26th March, 2018 - Grenoble, France

Text2Story 2018

First Workshop on Narrative Extraction From Text

Call for papers

The increasing availability of text information in the form of news articles, comments or posts poses new challenges for those who aim to understand the storyline of an event. Although understanding natural language text has improved over the last couple of years with several research works emerging on the grounds of information extraction and text mining, the problem of constructing consistent narrative structures is yet to be solved. We still have a challenging path ahead of us for the development and improvement of algorithms that automatically identify, interpret and relate the different elements of a narrative which will be likely spread from different sources.

In this workshop, we aim to foster the discussion of recent advances in the link between Information Retrieval (IR) and formal narrative representations from texts. More specifically, we aim to capture a wide range of multidisciplinary issues related to the text-to-narrative-structure and to its various related tasks. The workshop will feature a diversity of tasks and techniques with promising results for an exciting task.

Call for papers

The increasing availability of text information in the form of news articles, comments or posts poses new challenges for those who aim to understand the storyline of an event. Although understanding natural language text has improved over the last couple of years with several research works emerging on the grounds of information extraction and text mining, the problem of constructing consistent narrative structures is yet to be solved. We still have a challenging path ahead of us for the development and improvement of algorithms that automatically identify, interpret and relate the different elements of a narrative which will be likely spread from different sources.

In this workshop, we aim to foster the discussion of recent advances in the link between Information Retrieval (IR) and formal narrative representations from texts. More specifically, we aim to capture a wide range of multidisciplinary issues related to the text-to-narrative-structure and to its various related tasks. This is a very rich line of research that poses many challenging problems in information retrieval, text mining, information extraction, computational linguistics and automatic production of media content. Research works submitted to the workshop should foster the scientific advance on all aspects of storyline generation from texts including but not limited to narrative and content generation, formal representation, and visualization of narratives. This includes the following topics:

  • Event Identification
  • Narrative Representation Language
  • Sentiment and Opinion Detection
  • Argumentation Mining
  • Narrative Summarization
  • Storyline Visualization
  • Temporal Aspects of Storylines
  • Evaluation Methodologies for Narrative Extraction
  • Big data applied to Narrative Extraction
  • Resources and Dataset showcase
  • Personalization and Recommendation
  • User Profiling and User Behavior Modeling
  • Credibility
  • Fact Checking
  • Bots Influence

Key dates

Submission deadline: January 8th, 2018

  • Review due: February 12th, 2018
  • Acceptance Notification Date: February 19th, 2018
  • Camera-ready copies: March 5th, 2018
  • Workshop: March 26th, 2018

Submissions

We invite two kinds of submissions:

  • Research papers (6 pages)
  • Demos and position papers (6 pages)

All papers must be formatted according to the LNCS format style. Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format through our Easy Chair link.

Submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least three members of the programme committee. Participants of accepted papers will be given 15 minutes for short oral presentation. All papers will also be presented in an interactive poster session. We plan to publish the proceedings with CEUR workshop proceedings (potentially indexed on DBLP). A special issue on IPM Journal will also be organized. Relevant papers submitted to the workshop will be invited to be submitted as an extension version to IPM Special issue.

Organization

Organization Committee

  • Alípio M. Jorge (INESC TEC; University of Porto, Portugal)
  • Ricardo Campos (Polytechnic Institute of Tomar, Tomar, Portugal)
  • Adam Jatowt (Kyoto University, Japan)
  • Sérgio Nunes (INESC TEC; University of Porto, Portugal)

Programm Committee

  • Klaus Berberich (Max Planck Institute for Informatics)
  • Marc Spaniol (Normandie University)
  • Miguel Martinez-Alvarez (Signal)
  • Dhruv Gupta (Max Planck Institute for Informatics)
  • Federico Nanni (University of Mannheim)
  • Yihong Zhang (Kyoto University)
  • Udo Kruschwitz (University of Essex)
  • Conceição Rocha (LIAAD INESC TEC)
  • João Paulo Cordeiro (University of Beira Interior)
  • Grace Hui Yang (Georgetown University)
  • Gerasimos Lampouras (The University of Sheffield)
  • Denilson Barbosa (University of Alberta)
  • Sumit Bhatia (IBM)
  • Yating Zhang (Kyoto University)
  • Nina Tahmasebi (University of Gothenburg)
  • Jaime Arguello (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • Akiko Aizawa (NII)
  • António Horta Branco (University of Lisbon)
  • Bruno Martins (University of Lisbon)
  • Gael Dias (University of Caen)
  • Henrique Lopes Cardoso (University of Porto)
  • Pablo Gamallo (University of Santiago de Compostela)

Web and Dissemination Chair

  • Arian Pasquali (University of Porto)
  • Vitor Mangaravite (LIAAD INESC TEC)

Speakers

(To be announced)

Programme

(To be announced)

The Venue

The conference will be held in Grenoble, known as the “Capital of the Alps”, lies in southeastern France, at the foot of the French Alps. Located in the Rhône-Alpes region, Grenoble is the capital of the department of Isère.

More information http://www.ecir2018.org/venue/