Welcome back! Now that the summer has finally disappeared and rain is replaced by darkness, we would like to keep you posted on what’s been going on in the world of search. We are a little earlier this time with our Autumn issue of Informer as we want to make sure you hit two important deadlines. Or should we first tell you where ECIR 2019 will be held? No, let’s look at two key dates you need to know. The first one is Continue reading “Editorial”
By Tony Russell-Rose on October 26, 2017
SEARCH SOLUTIONS 2017
Wednesday 29th November
BCS London HQ, Covent Garden
*** Early Bird Registration ends October 31st***
Search Solutions is the premier UK forum for presentation of the latest innovations in search and information retrieval. In contrast to other major industry events, Search Solutions aims to be highly interactive, with attendance strictly limited.
The programme includes presentations, panels and keynote talks by influential industry leaders on novel and emerging applications in search and information retrieval.
By Mohammad Aliannejadi on October 25, 2017
The International ACM Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR) was held in the land of rising sun for its 40th meeting. The conference was hosted at Keio Plaza Hotel in Shinjuku, Tokyo and ran from Monday the 7th until Friday the11th of August. Keio Plaza is a 47-story building located in the heart of the city’s vibrant Shinjuku entertainment and shopping district right in front of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building.
By Tony Russell-Rose on October 23, 2017
As October draws to a close don’t forget that nominations for the 2017 BCS Search Industry Awards close on November 1st. So if you’re thinking of applying, or nominating someone, now is the time to submit your application. Further details below. See you at the awards ceremony!
By John Tait on October 22, 2017
The British Computer Society Information Retrieval Specialist Group seeks nominations from members of the group to serve on the committee for a two year term from November 2017.
The committee oversees the work of the officers of the group and takes decisions on a number of important matters including the location of ECIR, allocating funds for student travel support, organising other meetings and conferences including Search Solutions, running the Karen Sparck Jones award and a number of other activities.
By Andy Macfarlane on October 20, 2017
One Day Events
Search Solutions 2017. The annual practioner focused event for the IRSG held at the BCS offices in Covent Garden, together with a tutorial day on 28 November 2017, with the main event on 29th November 2017. http://irsg.bcs.org/SearchSolutions/2017/sse2017.php
ISM2017: 19th IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia. Of interest to members working in the area of Multimedia search. 11-13 December 2017, Taichung, Taiwan. http://ism2017.asia.edu.tw/
By Udo Kruschwitz on July 24, 2017
Welcome to the summer 2017 issue of Informer! It is always such a pleasure to be reminded by you, our readership, that it is time for a new compilation of stories from the world of search and information retrieval, in fact more like two worlds — the one that practitioners operate in and the academic world (we aim to cover both!). And this is what we have prepared for you — a bit of an unusual mix, but hey, it’s summer and we would hate nothing more than you getting bored and turning away from us.
By Tony Russell-Rose on July 23, 2017
As you may recall, last year we launched the inaugural Search Industry Awards programme, which attracted nominations from across the globe and culminated in a memorable awards ceremony at Search Solutions 2016. My colleagues and I are delighted therefore to launch this year’s Search Industry Awards, celebrating the best search innovations of 2017. Presented by the Information Retrieval Specialist Group of the BCS, these awards recognize people, projects, and companies that have excelled in the design of search and information retrieval products and services.
By Jon Chamberlain on July 22, 2017
Games4NLP was an independent symposium co-located with the 15th European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL) Conference that took place on 4 April 2017 in Valencia, Spain.
The symposium aimed to promote and explore the possibilities for research and practical applications of using games and gamification for Natural Language Processing (NLP). The main objective was to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to discuss and share ideas regarding how the NLP research community can benefit from using game/gamification strategies. For example, games can be used to collect large numbers of annotations of human language provided that there are sufficient numbers of players who are motivated to play, and these annotations, when aggregated, can be used as labels that replace or compliment the effort of expert annotators.
By Giorgio Maria Di Nunzio on July 22, 2017
The aim of the Italian Information Retrieval (IIR) workshop is to provide an annual meeting where Italian researchers, and especially early stage researchers like PhD students, of the area of IR and related disciplines can present ongoing works and projects as well as results and innovative developments, and exchange information and ideas in an informal way.