The 31st Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference
20-24 July 2008, Singapore

List of Accepted Posters

Group 1: Evaluation, Text Collections and User/Personalized IR

P1-1:    Relevance Judgments between TREC and Non-TREC Assessors
            A. Al-Maskari, M. Sanderson and P. Clough (University of Sfeffield)

P1-2:    Evaluation Measures for Preference Judgments
            B. Carterette and P. Bennett (University of Massachusetts/Microsoft Research)

P1-3:    Exploring Evaluation Metrics: GMAP versus MAP
            S.D. RAVANA and A. Moffat (University of Melbourne)

P1-4:    A new interpretation of average precision
            S. Robertson (Microsoft Research)

P1-5:    Comparing Metrics across TREC and NTCIR: The Robustness to Pool Depth Bias
            T. Sakai (NewsWatch Inc.)

P1-6:    Relevance Thresholds in System Evaluations
            F. Scholer and A. Turpin (RMIT University)

P1-7:    Precision-At-Ten Considered Redundant
            W. Webber, A. Moffat, J. Zobel and T. Sakai (NewsWatch Inc. /University of Melbourne)

P1-8:    Structuring Collections with Scatter/Gather Extensions
            O. Alonso (UC Davis) and J. Talbot (Stanford)

P1-9:    Text Collections for FIRE
            P. Majumder, M. Mitra, D. Pal, A. Bandyopadhyay, S. Maiti, S. Mitra, A. Sen and S. Pal
            (Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata)

P1-10:  A Longitudinal Study of Real-time Search Assistance Adoption
            P. Anick and R.G. Kantamneni (Yahoo! Inc.)

P1-11:  TopicRank: Bringing Insight to Users
            I. Berlocher, K.I. Lee and K. Kim (Saltlux Inc.)

P1-12:  Talking the Talk vs. Walking the Walk: Salience of Information Needs in Querying vs. Browsing
            M. Bilenko, R. White, M. Richardson and G.C. Murray (Microsoft Research/University of Maryland)

P1-13:  Exploring Mouse Movements for Inferring Query Intent
            Q. Guo and E. Agichtein (Emory University)

P1-14:  Emulating query-biased summaries using document titles
            H. Joho, D. Hannah and J. Joemon (University of Glasgow)

P1-15:  Hierarchical Naive Bayes models to represent user profiles
            J. Huete, L. de Campos, J. Fernandez-Luna and M. Rueda-Morales (University of Granada)

P1-16:  A Topical PageRank based Algorithm for Recommender Systems
            L. Zhang, K. Zhang and C. Li (School of Software, Tsinghua University)

P1-17:  The Impact of History Length on Personalized Search
            Y. Zhu, J. Callan and J. Carbonell (Carnegie Mellon University)

P1-18:  User Preference Choices for Complex Question Answering
            M. Wu, F. Scholer and A. Turpin (RMIT University)

P1-19:  Towards Personalized Distributed Information Retrieval
            M. Carman and F. Crestani (Faculty of Informatics/University of Lugano (USI))

P1-20:  Task-aware Search Personalization
            J. Luxenburger, S. Elbassuoni and G. Weikum (Max-Planck Institute for Informatics)


Group 2: Blog, Tagging, Opinion Analysis and Web IR

P2-1:    Personal vs Non-Personal Blogs: Initial Classification Experiments
            M. de Rijke and E. Elgersma (Informatics Institute)

P2-2:    Exploiting Subjectivity Analysis in Blogs to Improve Political Leaning Categorization
            M. Jiang and S. Argamon (Illinois Institute of Technology)

P2-3:    Ranking Opinionated Blog Posts using OpinionFinder
            C. Macdonald, B. He and I. Ounis (University of Glasgow)

P2-4:    Searching Blogs and News: A Study on Popular Queries
            A. Sun, M. Hu and E.P. Lim (Nanyang Technological University)

P2-5:    Aggregated Click-through Data in a Homogeneous User Community
            M. Wu, A. Turpin and J. Zobel (RMIT University)

