Workshop on Text Mining  

May 6, 2002
Taipei, Taiwan

Held in Conjunction with
The 6th Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining

We have seen a tremendous growth in the volume of online text documents available on the Internet, digital libraries, news sources, and company-wide intranet. These documents (with other unstructured data) will become the predominant data type stored online. The growing importance of online documents has led to a great interest in tools and approaches for dealing with unstructured or semi-structured information stored in the text documents. Text mining is an exciting area of research that provides such tools and approaches utilizing techniques from data mining, machine learning, information retrieval, natural-language understanding, statistics, database, and visualization. Text Mining also serves as enabling technologies to the recent development in web intelligence and as complementary technologies for the Semantic Web and OntoWeb initiatives championed by the W3C consortium.  

A one-day workshop on text mining is being held in conjunction with PAKDD 2002 to bring together researchers from many disciplines and practices to present their current works and results in text mining.  

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • text categorization
  • document clustering
  • multi-lingual text mining
  • theme extraction
  • visualization
  • information extraction from text
  • use of domain knowledge in text mining
  • text summarization
  • trend analysis
  • taxonomy generation for text mining
  • document modeling/representation

To submit a paper for consideration, send 4 copies of the manuscript to  Dr. Eui-Hong (Sam) Han (see address below). Electronic submissions (postscript or PDF versions printable on 8.5 x 11 paper only) are strongly encouraged. To guarantee consideration, manuscripts must be received by January 31, 2002, and must be no more than 10 pages excluding figures, tables, and references. In the spirit of the workshop, submission of work in progress is encouraged as well.

Attendees are required to register either for the conference (then the workshop is free) or for the workshop only (the workshop-only registration fee is set to be US$ 90). The workshop participants will be entitled for coffee break, the luncheon and also the dinner that day.  

Information about the PAKDD 2002 is available at and other workshops is available at

Important Dates:

Full paper submission: January 31, 2002
Author notification: February 28, 2002
Final version of papers due: March 15, 2002


Program Committee:

For further information, please contact:

Dr. Eui-Hong (Sam) Han
iXmatch Inc.
Southgate Plaza, Suite 401
5001 West 80th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55437-1115
Tel: (952) 842-7500 ext 106
Fax: (952) 842-7501