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SIGIR 2003: Proceedings of the 26th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, July 28 - August 1, 2003, Toronto, Canada

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SIGIR 2003: Proceedings of the 26th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, July 28 - August 1, 2003, Toronto, Canada

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Keynote Address - exploring, modeling, and using the web graph
Andrei Z. Broder

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Salton Award Lecture - Information retrieval and computer science: an evolving relationship
W. Bruce Croft

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Bayesian extension to the language model for ad hoc information retrieval
Hugo Zaragoza | Djoerd Hiemstra | Michael E. Tipping

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Beyond independent relevance: methods and evaluation metrics for subtopic retrieval
ChengXiang Zhai | William W. Cohen | John D. Lafferty

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Empirical development of an exponential probabilistic model for text retrieval: using textual analysis to build a better model
Jaime Teevan | David R. Karger

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Question classification using support vector machines
Dell Zhang | Wee Sun Lee

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Structured use of external knowledge for event-based open domain question answering
Hui Yang | Tat-Seng Chua | Shuguang Wang | Chun-Keat Koh

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Quantitative evaluation of passage retrieval algorithms for question answering
Stefanie Tellex | Boris Katz | Jimmy Lin | Aaron Fernandes | Gregory Marton

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Building a web thesaurus from web link structure
Zheng Chen | Shengping Liu | Liu Wenyin | Geguang Pu | Wei-Ying Ma

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Implicit link analysis for small web search
Gui-Rong Xue | Hua-Jun Zeng | Zheng Chen | Wei-Ying Ma | HongJiang Zhang | Chao-Jun Lu

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Query type classification for web document retrieval
In-Ho Kang | Gil-Chang Kim

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Stuff I've seen: a system for personal information retrieval and re-use
Susan T. Dumais | Edward Cutrell | Jonathan J. Cadiz | Gavin Jancke | Raman Sarin | Daniel C. Robbins

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Search strategies in content-based image retrieval
Sharon McDonald | John Tait

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Using terminological feedback for web search refinement: a log-based study
Peter G. Anick

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A scalability analysis of classifiers in text categorization
Yiming Yang | Jian Zhang | Bryan Kisiel

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A repetition based measure for verification of text collections and for text categorization
Dmitry V. Khmelev | William John Teahan

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Using asymmetric distributions to improve text classifier probability estimates
Paul N. Bennett

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Automatic image annotation and retrieval using cross-media relevance models
Jiwoon Jeon | Victor Lavrenko | R. Manmatha

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Modeling annotated data
David M. Blei | Michael I. Jordan

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Experimental result analysis for a generative probabilistic image retrieval model
Thijs Westerveld | Arjen P. de Vries

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Combining document representations for known-item search
Paul Ogilvie | James P. Callan

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Searching XML documents via XML fragments
David Carmel | Yoëlle S. Maarek | Matan Mandelbrod | Yosi Mass | Aya Soffer

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Word sense disambiguation in information retrieval revisited
Christopher Stokoe | Michael P. Oakes | John Tait

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Probabilistic term variant generator for biomedical terms
Yoshimasa Tsuruoka | Jun'ichi Tsujii

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A maximal figure-of-merit learning approach to text categorization
Sheng Gao | Wen Wu | Chin-Hui Lee | Tat-Seng Chua

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Text categorization by boosting automatically extracted concepts
Lijuan Cai | Thomas Hofmann

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Robustness of regularized linear classification methods in text categorization
Jian Zhang | Yiming Yang

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Building and applying a concept hierarchy representation of a user profile
Nikolaos Nanas | Victoria S. Uren | Anne N. De Roeck

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Query length in interactive information retrieval
Nicholas J. Belkin | Diane Kelly | Giyeong Kim | Ja-Young Kim | Hyuk-Jin Lee | Gheorghe Muresan | Muh-Chyun (Morris) Tang | Xiaojun Yuan | Colleen Cool

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Re-examining the potential effectiveness of interactive query expansion
Ian Ruthven

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Latent concepts and the number orthogonal factors in latent semantic analysis
Georges Dupret

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A frequency-based and a poisson-based definition of the probability of being informative
Thomas Rölleke

