The 36th European Conference on Information Retrieval

13-16 April, 2014 Amsterdam

Accepted Papers

The full ECIR ’14 Proceedings are available now at Springer

 

Full papers

Reducing Reliance on Relevance Judgments for System Comparison by Using Expectation-Maximization

Ning Gao (University of Maryland, College Park), William Webber (William Webber Consulting), Douglas Oard (University of Maryland, College Park)

Leveraging Dynamic Query Subtopics for Time-aware Search Result Diversification

Tu Ngoc Nguyen (L3S Research Center, Germany), Nattiya Kanhabua (L3S Research Center, Germany)

Exploring the Space of IR Functions

Parantapa Goswami (Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France), Simon Moura (Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France), Eric Gaussier (Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France), Massih-Reza Amini (Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France), Francis Maes (University of Leuven — KU Leuven, Belgium)

Content + Attributes: a Latent Factor Model for Recommending Scientific Papers in Heterogeneous Academic Networks

Chenyi Zhang (Zhejiang University, China), Xueyi Zhao (Zhejiang University, China), Ke Wang (Simon Fraser University, Canada), Jianling Sun (Zhejiang University, China)

Cross-Language Pseudo-Relevance Feedback Techniques for Informal Text

Chia-Jung Lee (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA), W. Bruce Croft (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA)

A Scalable Gibbs Sampler for Probabilistic Entity Linking

Neil Houlsby (University of Cambridge), Massimiliano Ciaramita (Google Research Zurich)

Measuring the Effectiveness of Gamesourcing Expert Oil Painting Annotations

Myriam C. Traub (CWI, The Netherlands), Jacco van Ossenbruggen (CWI, The Netherlands), Jiyin He (CWI, The Netherlands), Lynda Hardman (CWI, The Netherlands)

Metric Spaces for Temporal Information Retrieval

Matteo Brucato (University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA), Danilo Montesi (University of Bologna, Italy)

Effective Kernelized Online Learning in Language Processing Tasks

Simone Filice (University of Roma, Tor Vergata, Italy), Giuseppe Castellucci (University of Roma, Tor Vergata, Italy), Danilo Croce (University of Roma, Tor Vergata, Italy), Roberto Basili (University of Roma, Tor Vergata, Italy)

Real-Time News Recommendation using Context-aware Ensembles

Andreas Lommatzsch (TU Berlin, Germany)

Blending Vertical and Web results

Damien Lefortier (Yandex, Moscow, Russia; ISLA, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Pavel Serdyukov (Yandex, Moscow, Russia), Fedor Romanenko (Yandex, Moscow, Russia), Maarten de Rijke (ISLA, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Thumbnail Summarization Techniques for Web Archives

Ahmed AlSum (Old Dominion University, USA), Michael Nelson (Old Dominion University, USA)

Best and fairest: an empirical analysis of retrieval system bias

Colin Wilkie (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom), Leif Azzopardi (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom)

Hierarchical Multi-label Conditional Random Fields for Aspect-Oriented Opinion Mining

Diego Marcheggiani (ISTI-CNR, Italy), Oscar Täckström (SICS, Sweden), Andrea Esuli (ISTI-CNR, Italy), Fabrizio Sebastiani (ISTI-CNR, Italy)

Personalizing Aggregated Search

Stanislav Makeev (Yandex, Russia), Andrey Plakhov (Yandex, Russia), Pavel Serdyukov (Yandex, Russia)

HetPathMine: A Novel Transductive Classification Algorithm on Heterogeneous Information Networks

Chen Luo (College of Computer and Science of Jilin University, China), Renchu Guan (College of Computer and Science of Jilin University, China), Zhe Wang (College of Computer and Science of Jilin University, China)

Optimizing Base Rankers Using Clicks: A Case Study using BM25

Anne Schuth (University of Amsterdam), Floor Sietsma (University of Amsterdam), Shimon Whiteson (University of Amsterdam), Maarten de Rijke (University of Amsterdam)

Generating Pseudo-ground Truth for Predicting New Concepts in Social Streams

David Graus (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Manos Tsagkias (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Lars Buitinck (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Maarten de Rijke (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

