A symposium on semantic text processing, focused on an outlook towards the fast growing industrial activity in this area, will take place at Bar-Ilan University, on November 18-19, 2014.

The goal of the symposium is to provide a broad perspective on the evolving directions for semantic text processing, which are likely to impact the industry in this area while influencing academic research as well. The program includes keynote talks of international speakers, an applied tutorial, overview and position talks on recent scientific progress in this field, presentations by European partners in the EXCITEMENT project, as well as a substantial number of presentations from the rich Israeli scene in this area, coming from industrial research, established high-tech companies and start-ups. In addition to presentations, a desk session, where lead companies in this field present their novel technologies, will take place during a lunch reception, allowing interaction and forming new connections between participants. With this broad program and mixture of speakers, we believe that the symposium will be a quite unique and enriching event.

Registration is free, but pre-registration needed and urged for your earliest convenience.

The symposium is organized by the EU-funded project EXCITEMENT, which provides a generic architecture and a comprehensive implementation for a multilingual textual inference platform, available to the scientific and technological communities.

The symposium is supported by the Department of Computer Science, Bar-Ilan University.


  An overeview of the symposium, published at the scientific section of NRG (in Hebrew).