4.1244 Confs: ASIS/Classification Research (1/68)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Tue, 16 Apr 91 23:31:43 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 4, No. 1244. Tuesday, 16 Apr 1991.

Date: Fri, 5 Apr 91 23:43:10 GMT
From: humphrey@suesun.nlm.nih.gov (Susanne M Humphrey)
Subject: CFP (2nd call) - ASIS SIG/CR Classification Research Workshop
Forwarded: Nancy Ide <IDE@VASSAR>

2nd ASIS Workshop on Classification Research
Organized by the ASIS Special Interest Group on
Classification Research (SIG/CR)

Call for Participation

The American Society for Information Science Special Interest Group on
Classification Research (ASIS SIG/CR) invites submissions for the 2nd
ASIS Classification Research (CR) Workshop, to be held at the 54th
Annual Meeting of ASIS in Washington, DC. The Workshop will take place
Sunday, October 27th, 1991, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ASIS '91 continues
through Thursday, October 31.

The CR Workshop is designed to be an exchange of ideas among those
engaged in active research or practice in the creation, development,
management, representation, display, comparison, compatibility, theory,
and application of classification schemes. Emphasis will be on semantic
classification, in contrast to statistically-based schemes. Topics
include, but are not limited to:

- Warrant for concepts in classification schemes.
- Concept acquisition.
- Basis for semantic classes.
- Automated techniques to assist in creating classification schemes.
- Statistical techniques used for developing explicit, nonstatistically-
based semantic classes.
- Relations and their properties.
- Inheritance and subsumption.
- Knowledge representation schemes.
- Classification algorithms.
- Procedural knowledge in classification schemes.
- Reasoning with classification schemes.
- Software for managing classification schemes.
- Data structures and programming languages for classification schemes.
- Comparison and compatibility between classification schemes.
- Previously-named topics, highlighting specific applications such as
subject analysis, database navigation, information retrieval,
natural language understanding, expert systems, and image processing.

The CR Workshop welcomes submissions from various disciplines.
Attendance will be by invitation only. Those interested in
participating are invited to submit a short (1-2 page single-spaced)
position paper, summarizing their substantive work in the above areas or
other areas related to semantic classification schemes, and a statement
briefly outlining the reason for wanting to participate in the workshop.
Submissions may include background papers as attachments. Those
selected as presenters will be invited to submit expanded versions of
their position papers and to speak to those papers in brief
presentations during the workshop. All position papers (both expanded
and short papers) will be published in proceedings to be distributed
prior to the workshop. The workshop registration fee is $30.00 per
person, and includes a copy of the proceedings and lunch and

Submissions should be sent by email, or diskette accompanied by paper
copy, or paper copy only (fax or postal), to arrive by May 1, 1991, to
Barbara Kwasnik:

Barbara Kwasnik, Co-Chair Raya Fidel, Co-Chair
School of Information Studies Graduate School of Library and
4-206 Center for Science and Technology Information Science
Syracuse University University of Washington, FM-30
Syracuse, NY 13244 Seattle, WA 98195
Internet: bkwasnik@suvm.acs.syr.edu Internet: fidelr@vax1.u.washington.edu
Phone: (315) 443-2911 Phone: (206) 543-1888
Fax: (315) 443-5806