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Flexible Query Answering Systems

5th International Conference, FQAS 2002 Copenhagen, Denmark, October 27–29, 2002 Proceedings

  • Jaime G. Carbonell
  • Jörg Siekmann
  • Troels Andreasen
  • Henning Christiansen
  • Amihai Motro
  • Henrik Legind Larsen
Conference proceedings FQAS 2002

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2522)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 2522)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Giorgos Akrivas, Manolis Wallace, Giorgos Stamou, Stefanos Kollias
    Pages 1-11
  3. J.H. ter Bekke, J.A. Bakker
    Pages 44-55
  4. Djamal Benslimane, Mohand-Saüd Hacid, Evimaria Terzi, Farouk Toumani
    Pages 56-70
  5. Leopoldo Bertossi, Jan Chomicki, Alvaro Cortés, Claudio Gutiérrez
    Pages 71-85
  6. Paolo Bresciani, Paolo Fontana
    Pages 86-99
  7. Henrik Bulskov, Rasmus Knappe, Troels Andreasen
    Pages 100-111
  8. Panagiotis Chountas, Ilias Petrounias, Krassimir Atanassov, Vassilis Kodogiannis, Elia El-Darzi
    Pages 112-123
  9. Paolo Ciaccia, Wilma Penzo
    Pages 124-139
  10. M. Delgado, M.J. MartÍn-Bautista, D. Sánchez, J.M. Serrano, M.A. Vila
    Pages 154-162
  11. Pierangelo Dell'Acqua, Luís Moniz Pereira, Aida Vitória1
    Pages 163-173
  12. Didier Dubois, Henri Prade
    Pages 174-182
  13. Salvatore Garruzzo, Stefano Modafferi, Domenico Rosaci, Domenico Ursino
    Pages 197-211
  14. Myoung-Soo Kang, Seung-Kyu Ko, Kyun Koh, Yoon-Chul Choy
    Pages 212-225
  15. E. Kapetanios, P. Groenewoud
    Pages 226-239
  16. Eamonn Keogh, Harry Hochheiser, Ben Shneiderman
    Pages 240-250

About these proceedings


ThisvolumeconstitutestheproceedingsoftheFifthInternationalConferenceon Flexible Query Answering Systems, FQAS 2002, held in Copenhagen, Denmark on October 27–29, 2002. FQAS is the premier conference for researchers and practitioners concerned with the vital task of providing easy, ?exible, and intuitive access to information for every type of need. This multidisciplinary conference draws on several re- arch areas, including databases, information retrieval, knowledge representation, soft computing, multimedia, and human–computer interaction. Previous FQAS events were held in 1994, 1996, 1998, and 2000. The overall theme of the FQAS conferences is innovative query systems - medatprovidingeasy,?exible,andintuitiveaccesstoinformation.Suchsystems are intended to facilitate retrieval from information repositories such as data- ses,libraries,andtheWorld-WideWeb.Theserepositoriesaretypicallyequipped with standard query systems which are often inadequate, and the focus of FQAS is the development of query systems that are more expressive, informative, c- perative, and productive. These proceedings contain 29 original papers that relate to the topic of users posing queries and systems producing answers. The papers cover the ?elds: - tabase Management, Information Retrieval, Domain Modeling, Knowledge - presentation and Ontologies, Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, Arti?cial Intelligence, Classical and Non-classical Logics, Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing, Multimedia Information Systems, and Human– Computer Interaction. We wish to thank the contributors for their excellent papers and the referees, publisher, and sponsors for their e?ort. Special thanks also to the invited sp- kers, members of the Advisory Board, and members of the Program Committee. They made the success of FQAS 2002 possible.


DOM artificial intelligence computational linguistics data mining human-computer interaction (HCI) information retrieval information system intelligence knowledge knowledge discovery knowledge representation linguistics modeling multimedia ontology

Editors and affiliations

  • Jaime G. Carbonell
    • 1
  • Jörg Siekmann
    • 2
  • Troels Andreasen
    • 3
  • Henning Christiansen
    • 3
  • Amihai Motro
    • 4
  • Henrik Legind Larsen
    • 5
  1. 1.Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh, PAUSA
  2. 2.University of SaarlandSaabrückenGermany
  3. 3.Roskilde UniversityRoskildeDenmark
  4. 4.Department of Information and Software Engineering School of Information Technology and EngineeringGeorge Mason UniversityVirginiaUSA
  5. 5.Dept. of Computer Science and EngineeringAalborg University EsbjergEsbjergDenmark

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