[CfP] Workshop on Semantic Indexing and Information Retrieval for Health from heterogeneous content types and languages

Call for papers
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The First Workshop on Semantic Indexing and Information Retrieval for Health from heterogeneous content types and languages (SIIRH2020)
Held in conjunction with the 42nd European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR2020)

Workshop
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This workshop will be a forum where the community can present and discuss current and future directions for the area based on the experience and results obtained in the BioASQ MESINESP task (http://temu.bsc.es/mesinesp/).

In addition to the MESINESP session, the workshop will include an Open Session covering IR technologies for heterogeneous health-related content open to multiple languages with a particular interest in the exploitation of structured controlled vocabularies and entity linking.

Open Session Topics
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– multilingual and non-English health related IR, concept indexing and text categorization strategies;
– generation of evaluation resources for health and biomedical document IR strategies;
– scalability, robustness and reproducibility of health and biomedical IR and text mining resources;
– use of specialized machine translation and advanced deep learning approaches for improving health related search results;
– medical Question Answering search tools;
– retrieval of multilingual health related web-content;
– other related topics.

Important Dates (Open Session)
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Submission Deadline:  27 January 2020 (11:59pm GMT)
Acceptance Notification: 28 February 2020 (11:59pm GMT)
Camera Ready Contributions: 30 March 2020 (11:59pm GMT)
Workshop: 14 April 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal

Additional Information
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https://sites.google.com/view/siirh2020/

Workshop at University of Coimbra

Francisco Couto is organizing the workshop about data and text processing using command line at the 5th Ecology Meeting (meet.Eco Coimbra) on November 23.

On this workshop the participants will have the opportunity to learn a set of capabilities to retrieve data from any web resource, extract pointers and retrieve additional information from other resources, such as related text.

The 5th meet.Eco will take place on November 23 and 24, at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra. Check the event page for more information.