Extra SEA: Search Engines Amsterdam on October 4th

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This edition of SEA is in partnership with FNWI. We are proud to announce an extra SEA event, as usual we will have two talks: one academic and one industry talk, followed by drinks. This Friday, we will have a talk by Jeff Dalton from the University of Glasgow (previously Google) and another by Gary Ren from Microsoft. Their talks will cover conversational search and conversational question answering respectively.
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Christophe Van Gysel releases pytrec_eval

All your favorite IR measures from trec_eval are now available in Python! Today, ILPS-er Christophe Van Gysel releases pytrec_eval, a Python interface to TREC’s evaluation tool, trec_eval. It is an attempt to stop the cultivation of custom implementations of Information Retrieval evaluation measures for the Python programming language. See https://github.com/cvangysel/pytrec_eval

Papers accepted at CIKM 2017

The following papers by ILPS-ers were accepted at CIKM 2017:

  • Active Sampling for Large-scale Information Retrieval Evaluation by Dan Li and Evangelos Kanoulas
  • Balancing Speed and Quality in Online Learning to Rank for Information Retrieval by Harrie Oosterhuis and Maarten de Rijke
  • Classy: A visual analytics environment for supervised text classification and model evaluation by Ilias Koutsakis, Evangelos Kanoulas, George Tsatsaronis and Eamonn Maguire
  • Learning to Attend, Copy, and Generate for Session Based Query Suggestion by Mostafa Dehghani, Sascha Rothe, Enrique Alfonseca and Pascal Fleury
  • Online Expectation-Maximization for Click Models by Ilya Markov, Alexey Borisov, Maarten de Rijke
  • Reply With: Proactive Recommendation of Email Attachments by Christophe Van Gysel, Bhaskar Mitra, Matteo Venanzi, Roy Rosemarin, Grzegorz Kukla, Piotr Grudzien and Nicola Cancedda
  • Sensitive and Scalable Online Evaluation with Theoretical Guarantees by Harrie Oosterhuis and Maarten de Rijke
  • Words are Malleable: Computing Semantic Shifts in Political and Media Discourse by Hosein Azarbonyad, Mostafa Dehghani, Kaspar Beelen, Alexandra Arkut, Maarten Marx, and Jaap Kamps