- Workshops in conjunction with IIiX2008
The workshops will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2008.
W1: Teaching and Learning IROrganisers: Andrew MacFarlane (City University), Juan F. Huete (Universidad de Granada), Juan M. Fernández-Luna (Universidad de Granada), Efthimis N. Efthimiadis (University of Washington)
As important as research is to IR, one way to improve the profile of the subject is to create a common space where IR lecturers and researchers can share their experiences and opinions in the field of IR teaching at any of the educational levels (primary, secondary and tertiary). The aim of the workshop is to provide this common space. More..
W2: Corpus Profiling for Information Retrieval and Natural Language ProcessingOrganisers:Anne De Roeck (The Open University), Dawei Song (The Open University), Udo Kruschwitz (University of Essex)
We aim to bring together people from different research communities interested in exploring how corpus characteristics affect the behaviour of techniques in information retrieval and natural language processing, and to set out a roadmap for a shared research agenda. More..
W3: Adaptive IR SymposiumOrganisers: Joemon M. Jose (University of Glasgow), C. J. van Rijsbergen (University of Glasgow), Hideo Joho (University of Glasgow)
Information retrieval is a challenging process. Increasingly information is sought from collections with multiple media and genres using multiple modalities and languages. A number of factors affect the retrieval process such as query formulation, matching process and result presentation. However, the importance of context in the retrieval process has been identified. Adaptive retrieval, a process in which the search process is adapted towards the user needs/context, has become more and more important. More..