6.0412 CFP: Text Categorization (ACM TIS) (1/70)

Mon, 14 Dec 1992 23:59:41 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 6, No. 0412. Monday, 14 Dec 1992.

Date: Sun, 13 Dec 92 16:58 EST
From: lewis@research.att.com (David Lewis)
Subject: Call For Papers: ACM TIS Special Issue on Text Categorization

Some readers of HUMANIST may find this of interest. Text
categorization arises in the humanities when coding historical or
literary textual data and mixed text/numeric data into categories,
categorizing people and other entities by associated textual data,



Call For Papers
Special Issue on Text Categorization
ACM Transactions on Information Systems

Submissions due: June 1, 1993

Text categorization is the classification of units of natural
language text with respect to a set of pre-existing categories.
Reducing an infinite set of possible natural language inputs to a
small set of categories is a central strategy in computational systems
that process natural language. Some uses of text categorization have

--To assign subject categories to documents in support of text
retrieval and library organization, or to aid the human assignment of
such categories.
--To route messages, news stories, or other continuous streams
of texts to interested recipients.
--As a component in natural language processing systems, to
filter out nonrelevant texts and parts of texts, to route texts to
category-specific processing mechanisms, or to extract limited forms
of information.
--As an aid in lexical analysis tasks, such as word sense
--To categorize nontextual entities by textual annotations, for
instance to assign people to occupational categories based on free
text responses to survey questions.

ACM Transactions on Information Systems is the leading forum for
presenting research on text processing systems. For this special
issue we encourage the submission of high quality technical
descriptions of algorithms and methods for text categorization.
Experiments comparing alternative methods are especially welcome, as
are results on deploying systems into regular use.

Five copies of each manuscript should be submitted to either of the
special issue editors at the addresses below:

David D. Lewis Philip J. Hayes
AT&T Bell Laboratories Carnegie Group, Inc.
600 Mountain Ave. Five PPG Place
Room 2C409 Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Murray Hill, NJ 07974 USA
USA hayes@cgi.com

Submission June 1, 1993
Notification October 1, 1993
Revision February 1, 1994
Publication mid-1994

The July 1990 issue of TIS contains a description of the style requirements.


David D. Lewis email: lewis@research.att.com
AT&T Bell Laboratories ph. 908-582-3976
600 Mountain Ave.; Room 2C409
Murray Hill, NJ 07974; USA