<XML><RECORDS><RECORD><REFERENCE_TYPE>3</REFERENCE_TYPE><REFNUM>7989</REFNUM><AUTHORS><AUTHOR>Cooper,R.</AUTHOR><AUTHOR>Ali,S.</AUTHOR><AUTHOR>Bi,C.L.</AUTHOR></AUTHORS><YEAR>2005</YEAR><TITLE>Extracting Information from Short Messages</TITLE><PLACE_PUBLISHED>10th International Conference on Applications of Natural Language to Database Systems</PLACE_PUBLISHED><PUBLISHER>LNCS, Springer</PUBLISHER><LABEL>Cooper:2005:7989</LABEL><KEYWORDS><KEYWORD>Information Extraction</KEYWORD></KEYWORDS<ABSTRACT>Much currently transmitted information takes the form of e-mails or SMS text messages and so extracting information from such short messages is increasingly important. The words in a message can be partitioned into the syntactic structure, terms from the domain of discourse and the data being transmitted. This paper describes a light-weight Information Extraction component which uses pattern matching to separate the three aspects: the structure is supplied as a template; domain terms are the metadata of a data source (or their synonyms), and data is extracted as those words matching placeholders in the templates.</ABSTRACT></RECORD></RECORDS></XML>