CiteSeerX: A Scholarly Big Dataset

Cornelia Caragea (University of North Texas, USA), Jian Wu (Pennsylvania State University, USA), Alina Ciobanu (University of Bucharest, Romania), Kyle Williams (Pennsylvania State University, USA), Juan Fernandez-Ramirez (University of the Andes, Colombia), Hung-Hsuan Chen (Pennsylvania State University, USA), Zhaohui Wu (Pennsylvania State University, USA), C. Lee Giles (Pennsylvania State University, USA)

Predicting Search Task Difficulty

Jaime Arguello (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA)

Tackling Biased Baselines in the Risk-Sensitive Evaluation of Retrieval Systems

B. Taner Dincer (University of Mugla, Turkey), Iadh Ounis (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom), Craig Macdonald (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom)

A Study of Query Term Deletion using Large-scale E-commerce Search Logs

Bishan Yang (Cornell University, USA), Nish Parikh (eBay Research Labs), Gyanit Singh (eBay Research Labs), Neel Sundaresan (eBay Research Labs)

On Inverted Index Compression for Search Engine Efficiency

Matteo Catena (Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy), Craig Macdonald (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom), Iadh Ounis (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom)

Tolerance of Effectiveness Measures to Crowdsourced Relevance Judging Errors

Le Li (University of Waterloo, Canada), Mark D. Smucker (University of Waterloo, Canada)

Relevance-Ranked Domain-Specific Synonym Discovery

Andrew Yates (Georgetown University, USA), Nazli Goharian (Georgetown University, USA), Ophir Frieder (Georgetown University, USA)

Evaluation of IR Applications with Constrained Result Panel

Yuanhua Lv (Microsoft Research, USA), Ariel Fuxman (Microsoft Research, USA), Ashok Chandra (Microsoft Research, USA)

A Personalised Recommendation System for Context-Aware Suggestions

Andrei Rikitianskii (University of Lugano (USI), Switzerland), Morgan Harvey (University of Lugano (USI), Switzerland), Fabio Crestani (University of Lugano (USI), Switzerland)

Towards Generating Text Summaries for Entity Chains

Shruti Chhabra (Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi, India), Srikanta Bedathur (Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi, India)

Local Linear Matrix Factorization for Document Modeling

Lu Bai (Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China), Jiafeng Guo (Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China), Yanyan Lan (Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China), Xueqi Cheng (Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

Dissimilarity based Query Prioritization for Efficient Preference based IR Evaluation

Gabriella Kazai (Microsoft Research, United Kingdom)

Crawling policies based on web page popularity prediction

Liudmila Ostroumova (Yandex, Russia), Ivan Bogatyy (Yandex, Russia), Arseniy Chelnokov (Yandex, Russia), Alexey Tikhonov (Yandex, Russia), Gleb Gusev (Yandex, Russia)

“User Reviews in the Search Index? That’ll Never Work!”

Marijn Koolen (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Detecting Missing Content Queries in an SMS-Based HIV/AIDS FAQ Retrieval System

Edwin Thuma (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, University of Botswana, Botswana), Iadh Ounis (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom), Simon Rogers (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom)

Short papers

The Impact of Future Term Statistics in Real-Time Tweet Search

Yulu Wang (University of Maryland, USA), Jimmy Lin (University of Maryland, USA)

Facet-based User Modeling in Social Media for Personalized Ranking

Chen Chen (Nankai University, China)

Learning from User Interactions for Recommending Content in Social Media

Mathias Breuss (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Manos Tsagkias (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Text-Image Topic Discovery for Web News Data

Mingjie Qian (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)

A Case for Hubness Removal in High-Dimensional Multimedia Retrieval

Dominik Schnitzer (OFAI, Austria), Arthur Flexer (OFAI, Austria), Nenad Tomasev (Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia)

Quality-based Automatic Classification for Presentation Slides

Seongchan Kim (KAIST, Korea, Republic of (South Korea)), Wonchul Jung (KAIST, Korea, Republic of (South Korea)), Keejun Han (KAIST, Korea, Republic of (South Korea)), Jae-Gil Lee (KAIST, Korea, Republic of (South Korea)), Mun Y. Yi (KAIST, Korea, Republic of (South Korea))

Learning a Theory of Marriage (and other relations) from a Web Corpus

Sandro Bauer (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom), Stephen Clark (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom), Laura Rimell (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom), Thore Graepel (Microsoft Research Cambridge, United Kingdom)

