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By Udo Kruschwitz on 24th July 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 […]
By Tony Russell-Rose on 23rd July 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 […]
By Jon Chamberlain on 22nd July 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 […]
By Giorgio Maria Di Nunzio on 22nd July 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 […]
By Katherine Allen on 22nd July 2017
17-18 October 2017, Olympia London 25% discount for BCS-IRSG members Last year’s inaugural Taxonomy Bootcamp London (TBCL) was a terrific success as taxonomy people from dozens of countries came together to share their stories and experiences. Now we’re doing it all over again. This year’s conference is all about showcasing the best ideas from the […]
By John Tait on 21st July 2017
The BCS IRSG can support events in four different ways: We can provide Sponsorship. We can provide financial support for suitable IR-related events. There are restrictions on how our money can be used due to the status of our parent body, the British Computer Society, as a British Registered Charity. For example, we can provide […]
By Andy Macfarlane on 7th July 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.