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Table extraction using conditional random fields
David Pinto | Andrew McCallum | Xing Wei | W. Bruce Croft

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Building a filtering test collection for TREC 2002
Ian Soboroff | Stephen E. Robertson

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An empirical study on retrieval models for different document genres: patents and newspaper articles
Makoto Iwayama | Atsushi Fujii | Noriko Kando | Yuzo Marukawa

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Collaborative filtering via gaussian probabilistic latent semantic analysis
Thomas Hofmann

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Document clustering based on non-negative matrix factorization
Wei Xu | Xin Liu | Yihong Gong

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ReCoM: reinforcement clustering of multi-type interrelated data objects
Jidong Wang | Hua-Jun Zeng | Zheng Chen | Hongjun Lu | Li Tao | Wei-Ying Ma

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A comparative study on content-based music genre classification
Tao Li | Mitsunori Ogihara | Qi Li

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Evaluating different methods of estimating retrieval quality for resource selection
Henrik Nottelmann | Norbert Fuhr

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Relevant document distribution estimation method for resource selection
Luo Si | James P. Callan

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SETS: search enhanced by topic segmentation
Mayank Bawa | Gurmeet Singh Manku | Prabhakar Raghavan

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Retrieval and novelty detection at the sentence level
James Allan | Courtney Wade | Alvaro Bolivar

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Domain-independent text segmentation using anisotropic diffusion and dynamic programming
Xiang Ji | Hongyuan Zha

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A System for new event detection
Thorsten Brants | Francine Chen

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Probabilistic structured query methods
Kareem Darwish | Douglas W. Oard

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Fuzzy translation of cross-lingual spelling variants
Ari Pirkola | Jarmo Toivonen | Heikki Keskustalo | Kari Visala | Kalervo Järvelin

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Automatic transliteration for Japanese-to-English text retrieval
Yan Qu | Gregory Grefenstette | David A. Evans

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On the effectiveness of evaluating retrieval systems in the absence of relevance judgments
Javed A. Aslam | Robert Savell

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Resource selection and data fusion in multimedia distributed digital libraries
James P. Callan | Fabio Crestani | Henrik Nottelmann | Pietro Pala | Xiao Mang Shou

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Transliteration of proper names in cross-language applications
Paola Virga | Sanjeev Khudanpur

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Toward a unification of text and link analysis
Brian D. Davison

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Investigating the relationship between language model perplexity and IR precision-recall measures
Leif Azzopardi | Mark A. Girolami | Keith van Rijsbergen

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Topic distillation using hierarchy concept tree
Ikkyu Choi | Minkoo Kim

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Using manually-built web directories for automatic evaluation of known-item retrieval
Steven M. Beitzel | Eric C. Jensen | Abdur Chowdhury | David A. Grossman | Ophir Frieder

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Popular music retrieval by detecting mood
Yazhong Feng | Yueting Zhuang | Yunhe Pan

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Exploiting query history for document ranking in interactive information retrieval
Xuehua Shen | ChengXiang Zhai

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Automatic ranking of retrieval systems in imperfect environments
Rabia Nuray | Fazli Can

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An investigation of broad coverage automatic pronoun resolution for information retrieval
Richard J. Edens | Helen L. Gaylard | Gareth J. F. Jones | Adenike M. Lam-Adesina

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Syntactic features in question answering
Xiaoyan Li

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Searchers' criteria For assessing web pages
Anastasios Tombros | Ian Ruthven | Joemon M. Jose

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When query expansion fails
Bodo Billerbeck | Justin Zobel

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Music modeling with random fields
Victor Lavrenko | Jeremy Pickens

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Fractal summarization: summarization based on fractal theory
Christopher C. Yang | Fu Lee Wang

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A unified model for metasearch and the efficient evaluation of retrieval systems via the hedge algorithm
Javed A. Aslam | Virgiliu Pavlu | Robert Savell

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Statistical visual feature indexes in video retrieval
Xiangming Mu | Gary Marchionini

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Enhancing cross-language information retrieval by an automatic acquisition of bilingual terminology from comparable corpora
Fatiha Sadat | Masatoshi Yoshikawa | Shunsuke Uemura

