The proliferation of the Internet has revolutionised the way information is disseminated and presented. Blogs no longer only relay and comment on news stories but also influence what is talked about in the news. Such changes have not gone unnoticed by the computational linguistics research community, who are increasingly processing or exploiting blogs in an attempt to keep track of what is going on and mine information. This workshop will focus on how events can be identified and how information related to event processing (e.g. NP coreference, temporal processing) can be extracted from blogs. Emphasis will be on how existing methods for event processing need to be adapted in order to process this medium, and on linguistic differences in the reporting of events in blogs and more traditional news texts. Extensions of this research to text types from other collaborative environments such as wikis, fora, chats and social networks are also welcomed.
- 16 Oct 2009: Photos taken by Irina Temnikova at the event were added
- 16 Oct 2009: The papers and online presentations were made available online
- 16 Oct 2009: The full proceedings are available online
- 4 Sept 2009: Preliminary programme published on the web site
- 1 August 2009: New date for the workshop: 17th Sept 2009
- 3 June 2009: The deadline for paper submission was extended till 20th June 2009.
- 18 May 2009: Prof. Mike Thelwall from University of Wolverhampton accepted to be the invited speaker of the workshop
- 22 April 2009: The first call for papers
- 24 March 2009: Web site launched
You can contact us at eETTs2009@dinel.org.uk