Advances in Information Retrieval

30th European Conference on IR Research, ECIR 2008, Glasgow, UK, March 30-April 3, 2008. Proceedings

  • Editors
  • Craig Macdonald
  • Iadh Ounis
  • Vassilis Plachouras
  • Ian Ruthven
  • Ryen W. White
Conference proceedings ECIR 2008

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-78646-7

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4956)

Table of contents (87 papers)

  1. Front Matter
  2. Invited Presentations

  3. Evaluation

    1. Discounted Cumulated Gain Based Evaluation of Multiple-Query IR Sessions
      Kalervo Järvelin, Susan L. Price, Lois M. L. Delcambre, Marianne Lykke Nielsen
      Pages 4-15
    2. Here or There
      Ben Carterette, Paul N. Bennett, David Maxwell Chickering, Susan T. Dumais
      Pages 16-27
    3. Using Clicks as Implicit Judgments: Expectations Versus Observations
      Falk Scholer, Milad Shokouhi, Bodo Billerbeck, Andrew Turpin
      Pages 28-39
  4. Web IR

    1. Clustering Template Based Web Documents
      Thomas Gottron
      Pages 40-51
    2. iCluster: A Self-organizing Overlay Network for P2P Information Retrieval
      Paraskevi Raftopoulou, Euripides G. M. Petrakis
      Pages 65-76
  5. Social Media

    1. Automatic Construction of an Opinion-Term Vocabulary for Ad Hoc Retrieval
      Giambattista Amati, Edgardo Ambrosi, Marco Bianchi, Carlo Gaibisso, Giorgio Gambosi
      Pages 89-100
    2. A Comparison of Social Bookmarking with Traditional Search
      Beate Krause, Andreas Hotho, Gerd Stumme
      Pages 101-113
  6. Cross-Lingual Information Retrieval

    1. Exploring the Effects of Language Skills on Multilingual Web Search
      Jennifer Marlow, Paul Clough, Juan Cigarrán Recuero, Javier Artiles
      Pages 126-137
    2. A Novel Implementation of the FITE-TRT Translation Method
      Aki Loponen, Ari Pirkola, Kalervo Järvelin, Heikki Keskustalo
      Pages 138-149
  7. Theory I

    1. The BNB Distribution for Text Modeling
      Stéphane Clinchant, Eric Gaussier
      Pages 150-161
    2. Utilizing Passage-Based Language Models for Document Retrieval
      Michael Bendersky, Oren Kurland
      Pages 162-174
    3. A Statistical View of Binned Retrieval Models
      Donald Metzler, Trevor Strohman, W. Bruce Croft
      Pages 175-186
  8. Video

    1. Video Corpus Annotation Using Active Learning
      Stéphane Ayache, Georges Quénot
      Pages 187-198

About these proceedings


This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 30th annual European Conference on Information Retrieval Research, ECIR 2008, held in Glasgow, UK, in March/April 2008.

The 33 revised full papers and 19 revised short papers presented together with the abstracts of 3 invited lectures and 32 poster papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 139 full article submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on evaluation, Web IR, social media, cross-lingual information retrieval, theory, video, representation, wikipedia and e-books, as well as expert search.


Multimedia Performance Web Mining association rule book search classification clustering collaborative Web searches collaborative filtering cross-language retrieval fuzzy matching learning ontology proving system analysis

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-78645-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-78646-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349