We welcome ongoing and exciting preliminary work. We are particularly interested in visionary paper submissions. We aim for papers that express intriguing and promising ideas — focusing less on where science is today and more on where it should go tomorrow. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • information integration; schema alignment; ontology alignment; ontology construction
  • monolingual alignment, alignment between knowledge bases and text
  • joint inference between text interpretation and knowledge base
  • pattern and semantic analysis of natural language, reading the web, learning by reading
  • scalable computation; distributed computation; probabilistic databases
  • information retrieval; search on mixtures of structured and unstructured data
  • machine learning; unsupervised, lightly-supervised and distantly-supervised learning; learning from naturally-available data
  • human-computer collaboration in KB construction; automated population of wikis
  • dynamic data, online/on-the-fly adaptation of knowledge
  • inference; scalable approximate inference
  • languages, toolkits and systems for automated knowledge base construction
  • demonstrations of existing automatically-built knowledge bases

Please format your papers using the two-column NAACL-HLT 2012 proceedings format, and restrict it to 4 pages (excluding references). The submissions are double blind, meaning that the submissions should not reveal the authors. All accepted papers will be presented as posters. Additionally, the top 3 papers as determined by the PC will also be presented in an oral session. Please submit your papers at by April 6, 2012.