P2-6:    To Tag or Not to Tag - Harvesting Adjacent Metadata in Large-Scale Tagging Systems
            A. Budura, S. Michel, P. Cudre-Mauroux and K. Aberer (EPFL)

P2-7:    Subjectivity Analysis for Questions in QA Communities
            B. Li, Y. Liu, A. Ram, E.V. Garcia and E. Agichtein (Emory University)

P2-8:    On the Evolution of the Yahoo! Answers QA Community
            Y. Liu and E. Agichtein (Emory University)

P2-9:    Detecting synonyms in social tagging systems to improve content retrieval
            M. Clements, A. de Vries and M. Reinders (Delft University of Technology/CWI)

P2-10:  SOPING: A Chinese Customer Review Mining System
            Z. Chao and G. Qiu (Zhejiang University)

P2-11:  Combining Learn-based and Lexicon-based Techniques for Sentiment Detection without Using
            Labeled Examples
            S. Tan (Institute of Computing Technology)

P2-12:  Semi-supervised spam filtering:  Does it work?
            G. Cormack and M. Mojdeh (University of Waterloo/Cheriton School of Computer Science)

P2-13:  Limits of Opinion-Finding Baseline Systems
            C. Macdonald, B. He, I. Ounis and I. Soboroff (NIST/University of Glasgow)

P2-14:  Web Query Translation via Web Log Mining
            R. Hu and W. Chen (Microsoft Research Asia)

P2-15:  Analyzing Web Text Association to Disambiguate Abbreviation in Queries
            X. Wei, F. Peng and B. Dumoulin (Yahoo! Inc.)

P2-16:  Bloggers as Experts: Feed Distillation using Expert Retrieval Models
            K. Balog, M. de Rijke and W. Weerkamp (University of Amsterdam/Informatics Institute)

P2-17:  Search Effectiveness with a Breadth-First Crawl
            D. Fetterly, N. Craswell and V. Vinay (Microsoft)

P2-18:  Guide Focused Crawler Efficiently and Effectively Using On-line Topical Importance Estimation
            Z. Guan (Zhejiang University)

P2-19:  Web Page Retrieval in Ubiquitos Sensor Environment
            T. Maekawa, Y. Yanagisawa, Y. Sakurai, Y. Kishino, K. Kamei and T.Okadome (NTT Corporation)

P2-20:  Automatic Document Prior Feature Selection for Web Retrieval
            J. Peng, C. Macdonald and I. Ounis (University of Glasgow)

P2-21:  Using Parsimonious Language Models on Web Data
            R. Kaptein, R. Li, D. Hiemstra and J. Kamps (University of Twente/ University of Amsterdam)

P2-22:  Query Preprocessing: Improving Web Search through a Vietnamese Word Tokenization Approach
            D. Nguyen (HP)


Group 3: Multimedia and Domain Specific IR

P3-1:   AdImage: Video Advertising by Image Matching and Ad Scheduling Optimization
            W. Hsu, W.S. Liao and K.T. Chen (National Taiwan University)

P3-2:    Bag-of-Visual-Words Expansion Using Visual Relatedness for Video Indexing
            Y.G. Jiang and C.W. Ngo (City University of Hong Kong)

P3-3:    A Word Shape Coding Method for Camera-based Document Images
            L. Li and C.L. Tan (National University of Singapore)

P3-4:    Term Clouds as surrogates for User Generated Speech
            M. Tsagias, M. Larson and M. de Rijke (University of Amsterdam/Informatics Institute)

P3-5:    A Faceted Interface for Multimedia Search
            R. Villa, N. Gildea and J. Joemon (University of Glasgow)

P3-6:    WISA: A Novel Web Image Semantic Analysis System
            H. Xu, X. Zhou and L. Lan (Fudan University/Tongji University)

P3-7:    One-button Search Extracts Wider Interests: An Empirical Study with Video Bookmarking Search
            M. Okamoto, M. Kikuchi and T. Yamasaki (Toshiba Corporation)

