Information Retrieval

, Volume 16, Issue 4, pp 427–428 | Cite as

Introduction to the special issue on search intents and diversification

  • Tetsuya Sakai
  • Noriko Kando
  • Craig Macdonald
  • Ian Soboroff
Search Intents and Diversification


Evaluation Metrics Query Term Query Suggestion Search Intent Query Intent 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.



We thank the Co-Editors-in-Chief, Charles Clarke and Justin Zobel for their guidance during the editing of this special issue. Moreover, we thank all of the programme committee members for this issue, listed to the fullest extent possible: Javed Aslam, Northeastern University; Olivier Chapelle, Yahoo! Labs; Evangelos Kanoulas, University of Sheffield; Mounia Lalmas, Yahoo!; Hang Li, Noah’s Ark Lab of Huawei Technologies; Iadh Ounis, University of Glasgow; Filip Radlinksi, Microsoft; Stephen Robertson, Microsoft; Rodrygo Santos, University of Glasgow; Mark Sloan, University College London; Jun Wang, University College London; William Webber, University of Maryland; Emine Yilmaz, Microsoft; ChengXiang Zhai, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Min Zhang, Tsinghua University. We are also thankful to COI reviewers that are not listed.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tetsuya Sakai
    • 1
  • Noriko Kando
    • 2
  • Craig Macdonald
    • 3
  • Ian Soboroff
    • 4
  1. 1.Microsoft Research AsiaHaidian District, 100080P.R. China
  2. 2.National Institute of InformaticsChiyoda-kuJapan
  3. 3.University of GlasgowGlasgowUK
  4. 4.National Institute of Standards and TechnologyGaithersburgUSA

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