Author: Maarten de Rijke

University Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Information Retrieval. Learning to rank, semantic search, conversational search.

Talk by Leif Azzopardi on Economics of Interactive Information Retrieval

On December 5, 16hrs, Leif Azzopardi (University of Glasgow) will give a talk entitled “The Microeconomics of Interactive Information Retrieval”. Searching is inherently an interactive process usually requiring numerous iterations of querying and assessing in order to find the desired amount of relevant information. Essentially, the search process can be viewed as a combination of inputs (queries and assessments) which are used to “produce” output (relevance).

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KION Thesis Award Anne Schuth

ILPS-member Anne Schuth is the 2010-2011 winner of the KION Thesis Award. The award is a national prize awarded annually by the joint Artificial Intelligence degree programmes in the Netherlands (KION: Kunstmatige Intelligentie-Opleidingen in Nederland) for the best thesis in the field of artificial intelligence.

Anne’s award-winning thesis is entitled “Tuning Methods in Statistical Machine Translation”. His thesis work was supervised by Christof Monz. Anne will present his work at BNAIC 2011, on November 4. See http://allserv.kahosl.be/bnaic2011/kion

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