[DL] Deadline extension: Linked Data for Information Extraction LD4IE2015 - workshop at @ISWC2015

Claudia d'Amato claudia.damato at uniba.it
Tue Jun 30 17:01:45 CEST 2015

Apologies for multiple posting.
* NEWS: paper deadline extended - 8th of July *

LD4IE 2015
The 3rd international Workshop on Linked Data for Information Extraction
also hosting the 2nd Challenge on Linked Data for Information Extraction

in conjunction with The 14th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2015)
Bethlehem - Pennsylvania, USA October 11-15, 2015

Workshop website: http://oak.dcs.shef.ac.uk/ld4ie2015/
Twitter: @LD4IE2015 #LD4IE #LD4IE2015
Facebook page: Ld4ie2015 (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 not guaranteed 
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.); (iii) 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]

IE challenge
* a system participating to the LD4IE2015 Information Extraction Challenge [2]

[1] http://webdatacommons.org/structureddata/
[2] http://oak.dcs.shef.ac.uk/ld4ie2015/LD4IE2015/IE_challenge.html

******************** Awards *******************
* Best research paper(s) from LD4IE will be invited to submit an extended version to the 
International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems (IJSWIS) http://www.ijswis.org/
* Best performing IE challenge solution will be awarded a Springer voucher worth 250 Euros

*************** Important Dates ***************
     Abstract submission deadline:            asap before paper deadline!
     Research Paper submission deadline:        NEW deadline ** July 8, 2015 **
     Challenge Paper submission deadline:        July 15, 2015
     Acceptance Notification:            July 31, 2015
      Camera-ready versions:                August 7, 2015
      Workshop date:                    to be announced (11/12 October 2015)

*************** Submission ********************
We accept the following formats of submissions:

* Full paper with a maximum of 12 pages including references
* Short paper with a maximum of 6 pages including references
* IE challenge paper with a maximum of 4 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: with the additional stylesheets and scripts 
included in the style package for guaranteeing a correct visualisation of the document on browsers. 
The documentation of the format is also available online. The translation from RASH submission into 
the appropriate publishing format (i.e., LNCS LaTeX) and its conversion into PDF for the official 
proceedings of the workshop will be handled by us through a semi-automatic process.
In order to check if your HTML submission is compliant with the page limit constraint, you can 
simply 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
* IE Challenge paper

Accepted papers will be published online via CEUR-WS.

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

********* IE Challenge Organization ***********
Robert Meusel, University of Mannheim, Germany
Heiko Paulheim, University of Mannheim, Germany
Ziqi Zhang, University of Sheffield, UK
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