amazon's Mechanical Turk gives
researchers access to "human computation" power, and is being used more
and more as a solution to the difficult problems of large scale
evaluations and data annotation, both crucial for the continuous
development of the AI and NLP fields.

AI and NLP have the potential to both exploit and dig deeper in the mines
of collective knowledge, and to help build them, by providing tools for
helping generate more, better and consistent content. As with the previous
events, we believe work in this area should be encouraged, followed and
popularized, to promote the synergy between repositories of
user-contributed knowledge and research in Artificial Intelligence.

The workshop is intended to be highly interdisciplinary. We encourage
participation of researchers from different perspectives, including (but
not limited to) machine learning, computational linguistics, information
retrieval, information extraction, question answering, knowledge
representation, human computer interaction and others. We also encourage
participation of researchers from other areas who might benefit from the
use of large bodies of machine-readable knowledge.

An upcoming special issue of the Artificial Intelligence Journal
will be devoted to the topic of "Artificial Intelligence, Wikipedia,
and Semi-Structured Resources".


Topics covered by this workshop include, but are not limited to:

 * Using user-contributed knowledge as a source of training data
   for AI tasks (both supervised and unsupervised)
 * Automatic methods for improving the quality of user contributions
 * Modeling tasks for human computation
 * Integrating different resources (e.g. Wikipedia and WN/Cyc/other
 * Extracting annotated data from user contributions
 * Enriching user contributions with new types of structural information
 * User-contributed knowledge and the Semantic Web/Web 2.0
 * Automatic extraction and use of cross-lingual information
 * Computerized use of satellite Wiki projects such as Wiktionary,
   Wikibooks or Wikispecies
 * Human computation like Amazon Mechanical Turk to help AI tasks
 * Data mining on collaboratively-contributed resources
 * Innovative graph algorithms exploiting collaborative resources
 * Word Sense Disambiguation with Wikipedia, Wiktionary, etc.

______ Participation

This one-day workshop will be held on 11th July 2010 as part of
the AAAI-10 workshop series in Atlanta, Georgia. The workshop is
open to all members of the AI community.


 * Vivi Nastase, EML Research
 * Roberto Navigli, Sapienza Universita' di Roma
 * Fei Wu, University of Washington

_______Program Committee

 * Eneko Agirre -- University of the Basque Country
 * Razvan Bunescu -- University of Ohio
 * Yee Seng Chan -- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
 * Chris Brew -- Ohio State University
 * Timothy Chklovski -- Factual Inc.
 * Massimiliano Ciaramita -- Google
 * Philipp Cimiano -- CITEC, University of Bielefeld
 * Peter E. Clark -- Boeing
 * William Cohen -- CMU
 * Silviu-Petru Cucerzan -- MSR
 * Ido Dagan -- Bar Ilan University
 * Iustin Dornescu -- University of Wolverhampton
 * Doug Downey -- Northwestern University
 * James Fan -- IBM
 * Evgeniy Gabrilovich -- Yahoo! Research
 * Ed Hovy -- ISI
 * Oren Kurland -- Technion, Israel
 * Lillian Lee -- Cornell
 * Daniel Marcu -- ISI
 * Shaul Markovitch -- Technion, Israel
 * Diana McCarthy -- Lexical Computing Ltd
 * Rada Mihalcea -- University of North Texas
 * Vincent Ng -- University of Texas in Dallas
 * Patrick Pantel -- Yahoo! Labs
 * Marius Pasca -- Google
 * Simone Ponzetto -- University of Heidelberg
 * German Rigau -- University of the Basque Country
 * Michael Strube -- EML Research gGmbH
 * Mihai Surdeanu -- Stanford University
 * Jamie Taylor -- Freebase
 * Peter Turney -- NRC
 * Paola Velardi -- Sapienza Universita' di Roma
 * Qiang Yang -- UST
 * Michael Witbrock -- Cyc