Special Session on
Web 2.0 and Natural Language Engineering Tasks
The 4th Indian International Conference on Artificial Intelligence

December 16-18, 2009, Tumkur (near Bangalore), India

A Special Session on Web 2.0 and Natural Language Engineering Tasks will be held during the 4th Indian International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IICAI-09).

In recent years, we have witnessed the emergence of a new platform of  collaborative communication on the World Wide Web: the Web 2.0. In the Web 2.0 paradigm, users are not purely receptors of information, but also generate new content through the use of new communication and authoring tools such as forums, blogs, wikis, etc.

A large body of digital information has become available in multiple languages making up what is the largest communication and collaborative platform in history. Different levels of formality and subjectivity of the language are used in this scenario which allows to address topics such  as:

  • Clustering the blogosphere
  • Blog summarization
  • Subjectivity in texts
  • Sentiment analysis
  • Automatic humour recognition
  • Folksonomies and social tagging
  • Clustering and visualization of tag clouds
  • Plagiarism detection of ideas
  • Opinion analysis
  • Sources of opinions and authorship attribution
  • Product analysis and text-based market analysis
  • Enterprise 2.0 search


Paper Submission and Publication:
Authors are encouraged to submit the papers for this session as an email attachment to the Session Chairs (please send to all the Chairs) given below. The papers should be in MSWORD, PDF, or PS format and should be formatted according to the Springer Lecture Notes instructions. The length of a paper should not exceed 20 pages. Shorter papers or papers on the work currently in progress are also welcome. The first page of the paper should contain the title, name(s) of the authors, affiliations, the postal and email addresses, and at least 3 keywords appropriate to the content of the paper. Further information regarding the paper submission can be obtained from the conference website too.

Each paper will be peer reviewed by at least two experts in the topical area. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under the title of the session.

You may contact the main Chair of the session for any additional information.


June 7 2009: Paper manuscripts due (extended deadline).
June 21 2009: Notification of acceptance.
July 6 2009: Camera ready papers and Pre-registration due
December 16-18, 2009: Special Session and the IICAI-09 Conference.

Session Chairs:

Prof. Paolo Rosso
Universidad Politecnica Valencia , Spain
email: prosso [at] dsic.upv.es
URL: http://www.dsic.upv.es/~prosso/

Prof. Varma Vasudeva
IIIT Hyderabad, India
email: vv [at] iiit.ac.in
URL: http://www.iiit.ac.in/~vasu

Prof. David Pinto
Benemerita Univesidad Autonoma Puebla, Mexico
email: dpinto [at] cs.buap.mx
URL: http://www.cs.buap.mx/~dpinto/


             Back to Special Events