Though it is a little short notice, it seemed important to let you know of a workshop at the 2014 Conference on Empirical Methods on Natural Language Processing (EMNLP) in Doha, Qatar, called “TEXAS: Taxonomy Extraction with Applications in Semantics” that may be of interest to those in the field.

The workshop addresses the importance of taxonomies in knowledge-based systems. Hierarchical structures provide valuable input in knowledge-intensive applications such as question answering and textual entailment and are useful tools for browsing and navigation of document collections, especially when applied for exploration and discovery. The TEXAS workshop aims to provide a venue for presenting and discussing approaches that evaluate taxonomy extraction.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.