Natural Language Processing and Information Systems

9th International Conference on Applications of Natural Language to Information Systems, NLDB 2004, Salford, UK, June 23-25, 2004. Proceedings

  • Farid Meziane
  • Elisabeth Métais
Conference proceedings NLDB 2004

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3136)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Regular Papers

    1. Natural Language Conversational Systems

      1. Anastasia Karanastasi, Fotis G. Kazasis, Stavros Christodoulakis
        Pages 1-12
    2. Intelligent Querying

      1. Estela Saquete, Rafael Muñoz, Patricio Martínez-Barco
        Pages 39-50
      2. Veda C. Storey, Vijayan Sugumaran, Andrew Burton-Jones
        Pages 51-63
      3. In-Su Kang, Seung-Hoon Na, Jong-Hyeok Lee, Gijoo Yang
        Pages 76-88
      4. Vanessa Lopez, Enrico Motta
        Pages 89-102
      5. Niculae Stratica, Bipin C. Desai
        Pages 103-113
    3. Linguistic Aspects of Modeling

      1. P. J. M. Frederiks, T. P. van der Weide
        Pages 123-134
      2. Nadzeya Kiyavitskaya, Nicola Zeni, Luisa Mich, John Mylopoulos
        Pages 135-146
      3. V. O. Onditi, P. Rayson, B. Ransom, D. Ramduny, Ian Sommerville, A. Dix
        Pages 147-158
    4. Information Retrieval

      1. F. A. Grootjen, T. P. van der Weide
        Pages 171-181
      2. Jesus M. Olivares-Ceja, Adolfo Guzman-Arenas
        Pages 182-194
      3. José María Gómez, José Carlos Cortizo, Enrique Puertas, Miguel Ruiz
        Pages 195-206
    5. Natural Language Text Understanding

      1. Xiaomeng Su, Jon Atle Gulla
        Pages 217-228
      2. Mikhail Alexandrov, Xavier Blanco, Pavel Makagonov
        Pages 229-241
    6. Knowledge Bases

      1. M. M. Wood, S. J. Lydon, V. Tablan, D. Maynard, H. Cunningham
        Pages 254-264
      2. Amine Tafat, Michele Courant, Beat Hirsbrunner
        Pages 265-275
    7. Natural Language Text Understanding

      1. Iulia Nica, Andrés Montoyo, Sonia Vázquez, Ma Antònia Martí
        Pages 288-298
      2. Yunming Ye, Fanyuan Ma, Hongqiang Rong, Joshua Huang
        Pages 299-311
      3. Igor A. Bolshakov, Alexander Gelbukh
        Pages 312-323
    8. Knowledge Management

      1. Kalina Bontcheva, Yorick Wilks
        Pages 324-335
      2. Jon Atle Gulla, Terje Brasethvik, Harald Kaada
        Pages 336-347
  3. Short Papers

    1. Content Management

      1. Gunar Fiedler, Bernhard Thalheim
        Pages 348-353
      2. Sélima Besbes Essanaa, Nadira Lammari
        Pages 362-367
      3. Krishnaprasad Thirunarayan
        Pages 368-373
    2. Information Retrieval

      1. Teresa Gonçalves, Paulo Quaresma
        Pages 374-379
      2. Dalila Bekhouche, Yann Pollet, Bruno Grilheres, Xavier Denis
        Pages 380-387
      3. Sofía N. Galicia-Haro, Alexander Gelbukh, Igor A. Bolshakov
        Pages 395-400
    3. Intelligent Querying

      1. Bayan Abu Shawar, Eric Atwell
        Pages 407-412
      2. P. Atzeni, R. Basili, D. H. Hansen, P. Missier, Patrizia Paggio, Maria Teresa Pazienza et al.
        Pages 413-420
      3. Günther Fliedl, Christian Kop, Heinrich C. Mayr, Christian Winkler, Georg Weber, Alexander Salbrechter
        Pages 421-426
      4. Jorge J. García Flores
        Pages 427-433
  4. Back Matter

About these proceedings


Welcome to NLDB04, the Ninth International Conference on the Application of Natural Language to Information Systems, held at the University of Salford, UK d- ing June 23-25, 2004. NLDB04 follows on the success of previous conferences held since 1995. Early conferences then known as Application of Natural Language to Databases, hence the acronym NLDB, were used as a forum to discuss and disse- nate research on the integration of natural language and databases and were mainly concerned with natural language based queries, database modelling and user int- faces that facilitate access to information. The conference has since moved to enc- pass all aspects of Information Systems and Software Engineering. Indeed, the use of natural language in systems modelling has greatly improved the development process and benefited both developers and users at all stages of the software development process. The latest developments in the field of natural language and the emergence of new technologies has seen a shift towards storage of large semantic electronic dictionaries, their exploitation and the advent of what is now known as the semantic web. Inf- mation extraction and retrieval, document and content management, ontology dev- opment and management and natural language conversational systems are becoming regular tracks in the last NLDB conferences. NLDB04 has seen a 50% increase in the number of submissions and has est- lished itself as one of the leading conferences in the area of applying natural language to information systems in its broader sense.


DOM algorithms classification computational linguistics information retrieval information system knowledge base knowledge management knowledge-based information systems knowlege management natural language ontology querying semantic web text understanding

Editors and affiliations

  • Farid Meziane
    • 1
  • Elisabeth Métais
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Computing, Science and Engineering Newton BuildingUniversity of SalfordGreater ManchesterUK
  2. 2.Lab. CEDRICCNAMParisFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-22564-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-27779-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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