P3-8:    Product Retrieval for Grocery Stores
            P. Nurmi, E. Lagerspetz, W. Buntine, P. Floreen and J. Kukkonen (Helsinki Institute for
            Information Technology)

P3-9:    A Reranking Model for Genomics Aspect Search
            J. Huang and Q. Hu (York University)

P3-10:  Improving Biomedical Document Retrieval using Domain Knowledge
            S. Wang and M. Hauskrecht (Intelligent Systems Program/University of Pittsburgh)

P3-11:  Kleio: a knowledge-enriched information retrieval system for biology
            C. Nobata, P. Cotter, N. Okazaki, B. Rea, Y. Sasaki, Y. Tsuruoka, J. Tsujii and S. Ananiadou
            (NaCTeM/University of Manchester/University of Tokyo)

P3-12:  Enhancing Keyword-Based Botanical Information Retrieval with Information Extraction
            X. Tang (Emporia State University)

P3-13:  How Medical Expertise Influences Web Search Interaction
            R. White, S.T. Dumais and J. Teevan (Microsoft Research)

P3-14:  Generating Diverse Katakana Variants Based on Phonemic Mapping
            K. Seki, H. Hattori and K. Uehara (Kobe University)

P3-15:  Exploiting sequential dependencies for expert finding
            P. Serdyukov, H. Rode and D. Hiemstra (University of Twente)

P3-16:  Modeling expert finding as an absorbing random walk
            P. Serdyukov, H. Rode and D. Hiemstra (University of Twente)

P3-17:  A Scalable Assistant Librarian: Hierarchical Subject Classification of Books
            S. Crain, J. Huang and H. Zha (Georgia Tech/Pennsylvania State University)

P3-18:  Information Retrieval on Bug Locations by Learning Co-located Bug Report Clusters
            I.X. Chen, H. Jaygarl, C.Z. Yang and P.J. Wu (Yuan Ze University)

P3-19:  Summarization of Compressed Text Images: an Experience on Indic Script Documents
            U. Garain (Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India)


Group 4: Theory and IR Models

P4-1:    A Method for Transferring Retrieval Scores between Collections with Non-Overlapping Vocabularies
            F. Diaz (Yahoo! Inc.)

P4-2:    Improving Relevance Feedback in Language Modeling with Score Regularization
            F. Diaz (Yahoo! Inc.)

P4-3:    Theoretical Bounds On and Empirical Robustness of Score Regularization to Different
            Similarity Measures
            F. Diaz (Yahoo! Inc.)

P4-4:    A Study of Query Length
            A. Arampatzis and J. Kamps (University of Amsterdam)

P4-5:    Don't Have a Stemmer? Be Un+concern+ed
            P. McNamee, C. Nicholas and J. Mayfield (Johns Hopkins University)

P4-6:    Parsimonious Concept Modeling
            E. Meij, D. Trieschnigg, M. de Rijke and W. Kraaij (University of Amsterdam/University of
            Twente/Informatics Institute)

P4-7:    Parsimonious Relevance Models
            E. Meij, W. Weerkamp, K. Balog and M. de Rijke (University of Amsterdam/Informatics Institute)

P4-8:    Author-Topic Evolution Analysis using Three-way Non-negative Paratucker
            W. Peng and T. Li (Florida International University)

P4-9:    Exploiting Proximity Feature in Bigram Language Model for Information Retrieval
            N. Seung-Hoon, J. Kim, K. In-Su and L. Jong-Hyeok (Pohang University of Science & Technology)

P4-10:  Measuring Concept Relatedness Using Language Models
            D. Trieschnigg, E. Meij, M. de Rijke and W. Kraaij (University of Amsterdam/University of
            Twente/Informatics Institute)

P4-11:  Query-drift prevention for robust query expansion
            L. Zighelnic and O. Kurland (Technion)

P4-12:  Adaptive Label-Driven Scaling for Latent Semantic Indexing
            X. Quan, E. Chen, Q. Luo and H. Xiong (University of Science and Technology of China)

