Advances in Information Retrieval Theory

Third International Conference, ICTIR 2011, Bertinoro, Italy, September 12-14, 2011. Proceedings

  • Giambattista Amati
  • Fabio Crestani

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6931)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Invited Talks

  3. Predicting Query Performance

    1. Christina Lioma, Birger Larsen, Hinrich Schutze
      Pages 3-14
    2. Oren Kurland, Anna Shtok, David Carmel, Shay Hummel
      Pages 15-26
    3. Alejandro Bellogín, Pablo Castells, Iván Cantador
      Pages 27-39
  4. Latent Semantic Analysis and Word Co-occurrence Analysis

    1. Fabio A. González, Juan C. Caicedo
      Pages 52-63
    2. Yuexian Hou, Liang He, Xiaozhao Zhao, Dawei Song
      Pages 64-76
  5. Query Expansion and Re-ranking

    1. Javier Parapar, Álvaro Barreiro
      Pages 77-88
    2. Stéphane Clinchant, Eric Gaussier
      Pages 89-100
  6. Comparison of Information Retrieval Systems and Approximate Search

    1. Ben Carterette
      Pages 101-112
    2. Mehdi Hosseini, Ingemar J. Cox, Natasa Milic-Frayling, Vishwa Vinay, Trevor Sweeting
      Pages 113-124
    3. H. Asthana, Ruoxun Fu, Ingemar J. Cox
      Pages 125-138
  7. Probability Ranking Principle and Alternatives

    1. Guido Zuccon, Leif Azzopardi, C. J. Keith Van Rijsbergen
      Pages 151-163
  8. Interdisciplinary Approaches

    1. Claudia Hauff, Geert-Jan Houben
      Pages 176-187
    2. Matt-Mouley Bouamrane, Craig Macdonald, Iadh Ounis, Frances Mair
      Pages 188-200
    3. Wei Li, Debasis Ganguly, Gareth J. F. Jones
      Pages 201-212

About these proceedings


This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval, ICTIR 2011, held in Bertinoro, Italy, in September 2011. The 25 revised full papers and 13 short papers presented together with the abstracts of two invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 65 submissions. The papers cover topics ranging from query expansion, co-occurence analysis, user and interactive modelling, system performance prediction and comparison, and probabilistic approaches for ranking and modelling IR to topics related to interdisciplinary approaches or applications. They are organized into the following topical sections: predicting query performance; latent semantic analysis and word co-occurrence analysis; query expansion and re-ranking; comparison of information retrieval systems and approximate search; probability ranking principle and alternatives; interdisciplinary approaches; user and relevance; result diversification and query disambiguation; and logical operators and descriptive approaches.


Web search data mining database queries dependence mining quantum information retrieval retrieval strategies search results ranking

Editors and affiliations

  • Giambattista Amati
    • 1
  • Fabio Crestani
    • 2
  1. 1.Fondazione Ugo BordoniRomeItaly
  2. 2.Faculty of InformaticsUniversity of LuganoLuganoSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-23317-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-23318-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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