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Search Solutions 2011

Search Solutions 2010

Tuesday 15th November, Covent Garden, London

Tutorial Programme

New for 2011, Search Solutions now includes a Tutorial Programme to offer conference attendees and local participants a stimulating and informative selection of practical training courses reflecting current topics and state-of-the-art methods in search and information retrieval.

These tutorials will be presented by subject matter experts and will reflect the high academic and professional standards of the Search Solutions conference series.

Provisional Programme

The tutorial is aimed at providing an up-to-date introduction of information retrieval and data analytics (data mining) techniques. It is about how to automatically find relevant information from large-scale data collections and subsequently extract meaningful patterns out of it. While the basic concepts and statistical methods of information retrieval and data mining are covered, the course is primarily focused on practical algorithms of textual document indexing, relevance ranking, web usage mining, text analytics, as well as their performance evaluations. Practical retrieval and data mining applications including web search engines, personalisation and recommender systems, the mining of frequent patterns, associations and correlations, and anomaly detection will also be covered. Further details

This tutorial explores the fundamental concepts and principles of User-Centred Design for information search and discovery and demonstrates how to apply them in a range of practical contexts. Participants will learn how to differentiate between various types of search behaviour, develop an understanding of the key dimensions within the search user experience, and discover how to apply UI design patterns to commercial search applications. The session concludes with a group exercise applying these skills to a range of practical design challenges. Further details


Search Solutions Tutorials are organised by the Information Retrieval Specialist Group of the BCS and are held at the BCS Central London Office:

BCS, 1st Floor
The Davidson Building
5 Southampton Street
London, WC2E 7HA Map


Registration fees (including VAT at 20%) are as follows:

Please register via BCS Online Registration.

Search Solutions Organizers

Tony Russell-Rose, UXLabs
Andy MacFarlane, City University London
Udo Kruschwitz, University of Essex
Jun Wang, University College London
Nilesh Thatte, Fujitsu Services
Murat Yakici, DX Wave


For enquiries about these tutorials please contact Tony Russell-Rose, IRSG Vice-Chair: irsg [at]