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From: Zia Syed <zs@comp.rgu.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2004 13:45:30 +0000
To: zs@comp.rgu.ac.uk
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26th EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON INFORMATION RETRIEVAL (ECIR '04)

Monday 5th April to Wednesday 7th April, 2004

University of Sunderland,
David Goldman Informatics Centre,
Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St. Peter's,
Sunderland SR6 0DD,
England.

FINAL CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

Please see our website for details of how to register:
http://ecir04.sunderland.ac.uk

OUTLINE PROGRAMME
         
Monday 5th April 2004

08.30 - 18.00 Registration Desk Open

09.00 - Welcome (Conference Chairs)

09.15 - 10.30 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: GARY MARCHIONINI 
>From Information Retrieval to Information Interaction

10.30 - 11.00 Coffee Break

11.00 - 12.30 Main Paper Session: USER STUDIES

A user centred approach to evaluating topic models
Diane Kelly, Fernando Diaz, Nicholas J. Belkin, James Allan

A study of user interaction with a concept-based interactive query
expansion support tool
Hideo Joho, Mark Sanderson, Micheline Beaulieu

Searchers' assessments of task complexity for web searching
David J. Bell and  Ian Ruthven

12.30 - 14.00 Lunch

14.00 - 15.30 Main Paper Session: QUESTION ANSWERING

Evaluating passage retrieval approaches for question answering
Ian Roberts and Robert Gaizauskas

Identification of relevant and novel sentences using reference corpus
Hsin-Hsi Chen, Ming-Feng Tsai, and Ming-Hung Hsu

Answer selection in a multi-stream open domain question answering system
Valentin Jijkoun and Maarten de Rijke

15.30 - 16.00 Coffee Break

16.00 - 18.00 Main Paper Session: INFORMATION MODELS

A bideminsional view of documents for text categorization
Giorgio Maria Di Nunzio

Query difficulty, robustness and selective application of query
expansion
Giambattista Amati, Claudio Carpineto, and Giovanni Romano

Combining CORI and the decision-theoretic approach for advanced resource
selection
Henrik Nottelmann and Norbert Fuhr

Predictive top-down knowledge improves neural exploratory bottom-up
clustering
Chihli Hung, Stefan Wermter, and Peter Smith

18.30 Welcome Reception, The Prospect Building St. Peters Campus
Tuesday April 6th 2004

08.30 - 18.00 Registration Desk Open

09.00 - 10.30 Main Paper Session: CLASSIFICATION

Contextual document clustering
Valdimir Dobrynin, David Patterson, and Niall Rooney

Complex linguistic features for text classification: a comprehensive
study
Alessandro Moschitti and Roberto Basili

Eliminating High-degree biased character Bigrams for dimensionality
reduction in chinese text categorization
Dejun Xue and Maosung Sun

10.30 - 11.00 Coffee Break and Posters

11.00 - 12.00 Main Paper Session: SUMMARISATION

Broadcast news gisting using lexical cohesion analysis
Nicola Stokes, Eamonn Newman, Joe Carthy and Alan F. Smeaton

>From Text summarisation to style-specific summarisation for broadcast
news
Heidi Christensen, BalaKrishna Kolluru, Yoshihiko Gotoh and Steve Renals

12.00 - 14.00 Lunch and POSTERS

14.00 - 15.30 Main Paper Session: IMAGE RETRIEVAL

Relevance feedback for cross language image retrieval
Paul Clough and Mark Sanderson

NNk networks for content-based image retreival
Daniel Heesch and Stefan Ruger

Integrating perceptual signal features within a bi-facetted conceptual
model for automatic image retrieval
Belkhatir, M., Mulhem P, and Chiaramella, Y.

15.30 - 16.00 Coffee Break and Posters

16.00- 17.30 Main Paper Session: EVALUATION ISSUES

Improving retrieval effectiveness by reranking documents based on
controlled vocabulary
Jaap Kamps

A study of the assessment of relevance for the INEX'02 test collection
Gabriella Kazai, Sherezad Masood and Mounia Lalmas

A simulated Study of implicit feedback models
Ryen White, Joemon M. Jose, C.J. van Rijsbergen and Ian Ruthven

19.00 Conference Dinner and Ceilidh, Ramside Hall Hotel, Durham
Wednesday 7th April 2004

08.30 - 12.00 Registration Desk Open

09.15 - 10.00am KEYNOTE SPEAKER: YORICK WILKS

IR and AI: traditions of representation and anti represntation in
information processing.

10.00 - 10.30 Coffee Break

10.30 - 12.00 Main Paper Session: Cross Language IR
Cross-language information retrieval using EuroWordNEt and word sense
disambiguation
Paul Clough and Mark Stevenson

Fault tolerant full text information retrieval in digital multilingual
encyclopedias with weighted pattern morphing
Wolfram M. Esser

Measuring a cross langauge image retrieval system
Mark Sanderson, Paul Clough, Catherine Paterson and Wai Tung Lo

12.00 Lunch

12.30 IRSG AGM

13.30 - 15.30 Main Paper Session: WEB AND XML BASED IR

An optimistic model for searching web directories
Fidel Cacheda and Ricardo Baeza-Yates

Content-aware dataguides: interleaving IR and DB indexing techniques for
efficient retrieval of textual XML data
Felix Weigel, Holger Meuss, Francois Bry, and Klaus U. Schulz

Performance analysis of distributed Architectures to index one terabyte
of text
Fidel Cacheda, Vassilis Plachouras and  Iadh Ounis

Applying the divergence from Randomness Approach for content-only search
in XML documents
Mohammed Abolhassani and Norbert Fuhr

CONFERENCE CLOSE
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