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Editorial

Melting motorways and buckled rails? The summer has arrived in England. Welcome to a new edition of Informer. This is a Special Summer Edition in that we kept this issue (and the editorial) as short as possible so that we do not distract you too much from your summer reading. First some updates on what the […]

Delft: host city of DIR'13

13th Dutch-Belgian Workshop on Information Retrieval

The DIR workshop traditionally represents one of the annual highlights for information retrieval researchers in Belgium and the Netherlands. Hosted alternatingly in between the Netherlands and Belgium it serves as a venue for networking, sharing and discussing late-breaking research results as well as promoting recent publications in international key conferences and journals. A special emphasis […]

Information Wayfinding, Pt 2: Elements of the Information Environment

Information Wayfinding, Pt 2: Elements of the Information Environment

In Part 1 of this series, I argued that vestiges of the pre-Web, print era still haunt digital experiences. To create information environments that are truly coherent, we must view them not as books full of pages, but as spaces to navigate and explore—much like finding our way through a city or a museum. This is […]

Book Review : Recommender Systems for Social Tagging Systems: A review

Recommender Systems for Social Tagging Systems: A review by  Epaminondas Kapetanios ISBN 978-1-4614-1894-8 The book, authored by Leandro Balby Marinho, Andreas Hotho, Robert Jäschke, Alexandros Nanopoulos, Steffen Rendle, Lars Schmidt, Thieme Gerd Stumme, Panagiotis Symeonidis, and published by Springer in 2012, discusses the role of recommender systems in order to serve social tagging systems. With […]

Call for Book Reviews (Summer 2013)

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 […]

Events Summer 2013

Conferences/Workshops TSD 2013: Sixteenth International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE. Of interest to members working in the area of the search for both spoken and written documents. Plzen (Pilsen), Czech Republic, 1-5 September 2013. http://www.tsdconference.org MCW2013: The 4th International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World.  Of interest to members working in the […]

Editorial

Editorial

Welcome back! This spring 2013 edition of Informer will bring you a range of fairly different articles, perhaps just the right mix for this time of the year. More about the articles later, let us first have a glimpse at what has been going on in the IR community. SIGIR 2013 is taking shape. Following the […]

Information Wayfinding, Part 1: A Not-So-New Metaphor

Browsing the Web. Surfing the Net. Navigating a Web site. Traversing a hierarchy. Going back. Scrolling up and down. Returning home. We’ve seen such metaphors throughout our history of using computers to interact with information. Haphazard though they may seem be, these metaphors highlight a universal reality of human psychology: we perceive the world—both physical […]

Call for Book Reviews (Spring 2013)

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 […]