Monday, October 30, 2006

SCAI 2006 and STeP 2006 Conferences

Our laboratory was actively involved in two parallel conferences: SCAI 2006 (Scandinavian Conference on Articificial Intelligence) and the corresponding Finnish conference STeP 2006. Tapani Raiko as the chair of Finnish AI Society was the chair of the organizing committee of SCAI and Timo Honkela was the program chair. Information on both SCAI and STeP is extensively available in the web, including the proceedings.

Our group had several papers in the conferences:
  • "Analysis of Interdisciplinary Text Corpora" by Matti Pöllä, Timo Honkela, Henrik Bruun and Ann Russell

  • "Emergence of multilingual representations by independent component analysis using parallel corpora" by Jaakko J. Väyrynen and Tiina Lindh-Knuutila

  • "Describing Rich Content: Future Directions for the Semantic Web" by Timo Honkela and Matti Pöllä

  • Simulating processes of language emergence, communication and agent modeling" by Timo Honkela, Ville Könönen, Tiina Lindh-Knuutila, and Mari-Sanna Paukkeri


Timo Honkela said...

One particularly interesting paper from our lab in the SCAI conference was "Emergence of ontological relations from visual data with Self-Organizing Maps" by Jorma Laaksonen and Ville Viitaniemi.
They showed how the Self-Organizing Map can be used in detecting and describing emergent ontological relations between semantic objects and object classes in a visual database.

Timo Honkela said...

An image collection from the SCAI 2006 and STeP 2006 conferences is available at