The 1st International Workshop on Spatial/Temporal Information Extraction from Unstructured Texts (WSTIE 2016)
January 18, 2016, Hong Kong, China
In conjunction with the 3rd International Conference on Big Data and Smart Computing (BigComp) 2016
As the number of unstructured documents grows exponentially, it becomes important to develop methods for automatically extracting information from the documents. Especially, the documents usually have temporal information (e.g., today, June 2000) and spatial information (e.g., south from here, Hongkong), so it is necessary to develop the methods for extracting such useful information from the texts. The spatial/temporal information can be used for various applications, such as Question-Answering (QA) systems, Knowledge-Base (KB) construction, and Recommendation systems.
This workshop aims to create opportunities to discuss about the state-of-the-art studies, and to share on-going works. We hope that this will enhance collaboration among the researchers related to spatial/temporal information extraction, and foster a new chance for the discussion about not only the state-of-the-art studies, but also some language-specific issues.
We invite submissions on topics that include, but are not limited to, the following: