ESAIR'13: Sixth International Workshop on

Exploiting Semantic Annotations in Information Retrieval

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Call for Papers

Please submit your Research/Position Paper (2+1 pages) to be presented as boaster and poster at the workshop!

Exploiting Semantic Annotations

There is an increasing amount of structure on the Web as a result of modern Web languages, micro-formats and linked data, user tagging and annotation, and emerging robust NLP tools. These meaningful, semantic, annotations hold the promise to significantly enhance information access, by increasing the depth of analysis of today's systems. Currently, we have only started exploring the possibilities and only begin to understand how these valuable semantic cues can be put to fruitful use. To complicate matters, standard text search excels at shallow information needs expressed by short keyword queries, and here semantic annotation contributes very little, if anything.

The main questions for the workshop are: How to make use of the currently emerging knowledge resources (such as DBpedia, Freebase) as underlying semantic model giving access to an unprecedented scope and detail of factual information? How to include annotations beyond the topical dimension (think of reading level, prerequisite level, content credibility, transaction trustworthiness, freshness, genre, sentiment, etc) that contain vital cues for matching the specific needs and profile of the searcher at hand?

Many Open Questions

The Workshop will bring together researchers working with semantic annotations, its use cases, its sources (authoring to NLP tools), its users, and its use in DB, IR, KM, or Web research, and work together on a range of open questions:

These and other related questions will be discussed at this open format workshop -- the aim is to provide paths for further research to change the way we understand information access today!

We Need Your Help!

Help us shape the future of information access by increasing the depth of analysis of today's systems:

What's a 2+1 page paper?

We like short and focused contributions highlighting your main point, claim, observation, finding, experiment, project, etc, (roughly 2 pages of mainly text) but we also like clear tables, graphs, and full citations (that's the "+1" page). So your submission can up three pages, as long as max. 2 of them are narrative text.


July 19, 2013Deadline for Paper Submissions (extended!)
 Prepare your 2+1 page PDF using the ACM format
Submit online using EasyChair
August 7, 2013Notification of Acceptance
 Details of accepted papers published online
August 25, 2013Deadline for Camera Ready Copies
October 28, 2013Workshop day during CIKM 2013!


This workshop will be held as part of the 22nd ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, San Francisco, 2013. Information on San Francisco can be found in the Wikipedia.