Re: special session on fuzzy querying

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Fri, 12 Nov 1999 16:01:33 +0100 (MET)

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In article <Pine.SUN.3.95.991103131913.13592A-100000@ibs2>,
fuzzy-mail@dbai.tuwien.ac.at wrote:
> Fifth International Conference on Fuzzy Sets Theory and
> Its Applications
>
> January 30 -February4, 2000 - Liptovský Mikuláš, The
> Slovak Republic
>
> Special Session/Workshop on
>
> FUZZY QUERYING
>
> Call for abstract and participation
>
> Fuzzy querying turns out to be one of the most promising
> areas of fuzzy sets theory and fuzzy logic theory
> application. So far, most popular lines of research
> include fuzzy querying of (conventional) databases and
> the use of fuzzy concepts in information retrieval. Due
> to a rapidly growing amount of information collected in
> companies, public administration, private resources,
> etc., querying becomes a daily activity of more and more
> people. These information resources contain neither
> strictly well structured data (best suited to be dealt
> with using databases) nor, on the other extreme, almost
> unstructured bodies of text. The Internet, a global
> container of information, with its plethora of semi-
> structured documents is here a good example. Multimedia
> and HTML files, e-mail message boxes etc. pose a
> challenge for efficient querying techniques. Moreover,
> the source of querying criteria and the ultimate user of
> the querying results is a human being. Thus, it seems to
> be a vital imperative to provide for human consistency of
> the querying techniques. In practical terms, it refers to
> the use of natural language based concepts in querying.
> In the simplest setting, it may consist in the
> maintenance of a dictionary of well-defined terms and
> operations to be used in a query language. Then, often it
> would be advantageous if the results of a query were
> described using the very same set of linguistic terms.
> That opens the door for the application of several
> relevant techniques like data mining and summarisation,
> linguistic approximation, etc. In fact, putting the whole
> topic in a broader perspective we can consider a kind of
> natural language based data processing or computing with
> words postulated recently by Lotfi Zadeh.
>
> The Fifth International Conference on Fuzzy Sets Theory
> and Its Applications (FSTA) seems to be a very convenient
> forum for an open discussion of the subject of fuzzy
> querying, roughly depicted above. The conference,
> recognised by EUSFLAT as the very first "fuzzy event" of
> the new millennium, precedes some other similar events
> including FQAS’2000 (Flexible Query Answering Systems)
> conference in Warsaw, Poland (October 2000), Special
> Session on Intelligent Techniques for Internet Resources
> at Fourth International Conference on Knowledge-Based
> Intelligent Engineering Systems & Allied Technologies in
> Brighton, UK (August/September 2000) or special session
> on database and information retrieval systems at IFSA
> Congress/ NAFIPS, in Vancouver, Canada (July 2001), to
> quote just a few.
>
> The special session at FSTA is conceived as a less formal
> forum for the exchange of ideas relevant for the concept
> of fuzzy querying, including, but not limited to, the
> following topics (practical implementations and
> experiences as well as theoretical advances):
>
> · Fuzzy querying languages
> · Fuzzy relational algebra
> · Use of fuzzy concepts in information retrieval
> · Linguistic data mining techniques
> · Fuzzy approaches for dealing with various data
> formats, as, e.g., multimedia, HTML, XML
>
> A short abstract (of about 300 words) of the proposed
> contribution is to be sent by e-mail to organizers of
> this workshop Slawomir Zadrozny (e-mail:
> zadrozny@ibspan.waw.pl) and Peter Vojtas (e-mail:
> vojtas@kosice.upjs.sk) by November 30, 1999 . Proceedings
> with selected papers will be published after the
> conference..
>
> Information on the session and the FSTA conference
> please find at http://www.ibspan.waw.pl/konf/fsta.txt
>
> Please register for the session by FSTA conference organizers.
>
> Slawomir Zadrozny
>
> Systems Research Institute phone: +48 22 364103
> Polish Academy of Sciences fax: +48 22 372772
>
> 01-447 Warszawa
> ul. Newelska 6
> POLAND
>
>
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