The 1st International Workshop on
Spatial/Temporal Information Extraction from Unstructured Texts
(WSTIE 2016)


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

Purpose and Scope

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:

  • Temporal information extraction
  • Spatial information extraction
  • Language resources and representation scheme for spatial/temporal information


Paper Submission Due
November 29, 2015 (23:59, HKT)
Notification of Acceptance
December 6, 2015
Camera-Ready Papers
December 13, 2015
January 18, 2016


Program Co-chairs

  • Young-Seob Jeong, KAIST, Korea
  • Bo-Gyum Kim, CBNU, Korea
  • Chae-Gyun Lim, KAIST, Korea

Program Committee

  • Ho-Jin Choi, KAIST, Korea
  • Seyoung Park, KBNU, Korea
  • Jae-Sung Lee, CBNU, Korea
  • Hyun-Ki Kim, ETRI, Korea
  • Gahgene Gweon, KAIST, Korea
  • Soojong Lim, ETRI, Korea
  • Hancheol Park, KAIST, Korea
  • Kyo-Joong Oh, KAIST, Korea


Camera-Ready Paper & Copyright Instructions

The deadline for uploading the camera-ready version of your paper is December 13, 2015. You should format your final manuscript into 3~4 pages, and also prepare the copyright form with your own signature.

The submission of the camera-ready paper and signed copyright form can be done as follows.

  1. Prepare the final manuscript in a PDF format (e.g., Final.pdf). Do not forget to include author names, affiliations, and acknowledgments.
  2. Update the final manuscript in the easychair submission system ( to replace the original manuscript. You can find the 'update file' button in the top right-hand corner.
  3. Download and print the copyright form from the link
  4. Write the title, all authors, and one author's signature, then convert the scanned copy into a PDF file and send to the Workshop chair Young-Seob Jeong ( by email.

Conference Registration

Please note that all papers must be presented at the workshop to appear in the proceedings, and at least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference by December 14, 2015.


January 18 (Monday), 2016

Session 1: Temporal Information Extraction
(Chair: Young-Seob Jeong, KAIST, Korea)

Opening address
A Survey of Temporal Information Extraction and Language Independent Features
Chae-Gyun Lim
TIMEX3 and Event Extraction Using Recurrent Neural Networks
Zae Myung Kim and Young-Seob Jeong
Temporal Relation Classification with Deep Neural Network
Hyun Woo Do and Young-Seob Jeong

Session 2: Spatial Information and Event Extraction
(Chair: Chae-Gyun Lim, KAIST, Korea)

Issues in Space Information Annotation for Korean Texts
Bogyum Kim, Myung Yun Kang and Jae Sung Lee
Issues about Combination of Temporal Information and Spatial Information
Young-Seob Jeong, Bogyum Kim, Ho-Jin Choi and Jae Sung Lee
Food Hazard Event Extraction based on News and Social Media: A Preliminary Work
Kyoungrok Jang, Kangwook Lee, Gwan Jang, Seungyong Jung, Min-Gwan Seo, Kyungah Han and Sung-Hyon Myaeng