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Adolescent Diary Weblogs and the Unseen Audience

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June 23, 2005



Mar 27-29, 2006, Stanford University, California, USA


Weblogs are web pages which provide unedited, highly opinionated personal commentary. Often weblogs (also referred to as blogs) are chronological sequences of entries which include hyperlinks to other resources. Blogs are conveniently maintained and published with authoring tools.

The blogosphere as a whole can be exploited for outreach opinion formation, maintaining online communities, supporting knowledge management within large global collaborative environments, monitoring reactions to public events and is seen as the upcoming alternative to the mass media.

Semantic analysis of blogs represents the next challenge in the quest for understanding natural language. Their light content, fragmented topic structure, inconsistent grammar, and vulnerability to spam makes blog analysis extremely challenging. Despite the growing relevance of blogs and an ever increasing population of bloggers existing research has hardly addressed the spectrum of issues that arise in analyzing blogs. Blogs are a different kind of document than the relatively clean text that NLP research is based on. Such differences in term of structure, content and grammaticality will be a challenge considering that blogs will likely represent the most common way of publicly accessible personal expression.


This symposium aims to bring together researchers from different subject areas (e.g., computer science, linguistics, psychology, statistics, sociology, multimedia and semantic web technologies) and foster discussions about ongoing research in the following areas:

[01] AI methods for ethnographic analysis through blogs.

[02] Blogosphere vs. mediasphere; measuring the influence of blogs on the media.

[03] Centrality/influence of bloggers/blogs; ranking/relevance of blogs; web pages ranking based on blogs.

[04] Crawling/spidering and indexing.

[05] Human Computer Interaction; blogging tools; navigation.

[06] Multimedia; audio/visual blogs processing; aggregating information from different modalities.

[07] Semantic analysis; cross-blog name tracking; named relations and fact extraction; discourse analysis; summarization.

[08] Semantic Web; semantic blogging; unstructured knowledge management.

[09] Sentiment analysis; polarity/opinion identification and extraction.

[10] Social Network Analysis; communities identification; expertise discovery; collaborative filtering.

[11] Text categorization; gender/age identification; spam filtering.

[12] Time Series Forecasting; measuring predictability of phenomena based on blogs.

[13] Trend identification/tracking.


Oct 7, 2005 Abstracts/papers due.

Nov 4, 2005 Acceptance decisions mailed out.

Nov 30, 2005 Student travel grant application due.

Jan 27, 2005 Camera-ready versions due.

Mar 27-29, 2006 Symposium.


People interested in participating should email a technical paper (up to 8 pages), a short paper (up to 4 pages), a poster or demo description (up to 2 pages), a position paper or a statement of interest (1 page) to the e-mail specified in the Contacts section by midnight (PST) of Oct 7, 2005.  Each submission should, to the extent possible, indicate a list of relevant areas from the list above (e.g., 03, 04, 10).  We have limited funds to assist with travel expenses graduate students (for more information see the symposium website).


We are planning to publish the proceedings of the symposium as AAAI Technical Report.


For questions and submissions: [email protected]

For further information about the symposium:

Posted by prolurkr at June 23, 2005 06:32 PM

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