BioNLP 2009
A workshop of NAACL-HLT 2009
Boulder, Colorado
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BioNLP 2009

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

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, we invite submissions on any topic of current interest in the field of Biomedical Natural Language Processing.

We especially encourage submissions on:

  • 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

Submission instructions: See the submissions page.

  • Kevin Bretonnel Cohen, University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Dina Demner-Fushman, US National Library of Medicine
  • Sophia Ananiadou, National Centre for Text Mining and University of Manchester, UK
  • John Pestian, Computational Medicine Center, Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Medical Center
  • Jun-ichi Tsujii, University of Tokyo, Japan and University of Manchester, UK
  • Bonnie Webber, University of Edinburgh, UK

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