CERI'10 - I Congreso Español de Recuperación de Información

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CERI 2010 -- I Congreso Español de Recuperación de Información


Pablo Castells: Presidente - Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Alejandro Bellogin, Iván Cantador, José Manuel Conde, Fernando Díez, Juan Manuel Fernández, Sergio López, María Medina, Doroteo Torre, David Vallet: Miembros - Universidad Autónoma de Madrid


La primera edición del Congreso Español de Recuperación de Información surge de la constatación de que en los últimos años ha tomado cuerpo en nuestro país una actividad investigadora y empresarial significativa en el área, como así lo refleja la presencia de investigadores españoles en los principales foros científicos, y la orientación de una actividad empresarial importante hacia este campo. Esta percepción se encauzó, entre otras iniciativas, en la celebración del Seminario Español de Recuperación de Información (SERI 2009)en la Facultad de Ciencias de la Documentación de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, en abril de 2009. En aquel encuentro se gestaron, entre otras propuestas, la celebración del presente congreso.

El I Congreso Español de Recuperación de Información se celebrará en la Escuela Politécnica Superior de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid el 15 y 16 de junio de 2010. El congreso busca ser un foro de encuentro para investigadores, profesionales y docentes con interés en el área de la Recuperación de Información, en el que se obtenga una visión de la actividad que se realiza en (pero no restringida a) España, así como servir de punto de encuentro para el debate y fomento de futuras iniciativas orientadas a la promoción del área en nuestro país.

iNEWS'08 - 2nd International ACM Workshop

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INEWS 2008 -- 2nd International ACM Workshop


Fotios Lazarinis - Technological Educational Institute Mesolonghi, Greece

Efthimis Efthimidiadis - University of Washington, USA

Jesús Vilares Ferro - University of A Coruña, Spain

John Tait - Information Retrieval Facility, Austria


During the last decade the Web technology became more accessible. As a result, users of various cultural backgrounds, spoken languages and computer knowledge are amassed online worldwide. One of their main daily operations is the discovery of information with the aid of search engines and textual queries. Although search engines are quite simple to use, recent papers highlighted a number of issues that influence negatively the retrieval of relevant information in non-English queries.
Like the previous ACM SIGIR iNEWS07 workshop the main aims of this workshop are to identify the problems in web searching when working with non-English languages and to propose solutions and tools so as to improve web retrieval systems.

ECIR' 08 - 30th Conference on Information Retrieval

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ECIR 2008 -- 30th Conference on Information Retriaval


Roi Blanco - University of A Coruña, Spain
Diego Puppin - High Performance Computing Laboratory, Italy


The annual European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR) is the major European forum for the presentation of new research results in the broad field of Information Retrieval. The conference encourages the submission of high quality research papers reporting original, previously unpublished results.

The 30th European Conference on Information Retrieval was held in Glasgow, Scotland, 30th March - 3rd April 2008, organised by the University of Glasgow, in cooperation with the University of Strathclyde, supported by BCS IRSG and ACM SIGIR.

The proceedings are published by Springer in LNCS 4956, and can be accessed by clicking this link.

EIIR - "Efficiency Issues in Information Retrieval Workshop"

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ECIR 2008 Workshop

Roi Blanco - Universidade da Coruña, Spain
Fabrizio Silvestri - ISTI CNR, Italy


Today's technological advancements have allowed for vast amounts of information to be widely generated, disseminated, and stored. This exponentially increasing amount of information has rendered the retrieval of relevant information a necessary and cumbersome task. The efficiency of IR systems is of utmost importance, because it ensures that systems scale up to the vast amounts of information needing retrieval. This is an important topic of research for both academic and corporative environments. The efficiency concerns need to be addressed in a principled way, so that they can be adapted to new platforms and environments, such as information retrieval from mobile devices, desktop search, distributed peer to peer, expert search, multimedia retrieval, and so on. Efficiency research over the past years has focused on efficient indexing, storage (compression) and retrieval of data (query processing strategies).

Some of the major goals of the workshop are:
a) to shed light on efficiency-related problems of modern high-scale IR (Web environment, distributed technologies, peer to peer architectures) and new IR environments (Desktop search, Enterprise/Expert search, mobile devices, etc)
b) to foster collaboration between different research groups in order to explore new and disruptive ideas

iNEWS'07 - "Improving Non English Web Searching"

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SIGIR 2007 Workshop

Fotis Lazarinis - Technological Educational Institute Mesolonghi, Greece
Jesús Vilares Ferro - Universidade da Coruña, Spain
John Tait - Information Retrieval Facility, Austria


Over 60% of the online population are non-English speakers and it is probable the number of non-English speakers is growing faster than English speakers. Recent studies showed that non-English queries and unclassifiable queries have nearly tripled since 1997. Most search engines were originally engineered for English. They do not take full account of inflectional semantics nor, for example, diacritics or the use of capitals.

The main conclusion from the literature is that searching using non-English and non-Latin based queries results in lower success and requires additional user effort so as to achieve acceptable recall and precision. Further international search engines (like Yahoo! and Google) are relatively weaker with monolingual non-English queries.

New tools and resources are needed to support researchers in non-English retrieval. New methodologies need to be proposed which will help the identification of problems in existing search engines. New teaching strategies should be formed aiding users to become more efficient in formulating their queries.

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