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Advances in Information Retrieval : 26th European Conference on IR Research, ECIR 2004, Sunderland, UK, April 5-7, 2004, Proceedings - Sharon McDonald

Advances in Information Retrieval

26th European Conference on IR Research, ECIR 2004, Sunderland, UK, April 5-7, 2004, Proceedings

By: Sharon McDonald (Editor), John Tait (Editor)

Paperback Published: 25th March 2004
ISBN: 9783540213826
Number Of Pages: 426

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Theseproceedingscontaintherefereedfulltechnicalpaperspresentedatthe26th Annual European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2004). ECIR is theannualconferenceoftheBritishComputerSociety'sspecialistgroupinInf- mation Retrieval. This year the conference was held at the School of Computing and Technology at the University of Sunderland. ECIR began life as the - nual Colloquium on Information Retrieval Research. The colloquium was held in the UK each year until 1998 when the event was held in Grenoble, France. Since then the conference venue has alternated between the United Kingdom and Continental Europe, and the event was renamed the European Conference on Information Retrieval. In recent years, ECIR has continued to grow and has become the major European forum for the discussion of research in the ?eld of Information Retrieval. To mark this metamorphosis from a small informal c- loquium to a major event in the IR research calendar, the BCS-IRSG decided to rename the event to the European Conference on Information Retrieval. ECIR2004received88fullpapersubmissions, fromacrossEuropeandfurther a?eldincludingNorthAmerica, ChinaandAustralia, atestamenttothegrowing popularity and reputation of the conference. Out of the 88 submitted papers, 28 were accepted for presentation. All papers were reviewed by at least three reviewers. Among the accepted papers 11 have a student as the primary author, illustrating that the traditional student focus of the original colloquium is alive today.

From information retrieval to information interactionp. 1
IR and AI : traditions of representation and anti-representation in information processingp. 12
A user-centered approach to evaluating topic modelsp. 27
A study of user interaction with a concept-based interactive query expansion support toolp. 42
Searcher s assessments of task complexity for web searchingp. 57
Evaluating passage retrieval approaches for question answeringp. 72
Identification of relevant and novel sentences using reference corpusp. 85
Answer selection in a multi-stream open domain question answering systemp. 99
A bidimensional view of documents for text categorisationp. 112
Query difficulty, robustness, and selective application of query expansionp. 127
Combining CORI and the decision-theoretic approach for advanced resource selectionp. 138
Predictive top-down knowledge improves neural exploratory bottom-up clusteringp. 154
Contextual document clusteringp. 167
Complex linguistic features for text classification : a comprehensive studyp. 181
Eliminating high-degree biased character bigrams for dimensionality reduction in Chinese text categorizationp. 197
Broadcast news gisting using lexical cohesion analysisp. 209
From text summarisation to style-specific summarisation for broadcast newsp. 223
Relevance feedback for cross language image retrievalp. 238
NN[superscript k] networks for content-based image retrievalp. 253
Integrating perceptual signal features within a multi-facetted conceptual model for automatic image retrievalp. 267
Improving retrieval effectiveness by reranking documents based on controlled vocabularyp. 283
A study of the assessment of relevance for the INEX 02 test collectionp. 296
A simulated study of implicit feedback modelsp. 311
Cross-language information retrieval using EuroWordNet and word sense disambiguationp. 327
Fault-tolerant fulltext information retrieval in digital multilingual encyclopedias with weighted pattern morphingp. 338
Measuring a cross language image retrieval systemp. 353
An optimistic model for searching web directoriesp. 364
Content-aware dataGuides : interleaving IR and DB indexing techniques for efficient retrieval of textual XML datap. 378
Performance analysis of distributed architectures to index one terabyte of textp. 394
Applying the divergence from randomness approach for content-only search in XML documentsp. 409
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ISBN: 9783540213826
ISBN-10: 3540213821
Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 426
Published: 25th March 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 1.37