Author: Maarten de Rijke

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

Language engineering for online reputation management

LREC 2012 will feature a workshop on language engineering for online reputation management. The aim is to bring together the language engineering community with representatives from the online reputation management industry, with the goal of establishing a five-year roadmap on the topic plus a description of the language technologies required to get there in terms of resources, algorithms and applications. More details …

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Anne Schuth ILPS Most Valuable Player 2011

Anne Schuth has won the ILPS Most Valuable Player award for 2011. The award is given to an ILPS member that has made significant contributions to the group as a whole. The winner is selected based on votes by group members. Group members praised Anne for his helpfulness, often pro-actively, in terms of setting up and maintaining the research infrastructure, general problem solving and staging social activities.

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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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