Advances In Information Retrieval: 30th European Conference On Ir Research, Ecir 2008, Glasgow, Uk, March 30 - April 3, 2008 by Craig MacdonaldAdvances In Information Retrieval: 30th European Conference On Ir Research, Ecir 2008, Glasgow, Uk, March 30 - April 3, 2008 by Craig Macdonald

Advances In Information Retrieval: 30th European Conference On Ir Research, Ecir 2008, Glasgow, Uk…

byCraig MacdonaldEditorIadh Ounis, Vassilis Plachouras

Paperback | March 18, 2008

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 30th annual European Conference on Information Retrieval Research, ECIR 2008, held in Glasgow, UK, in March/April 2008.

The 33 revised full papers and 19 revised short papers presented together with the abstracts of 3 invited lectures and 32 poster papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 139 full article submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on evaluation, Web IR, social media, cross-lingual information retrieval, theory, video, representation, wikipedia and e-books, as well as expert search.

Title:Advances In Information Retrieval: 30th European Conference On Ir Research, Ecir 2008, Glasgow, Uk…Format:PaperbackDimensions:722 pagesPublished:March 18, 2008Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3540786457

ISBN - 13:9783540786450


Table of Contents

Invited Presentations.- Some(What) Grand Challenges for Information Retrieval.- Web Search: Challenges and Directions.- You Are a Document Too: Web Mining and IR for Next-Generation Information Literacy.- Evaluation.- Discounted Cumulated Gain Based Evaluation of Multiple-Query IR Sessions.- Here or There.- Using Clicks as Implicit Judgments: Expectations Versus Observations.- Web IR.- Clustering Template Based Web Documents.- Effective Pre-retrieval Query Performance Prediction Using Similarity and Variability Evidence.- iCluster: A Self-organizing Overlay Network for P2P Information Retrieval.- Social Media.- Labeling Categories and Relationships in an Evolving Social Network.- Automatic Construction of an Opinion-Term Vocabulary for Ad Hoc Retrieval.- A Comparison of Social Bookmarking with Traditional Search.- Cross-Lingual Information Retrieval.- Effects of Aligned Corpus Quality and Size in Corpus-Based CLIR.- Exploring the Effects of Language Skills on Multilingual Web Search.- A Novel Implementation of the FITE-TRT Translation Method.- Theory I.- The BNB Distribution for Text Modeling.- Utilizing Passage-Based Language Models for Document Retrieval.- A Statistical View of Binned Retrieval Models.- Video.- Video Corpus Annotation Using Active Learning.- Use of Implicit Graph for Recommending Relevant Videos: A Simulated Evaluation.- Representation I.- Using Terms from Citations for IR: Some First Results.- Automatic Extraction of Domain-Specific Stopwords from Labeled Documents.- Wikipedia and E-Books.- Book Search Experiments: Investigating IR Methods for the Indexing and Retrieval of Books.- Using a Task-Based Approach in Evaluating the Usability of BoBIs in an E-book Environment.- Exploiting Locality of Wikipedia Links in Entity Ranking.- The Importance of Link Evidence in Wikipedia.- Expert Search.- High Quality Expertise Evidence for Expert Search.- Associating People and Documents.- Modeling Documents as Mixtures of Persons for Expert Finding.- Ranking Users for Intelligent Message Addressing.- Representation II.- Facilitating Query Decomposition in Query Language Modeling by Association Rule Mining Using Multiple Sliding Windows.- Viewing Term Proximity from a Different Perspective.- Extending Probabilistic Data Fusion Using Sliding Windows.- Theory II.- Semi-supervised Document Classification with a Mislabeling Error Model.- Improving Term Frequency Normalization for Multi-topical Documents and Application to Language Modeling Approaches.- Probabilistic Document Length Priors for Language Models.- Short Papers.- Applying Maximum Entropy to Known-Item Email Retrieval.- Computing Information Retrieval Performance Measures Efficiently in the Presence of Tied Scores.- Towards Characterization of Actor Evolution and Interactions in News Corpora.- The Impact of Semantic Class Identification and Semantic Role Labeling on Natural Language Answer Extraction.- Improving Complex Interactive Question Answering with Wikipedia Anchor Text.- A Cluster-Sensitive Graph Model for Query-Oriented Multi-document Summarization.- Evaluating Text Representations for Retrieval of the Best Group of Documents.- Enhancing Relevance Models with Adaptive Passage Retrieval.- Ontology Matching Using Vector Space.- Accessibility in Information Retrieval.- Semantic Relationships in Multi-modal Graphs for Automatic Image Annotation.- Conversation Detection in Email Systems.- Efficient Multimedia Time Series Data Retrieval Under Uniform Scaling and Normalisation.- Integrating Structure and Meaning: A New Method for Encoding Structure for Text Classification.- A Wikipedia-Based Multilingual Retrieval Model.- Filaments of Meaning in Word Space.- Finding the Best Picture: Cross-Media Retrieval of Content.- Robust Query-Specific Pseudo Feedback Document Selection for Query Expansion.- Expert Search Evaluation by Supporting Documents.- Posters.- Ranking Categories for Web Search.- Key Design Issues with Visualising Images Using Google Earth.- Methods for Augmenting Semantic Models with Structural Information for Text Classification.- Use of Temporal Expressions in Web Search.- Towards an Automatically Generated Music Information System Via Web Content Mining.- Investigating the Effectiveness of Clickthrough Data for Document Reordering.- Analysis of Link Graph Compression Techniques.- An Evaluation and Analysis of Incorporating Term Dependency for Ad-Hoc Retrieval.- An Evaluation Measure for Distributed Information Retrieval Systems.- Optimizing Language Models for Polarity Classification.- Improving Web Image Retrieval Using Image Annotations and Inference Network.- Slide-Film Interface: Overcoming Small Screen Limitations in Mobile Web Search.- A Document-Centered Approach to a Natural Language Music Search Engine.- Collaborative Topic Tracking in an Enterprise Environment.- Graph-Based Profile Similarity Calculation Method and Evaluation.- The Good, the Bad, the Difficult, and the Easy: Something Wrong with Information Retrieval Evaluation?.- Hybrid Method for Personalized Search in Digital Libraries.- Exploiting Session Context for Information Retrieval - A Comparative Study.- Structural Re-ranking with Cluster-Based Retrieval.- Automatic Vandalism Detection in Wikipedia.- Evaluating Paragraph Retrieval for why-QA.- Revisit of Nearest Neighbor Test for Direct Evaluation of Inter-document Similarities.- A Comparison of Named Entity Patterns from a User Analysis and a System Analysis.- Query-Based Inter-document Similarity Using Probabilistic Co-relevance Model.- Using Coherence-Based Measures to Predict Query Difficulty.- Efficient Processing of Category-Restricted Queries for Web Directories.- Focused Browsing: Providing Topical Feedback for Link Selection in Hypertext Browsing.- The Impact of Named Entity Normalization on Information Retrieval for Question Answering.- Workshop Summaries.- Efficiency Issues in Information Retrieval Workshop.- Exploiting Semantic Annotations in Information Retrieval.- Workshop on Novel Methodologies for Evaluation in Information Retrieval.- Tutorials.- ECIR 2008 Tutorials.