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

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

SEA: Search Engines Amsterdam on April 21


This edition of SEA is in partnership with FNWI. As usual we will have two talks: one academic and one industry talk, followed by drinks. This Friday, we’ll have two talks followed by drinks. This week we will have an industry talk by Mihai Rotaru the head of Research & Development at Textkernel, who will talk about Ontology Mining for Query Enrichment, and an academic talk by Dr. Efstratios Gavves, Assistant Professor at UVA and the Scientific Manager of QUVA Lab.
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