December 2008


Volume 42 Number 2

Table of Contents


From the Chair
Liz Liddy, pp 1-2

ACM SIGIR Annual Business Meeting 2008: Secretary’s Notes
Brian D. Davison, Mounia Lalmas, David D. Lewis, pp 3-8


Crowdsourcing for Relevance Evaluation
Omar Alonso, Daniel E. Rose, and Benjamin Stewart, pp 9-15

Saving and Accessing the Old IR Literature
Donna Harman and Djoerd Hiemstra, pp 16-21

Geometric and Quantum Methods for Information Retrieval
Yaoyong Li and Hamish Cunningham, pp 22-32

NOTE: The following two papers were published in the online edition for SIGIR Forum, Spring 2008, but were omitted accidentally from the print publication. Although they will appear in the print edition of SIGIR Forum, December 2008, they should be cited as appearing in the Spring 2008 edition. The appropriate citation is provided at the top of each paper.

A Large Time-Aware Web Graph
Paolo Boldi, Massimo Santini and Sebastiano Vigna, pp 33-38

Compressed Collections for Simulated Crawling
Alessio Orlandi and Sebastiano Vigna, pp 39-44

SIGIR Workshop Reports

The SIGIR 2008 Workshop Program
Peter Anick and Hwee Tou Ng, pp 45

The SIGIR 2008 Workshop on Future Challenges in Expertise Retrieval (fCHER)
Krisztian Balog, pp 46-52

Beyond Binary Relevance: Preferences, Diversity, and Set-Level Judgments
Paul N. Bennett, Ben Carterette, Olivier Chapelle and Thorsten Joachims, pp 53-58

Report on the SIGIR 2008 Workshop on Focused Retrieval
Jaap Kamps, Shlomo Geva and Andrew Trotman, pp 59-65

Spoken Content Retrieval: Searching Spontaneous Conversational Speech
Joachim Kohler, Martha Larson, Franciska de Jong, Wessel Kraaij and Roeland Ordelman, pp 66-75

Learning to Rank for Information Retrieval (LR4IR 2008)
Hang Li, Tie-Yan Liu and ChengXiang Zhai, pp 76-79

Workshop on Aggregated Search
Vanessa Murdock and Mounia Lalmas, pp 80-83

Other Workshop Reports

DB&IR Integration: Report on the Dagstuhl Seminar “Ranked XML Querying”
Sihem Amer-Yahia, Djoerd Hiemstra, Thomas Roelleke, Divesh Srivastava and Gerhard Weikum, pp 84-89

Information Access to Cultural Heritage
Martha Larson, Kate Fernie, Johan Oomen and Juan Miguel Cigarran Recuero, pp 90-95

Personal Information Management (PIM) 2008
Jaime Teevan, William Jones and Robert Capra, pp 96-102

Dissertation Abstracts

People Search in the Enterprise
Krisztian Balog, p 103

Low-Cost and Robust Evaluation of Information Retrieval Systems
Benjamin A. Carterette, p 104

Automatic Generation of Lexical Resources for Opinion Mining: Models, Algorithms and Applications
Andrea Esuli, pp 105-106

Exploiting Task-Document Relations in Support of Information Retrieval in the Workplace
Luanne Freund, p 107

Server Characterisation and Selection for Personal Metasearch
Paul Thomas, pp 108-109