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SOUTHERN OHIO CHAPTER

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LEXISNEXIS TECHNICAL LIBRARY

SPONSOR

"Aboutness: Automated Indexing & Categorization"

WHEN: June 21, 2001 (Thursday), 9 AM to 4 PM

WHERE: LexisNexis, Dayton, OH; Auditorium 3

COST: which includes lunch-- $40.00 for ASIS, SLA, AALL, GCLC, OPLIN, OCLC, MVAHSL members; $50.00 for non-members; $10.00 for student or retired members; $10.00 for LexisNexis employees. PREPAYMENT REQUIRED TO GUARANTEE CATERER.

PAYMENT DEADLINE: by 5PM on 06/19/2001

Indexing research scientists and practitioners will help workshop attendees learn ways to capture and convey "aboutness" of online documents through an overview of theory and also discussions and practical exercises involving automated indexing and categorization. We'll begin with an introduction to a collection of concepts and methods for perceiving and communicating visually to stimulate our thought and communication about the topics and structures of the day. We'll progress to such matters as the pros and cons of controlled and uncontrolled indexing systems; the challenges of "porting" of classification tools -- taxonomies and metadata -- across LexisNexis, Intranets, and the Internet; and machine learning technologies that teach computers how to classify. Workshop participants will review actual news stories, create a rule base to represent a topic, and discuss and compare results in a group activity involving automated rule-based indexing.

DIRECTIONS to LexisNexis from Cincinnati : Take I-75 North to Dayton. Exit 44 to S.R. 725 (Centerville/Miamisburg Rd.). East on S.R. 725. South on S.R. 741 (Springboro Pike). LN is approx. 1 mile, on the right side of the road. Turn right at Spring Valley Road entrance (the 6th light from S.R. 725/S.R. 741 intersection), LexisNexis sign will say 9443-9595. Drive underneath skyway connecting the buildings. Turn right, go over the speed bump, and park in the lot next to the covered entrance. Enter Building 4 (9443 Springboro Pike). Wait at the guard station for someone to escort you.

DIRECTIONS to LexisNexis from Columbus: West on I-70. I-675 towards Cincinnati. Exit 2 (Centerville/Miamisburg Exit) off of I-675. Left on Yankee Rd. Right on Lyons Rd. Left on S.R. 741 (Springboro Pike). L-N is about .5 mile on the right. Turn right at Spring Valley Road entrance (the 2nd light from Lyons Rd./S.R. 741 intersection), LexisNexis sign will say 9443-9595. Drive underneath skyway connecting the buildings. Turn right, go over the speed bump, and park in the lot next to the covered entrance. Enter Building 4 (9443 Springboro Pike) and wait for an escort.

AGENDA:
9:00 - 9:20: REGISTRATION and complimentary continental breakfast
9:20 - 12:30: WORKSHOP
12:30 - 1:00: LUNCH
1:00 - 3:45: WORKSHOP
4:00 - 4:30: LexisNexis Data Center tour (optional; space limited to 15)

Deli buffet lunch of honey roast turkey, Bavarian ham, roast beef, and peppered turkey; Swiss and cheddar cheese; array of freshly baked breads and rolls; side salad; potato chips; cookies; assortment of beverages.

PREPAYMENT REQUIRED with check made out to "SOASIS" by 5 p.m., Tuesday, 06/19/2001, sent to Patricia Carter, B6F1 room 82, LexisNexis, 9595 Springboro Pike, Miamisburg, OH 45342. Please indicate (1) association affiliation noting student/retired as appropriate, (2) the name of your employer, and (3) if you'd like to tour the Data Center (optional). Questions may be addressed to: patricia.carter@lexisnexis.com; (937) 865-6800 x6099.

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