An Information Retrieval-Based Approach to Determining Contextual Opinion Polarity of Words

Olga Vechtomova (University of Waterloo, Canada)

Integrating Multiple Resources for Diversified Query Expansion

Arbi Bouchoucha (University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada), Xiaohua Liu (University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada), Jian-Yun Nie (University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

Score Normalization using Logistic Regression with Expected Parameters

Robin Aly (University of Twente, Netherlands, The)

Video Clip Retrieval by Graph Matching

Manal Al Ghamdi (University of Sheffield, United Kingdom), Yoshihiko Gotoh (University of Sheffield, United Kingdom)

Exploring Adaptive Window Sizes for Entity Retrieval

Fawaz Alarfaj (University of Essex, United Kingdom), Udo Kruschwitz (University of Essex, United Kingdom), Chris Fox (University of Essex, United Kingdom)

Geo-Spatial Domain Expertise in Microblogs

Wen Li (Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands), Carsten Eickhoff (Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands), Arjen P. de Vries (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, Amsterdam, Netherlands)

The Impact of Semantic Document Expansion on Cluster-based Fusion for Microblog Search

Shangsong Liang (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Zhaochun Ren (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Maarten de Rijke (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Efficiently Estimating Retrievability Bias

Colin Wilkie (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom), Leif Azzopardi (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom)

Query Expansion with Temporal Segmented Texts

Olga Craveiro (School of Technology and Management, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal; CISUC, Department of Informatics Engineering, University of Coimbra, Portugal), Joaquim Macedo (Department of Informatics, University of Minho, Portugal), Henrique Madeira (CISUC, Department of Informatics Engineering, University of Coimbra, Portugal)

ENTRUST: Entity Tracking in Real-Time using Sub-Topic Detection in Semantic and Concept Spaces

Sandeep Panem (International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, India), Romil Bansal (International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, India), Vasudeva Varma (International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, India)

Improvements to Suffix Tree Clustering

Richard Elling Moe (University of Bergen, Norway)

Assessing Quality of Unsupervised Topics in Song Lyrics

Lucas Sterckx (Ghent University – iMinds), Thomas Demeester (Ghent University – iMinds), Johannes Deleu (Ghent University – iMinds), Laurent Mertens (Ghent University – iMinds), Chris Develder (Ghent University – iMinds)

A Language Modeling Approach to Personalized Search based on Users’ Microblog Behavior

Arjumand Younus (National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland; University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy), Colm O’Riordan (National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland), Gabriella Pasi (University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy)

Query term suggestion in academic search

Suzan Verberne (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands), Maya Sappelli (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands; TNO, Delft, The Netherlands), Wessel Kraaij (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands; TNO, Delft, The Netherlands)

Boilerplate Detection and Recoding

Matthias Gallé (Xerox Research Centre Europe, France), Jean-Michel Renders (Xerox Research Centre Europe, France)

More Informative Open Information Extraction via Simple Inference

Hannah Bast (University of Freiburg, Germany), Elmar Haussmann (University of Freiburg, Germany)

User Behavior and Bias in Click-Based Recommender Evaluation

Katja Hofmann (Microsoft Research, United Kingdom), Anne Schuth (ISLA, University of Amsterdam), Alejandro Bellogin (CWI), Maarten de Rijke (ISLA, University of Amsterdam)

Automatically retrieving explanatory analogies from webpages

Varun Kumar (Tata Consultancy Services, India), Savita Bhat (Tata Consultancy Services, India), Niranjan Pedanekar (Tata Consultancy Services, India)

Bringing Information Retrieval into Crowdsourcing

Qinmin Hu (York University, Canada), Jimmy Huang (York University, Canada)

An Exploration of Tie-Breaking for Microblog Retrieval

Yue Wang (University of Delaware, USA), Hao Wu (University of Delaware, USA), Hui Fang (University of Delaware, USA)

Towards an Entity-based Automatic Event Validation

Andrea Ceroni (L3S Research Center, Leibniz Universität Hannover), Marco Fisichella (L3S Research Center, Leibniz Universität Hannover)

On the Effect of Locality in Compressing Social Networks

Panagiotis Liakos (University of Athens, Greece), Katia Papakonstantinopoulou (University of Athens, Greece), Michael Sioutis (Universite Lille-Nord de France, CRIL-CNRS, Lens, France)

