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Date: Tuesday, 19/Apr/2011
9:15am - 10:30amK1: Welcome Address from the General Chair & Keynote I - Kalervo Jarvelin
Keynote Session Chair: Gareth Jones
Goldsmith's Hall 3
10:30am - 11:00amC1: Coffee
11:00am - 12:30pmS1: Text Categorisation I
Session Chair: Charlie Clarke
3 Presentations ⇓
Goldsmith's Hall 1
S1: 1
Text Classification for a Large-Scale Taxonomy using Dynamically Mixed Local and Global Models for a Node
Heung-Seon Oh, Yoonjung Choi, Sung-Hyon Myaeng
KAIST, Korea, South (Republic of)
S1: 2
User-related Tag Expansion for Web Document Clustering
Peng Li1, Bin Wang1, Wei Jin2, Yachao Cui1
1Institue of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, Peoples Republic of; 2Department of Computer Science, North Dakota State University, USA
S1: 3
A Comparative Experimental Assessment of a Threshold Selection Algorithm in Hierarchical Text Categorization
Andrea Addis, Giuliano Armano, Eloisa Vargiu
University of Cagliari, Italy
11:00am - 12:30pmS2: Recommender Systems
Session Chair: Jaap Kamps
3 Presentations ⇓
Goldsmith's Hall 3
S2: 1
Improving Tag-based Recommendation by Topic Diversification
Christian Wartena, Martin Wibbels
Novay, Netherlands, The
S2: 2
A Joint Model of Feature Mining and Sentiment Analysis for Product Review Rating
Jorge Carrillo de Albornoz, Laura Plaza, Pablo Gervás, Alberto Díaz
Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
S2: 3
Modeling Answerer Behavior in Web-Scale Collaborative Question Answering, with Implications for Question Recommendation
Qiaoling Liu, Eugene Agichtein
Emory University, United States of America
12:30pm - 2:00pmL1: Lunch
2:00pm - 4:00pmS3: Web IR I
Session Chair: Ricardo Baeza-Yates
4 Presentations ⇓
Goldsmith's Hall 3
S3: 1
Clash of the Typings Finding controversies and children’s topics within queries
Karl Anders Gyllstrom, Marie-Francine Moens
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
S3: 2
Are Semantically Related Links Effective for Retrieval
Marijn Koolen, Jaap Kamps
University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, The
S3: 3
Caching for Realtime Search
Edward Bortnikov1, Ronny Lempel1, Kolman Vornovitsky2
1Yahoo! Labs, Israel; 2Technion
S3: 4
Enhancing Deniability against Query-logs
Avi Arampatzis, Pavlos Efraimidis, George Drosatos
Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
2:00pm - 4:00pmS4: IR Evaluation
Session Chair: Evangelos Kanoulas
4 Presentations ⇓
Goldsmith's Hall 1
S4: 1
On the contributions of topics to system evaluation
Stephen E Robertson
Microsoft Research Cambridge, United Kingdom
S4: 2
A Methodology for Evaluating Aggregated Search Results
Jaime Arguello1, Fernando Diaz2, Jamie Callan1, Ben Carterette3
1Carnegie Mellon University; 2Yahoo! Research; 3University of Delaware
S4: 3
Design and Implementation of Relevance Assessments using Crowdsourcing
Omar Alonso1, Ricardo Baeza-Yates2
1Microsoft, United States of America; 2Yahoo
S4: 4
In Search of Quality in Crowdsourcing for Search Engine Evaluation
Gabriella Kazai
Microsoft Research, United Kingdom
4:00pm - 4:30pmC2: Coffee
4:30pm - 6:00pmS5: IR for Social Networks I
Session Chair: Pavel Serdyukov
4 Presentations ⇓
Goldsmith's Hall 3
S5: 1
Summarizing a document stream
Hiroya Takamura, Hikaru Yokono, Manabu Okumura
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
S5: 2
Link Prediction Approach to Recommendations in Large-scale User-Generated Content Systems
Nitin Chiluka, Nazareno Andrade, Johan Pouwelse
Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, The
S5: 3
Topic Classification in Social Media using Metadata from Hyperlinked Objects
Sheila Kinsella1, Alexandre Passant1, John Breslin1,2
1Digital Enterprise Research Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway; 2Electrical and Electronic Engineering, National University of Ireland, Galway
