SIGIR 2004
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  Sheffield, July 25-29


A Hybrid Statistical/Linguistic model for Generating News Story Gists.
William Doran, Nicola Stokes

Image Based Gisting in CLIR
Rob Pasley, Mark Sanderson

Classifying Racist Texts Using A Support Vector Machine
Edel Greevy, Alan Smeaton

Discovery of Aggregate Usage Profiles based on Clustering Information Needs
Azreen Azman, Iadh Ounis

Merging Retrieval Results in Hierarchical Peer-to-Peer Networks
Jie Lu, Jamie Callan

The Effect of Back-Formulating Questions in Question Answering Evaluation
Tetsuya Sakai, Yoshimi Saito, Yumi Ichimura, Tomoharu Kokubu, Makoto Koyama

Eye-Analysis of User Behavior in WWW Search
Laura Granka, Thorsten Joachims, Geri Gay

Subwebs for specialized search
Raman Chandrasekar, Harr Chen, Simon Corston-Oliver, Eric Brill

Measuring Pseudo Relevance Feedback & CLIR
Paul Clough, Mark Sanderson

A Two-stage Mixture Model for Pseudo Feedback
Tao Tao, ChengXiang Zhai

Natural Language Processing for Browse Help
Eric Crestan, Claude de Loupy

Triangulation without Translation
James Mayfield, Paul McNamee

A Session-Based Search Engine
Smitha Sriram, Xuehua Shen, ChengXiang Zhai

Evaluation of Filtering Current News Search Results
Steve Beitzel, Eric Jensen, Abdur Chowdhury, David Grossman, Ophir Frieder

The Document as an Ergodic Markov Chain
Eduard Hoenkamp, Dawei Song

Expertise Community Detection
Raymond D'Amore

Learning Patterns to Answer Open Domain Questions on the Web
Dmitri Roussinov, Jose Robles

Email is a Stage: Discovering People Roles from Email Archives
Anton Leuski

Searching XML Databases for Semantically-related Schemas
Gauri Shah, Tanveer Syeda-Mahmood

Context-Based Question-Answering Evaluation
Elizabeth Liddy, Anne Diekema, Ozgur Yilmazel

Design user interface for perusing reader of e-book
Yixing Sun

Towards better weighting of anchors
David Hawking, Trystan Upstill, Nick Craswell

Aggregated Feature Retrieval for MPEG-7 via Clustering
Jiamin Ye, Alan Smeaton

Answer Models for Question Answering Passage Retrieval
Andres Corrada-Emmanuel, Bruce Croft

Collaborative Filing in a Document Repository
Harris Wu, Michael Gordon

A Study of Topic Similarity Measures
Ryen White, Joemon Jose

Effective Web Page Classification for Finding List Answers
Hui Yang, Tat-Seng Chua

Detection and Translation of OOV Terms Prior to Query Time
Ying Zhang, Phil Vines

Evaluation of the real and perceived value of automatic and semi-automatic query
Yael Nemeth, bracha shapira, Meirav Taeib-Maimon

On the Sensitivity of Web Search Evaluations with Very Few Relevant Documents
Ian Soboroff

A Collaborative Music Recommender based on Audio Features
Qing Li, ByeongMan Kim, DongHai Guan, Dukwhan Oh

Information Extraction Using Two-Phase Pattern Discovery
Liping Ma, John Shepherd

A Search Engine for Imaged Documents in PDF Files
Yue Lu, Li Zhang, Chew Lim Tan

Context Sensitive Vocabulary And its Application in Protein Secondary Structure Prediction
Yan Liu, Jaime Carbonell, Judith Klein-Seetharaman, Vanathi Gopalakrishnan

Formal Multiple-Bernoulli Models for Language Modeling
Donald Metzler, Victor Lavrenko, Bruce Croft

User Biased Document Language Modelling
Azzopardi Leif, Girolami Mark, Keith van Rijsbergen

Information retrieval for language tutoring: an overview of the REAP project
Kevyn Collins-Thompson, Jamie Callan

A Unified Model of Literal Mining and Link Analysis for Ranking Web Pages
Yinghui Xu, Umemura Kyoji

Automatic Recognition of Reading Levels from User Queries
Xiaoyong Liu, Bruce Croft, Paul Oh, David Hart

A Joint Framework for Collaborative and Content Filtering
Justin Basilico, Thomas Hofmann

Refining Term Weights of Documents Using Term Dependences
Hee-soo Kim, Ikkyu Choi, Kim Minkoo

Multiple Sources of Evidence for Relevancy in XML Retrieval
Börkur Sigurbjörnsson, Jaap Kamps, Maarten de Rijke

Verifying a Chinese Collection for Text Categorization
Yuen-Hsien Tseng, William Teahan

Query-Related Data Extraction of Hidden Web Documents
Yih-Ling Hedley, Muhammad Younas, Anne James, Mark Sanderson

The Patent Retrieval Task in the Fourth NTCIR Workshop
Atsushi Fujii, Makoto Iwayama, Noriko Kando

Measuring Ineffectiveness
Ellen Voorhees

Information Retrieval Using Hierarchical Dirichlet Processes
Philip Cowans

Broken Plural Detection for Arabic Information Retrieval
Abduelbaset Goweder, Massimo Poesio, Anne de Roeck

A Study of Methods for Normalizing User Ratings in Collaborative Filtering
Rong Jin, Luo Si

Supporting Federated Information Sharing Communities
Bicheng Liu, David Harper, Stuart Watt

Exploiting hyperlink recommendation evidence in navigational Web search
Trystan Upstill, Stephen Robertson

Context-based methods for text categorisation
William Teahan, David Hunnisett

eMailSift: Mining-based Approaches To Email Classification
Aery Manu, Sharma Chakravarthy

Semantic Video Classification and Feature Subset Selection under Context and Concept Uncertanity
Jianping Fan

Evaluating Content-based Filters for Image and Video Retrieval
Michael Christel, Neema Moraveji, Chang Huang

Filtering for Personal Web Information Agents
Gabriel Somlo, Adele Howe

Sense Disambiguation for Acronyms
Manuel Zahariev

Constructing a Text Corpus for Inexact Duplicate Detection
Jack G Conrad, Cindy P Schriber

The NRRC Reliable Information Access (RIA) Workshop
Donna Harman, Chris Buckley

Effect of Varying Number of Documents in Blind Feedback
Jesse Montgomery, Luo Si

A review of the bf_numdocs_relonly experiment at the 2003 Reliable Information Access (RIA) Workshop
Robert Warren, Ting Liu

Comparison of Using Passages and Documents for Blind Relevance Feedback in Information Retrieval
Zhenmei Gu, Ming Luo

Topic Prediction Based on Comparative Retrieval Rankings
Chris Buckley

The Effect of Document Retrieval Quality on Factoid Question Answering Performance
Kevyn Collins-Thompson, Egidio Terra, Jamie Callan, Charlie L. A. Clarke

Why Current IR Engines fail
Chris Buckley

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