Although we have observed an explosion of the number of structured data sources shared on the “Web of Data”, the majority of the available Web content is still unstructured or semi-structured — e.g. encoded in (hyper-) textual documents. As a general trend, unstructured data seems to be growing faster than structured data. According to a 2011 IDC study, unstructured data will account for 90 percent of all data created in the next decade.
Web content (structured, unstructured and semi-structured) often makes references to other documents or to entities described in structured data sources (e.g. Linked Data). Furthermore, structured data sources provide entity to entity interconnections, resulting in a Web of Linked Entities spanning structured and unstructured data. Therefore, it has become evident the need to study the impact of associating textual and structured content on information retrieval, extraction, integration and exploration.
The proposed workshop envisions a Web of Linked Entities (WoLE), which transparently connects the World Wide Web (WWW) and the Giant Global Graph (GGG) using methods from Information Retrieval (IR), Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Database Systems (DB).
Feb 18th 2013, 23:59 Hawaii Time: abstract submissions
Feb 25th 2013, 23:59 Hawaii Time: paper submissions
March 13th 2013, 23:59 Hawaii Time: paper notifications
March 27th 2013, 23:59 Hawaii Time: camera-ready paper
May 13th 2013 : WoLE2013 workshop day
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