Schedule of one-day workshop, May 31st 2003, Saturday

9:00-9:30 Introduction: Andras Kornai, Metacarta and Beth Sundheim, Navy SPAWAR Systems Center

Session 1: The semantics of geographic references: feature types, ontologies, and disambiguation. Chair: Douglas Jones, MIT Lincoln Labs

9:30 ws911.pdf ws911.ppt Huifeng Li, Rohini K. Srihari, Cheng Niu, Wei Li, Cymfony A hybrid approach to geographical references in information extraction
9:50 ws907.pdf ws907.ppt Richard Waldinger and Peter Jarvis, SRI, Jennifer Dungan, NASA Ames Pointing to Places in a Deductive Geospatial Theory
10:10 ws913.pdf ws913.ppt Olga Uryupina, Saarland University Semi-supervised learning of geographical gazetteers from the internet

10:30-11:00 Break

11:00-11:30 Invited talk: James Cowie, Computing Research Lab, New Mexico State University: Deatils, details, details abstract presentation
11:30 ws905.pdf ws905.ppt K.L. Kwok & Q. Deng, CUNY Queens College GeoName - a system for back-transliterating chinese place names
11:50 ws908.pdf ws908.ppt Jochen Leidner, Gail Sinclair, Bonnie Webber, U of Edinburgh Grounding spatial named entities for information extraction and question answering
12:10 ws903.pdf ws903.ppt Dimitar Manov, Atanas Kiryakov, Borislav Popov Ontotext Lab, Kalina Bontcheva, Diana Maynard, Hamish Cunningham, U of Sheffield Experiments with geographic knowledge for information extraction
12:30-12:45 Free discussion

12:45-2:00 Lunch Break

Session 2: Systems and gazetteer development. Chair: Quintin Congdon, Army NGIC

2:00-2:30 Invited talk: Jerry Hobbs, Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California: An ontology of spatial relations for the semantic web abstract presentation
2:30 ws916.pdf ws916.ppt David A. Smith and Gideon S. Mann, JHU Bootstrapping toponym classifiers
2:50 ws917.pdf ws917.ppt Erik Rauch, Michael Bukatin, and Kenneth Baker, Metacarta A confidence-based framework for disambiguating geographic terms
3:10 ws904.pdf ws904.ppt Frédérik Bilhaut, Thierry Charnois, Patrice Enjalbert and Yann Mathet, GREYC, U of Caen Geographic reference analysis for geographic document querying

3:30-4:00 Break

4:00 ws910.pdf ws910.ppt Amittai Axelrod, Metacarta On building a high performance gazetteer database
4:20 ws912.pdf ws912.ppt Humphrey Southall, U of Portsmouth Defining and identifying the roles of geographic references within text
4:40 ws901.pdf ws901.ppt Ian Densham and James Reid, Edinburgh Data Library System Demo: A Geo-coding service encompassing a geo-parsing tool and integrated digital gazetteer service
5:00-5:30 Free discussion


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