December 2006


Volume 40 Number 2

Table of Contents


From the Chair
Jamie Callan

Annual Business Meeting: Secretary’s Notes
David D. Lewis


A Reference Collection for Web Spam
Carlos Castillo, Debora Donato, Luca Becchetti, Paolo Boldi, Stefano Leonardi, Massimo Santini and Sebastiano Vigna

SIGIR Workshop Reports

The SIGIR 2006 Workshop Program
Peter Anick and Mounia Lalmas

Adversarial Information Retrieval on the Web
Brian D. Davison, Marc Najork and Tim Converse

New Directions in Multilingual Information Access
Fredric C. Gey, Noriko Kando, Chin-Yew Lin and Carol Peters

Geographic Information Retrieval
Ross Purves and Chris Jones

XML Element Retrieval Methodology
Andrew Trotman and Geva Shlomo

Stylistics for Text Retrieval in Practice
Ozlem Uzuner, Shlomo Argamon, Jussi Karlgren

Evaluating Exploratory Search Systems
Ryen W. White, Gheorghe Muresan and Gary Marchionini

Open Source Information Retrieval Systems
Wai Gen Yee, Michel Beigbeder and Wray Buntine

Workshop and Conference Reports

Report on the First 5 Years of the Track on Information Access and Retrieval of the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
Fabio Crestani and Gabriella Pasi

The Sixth Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval Workshop
Wessel Kraaij

Dissertation Abstracts

Intelligent Techniques for Effective Information Retrieval (A Conceptual Graph Based Approach)
Tanveer J Siddiqui