K-CAP 2007
The Fourth International Conference on Knowledge Capture

28-31 October 2007
Whistler, BC

K-CAP 2007 is sponsored by ACM SIGART and held in cooperation with AAAI

Invited Speakers

Knowledge Capture and The Web

Knowledge Capture has come along way in the last 40 years, from labour intensive analysis of human problem solving protocols, through the range of PSM-focussed dialogues which were achieved by MORE/MOLE, SALT & OPAL systems in the 70s / 80s. Given the sheer quantity of the information now available on the web it is not surprising that researchers are developing adventurous new approaches to web-based Knowledge Capture. Both of this year's invited speakers have made exciting contributions.

Firstly the many documents on the (semantic) web can potentially be exploited by Text Mining/Information Extraction systems to produce information (if not knowledge). But as our first invited speaker, Oren Etzioni (University of Washington) argues there are many technical difficulties to be overcome, to make this dream a reality. (The focus in his approach is to develop sophisticated systems to tackle these key problems.) The second invited speaker, Luis von Ahn (CMU), takes the complementary approach, namely he capitalizes on the connectivity of the web, and uses people (many of them) to label images as part of the highly intriguing ESP game.

Fascinating stuff! Please come along to this year's KCAP and hear about these important advances in our field.

Derek Sleeman
Conference Chair
Ken Barker
Program Chair

K-CAP 2007 Invited Speakers are Luis von Ahn and Oren Etzioni

Invited Speaker - Luis von Ahn
Picture of Luis von Ahn Luis von Ahn is an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University, where he also received his Ph.D. ...
presentation abstract & more on Luis
Invited Speaker - Oren Etzioni
Picture of Oren Etzioni Oren Etzioni is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Washington's Computer Science Department, and the founder and director of the university's Turing Center....
presentation abstract & more on Oren