S5: 4
Peddling or Creating? Investigating The Role of Twitter in News Reporting
Ilija Subasic, Bettina Berendt
K.U. Leuven, Belgium
4:30pm - 6:00pmS6: Cross-language IR
Session Chair: Tetsuya Sakai
3 Presentations ⇓
Goldsmith's Hall 1
S6: 1
Latent Sentiment Model for Weakly-Supervised Cross-Lingual Sentiment Classification
Yulan He
Open University, United Kingdom
S6: 2
Fractional Similarity: Cross-lingual Feature Selection for Search
Jagadeesh Jagarlamudi1, Paul N Bennett2
1University of Maryland, United States of America; 2Microsoft Research, United States of America
S6: 3
Crowdsourcing for Cross Language and Multilingual Web Search
Ahmed Hefny, Kareem Dariwsh, Ali Alkahki
Microsoft Innovation Lab in Cairo, Egypt
6:00pm - 8:00pmPD: Poster & Demo Session
24 Posters & 6 Demonstrations ⇓
PD: 1
A Novel Re-Ranking Approach Inspired by Quantum Measurement
Xiaozhao Zhao1, Peng Zhang2, Dawei Song2, Yuexian Hou1
1Tianjin University, China; 2The Robert Gordon University, United Kingdom
PD: 2
Personal Blog Retrieval Using Opinion Features
Shima Gerani, Mostafa Keikha, Mark Carman, Fabio Crestani
University of Lugano, Switzerland
PD: 3
Towards Predicting Relevance Using a Quantum-Like Framework
Emanuele Di Buccio1, Massimo Melucci1, Dawei Song2
1University of Padua, Italy; 2Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK
PD: 4
Processing Queries in Session in a Quantum-inspired IR Framework
Ingo Frommholz, Benjamin Piwowarski, Mounia Lalmas, Keith van Rijsbergen
University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
PD: 5
Reranking Collaborative Filtering with Multiple Self-contained Modalities
Yue Shi, Martha Larson, Alan Hanjalic
Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, The
PD: 6
Towards Quantum-based DB+IR Processing based on the Principle of Polyrepresentation
David Zellhoefer1, Ingo Frommholz2, Ingo Schmitt1, Mounia Lalmas2, Keith van Rijsbergen2
1BTU Cottbus, Germany; 2University of Glasgow, UK
PD: 7
Combining query translation techniques to improve cross-language information retrieval
Benjamin Herbert, György Szarvas, Iryna Gurevych
Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
PD: 8
Back to the Roots: Mean-Variance Analysis of Relevance Estimations
Guido Zuccon, Leif Azzopardi
University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
PD: 9
Classic Children’s Literature - Difficult to Read?
Dolf Trieschnigg, Claudia Hauff
University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
PD: 10
Re-ranking for Multimedia Indexing and Retrieval
Bahjat Safadi, Georges Quénot
Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble -UJF, France
PD: 11
A large-scale system evaluation on component-level
Jens Kürsten, Maximilian Eibl
Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
PD: 12
Fusion vs Two-Stage for Multimodal Retrieval
Avi Arampatzis, Konstantinos Zagoris, Savvas Chatzichristofis
Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
PD: 13
Free-Text Search over Complex Web Forms
Kien Tjin-Kam-Jet, Dolf Trieschnigg, Djoerd Hiemstra
University of Twente
PD: 14
Should MT Systems be Used as Black Boxes in CLIR?
Walid Magdy, Gareth Jones
Dublin City University, Ireland, Republic of
PD: 15
Representing Document Lengths with Identifiers
Nicola Tonellotto, Fabrizio Silvestri, Raffaele Perego
CNR, Italy
PD: 16
Simple vs. Sophisticated Approaches for Patent Prior-Art Search
Walid Magdy1, Patrice Lopez2, Gareth Jones1
1Dublin City University, Ireland, Republic of; 2INRIA - Humboldt University, Germany
PD: 17
Video Retrieval based on Words-of-interests Selection
Lei Wang, Dawei Song, Eyad Elyan
Robert Gordon University, United Kingdom
PD: 18
Role of Emotional Features in Collaborative Recommendation
Yashar Moshfeghi, Joemon M. Jose
University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
PD: 19
How Far are we in Trust-Aware Recommendation?
