A NAACL HLT 2009 Workshop
Boulder, CO June 4-5, 2009
Workshop submissions due: March 12, 2009, 11:59 PM Eastern US
Workshop web site:

Continuing a successful series of annual BioNLP workshops at ACL and NAACL starting in 2002, and in accordance with the ACL SIGBIOMED ( tradition of presenting work on a broad range of topics, submissions are invited on any topic of current interest in the field of Biomedical Natural Language Processing.

Submissions are encouraged on the following topics:
* Entity identification and normalization for a broad range of semantic categories
* Ontologies and knowledge bases in BioNLP
* Extraction of complex relations
* The economics of text mining and database curation
* Processing of various text and document types (clinical narrative, gray literature, blogs, email)
* Resources and novel strategies for system testing and evaluation
* Shared tasks in the biomedical domain
* Test suites and corpora for BioNLP
* Quantifying utility to end-users
* Portability for non-developers
* Summarization
* Question-answering
* Full text and figures
* Practical applications of NLP in the biomedical domain

For the first time, there will be a shared task associated with this year's BioNLP meeting. Results of this shared task on bio-event extraction will be presented during the second day of the BioNLP09 workshop. Information on the shared task is available at

Important Dates:
Submission deadline: Thursday, March 12, 2009
Notification of acceptance: Monday, April 6, 2009
Camera-ready copy due from authors: Monday, April 20, 2009
Workshop: June 4, 2009
Shared task presentations: June 5, 2009

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