Frank Hopfgartner is Lecturer in Information Studies at University of Glasgow. His research to date can be placed in the intersection of interactive information retrieval, recommender systems, and multimedia content access. Aiming to promote comparative research in the field, he is involved in the organization of two benchmarking tasks: CLEF NewsREEL is the first living lab for the evaluation of information access systems. It focuses on providing news recommendations in real-time. NTCIR-Lifelog is a pilot task on the evaluation of information access and retrieval systems operating over personal lifelog data.
By Frank Hopfgartner on February 10, 2017
Local conferences, such as TREC in North America, CLEF in Europe, and NTCIR in Asia, play a leading role in promoting information retrieval research by supporting novel campaigns and releasing datasets to share the latest research challenges. To gain access to these datasets, participants are requested to communicate their work in the form of working [...]
By Frank Hopfgartner on October 28, 2015
This issue we include another Call for Reviews in which we seek reviewers for a number of recently published books that may be of interest to the IR community. Books will be allocated for review on a first-come-first-served basis and you would have about one month to carry out the review. If you are interested [...]
By Frank Hopfgartner on August 3, 2015
Many online news portals display at the bottom of their articles a small widget box labelled, “You might also be interested in”, “Recommended articles”, or similarly where users can find a list of recommended news articles. An example is shown in Figure 1.
Applied research at the Competence Center Information Retrieval and Machine Learning of DAI Laboratory, TU Berlin
By Frank Hopfgartner on April 16, 2013
The Distributed Artificial Intelligence (DAI) Laboratory at Technische Universität Berlin, headed by Prof. Dr. Sahin Albayrak, works on providing solutions for a new generation of systems and services to support our everyday life, coined as “smart services and smart systems”. The institute currently employs over 100 researchers, post-docs, graduate students, and support staff. The main [...]
By Frank Hopfgartner on January 19, 2012
The Social Semantic Web by Breslin, J.G., Passant, A., Decker, S., ISBN: 978-3-642-01171-9 The Social Semantic Web is, as one would expect, another book on the Semantic Web. This book provides an easy-to-understand insight into Semantic Web and Social Web technologies and highlights research challenges when applying these technologies. The Social Web is defined as the [...]