In conjunction with IIiX 2008
Date: 18th October 2008
Venue: BCS London Office (directions guide)

Topics of Interest

We welcome original research or position papers. We particularly encourage postgraduate students or postdoctoral researchers to submit papers. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following areas:
  • Suitable features to characterise text/language variety, capturing known effects on technique performance with respect to a task;

  • Tasks that depend on aspects of corpus profiles, (e.g., the positive correlation of QA performance with fact frequency in a corpus);

  • Limitations of context-independent frequency-based measures, and exploration of measures that highlight complex dependencies;

  • Tools/techniques for characterising a feature or the extent to which it is manifested in a corpus;

  • Evaluation methodologies for testing feature candidates relative to task/technique;

  • Learnability of features (cf. meta-level learning for classification algorithms).