Advances in Information Retrieval

28th European Conference on IR Research, ECIR 2006, London, UK, April 10-12, 2006. Proceedings

  • Mounia Lalmas
  • Andy MacFarlane
  • Stefan Rüger
  • Anastasios Tombros
  • Theodora Tsikrika
  • Alexei Yavlinsky
Conference proceedings ECIR 2006

DOI: 10.1007/11735106

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3936)

Table of contents (69 papers)

  1. Front Matter
  2. Progress in Information Retrieval

    1. Progress in Information Retrieval
      Mounia Lalmas, Stefan Rüger, Theodora Tsikrika, Alexei Yavlinsky
      Pages 1-11
    2. Enterprise Search — The New Frontier?
      David Hawking
      Pages 12-12
  3. Formal Models

    1. A User-Item Relevance Model for Log-Based Collaborative Filtering
      Jun Wang, Arjen P. de Vries, Marcel J. T. Reinders
      Pages 37-48
  4. Document and Query Representation and Text Understanding

  5. Design and Evaluation

    1. Beyond the Web: Retrieval in Social Information Spaces
      Sebastian Marius Kirsch, Melanie Gnasa, Armin B. Cremers
      Pages 84-95
    2. Evaluating Web Search Result Summaries
      Shao Fen Liang, Siobhan Devlin, John Tait
      Pages 96-106
    3. Measuring the Complexity of a Collection of Documents
      Vishwa Vinay, Ingemar J. Cox, Natasa Milic-Frayling, Ken Wood
      Pages 107-118
  6. Topic Identification and News Retrieval

    1. Sentence Retrieval with LSI and Topic Identification
      David Parapar, Álvaro Barreiro
      Pages 119-130
    2. Ranking Web News Via Homepage Visual Layout and Cross-Site Voting
      Jinyi Yao, Jue Wang, Zhiwei Li, Mingjing Li, Wei-Ying Ma
      Pages 131-142
    3. Clustering-Based Searching and Navigation in an Online News Source
      Simón C. Smith, M. Andrea Rodríguez
      Pages 143-154
  7. Clustering and Classification

    1. Mobile Clustering Engine
      Claudio Carpineto, Andrea Della Pietra, Stefano Mizzaro, Giovanni Romano
      Pages 155-166
    2. Adapting the Naive Bayes Classifier to Rank Procedural Texts
      Ling Yin, Richard Power
      Pages 179-190
  8. Refinement and Feedback

    1. Using Query Profiles for Clarification
      Henning Rode, Djoerd Hiemstra
      Pages 205-216

About these proceedings


th These proceedings contain the refereed papers and posters presented at the 28 Annual European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2006), which was held at Imperial College London in South Kensington between April 10 and 12, 2006. ECIR is the annual conference of the British Computer Society’s Inf- mation Retrieval Specialist Group. The event started its life as a colloquium in 1978 and was held in the UK each year until 1998, when the event took place in Grenoble, France. Since then the venue has alternated between the UK and Continental Europe. In the last decade ECIR has grown to become the major Europeanforumforthediscussionofresearchinthe?eldofinformationretrieval. ECIR 2006 received 177 paper and 73 poster submissions, largely from the UK (18%) and Continental Europe (50%), but we had many sub- missions from furthera?eldincludingAmerica(7%),Asia(21%),Middle EastandAfrica(2%), and Australasia (2%). In total 37 papers and 28 posters were accepted, and two papers were converted to posters. All contributions were reviewed by at least three reviewers in a double anonymous process and then ranked during a ProgrammeCommittee meeting with respectto scienti?c quality andoriginality. It is a good and healthy sign for information retrieval in general, and ECIR in particular, that the submission rate has more than doubled over the past three years. The downside, of course, is that many high-quality submissions had to be rejected owing to a limited capacity of the conference.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Mounia Lalmas
    • 1
  • Andy MacFarlane
    • 2
  • Stefan Rüger
    • 3
  • Anastasios Tombros
    • 4
  • Theodora Tsikrika
    • 5
  • Alexei Yavlinsky
    • 6
  1. 1.Queen MaryUniversity of LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of Information ScienceCity UniversityLondonUK
  3. 3.Knowledge Media InstituteThe Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK
  4. 4.Queen Mary University of LondonUK
  5. 5.CWIAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  6. 6.Department of ComputingImperial College LondonLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-33347-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-33348-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349