ASIS Classification Research Workshop

Jim Beach beach at HUH.HARVARD.EDU
Tue Mar 15 11:47:36 CST 1994

The American Society for Information Science (ASIS) has a special interest
subgroup on Classification Research, which considers analysis and
representation tools for creating and managing classification information.

This is an announcement for a workshop to be held at the ASIS Annual Meeting
in October.  It looks useful for bioinformaticists who are working on
classification software models and implementations.

J. Beach/Harvard University


>                      CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
>         5th ASIS SIG/CR Classification Research Workshop
> The American Society for Information Science Special Interest
> Group on Classification Research (ASIS SIG/CR) invites
> submissions for the 5th ASIS Classification Research Workshop, to
> be held at the 57th Annual Meeting of ASIS in Alexandria, VA.  The
> workshop will take place Sunday, October 16th, 1994, 8:30 a.m. -
> 5:00 p.m. ASIS '94 continues through Thursday, October 20th.
> The CR Workshop is designed to be an exchange of ideas among
> active researchers with interests 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 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 management of classification schemes.
> - Interfaces for displaying classification schemes.
> - Data structures and programming languages for classification
>   schemes.
> - Image classification.
> - Comparison and compatibility between classification schemes.
> - Applications such as subject analysis, natural language
>   understanding, information retrieval, expert systems

Bioinformaticists Note --

> The CR Workshop welcomes submissions from various disciplines.

> Those interested in participating are invited to submit a short
> (1-2 page single-spaced) position paper summarizing substantive
> work that has been conducted 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. Participation will be of two kinds: presenter and
> regular participant. 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 $35.00.
> Submissions should be made by email, or diskette accompanied by
> paper copy, or paper copy only (fax or postal), to arrive by May
> 15, 1994, to:
> *Raya Fidel, Graduate School of Library and Information Science,
> University of Washington, FM-30, Seattle, WA 98195; Internet:
> fidelr at; Phone: 206-543-1888; Fax: 206-685-8049*

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