Invited Talk by Emine Yilmaz

On Friday October 16, 16:00-17:00, Emine Yilmaz (University College London, Microsoft Research Cambridge) will give a talk entitled “Task-based Information Retrieval”. Abstract: The need for search often arises from a person’s need to achieve a goal, or a task such as booking travels, organizing a wedding, buying a house, investing in the stock market, etc. Since current search engines focus on retrieving documents relevant to the query submitted as opposed to Continue reading

Invited talk by Claudia Hauff

On Friday 18 September 2015, 16:00-17:00, room C1.112, Claudia Hauff, TU Delft, will give a talk entitled “Searching & Learning”. Abstract: Learning to search and searching as learning are two distinct but related activities users are busy with every day. In this talk I will first present our findings on how to aid users in learning how to formulate better queries Continue reading