Papers from the 2011 AAAI Workshop
David W. Aha, Douglas W. Oard, Sowmya Ramachandran, David C. Uthus Workshop Cochairs
Text and dialogue analysis are important areas of AI research, and there have been many advances for several types of communications (such as news feeds, e-mails, technical support forums, and blogs). However, fewer efforts have focused on studying microtext (Ellen, ICAART-11) (for example, instant messages, chat rooms, and microblog services such as Twitter, Buzz, and the DoD's Chirp service), which are semistructured and are also distinguished by their short length, informality, lexicon, and (in the case of group chat) multiple interwoven conversations. Along with their typically poor grammar, misspellings, and frequent use of icons, these characteristics make microtext content challenging to analyze.
The goal of this workshop is to provide a research forum for cross-fertilization of ideas pertaining to analysis of microtext, including discussion on tasks of interest, investigations of analysis techniques, surveys on related work, presentation of recent accomplishments, reports on relevant applications (for example, marketing, alerting, expertise finding, crime prevention, antiterrorism, collaborative learning, and communication patterns in teams for training and performance assessment), and recommendations for future research foci.