Context of Seasonality in Web Search

Tomáš Kramár (Slovak University of Technology, Slovak Republic), Mária Bieliková (Slovak University of Technology, Slovak Republic)

EDIUM: Improving Entity Disambiguation via User Modeling

Romil Bansal (International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, India), Sandeep Panem (International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, India), Manish Gupta (International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, India), Vasudeva Varma (International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, India)

Spot the ball: Detecting sports events on Twitter

David Corney (Robert Gordon University, United Kingdom), Carlos Martin (Robert Gordon University, United Kingdom), Ayse Goker (Robert Gordon University, United Kingdom)

Analyzing Tweets to aid Situational Awareness

Tim L.M. van Kasteren (AGT International, Germany), Birte Ulrich (AGT International, Germany), Vignesh Srinivasan (AGT International, Germany), Maria E. Niesen (AGT International, Germany)

Time-Aware Focused Web Crawling

Pedro Pereira (University of Minho, Portugal), Olga Craveiro (University of Coimbra- Portugal), Joaquim Macedo (University of Minho, Portugal), Henrique Madeira (University of Coimbra- Portugal)

Detecting event visits in urban areas via smartphone GPS data

Richard Schaller (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany), Morgan Harvey (University of Lugano, Switzerland), David Elsweiler (University of Regensburg, Germany)

A Two-level Approach for Subtitle Alignment

Jia Huang (Drexel University, USA), Hao Ding (New York University, USA), Xiaohua Hu (Drexel University, USA), Yong Liu (New York University, USA)

User Perception of Information Credibility of News on Twitter

Shafiza Mohd Shariff (RMIT University, Australia), Xiuzhen Zhang (RMIT University, Australia), Mark Sanderson (RMIT University, Australia)

Multi-evidence User Group Discovery in Professional Image Search

Theodora Tsikrika (Information Technologies Institute, CERTH, Denmark), Christos Diou (ECE Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece)

Temporal Expertise Profiling

Jan Rybak (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway), Krisztian Balog (University of Stavanger, Norway), Kjetil Nørvåg (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)

Exploiting Result Diversfication Methods for Feature Selection in Learning to Rank

Kaweh Djafari Naini (L3S Research Center, Leibniz University of Hannover), Ismail Sengor Altingovde (Middle East technical University)

Challenges on Combining Open Web and Dataset Evaluation Results: The Case of the Contextual Suggestion Track

Alejandro Bellogín (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica), Thaer Samar (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica), Arjen de Vries (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica), Alan Said (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica)

On Clustering and Polyrepresentation

Ingo Frommholz (University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom), Muhammad Kamran Abbasi (University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom)

A Comparison of Approaches for Measuring Cross-Lingual Similarity of Wikipedia Articles

Alberto Barrón-Cedeño (Talp Research Center, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain), Monica Lestari Paramita (Information School, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom), Paul Clough (Information School, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom), Paolo Rosso (ELiRF-DSIC, Universitat Politècnica de València)

Analyzing Discussions on Twitter: Case Study on HPV Vaccinations

Rianne Kaptein (TNO, The Netherlands), Erik Boertjes (TNO, The Netherlands), David Langley (TNO, The Netherlands)

Cross-Domain Collaborative Filtering with Factorization Machines

Babak Loni (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands), Yue Shi (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands), Martha Larson (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands), Alan Hanjalic (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)

Unsupervised Approach for Identifying Users’ Political Orientations

Youssef Meguebli (SUPELEC Systems Sciences (E3S) – Computer Science Department Gif sur Yvette, France), Mouna kacimi (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano,Italy), Bich-Liên Doan (SUPELEC Systems Sciences (E3S) – Computer Science Department Gif sur Yvette, France), Fabrice Popineau (SUPELEC Systems Sciences (E3S) – Computer Science Department Gif sur Yvette, France)

Deep Learning for Character-based Information Extraction

Yanjun Qi (University of Virginia, USA), Sujatha G Das (Penn State University), Jason Weston (Google Research)

Towards Digital Sensitivity Review

Graham McDonald (University Of Glasgow, United Kingdom), Craig Macdonald (University Of Glasgow, United Kingdom), Iadh Ounis (University Of Glasgow, United Kingdom), Tim Gollins (University Of Glasgow, United Kingdom)

