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Beyond Facts - 1st International Workshop on Knowledge Graphs for Online Discourse Analysis

last modified Feb 15, 2021 01:22 PM

1st International Workshop on Knowledge Graphs for Online Discourse Analysis
(KnOD)

Collocated with TheWebConf (WWW) 2021

April 19 - 23, Ljubljana (Slovenia)
https://knod2021.wordpress.com/

Expressing opinions and interacting with others on the Web has led to the availability of an abundance of online discourse data, such as claims and viewpoints on controversial topics, their sources and contexts (related events or entities). Discourse data constitutes a valuable source of insights for studies into misinformation spread, bias reinforcement, echo chambers or political agenda setting and is crucial as training/testing data for various NLP tasks. While knowledge graphs (KGs) promise to provide the key to a Web of structured information, they are mainly focused on facts without keeping track of the diversity, connection or temporal evolution of online discourse data. As opposed to facts, claims are inherently more complex. Their interpretation strongly depends on the context and a variety of intentional or unintended meanings, where terminology and conceptual understandings strongly diverge across communities from computational social science, to argumentation mining, fact-checking, or viewpoint/stance detection.

This workshop aims at providing a forum for shared works on the modeling, extraction and analysis of discourse on the Web, strengthening the relations between the fields of natural language processing (NLP,, computational linguistics, semantic web, knowledge graphs, argument mining and modeling, social sciences/communication studies, web science and computational social sciences. It will address the need for a shared understanding and structured knowledge about discourse data in order to enable machine-interpretation, discoverability and reuse, in support of scientific or journalistic studies into the analysis of societal debates on the Web.

Submission

* Full papers (up to 8 pages, plus references and appendix) may contain original research of relevance to the workshop topics.
* Short papers (up to 4 pages, plus references and appendix) may contain original research in progress of relevance to the workshop topics.
* Demo and system papers (up to 4 pages, plus references and appendix) may contain descriptions of prototypes, demos or software systems related to the workshop topics.
* Resource papers (up to 4 pages, plus references and appendix) may contain descriptions of resources related to the workshop topics, such as ontologies, knowledge graphs, ground truth datasets, etc.
* Position papers (up to 4 pages, plus references and appendix) may discuss vision statements or arguable opinions related to the workshop topics.
* Posters (up to 2 pages) may contain preliminary work in progress related to the workshop topics.

All submissions must be written in English and adhere to the ACM template and format (https://knod2021.wordpress.com/dates-and-submission/).
Papers have to be submitted electronically via the EasyChair conference submission system: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=knod2021

Important Dates:

* Papers due: February 15, 2021
* Paper notifications: February 28, 2021
* Paper camera-ready versions due: March 7, 2021
* Workshop: April 19 or April 20, 2021