June 2006


Volume 40 Number 1

Table of Contents


From the Chair
Jamie Callan, pp 1-2

Annual Business Meeting: secretary’s notes
David D. Lewis, pp 3-8

Call for participation: Historical IR; Documents; Survey/ACM Computing Reviews
David D. Lewis and Donna Harman/ACM Computing Reviews, p 9


What’s the value of TREC – is there a gap to jump or a chasm to bridge?
Karen Sparck Jones, pp 10-20

The Eurovision St Andrews Collection of Photographs
Paul Clough, Mark Sanderson and Norman Reid, pp 21-30

CIKM Workshop Reports

7th ACM International Workshop on Web Information and Data Management (WIDM 2005)
Angela Bonifati and Dongwon Lee, pp 31-33

GIR’05 2005 ACM Workshop on Geographical Information Retrieval
Christopher B. Jones and Ross Purves, pp 34-37

The CIKM 2005 Workshop on Information Retrieval in Peer-to-Peer Networks
Henrik Nottelmann, Karl Aberer, Jamie Callan and Wolfgang Nejdl, pp 38-40

TREC Report

The TREC 2005 Robust Track
Ellen M. Voorhees, pp 41-48

INEX Reports

Report on the ad-hoc track of the INEX 2005 workshop
Mounia Lalmas and Gabriella Kazai, pp 49-57

Relevance feedback at INEX 2005
Carolyn J. Crouch, pp 58-59

The NLP Task at INEX 2005
Shlomo Geva and Alan Woodley, pp 60-63

The Wikipedia XML Corpus
Ludovic Denoyer and Partick Gallinari, pp 64-69

Dissertation Abstracts

Incorporating context within the Language Modeling Approach for ad hoc Information Retrieval
Leif Azzopardi, p70

Advanced document description, a sequential approach
Antoine Doucet, pp 71-72