Yue Shi, Martha Larson, Alan Hanjalic
Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, The
PD: 20
Multilingual Log Analysis: LogCLEF
Giorgio Maria Di Nunzio1, Johannes Leveling2, Thomas Mandl3
1University of Padua, Italy; 2Dublin City University, Ireland; 3University of Hildesheim, Germany
PD: 21
The importance of the depth for text-image selection strategy in Learning to Rank
David Buffoni, Sabrina Tollari, Patrick Gallinari
UPMC - LIP6, France
PD: 22
ATTention: Understanding Authors and Topics in Context of Temporal Evolution
Nasir Naveed
University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
PD: 23
Combination of Feature Selection Methods for Text Categorisation
Robert Neumayer1, Rudolf Mayer2, Kjetil Nørvåg1
1Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway; 2Vienna University of Technology, Austria
PD: 24
Applying Machine Learning Diversity Metrics to Data Fusion in Information Retrieval
David Leonard, David Lillis, Fergus Toolan, Lusheng Zhang, Rem W Collier, John Dunnion
School of Computer Science and Informatics, University College Dublin, Ireland
Demo: 1
ARES: A Retrieval Engine based on Sentiments - Sentiment-based Search Result Annotation and Diversification
Gianluca Demartini
L3S Research Center, Germany
Demo: 2
Conversation Retrieval from Twitter
Matteo Magnani1, Danilo Montesi1, Gabriele Nunziante1, Luca Rossi2
1University of Bologna, Italy; 2University of Urbino Carlo Bo
Demo: 3
Web Search Query Assistance Functionality for Young Audiences
Carsten Eickhoff1, Tamara Polajnar2, Karl Gyllstrom3, Sergio Duarte Torres4, Richard Glassey2
1Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, The; 2University of Glasgow, UK; 3Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium; 4University of Twente, Netherlands
Demo: 4
Time-Surfer: Time-based Access to the Information
Hector Llorens1, Estela Saquete1, Borja Navarro-Colorado1, Robert Gaizauskas2
1University of Alicante, Spain; 2University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Demo: 5
Visual Exploration of Health Information for Children
Frans Van der Sluis1, Sergio Duarte Torres2, Djoerd Hiemstra2, Betsy Van Dijk1, Frea Kruisinga3
1Human Media Interaction, University of Twente, Netherlands, The; 2Database Group, University of Twente, Netherlands, The; 3Emma Children Hospital, University Medical Center Amsterdam, Netherlands, The
Demo: 6
Finding Useful Users on Twitter: Twittomender the Followee Recommender
John Henry Hannon, Kevin McCarthy, Barry Smyth
CLARITY Centre for Sensor Web Technologies, Ireland, Republic of
Date: Wednesday, 20/Apr/2011
9:00am - 10:00amK2: Keynote Talk - KSJ Award Winner
Session Chair: Ayse Goker
Goldsmith's Hall 3
10:00am - 10:30amC3: Coffee
10:30am - 12:00pmS7: IR Theory I
Session Chair: Stephen Robertson
4 Presentations ⇓
Goldsmith's Hall 3
S7: 1
Balancing Exploration and Exploitation in Learning to Rank Online
Katja Hofmann, Shimon Whiteson, Maarten de Rijke
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
S7: 2
ReFER: effective Relevance Feedback for Entity Ranking
Tereza Iofciu1, Gianluca Demartini1, Nick Craswell2, Arjen P. de Vries3
1L3S Research Center, Germany; 2Microsoft; 3CWI & Delft University of Technology
S7: 3
The Limits of Retrieval Effectiveness
Ronan Cummins1, Mounia Lalmas1, Colm O'Riordan2
1University of Glasgow, United Kingdom; 2National University of Ireland, Galway
S7: 4
Learning Conditional Random Fields from Unaligned Data for Natural Language Understanding
Deyu Zhou1, Yulan He2
1Southeast University, China, Peoples Republic of; 2Knowledge Media Institute, Open University, UK
12:00pm - 1:00pmS8: Text Categorisation II
Session Chair: Ben Carterette
3 Presentations ⇓
Goldsmith's Hall 1
S8: 1
Subspace Tracking for Latent Semantic Analysis
Radim Řehůřek
Masaryk University, Faculty of Informatics, Czech Republic
S8: 2
Text Retrieval methods for item ranking in Collaborative Filtering
Alejandro Bellogín1, Jun Wang2, Pablo Castells1
1Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain; 2University College London, UK
S8: 3
Classifying with Co-Stems: A new Representation for Information Filtering
Nedim Lipka, Benno Stein
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany
12:00pm - 1:00pmS9: Multimedia IR
Session Chair: Alan Smeaton
2 Presentations ⇓
Goldsmith's Hall 3
S9: 1
Interactive Trademark Image Retrieval by Fusing Semantic and Visual Content
Marçal Rusiñol, David Aldavert, Dimosthenis Karatzas, Ricardo Toledo, Josep Lladós
Computer Vision Center, Spain
S9: 2
Dynamic Two-Stage Image Retrieval from Large Multimodal Databases
Avi Arampatzis, Konstantinos Zagoris, Savvas Chatzichristofis
Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
1:00pm - 2:30pmL2: Lunch
2:30pm - 4:00pmS10: IR for Social Networks 2
Session Chair: Gabriella Kazai
4 Presentations ⇓
Goldsmith's Hall 3
S10: 1
Comparing Twitter and Traditional Media using Topic Models
Xin ZHAO1, Jing Jiang2, Jianshu Weng2, Jing He1, Ee-Peng Lim2, Hongfei Yan1, Xiaoming Li1
1Peking University, China; 2Singapore Management University
S10: 2
Exploiting Thread Structures to Improve Smoothing of Language Models for Forum Post Retrieval
Huizhong Duan, Chengxiang Zhai
UIUC, United States of America
S10: 3
Incorporating Query Expansion and Quality Indicators in Searching Microblog Posts
Kamran Massoudi, Manos Tsagkias, Maarten de Rijke, Wouter Weerkamp
University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, The
S10: 4
Discovering fine-grained sentiment with latent variable structured prediction models
Oscar Täckström1,2, Ryan McDonald3
1Swedish Institute of Computer Science, Sweden; 2Uppsala University, Sweden; 3Google, Inc., USA
2:30pm - 4:00pmS11: IR Applications
Session Chair: David Elsweiler
3 Presentations ⇓
Goldsmith's Hall 1
S11: 1
Combining global and local semantic contexts for improving biomedical information retrieval
Duy Dinh, Lynda Tamine
IRIT-University of Toulouse, France
S11: 2
Smoothing Click Counts for Aggregated Vertical Search
Jangwon Seo1, W. Bruce Croft1, Kwang Hyun Kim2, Joon Ho Lee2
1University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States of America; 2NHN Corp., South Korea
S11: 3
Automatic people tagging for expertise profiling in the enterprise
Pavel Serdyukov1, Mike Taylor2, Vinay Vishwa2, Matthew Richardson2, Ryen White2
1Delft University of Technology, Netherlands; 2Microsoft Research
4:00pm - 4:30pmC4: Coffee
4:30pm - 5:45pmS12: Text Categorisation III
Session Chair: Craig Macdonald
2 Presentations ⇓
Goldsmith's Hall 1
S12: 1
Text Classification: A Sequential Reading Approach
Gabriel Dulac-Arnold, Ludovic Denoyer, Patrick Gallinari
University Pierre et Marie Curie, France
S12: 2
Domain Adaptation for Text Categorization by Feature Labeling
Cristina Kadar, José Iria
IBM Research Zurich, Switzerland
4:30pm - 5:45pmS13: IR for Social Networks III
Session Chair: Maarten de Rijke
3 Presentations ⇓
Goldsmith's Hall 3
S13: 1
TEMPER : A Temporal Relevance Feedback Method
Mostafa Keikha, Shima Gerani, Fabio Crestani
University of Lugano, Switzerland
S13: 2
Terms of a Feather: Content-based News Discovery and Recommendation using Twitter
Owen Phelan, Kevin McCarthy, Mike Bennett, Barry Smyth
CLARITY Centre for Sensor Web Technology, University College Dublin, Ireland, Republic of
S13: 3
Topical and Structural Linkage in Wikipedia
Kelly Y. Itakura1, Charles L. A. Clarke1, Shlomo Geva2, Andrew Trotman3, Wei Che {Darren} Huang2
1University of Waterloo, Canada; 2Queensland University of Technology, Australia; 3University of Otago, New Zealand
6:15pm - 11:00pmB1: Conference Banquet at the Lyons Estate
Date: Thursday, 21/Apr/2011
9:00am - 10:00amK3: Keynote III - Thorsten Joachims
Session Chair: Paul Clough
Goldsmith's Hall 3
10:00am - 10:30amC5: Coffee
10:30am - 12:30pmS14: Web IR II
Session Chair: Iadh Ounis
6 Presentations ⇓
Goldsmith's Hall 3
S14: 1
An Analysis of Time-instability in Web Search Results
Jinyoung Kim1, Vitor Carvalho2
1Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, United States of America; 2Microsoft Bing
S14: 2
Rules of Thumb for Information Acquisition from Large and Redundant Data
Wolfgang Gatterbauer
University of Washington, United States of America
S14: 3
Bringing Why-QA to Web Search
Suzan Verberne1,2, Lou Boves2, Wessel Kraaij1,3
1Information Foraging Lab, Radboud University Nijmegen; 2Centre for Language and Speech Technology, Radboud University Nijmegen; 3TNO, Delft
S14: 4
The Power of Peers
Nick Craswell, Dennis Fetterly, Marc Najork
Microsoft, United States of America
S14: 5
Empirical Evidence for the User-over-Ranking Hypothesis
Benno Stein, Matthias Hagen
Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany
S14: 6
Second Chance: A Hybrid Approach for Dynamic Result Caching in Search Engines
Ismail Sengor Altingovde1, Rifat Ozcan1, Berkant Barla Cambazoglu2, Özgür Ulusoy1
1Bilkent University, Turkey; 2Yahoo! Research, Spain
10:30am - 12:30pmS15: IR Theory II
Session Chair: Avi Arampatzis
5 Presentations ⇓
Goldsmith's Hall 1
S15: 1
Learning Models for Ranking Aggregates
Craig Macdonald, Iadh Ounis
University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
S15: 2
Efficient Compressed Inverted Index Skipping for Disjunctive Text-Queries
Simon Jonassen, Svein Erik Bratsberg
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
S15: 3
Within-Document Term-Based Index Pruning with Statistical Hypothesis Testing
Sree Lekha Thota, Ben Carterette
University of Delaware, United States of America
S15: 4
SkipBlock: Self-Indexing for Block-Based Inverted List
stephane campinas, renaud delbru, giovanni tummarello
Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Ireland, Republic of
S15: 5
Weight-based Boosting Model for Cross-Domain Relevance Ranking Adaptation
Peng Cai1, Wei Gao2, Kam-Fai Wong2, Aoying Zhou1
1East China Normal University, Shanghai, China; 2The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
12:30pm - 2:00pmL3: Lunch
2:00pm - 4:00pmS16: Interactive IR
Session Chair: TBD
5 Presentations ⇓
Goldsmith's Hall 3
S16: 1
To Seek, Perchance to Fail: Expressions of User Needs in Internet Video Search
Christoph Kofler, Martha Larson, Alan Hanjalic
Delft University of Technology
S16: 2
AutoEval: An Evaluation Methodology for Evaluating Query Suggestions Using Query Logs
M-Dyaa Albakour1, Nikolaos Nanas2, Udo Kruschwitz1, Maria Fasli1, Yunhyong Kim3, Dawei Song3, Anne DeRoeck4
1University of Essex, United Kingdom; 2Centre for Research and Technology, Greece; 3Robert Gordon University, United Kingdom; 4Open University
S16: 3
A User-oriented Model for Expert Finding
Elena Smirnova1, Krisztian Balog2
1INRIA Sophia Antipolis; 2ISLA, University of Amsterdam
S16: 4
Simulating Simple and Fallible Relevance Feedback
University of Tampere, Finland
S16: 5
What Makes Re-finding Information Difficult? A Study of Email Re-finding
David Craig Elsweiler1, Mark Baillie2, Ian Ruthven2
1University of Erlangen, Germany; 2University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
2:00pm - 4:00pmS17: Question Answering / NLP
Session Chair: Johannes Leveling
4 Presentations ⇓
Goldsmith's Hall 1
S17: 1
Passage Reranking for Question Answering Using Syntactic Structures and Answer Types
Elif Aktolga, James Allan, David Smith
University Of Massachusetts Amherst, United States of America
S17: 2
An Iterative Approach to Text Segmentation
Fei Song, William M Darling, Adnan Duric, Fred Kroon
University of Guelph, Canada
S17: 3
Improving query focused summarization using look-ahead strategy
Rama B, V Suresh, C E Veni Madhavan
Indian Institute of Science(IISc), India
S17: 4
A Generalized Method for Word Sense Disambiguation based on Wikipedia
Chenliang Li, Aixin Sun, Anwitaman Datta
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
4:00pm - 4:30pmS18: Closing Address & ECIR 2012 Announcement
Session Chair: Cathal Gurrin
Goldsmith's Hall 3

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