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ASIS SIG Classification Research Workshop, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, Chicago

                  Classification for User Support and Learning

                     Call for Topics for the Idea Mart            New
deadline: August 1

The Idea Mart is a new feature of the workshop.  It will provide an
opportunity for informal presentation and small-group discussion of
emerging ideas, research topics and proposals, and prototypes of innovative
systems. This is a good opportunity to try out an idea and get feedbacks
Doctoral students in the early phase of formulating a proposal might find
this particularly helpful.

Potential idea mart presenters need to submit a 1-2 page description of
their topic suitable for inclusion in the pre-proceedings.

The workshop emphasizes both presentation and discussion of
ideas.  Participants are strongly encouraged to collaborate not only
through presentations and reactions to presentations but also with
proactive contributions as per the workshop guidelines that will be posted
at the workshop web site.


We seek theoretical and applied contributions that advance the thinking
classification and ontologies with a non-exclusive focus on the use of
tools for user support and learning in a wide range of application domains
such as mathematics, education and e-commerce. We seek submissions from all
disciplines concerned with classification and ontologies.

TOPICS (examples)

Knowledge organization schemas for complex information systems, such as the
Web as a whole, the NSF-sponsored National SMETE (Science, Mathematics,
Engineering, and Technology Education) Digital Library, or e-commerce.

Knowledge organization for intelligent information retrieval and question
answering to better support users.

Knowledge organization for natural language processing, information
extraction, summarization, or machine translation.

Knowledge organization systems as knowledge bases in their own right
the information sought by the user.

End-user interactions with knowledge organization systems - visualization
browsing to assist in information needs clarification and query

Concept maps in education, collaboration and information system navigation.

Tools methodologies and frameworks for assisting users in constructing
own knowledge organization systems.

Distributed development of knowledge organization systems.

Evaluating ontologies and knowledge organization systems - notions of
completeness, accuracy and reliability.

Evolution of knowledge schemas - conflict management, versioning and

Ontologies and interlingua.


Padmini Srinivasan, The University of Iowa (SIG/CR Chair)
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Barbara Kwasnik, Syracuse University  [log in to unmask]
Dagobert Soergel, University of Maryland  [log in to unmask]

Program Committee

Hanne Albrechtsen, Royal School of Library and Information Science
Raya Fidel, University of Washington
Corinne Jorgensen, University of Buffalo
Eduard Hovy, USC Information Sciences Institute
Susanne Humphrey, National Library of Medicine
Fritz Lehman, Cycorp
Paul Solomon, University of North Carolina
Miguel Ruiz, TextWise, Syracuse
Diane Vizine-Goetz, OCLC (Online Computer Library Center)

For more information visit

Dagobert Soergel
College of Information Studies
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-4345
301-405-2037   Fax 301-314-9145
Home 703-823-2840   Fax 703-823-6427
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