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By Udo Kruschwitz on November 3, 2014
Welcome to the autumn edition of Informer! For those of you who don’t know, Informer is the newsroom of the Information Retrieval Specialist Group (IRSG) of the British Computer Society. We spare no effort in getting the hottest pieces of (IRSG) news, getting the best contributors and compiling the most up-to-date list of IR-related events. […]
By Tony Russell-Rose on November 3, 2014
In a previous post I discussed some initial investigations into the use of unsupervised learning techniques (i.e. clustering) to identify usage patterns in web search logs. As you may recall, we had some initial success in finding interesting patterns of user behaviour in the AOL log, but when we tried to extend this and replicate […]
By Roman Kern on November 3, 2014
The Know-Center is Austria’s leading research centre for data-driven business and big data analytics, with the purpose to bridge the gap between industry and academia. Therefore, the state-of-the-art in science is applied to problem setting within the industry to stir innovation, and to actively research in areas not being covered currently by the research community.
By Markus Schedl on November 3, 2014
The Department of Computational Perception at the Johannes Kepler University Linz was founded in October 2004, with the appointment of Prof. Gerhard Widmer. Its mission is to develop computational models and algorithms that permit computers to perceive and “understand” aspects of the external world, where we interpret “perception” in the widest sense of the word, […]
By Song Chen on November 3, 2014
Graph-Based Clustering and Data Visualization Algorithms: A review by Song Chen ISBN: 978-1-4471-5157-9 (Print) – 978-1-4471-5158-6 (Online) The book, authored by Ágnes Vathy-Fogarassy and Janos Abonyi presents the topic of graph-based clustering and presents several algorithms. Besides introducing several related methods in representing and clustering a network, the authors also proposed a novel clustering algorithm to […]
By Andy Macfarlane on November 3, 2014
One day events Search Solutions 2014. Our annual one day practioner focused event, with a tutorial day. 26, 27 November 2014. http://irsg.bcs.org/SearchSolutions/2014/sse2014.php
By Udo Kruschwitz on July 31, 2014
Another edition of Informer? Are people not still hotly debating the issues we raised in the spring edition? Well, it’s been three months. Time flies when you are getting old(ish). Welcome back! This time it’s a seriously short editorial. Let’s focus on the facts.
By Tony Russell-Rose on July 29, 2014
As I mentioned in a previous post I’ve recently been looking into the challenges of search log analysis and in particular the prospects for deriving a ‘taxonomy of search sessions’. The idea is that if we can find distinct, repeatable patterns of behaviour in search logs then we can use these to better understand user […]
By Marc Sloan on July 25, 2014
The 37th Annual SIGIR Conference was held at Gold Coast, Australia in July 2014. The conference was chaired by Shlomo Geva and Andrew Trotman and organised with support from QUT, RMIT, The University of Melbourne and The University of Otago. Located at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, the venue was just a 5 […]
By Philipp Mayr on July 25, 2014
Organizer of the workshop: Philipp Mayr, Andrea Scharnhorst, Birger Larsen, Philipp Schaer, Peter Mutschke Workshop Website: http://www.gesis.org/en/events/events-archive/conferences/ecirworkshop2014/ Workshop proceedings: http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1143/ Participants: 40 The BIR workshop was also informed by an ongoing COST Action TD1210 KnowEscape . The 1st Bibliometric-enhanced Information Retrieval (BIR) workshop @ECIR 2014 in Amsterdam (NL) aimed to engage with the IR community […]