Advances in Information Retrieval

28th European Conference on IR Research, ECIR 2006, London, UK, April 10-12, 2006. Proceedings

  • Mounia Lalmas
  • Andy MacFarlane
  • Stefan Rüger
  • Anastasios Tombros
  • Theodora Tsikrika
  • Alexei Yavlinsky
Conference proceedings ECIR 2006

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3936)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Progress in Information Retrieval

    1. Mounia Lalmas, Stefan Rüger, Theodora Tsikrika, Alexei Yavlinsky
      Pages 1-11
    2. David Hawking
      Pages 12-12
  3. Formal Models

    1. Jun Wang, Arjen P. de Vries, Marcel J. T. Reinders
      Pages 37-48
  4. Document and Query Representation and Text Understanding

  5. Design and Evaluation

    1. Sebastian Marius Kirsch, Melanie Gnasa, Armin B. Cremers
      Pages 84-95
    2. Shao Fen Liang, Siobhan Devlin, John Tait
      Pages 96-106
    3. Vishwa Vinay, Ingemar J. Cox, Natasa Milic-Frayling, Ken Wood
      Pages 107-118
  6. Topic Identification and News Retrieval

    1. David Parapar, Álvaro Barreiro
      Pages 119-130
    2. Jinyi Yao, Jue Wang, Zhiwei Li, Mingjing Li, Wei-Ying Ma
      Pages 131-142
    3. Simón C. Smith, M. Andrea Rodríguez
      Pages 143-154
  7. Clustering and Classification

    1. Claudio Carpineto, Andrea Della Pietra, Stefano Mizzaro, Giovanni Romano
      Pages 155-166
    2. Ling Yin, Richard Power
      Pages 179-190
  8. Refinement and Feedback

    1. Henning Rode, Djoerd Hiemstra
      Pages 205-216
    2. Stéphane Clinchant, Cyril Goutte, Eric Gaussier
      Pages 217-228
  9. Performance and Peer-to-Peer Networks

    1. Stefan Büttcher, Charles L. A. Clarke
      Pages 229-240
    2. Christian Kohlschütter, Paul-Alexandru Chirita, Wolfgang Nejdl
      Pages 241-252
    3. Stefan Siersdorfer, Sergej Sizov
      Pages 265-276
  10. Web Search

    1. Ruihua Song, Guomao Xin, Shuming Shi, Ji-Rong Wen, Wei-Ying Ma
      Pages 277-288
    2. Gilad Mishne, Maarten de Rijke
      Pages 289-301
  11. Structure/XML

    1. Roelof van Zwol, Jeroen Baas, Herre van Oostendorp, Frans Wiering
      Pages 314-325
    2. Ralf Schenkel, Martin Theobald
      Pages 326-337
    3. Jean-Noël Vittaut, Patrick Gallinari
      Pages 338-349
  12. Multimedia

    1. Chufeng Chen, Michael Oakes, John Tait
      Pages 362-372
    2. Bastian Demuth, Tido Röder, Meinard Müller, Bernhard Eberhardt
      Pages 373-384
  13. Cross-Language Retrieval

    1. Eduard Hoenkamp, Sander van Dijk
      Pages 397-406
    2. Marijn Koolen, Frans Adriaans, Jaap Kamps, Maarten de Rijke
      Pages 407-419
    3. Ying Zhang, Ke Wu, Jianfeng Gao, Phil Vines
      Pages 420-431
  14. Genomic IR

    1. Yaniv Bernstein, Michael Cameron
      Pages 432-443
    2. Xiaohua Zhou, Xiaodan Zhang, Xiaohua Hu
      Pages 444-455
  15. Posters

    1. Shih-Wen Ke, Chris Bowerman, Michael Oakes
      Pages 460-463
    2. Lynda Tamine-Lechani, Mohand Boughanem
      Pages 464-467
    3. Asaad Alberair, Mark Sanderson
      Pages 468-471
    4. Alan F. Smeaton, Gareth J. F. Jones, Hyowon Lee, Noel E. O’Connor, Sorin Sav
      Pages 476-479
    5. Leif Azzopardi, David E. Losada
      Pages 480-483
    6. Gianluca Demartini, Stefano Mizzaro
      Pages 488-491
    7. Vincenzo Della Mea, Gianluca Demartini, Luca Di Gaspero, Stefano Mizzaro
      Pages 492-495

About these proceedings


th These proceedings contain the refereed papers and posters presented at the 28 Annual European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2006), which was held at Imperial College London in South Kensington between April 10 and 12, 2006. ECIR is the annual conference of the British Computer Society’s Inf- mation Retrieval Specialist Group. The event started its life as a colloquium in 1978 and was held in the UK each year until 1998, when the event took place in Grenoble, France. Since then the venue has alternated between the UK and Continental Europe. In the last decade ECIR has grown to become the major Europeanforumforthediscussionofresearchinthe?eldofinformationretrieval. ECIR 2006 received 177 paper and 73 poster submissions, largely from the UK (18%) and Continental Europe (50%), but we had many sub- missions from furthera?eldincludingAmerica(7%),Asia(21%),Middle EastandAfrica(2%), and Australasia (2%). In total 37 papers and 28 posters were accepted, and two papers were converted to posters. All contributions were reviewed by at least three reviewers in a double anonymous process and then ranked during a ProgrammeCommittee meeting with respectto scienti?c quality andoriginality. It is a good and healthy sign for information retrieval in general, and ECIR in particular, that the submission rate has more than doubled over the past three years. The downside, of course, is that many high-quality submissions had to be rejected owing to a limited capacity of the conference.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Mounia Lalmas
    • 1
  • Andy MacFarlane
    • 2
  • Stefan Rüger
    • 3
  • Anastasios Tombros
    • 4
  • Theodora Tsikrika
    • 5
  • Alexei Yavlinsky
    • 6
  1. 1.Queen MaryUniversity of LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of Information ScienceCity UniversityLondonUK
  3. 3.Knowledge Media InstituteThe Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK
  4. 4.Queen Mary University of LondonUK
  5. 5.CWIAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  6. 6.Department of ComputingImperial College LondonLondonUK

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