June 2004


Volume 38 Number 1

Table of Contents


From the Chair…
Jamie Callan

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

Keith van Rijsbergen Named ACM Fellow
Susan Dumais and Jamie Callan

NTCIR Workshop 3

Report from the NTCIR Workshop 3
Norkio Kando and Jun Adachi

Cross-Lingual Information Retrievl (CLIR) Task at the NTCIR Workshop 3
Kazuaki Kishida, Kuang-hua Chen, Sukhoon Lee, Hsin-Hsi Chen, Noriko Kando, Kazuko Kuriyama, Sung Hyon Myaeng and Koji Eguchi

Report on the Patent Retrieval Task at NTCIR 3 Workshop 3
Makoto Iwayama, Atsushi Fujii, Noriko Kando and Akihiko Takano

An Evaluation of Question Answering Challenge (QAC-1) at the NTCIR Workshop 3
Junichi Fukumoto, Tsuneaki Kato and Fumito Masui

Text Summarisation Challenge 2: Text Summarisation Evaluation at NTCIR Workshop 3
Manabu Okumura, Takahiro Fukusima, Hidetsugu Nanba and Tsutomu Hirao

An Evaluation of the Web Retrieval Task at the Third NTCIR Workshop
Koji Egcuhi, Keizo Oyama, Emi Ishida, Noriko Kando and Kazuko Kuriyama

Workshop Reports

Report on the INEX 2003 Workshop
Norbert Fuhr and Mounia Lalmas

The 4th Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval Workshop
Arjen de Vries

Workshop Report: The Frist ACM International Workshop on Multimedia Databases (MMDB 2003)
Shu-Ching Chen and Mei-Ling Shyu

Report on the ACM Sixth International Workshop on Data Warehousing and OLAP (DOLAP 2003)
Stefano Rizzi and Il-Yeol Song

Report on the Fifth ACM International Workshop on Web Information and Data Management (WIDM 2003)
Roger H. L. Chiang, Alberto H. F. Laender and Ee-Peng Lim

Report on TREC 2003 Genomics Track First-Year Results and Future Plans
William Hersh

Book Review

Mining the Web
Authored by: Soumen Chakrabarti. Reviewed by: Fazli Can.

Dissertation Abstracts

Translation Events in Cross-Lingual Information Retrieval
Anne Diekma

Dictionary-Based Cross-Language Information Retrieval: Principles, System Design and Evaluation
Turid Hedlund

Understanding Implicit Feedback and Document Preference: a Naturalistic User Study
Diane Kelly

Towards Nootropia: a Non-Linear Approach to Adapative Document Filtering
Nikos Nanas

Question Taxonomies for Digital Reference
Jeffrey Pomerantz

End-user Interaction with Thesaurus-Enhanced Search Interfaces: an Evaluation of Search Term Selection for Query Expansion
Ali Shiri