Sentiment analysis and the impact of employee satisfaction on firm earnings

Andy Moniz (APG Asset Management, Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Franciska de Jong (Erasmus Studio, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

Query-dependent Contextualization of Streaming Data

Nikos Voskarides (University of Amsterdam), Daan Odijk (University of Amsterdam), Manos Tsagkias (University of Amsterdam), Wouter Weerkamp (University of Amsterdam), Maarten de Rijke (University of Amsterdam)

Demos

DAIKnow: A Gamified Enterprise Bookmarking System

Michael Meder (TU Berlin, Germany), Till Plumbaum (TU Berlin, Germany), Frank Hopfgartner (TU Berlin, Germany)

EntEXPO: An Interactive Search System for Entity-Bearing Queries

Xitong Liu (University of Delaware, USA), Peilin Yang (University of Delaware, USA), Hui Fang (University of Delaware, USA)

GTE-Cluster: A Temporal Search Interface for Implicit Temporal Queries

Ricardo Campos (LIAAD – INESC TEC, Polytechnic Institute of Tomar), Gaël Dias (HULTECH/GREYC – University of Caen Basse-Normandie), Alípio Jorge (LIAAD – INESC TEC, DCC – FCUP – University of Porto), Célia Nunes (Department of Mathematics – University of Beira Interior, Center of Mathematics – University of Beira Interior)

My First Search User Interface

Tatiana Gossen (Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany), Marcus Nitsche (Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany), Andreas Nürnberger (Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany)

Khresmoi Professional: Multilingual, Multimodal Professional Medical Search

Liadh Kelly (Dublin City University, Ireland), Sebastian Dungs (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany), Sascha Kriewel (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany), Allan Hanbury (Vienna University of Technology, Austria), Lorraine Goeuriot (Dublin City University, Ireland), Gareth J F Jones (Dublin City University, Ireland), Georg Langs (Medical University of Vienna, Austria), Henning Muller (University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland)

Needle Custom Search, Recall Oriented Search on the Web using Semantic Annotations

Rianne Kaptein (TNO, The Netherlands), Gijs Koot (TNO, The Netherlands), Mirjam A. A. Huis in ‘t Veld (TNO, The Netherlands), Egon L. Van den Broek (Department of Information and Computing Sciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands; Human Media Interaction group, University of Twente, The Netherlands)

Page Retrievability Calculator

Leif Azzopardi (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom), Rosanne English (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom), Colin Wilkie (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom)

Using Hand Gestures for Specifying Motion Path Queries in Sketch-based Video Retrieval

Ihab AL KABARY (University of Basel, Switzerland), Heiko SCHULDT (University of Basel, Switzerland)

CroSeR: Cross-language Semantic Retrieval of Open Government Data

Fedelucio Narducci (University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy), Matteo Palmonari (University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy), Giovanni Semeraro (University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy)

Column Stores as an IR Prototyping Tool

Hannes Mühleisen (CWI, Amsterdam), Thaer Samar (CWI, Amsterdam), Jimmy Lin (University of Maryland), Arjen de Vries (CWI, Amsterdam)

ORMA: A Semi-Automatic Tool for Online Reputation Monitoring in Twitter

Jorge Carrillo-de-Albornoz (UNED, Spain), Enrique Amigó (UNED, Spain), Damiano Spina (UNED, Spain), Julio Gonzalo (UNED, Spain)

Search Maps: Enhancing Traceability and Overview in Collaborative Information Seeking

Dominic Stange (Volkswagen AG, Germany), Andreas Nürnberger (Otto-von-Guericke University, Data & Knowledge Engineering Group, Magdeburg, Germany)

A Visual Interactive Environment for Making Sense of Experimental Data

Marco Angelini (University of Rome, Italy), Nicola Ferro (University of Padua, Italy), Giuseppe Santucci (University of Rome, Italy), Gianmaria Silvello (University of Padua, Italy)

TripBuilder: A Tool for Recommending Sightseeing Tours

Igo Ramalho Brilhante (Federal University of Ceará, Brazil), Jose Antonio Macedo (Federal University of Ceará, Brazil), Franco Maria Nardini (ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy), Raffaele Perego (ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy), Chiara Renso (ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy)