Innovations in Search & Information Retrieval.
Search Solutions is the BCS Information Retrieval Specialist Group’s annual event focused on practitioner issues in the arena of search and information retrieval. It is a unique opportunity to bring together academic research and practitioner experience.
The Search Solutions event consists of a Tutorial day and a Conference day, each of which has a separate registration. Information on the Tutorial day can be found here.
Both the Tutorials and the Conference take place at the BCS London Headquarters, Ground Floor, 25 Copthall Avenue EC2R 7BP. This is a 10 minute walk from Liverpool Street Station (Elizabeth Line and London Underground) and a 20 minute walk from London Bridge Station.
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BCS Members and members of ISKO UK £92 including VAT
Non-members £110 including VAT
Students £80 including VAT
The objective of the conference this year is to explore the implications and opportunities of AI-based technologies in enhancing the user experience in enterprise, e-commerce and systematic search. The conference marks the first anniversary of the launch of ChatGPT on 30 November 2022.
09.55 Understanding the Dangers of using LLMs. Professor Julie Weeds, Professor in Artificial Intelligence, University of Sussex
10.30 Using AI tools for discovery Hong Zhou Wiley Scientific
12..20 BCS Search Industry Awards – Introduction Tony Russell-Rose
12.30 Panel Session looking back at the morning presentations
13.45 Pragmatic AI-powered Search – Keeping it Simple, not Stupid . Charlie Hull Open Source Connections
14.15 Retrieval-augmented text generation (RAG) for legal IR Grace Lee
14.45 Ontologies in the age of AI-based discovery Peter Winstanley
15.50 Presentation of the BCS Search Industry Awards
16.00 New technologies for systematic reviews: are large language models really a gamechanger? James Thomas
16.30 Integrating ChatGPT into existing applications Paul Cleverley
17.00 Panel session – agreeing the take-aways from the conference
17.30 SS2023 Best Paper Award
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