P4-13:  Fixed-threshold SMO for Joint Constraint Learning Algorithm of Structural SVM
            C. Lee and M.G. Jang (ETRI)

P4-14:  Posterior Probabilistic Clustering using NMF
            T. Li, D. Luo, C. Ding and W. Peng (Florida International University)

P4-15:  On Document Splitting in Passage Detection
            S. Mengle and N. Goharian (Illinois Institute of Technology)

P4-16:  Learning with Support Vector Machines for Query-By-Multiple-Examples
            D. Zhang and W.S. Lee (University of London)

P4-17:  Question Classification with Semantic Tree Kernel
            Y. Pan, Y. Tang and L. Lin (Sun Yat-sen University)

P4-18:  Generalising multiple capture-recapture to non-uniform sample sizes
            P. Thomas (CSIRO ICT Centre)

P4-19:  Predicting when Browsing Context Is Relevant to Search
            M. Rahurkar and S. Cucerzan (Microsoft Research/University of Illinois)


Group 5: Structured IR, Ranking, Classification and Filtering

P5-1:    XML-Aided Phrase Indexing for Hypertext Documents
            M. Lehtonen and A. Doucet (University of Helsinki/University of Caen)

P5-2:    Proximity-Aware Scoring for XML Retrieval
            A. Broschart and R. Schenkel (Max-Planck Institute for Informatics)

P5-3:    Locating Relevant Text within XML Documents
            J. Kamps, M. Koolen and M. Lalmas (Queen Mary, University of London/ University of Amsterdam)

P5-4:    A Flexible extension of XPath to improve XML querying
            S. Marrara, E. Damiani and G. Pasi (University of Milan - DTI/ University of Milan - Bicocca)

P5-5:    Combining Document- and Paragraph-Based Entity Ranking
            H. Rode, P. Serdyukov and D. Hiemstra (University of Twente)

P5-6:    Re-ranking search results using document-passage graphs
            M. Bendersky and O. Kurland (Technion/University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

P5-7:    Utilizing Phrase Based Semantic Information for Term Dependency
            Y. Xu, B. Wang and D. Fan (Institute of Computing Technology/Chinese Academy of Sciences)

P5-8:    Inferring the Most Important Types of a Query: a Semantic Approach
            D. Vallet and H. Zaragoza (Yahoo Research/Universidad Autonoma de Madrid)

P5-9:    On Multiword Entity Ranking in Peer-to-Peer Search
            Y. Merhav and O. Frieder (Illinois Institute of Technology)

P5-10:  Site-Based Dynamic Pruning for Query Processing in Search Engines
            I. Altingovde, e. Demir, F. Can and O. Ulusoy (Bilkent University)

P5-11:  Exploiting MDS Projections for Cross-language IR
            R. Banchs and A. Kaltenbrunner (Barcelona Media Innovation Centre)

P5-12:  Local Approximation of PageRank and Reverse PageRank
            L.T. Mashiach and Z. Bar-Yossef (Technion - Isarael Institurte of technology)

P5-13:  Improving Text Classification Accuracy using Topic Modeling over an Additional Corpus                       
            S. Banerjee (HP Labs India)

P5-14:  An Algorithm for Text Categorization
            A. Gkanogiannis and T. Kalamboukis (Athens University of Economics and Business)

P5-15:  Hypergraph Partitioning for Document Clustering: A Unified Clique Perspective
            T. Hu, H. Xiong, W. Zhou, S.Y. Sung and H. Luo (East China Normal University)

P5-16:  PageRank Based Clustering of Hypertext Document CollectionsK. Avrachenkov, V. Dobrynin,
            D. Nemirovsky, S. Pham and E. Smirnova (INRIA Sophia Antipolis)

P5-17:  An Alignment-based Pattern Representation Model for Information Extraction
            S. Kim, M. Jeong and G.G. Lee (Pohang University of Science and Technology)

P5-18:  Relational Distance-Based Collaborative Filtering
            W. Zhang (Chinese Academy of Sciences)