SICSA HCI/M&A: Workshop on Argument Mining: Perspectives from Information Extraction, Information Retrieval and Computational Linguistics

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Date(s) - 09/07/2014 - 10/07/2014
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Location
University of Dundee


Workshop on Argument Mining: Perspectives from Information Extraction, Information Retrieval and Computational Linguistics
9-10 July 2014, Dundee, Scotland
http://www.arg.dundee.ac.uk/swam2014


Submissions of position statement are invited for the SICSA Workshop on Argument Mining to be held in Dundee, Scotland.

Argument mining exploits the techniques and methods of natural language processing, or more specifically – text and opinion mining, for semi-automatic and automatic recognition and extraction of structured argument data from unstructured natural language texts. Lying at the intersection of sentiment analysis and computational models of argument, it is attracting increasing attention with an ACL workshop on the topic in Baltimore (http://www.uncg.edu/cmp/ArgMining2014/) and a meeting dedicated to the topic in Warsaw (http://argdiap.pl/argdiap2014).

The SICSA Workshop on Argument Mining aims to bridge the gap between argument mining and well-established areas of information extraction (IE), information retrieval (IR) and computational linguistics (CS). The workshop will be opened by the talk given by Prof. Marie-Francine Moens (http://people.cs.kuleuven.be/~sien.moens/) Katholieke Universiteit (KU), Leuven, Belgium (SICSA Distinguished Visiting Fellow).

The first day of the workshop will be arranged around the short presentations from each contributor on argument mining from their own research perspective. The second day will be divided into working sessions during which participants will draft a joint paper on argument mining and its connections to IE, IR and CS. Our aim will be to use the draft as a basis for a submission to a journal.

In order to participate, attendees are asked to submit an abstract with a position statement no later than 29 June 2014 (extended). The event is hosted by the Centre for Argument Technology http://arg-tech.org/, and is supported by the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) http://www.sicsa.ac.uk/.


Participation

Contributors may submit a position statement (500–1,000 words) on argument mining from their own research perspective. Abstracts should give full names and contact details for all authors and should be submitted in PDF format by email to Katarzyna Budzynska: budzynska.argdiap at gmail.com, no later than 29 June 2014.

Admission is free, however, for organizational purposes please register your intention to attend the workshop. To confirm your attendance, you need to send an email to John Lawrence: johnlawrence at computing.dundee.ac.uk, no later than 30 June 2 July.


Important Dates

Abstract deadline: 29 June 2014
Confirmation of attendance: 30 June 2014 2 July 2014
Workshop: 9-10 July 2014


Organization

The workshop is organized by the Centre for Argument Technology at the University of Dundee http://arg-tech.org/ and led by Katarzyna Budzynska: budzynska.argdiap at gmail.com, and John Lawrence: johnlawrence at computing.dundee.ac.uk


See also:
http://www.arg.dundee.ac.uk/swam2014

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