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Dr. John D. Prange
AQUAINT Program Manager
     jprange@nsa.gov
        301-688-7092
  http://www.ic-arda.org
                    Administrative

• Deadline of Revised Briefings / Papers / Charts
   – Friday 21 June 2002
   – ARDA will cut and distribute final workshop CD
     to all registered workshop participants
   – Email files: Paul Matthews: pmmatth@nsa.gov
• Update information on “List of Attendees”
   – Registration Desk
   – Email updates: Paul Matthews: pmmatth@nsa.gov
• Government Attendees:
   – Tax Exempt Form available at registration desk when you
     are checking out
   – Must pay bill with your government issued credit card
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                        AQUAINT:
               Newly Acquired Data Resources

• Additional TREC Newspaper/Newswire Collection
  – Newly assembled collection of English newswire text that
    spans the period from June, 1998 through September 2000,
    inclusive.

  – Drawn from available sources: New York Times newswire,
    Associated Press Wordstream English newswire, and
    others.

  – Collection should include at least 3 gigabytes of data, to be
    published in compressed form on a set of 2 CD-ROMs

  – Will be available through NIST for AQUAINT Program and
    TREC Program Evaluation participants and through LDC
    (Linguistic Data Consortium) for all others


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       Acquiring AQUAINT TREC Data

• Project PI should send email to Ellen Voorhees,
  NIST with cc to John Prange, ARDA requesting this
  data set.

      • ellen.voorhees@nist.gov

      • jprange@nsa.gov

• Ellen Voorhees will email you a Data Rights/Use
  Form that Project PI executes and return completed
  form to NIST via postal mail or Fax form to number
  provided by Ellen.

• Ellen sends AQUAINT TREC Data CD’s to Project PI

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               Acquiring CNS Data
• Contract with CNS is being process
• Once contract is in place, set of data will be
  released by CNS to the AQUAINT Program
• Some reformatting of the auxiliary resources will be
  needed
• CD’s will be cut

• Release procedures will be published to all
  AQUAINT Program PI’s – Anticipate that they will be
  similar to that of the AQUAINT TREC Data
• Anticipate that contract with CNS will be awarded
  during next 6-8 weeks.
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    Exemplar Intelligence Reporting Data

• Requests have come up in several discussions to
  see/review samples of Intelligence Reporting Data

• Internet site including information accumulated
  during the DoD Investigation of “Gulf War Illnesses”
                 www.gulflink.osd.mil

• Includes Intelligence reports

• All information declassified and released by
  Presidential order



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   Schedule of Future AQUAINT Program
            Phase I Workshops
• Phase I 12-Month Workshop
  3-5 December 2002 (Tues-Thurs)
  (REVISED DATES)
     Crystal City Marriott
     1999 Jefferson Davis Highway
     Arlington, VA 22202
• Phase I 18-Month Workshop
  10-12 June 2003 (Tues-Thurs)
      Hotel TBD
      San Diego, CA
• Phase I 24-Month Workshop
  Week of 1-5 December 2003
     NIST
     Gaithersburg, MD
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                  External
       Question Answering Workshops
• Mining Answers from Texts and Knowledge Bases
  Workshop
  – AAAI Spring Symposium, 25-27 March 2002
  – Sanda Harabagiu, SMU & Vinay Chaudhri, SRI; Workshop Co-Chairs
  – http://www.cs.utdallas.edu/~sanda/stanford.html

• Workshop on Question Answering: Strategy and
  Resources
  – LREC-2002; 28 May 2002
  – Mark Maybury, MITRE; Workshop Chair
  – http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec-2002

• Workshop on New Directions in Question Answering
  – AAAI Spring Symposium, 24-26 March 2003
  – Mark Maybury, MITRE; Workshop Chair
  – http://www.aaai.org/Symposia/Spring/spring-symposia.html
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                   Related External
                    Conferences
• HLT (Human Language Technology) Conferences
  – Sponsored by NAACL & Government Funders DARPA, NSF, and
    ARDA; SIGIR and ISCA represented on HLT Advisory Committee
  – HLT-2002          San Diego, CA
    24-27 March 2002
    http://www.hlt2002.org
  – HLT-2003          Univ. of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    31 May - 4 June 2003
    http://www.hlt03.org

• Text REtrieval Conferences (TREC) Question
  Answering (QA) Track
  – TREC managed by NIST; Co-Sponsored by DARPA and ARDA
  – TREC-2002           NIST, Gaithersburg, MD
    19-22 November 2002
    QA Track: Main Task; List Task; Context Task
    http://trec.nist.gov
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      What to look for in next 6 Months

• Sustaining interaction and involvement of analysts
• Continuing encouragement for self-organized
  interactions within AQUAINT community
• Establishing mechanism for soliciting, receiving and
  distributing shareable resources
• Increased emphasis on test bed
• Establishing and running multiple pilot AQUAINT
  evaluations + continued planning on others
• Begin exploration of ways to investigate, study,
  evaluate more human factors, usability elements
  associated with AQUAINT systems/components

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                        Thank You
• ARDA Staff . . .
   – For all of the behind the scenes work
   – Especially Paul Matthews and Susan Martin
• Kelcy Allwein & the Assembled Team of Analysts . . .
   – For the AQUAINT Scenario Breakout Sessions
• Donna Harman, Ellen Voorhees, Jean Scholtz . . .
   – For all their efforts on AQUAINT Evaluation
• AQUAINT Contractors & Other Presenters . . .
   – Excellent Briefings
   – Excellent Summary Write-ups
   – Great Demos and Posters
• External Guests . . .
   – Your Active Participation has had a positive impact
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     Good-Bye




Safe Travels Home




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