Fall 2003


Volume 37 Number 2

Table of Contents


From the Chair…
Jamie Callan

SIGIR 2004 – First Doctoral Consortium
David J. Harper


Detecting Context-Differentiating Terms Using Competitive Learning
Travis L. Bauer and David B. Leake

Implicit Feedback for Inferring User Preference: A Bibliography
Diane Kelly and Jaime Teevan

Report on the 25th European Conference on Information Retrieval Research (ECIR-03)
Fabrizio Sebastiani

SIGIR 2003 Workshop Reports

SIGIR 2003 Workshop on Distributed Information Retrieval
Jamie Callan, Fabio Crestani, Mark Sanderson

Report on the Panels and Workshops of the Music Information Retrieval (MIR) and Music Digital Library (MDL) Evaluation Frameworks Project
J. Stephen Downie

Report on ACM SIGIR Workshop on Semantic Web
Ying Ding, Cornelis J. van Rijsbergen, Iadh Ounis, Joemon Jose

SIGIR 2003 Workshop Report: Implicit Measures of User Interests and Preferences
Susan Dumais, Thorsten Joachims, Krishna Bharat, Andreas Weigend

Summary of the SIGIR 2003 Workshop on Defining Evaluation Methodologies for Terabyte-Scale Test Collections
Ian Soboroff, Ellen Voorhees, Nick Craswell

JCDL 2003 Workshop Reports

Information Visualization Interfaces for Retrieval and Analysis (IVIRA) Workshop Summary
Javed Mostafa and Katy Börner

Digital Libraries Across Cultures: Design and Usability Issues Outcomes of the “Cross-Cultural Usability for Digital Libraries” workshop at JCDL ’03
Nadia Caidi and Anita Komlodi

Building a More Meaningful Web: From Traditional Knowledge Organization Systems to New Semantic Tools
Dagobert Soergel

Report on the Metadata Harvesting Workshop at JCDL 2003
Simeon Warner and Michael Nelson

Dissertation Abstracts

Statistical Approaches Toward Automatic Title Generation
Rong Jin