Conference Information Management System: Towards a Personal Assistant System

  • Tsunenori Mine
  • Makoto Amamiya
  • Teruko Mitamura
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2198)


We are aiming to develop a personal assistant system which handles its user’s files stored in his/her computers and his/her interesting information that can be accessed on the Web. The system categorizes the files and Webpages gathered and extracts information specified by him/her and stores it into a structured database for use as the knowledge of its dialogue module. This paper presents a prototype of the system that handles information about conferences of interest to the user. The system extracts conference names, submission deadlines, dates, URIs and locations from e-mail messages the user has received, and webpages gathered by both crawling and meta-search. Extracted information is stored into a database so that the user can interactively search conference information via a user interface with natural language queries.


User Interface Information Extraction Extraction Rule Negative Data Detection Rule 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tsunenori Mine
    • 1
  • Makoto Amamiya
    • 1
  • Teruko Mitamura
    • 2
  1. 1.Kyushu UniversityKasugaJAPAN
  2. 2.Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA

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