DETECT 2011

International Workshop on DETecting and Exploiting Cultural diversiTy on the Social Web

24 Oct 2011, Glasgow, UK :: co-Located with CIKM 2011

Welcome

With the constantly increasing reach of the Web in general and Social Media in particular, more and more people of different nationalities, cultures, origins and beliefs contribute and access online information. These differences express themselves in language, habits, behavioural patterns, socio-cultural norms and values. They also strongly influence the way users provide and formulate content as well as the way they request, acquire, interpret and access information. Therefore, the detection and use of cultural differences and diversity will become more and more a key challenge in both, Information Retrieval and Knowledge Management.

With our workshop we aim at bringing together researchers and practitioners dealing with inter-cultural, multi-lingual and multi-national information environments in distinct contexts, and discover synergies between their research fields.

The workshop is co-located with CIKM 2011. Accepted DETECT papers will be published in the CIKM'11 workshop proceedings, which will be distributed on CD and indexed by the ACM Digital Library.