© 2004

Advances in Information Retrieval

26th European Conference on IR Research, ECIR 2004, Sunderland, UK, April 5-7, 2004. Proceedings

  • Sharon McDonald
  • John Tait
Conference proceedings ECIR 2004

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2997)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Keynote Papers

  3. User Studies

    1. Diane Kelly, Fernando Diaz, Nicholas J. Belkin, James Allan
      Pages 27-41
    2. Hideo Joho, Mark Sanderson, Micheline Beaulieu
      Pages 42-56
    3. David J. Bell, Ian Ruthven
      Pages 57-71
  4. Question Answering

    1. Ian Roberts, Robert Gaizauskas
      Pages 72-84
    2. Hsin-Hsi Chen, Ming-Feng Tsai, Ming-Hung Hsu
      Pages 85-98
    3. Valentin Jijkoun, Maarten de Rijke
      Pages 99-111
  5. Information Models

    1. Giorgio Maria Di Nunzio
      Pages 112-126
    2. Giambattista Amati, Claudio Carpineto, Giovanni Romano
      Pages 127-137
    3. Chihli Hung, Stefan Wermter, Peter Smith
      Pages 154-166
  6. Classification

    1. Vladimir Dobrynin, David Patterson, Niall Rooney
      Pages 167-180
    2. Alessandro Moschitti, Roberto Basili
      Pages 181-196
  7. Summarization

    1. Nicola Stokes, Eamonn Newman, Joe Carthy, Alan F. Smeaton
      Pages 209-222
    2. Heidi Christensen, BalaKrishna Kolluru, Yoshihiko Gotoh, Steve Renals
      Pages 223-237
  8. Image Retrieval

    1. Paul Clough, Mark Sanderson
      Pages 238-252
    2. Daniel Heesch, Stefan Rüger
      Pages 253-266

About these proceedings


Theseproceedingscontaintherefereedfulltechnicalpaperspresentedatthe26th Annual European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2004). ECIR is theannualconferenceoftheBritishComputerSociety’sspecialistgroupinInf- mation Retrieval. This year the conference was held at the School of Computing and Technology at the University of Sunderland. ECIR began life as the - nual Colloquium on Information Retrieval Research. The colloquium was held in the UK each year until 1998 when the event was held in Grenoble, France. Since then the conference venue has alternated between the United Kingdom and Continental Europe, and the event was renamed the European Conference on Information Retrieval. In recent years, ECIR has continued to grow and has become the major European forum for the discussion of research in the ?eld of Information Retrieval. To mark this metamorphosis from a small informal c- loquium to a major event in the IR research calendar, the BCS-IRSG decided to rename the event to the European Conference on Information Retrieval. ECIR2004received88fullpapersubmissions,fromacrossEuropeandfurther a?eldincludingNorthAmerica,ChinaandAustralia,atestamenttothegrowing popularity and reputation of the conference. Out of the 88 submitted papers, 28 were accepted for presentation. All papers were reviewed by at least three reviewers. Among the accepted papers 11 have a student as the primary author, illustrating that the traditional student focus of the original colloquium is alive today.


DOM Extensible Markup Language (XML) Performance architecture categorization classification clustering collaborative filtering complexity document retrieval hypermedia image retrieval information retrieval proving video retrieval

Editors and affiliations

  • Sharon McDonald
    • 1
  • John Tait
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Computing and Technology, David Goldman Informatics CentreUniversity of SunderlandSunderlandUK
  2. 2.School of Computing and TechnologyUniversity of SunderlandSunderlandUnited Kingdom

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