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Document-self expansion for text categorization
Yuen-Hsien Tseng | Da-Wei Juang

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An architecture for peer-to-peer information retrieval
Iraklis A. Klampanos | Joemon M. Jose

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User-trainable video annotation using multimodal cues
Ching-Yung Lin | Milind R. Naphade | Apostol Natsev | Chalapathy Neti | John R. Smith | Belle L. Tseng | Harriet J. Nock | W. H. Adams

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Incorporating query term dependencies in language models for document retrieval
Munirathnam Srikanth | Rohini K. Srihari

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Error analysis of difficult TREC topics
Xiao Hu | Sindhura Bandhakavi | ChengXiang Zhai

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XML retrieval: what to retrieve?
Jaap Kamps | Maarten Marx | Maarten de Rijke | Börkur Sigurbjörnsson

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Discovering and structuring information flow among bioinformatics resources
Joan C. Bartlett | Elaine G. Toms

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eBizSearch: a niche search engine for e-business
C. Lee Giles | Yves Petinot | Pradeep B. Teregowda | Hui Han | Steve Lawrence | Arvind Rangaswamy | Nirmal Pal

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Single n-gram stemming
James Mayfield | Paul McNamee

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Average gain ratio: a simple retrieval performance measure for evaluation with multiple relevance levels
Tetsuya Sakai

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A comparison of various approaches for using probabilistic dependencies in language modeling
Peter Bruza | Dawei Song

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Topic hierarchy generation via linear discriminant projection
Tao Li | Shenghuo Zhu | Mitsunori Ogihara

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A personalised information retrieval tool
Innes Martin | Joemon M. Jose

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Classification of source code archives
Robert Krovetz | Secil Ugurel | C. Lee Giles

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Passage retrieval vs. document retrieval for factoid question answering
Charles L. A. Clarke | Egidio L. Terra

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Evaluating retrieval performance for Japanese question answering: what are best passages?
Tetsuya Sakai | Tomoharu Kokubu

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Image classification using hybrid neural networks
Chih-Fong Tsai | Kenneth McGarry | John Tait

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On an equivalence between PLSI and LDA
Mark A. Girolami | Ata Kabán

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Query word deletion prediction
Rosie Jones | Daniel C. Fain

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Assessing the effectiveness of pen-based input queries
Stephen Levin | Paul D. Clough | Mark Sanderson

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A light weight PDA-friendly collection fusion technique
Jeffery Antoniuk | Mario A. Nascimento

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Speech-based and video-supported indexing of multimedia broadcast news
Yoshihiko Hayashi | Katsutoshi Ohtsuki | Katsuji Bessho | Osamu Mizuno | Yoshihiro Matsuo | Shoichi Matsunaga | Minoru Hayashi | Takaaki Hasegawa | Naruhiro Ikeda

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Summary evaluation and text categorization
Khurshid Ahmad | Bogdan Vrusias | Paulo C. F. de Oliveira

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Rule-based word clustering for text classification
Hui Han | Eren Manavoglu | C. Lee Giles | Hongyuan Zha

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HAT: a hardware assisted TOP-DOC inverted index component
S. Kagan Agun | Ophir Frieder

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An information-theoretic measure for document similarity
Javed A. Aslam | Meredith Frost

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Optimizing term vectors for efficient and robust filtering
David A. Evans | Jeffrey Bennett | David A. Hull

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The TREC-like evaluation of music IR systems
J. Stephen Downie

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Stemming in the language modeling framework
James Allan | Giridhar Kumaran

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Generating hierarchical summaries for web searches
Dawn J. Lawrie | W. Bruce Croft

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Analysis of anchor text for web search
Nadav Eiron | Kevin S. McCurley

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User-assisted query translation for interactive CLIR
Daqing He | Jianqiang Wang | Douglas W. Oard | Michael Nossal

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DefScriber: a hybrid system for definitional QA
Sasha Blair-Goldensohn | Kathleen R. McKeown | Andrew Hazen Schlaikjer

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Querying XML using structures and keywords in timber
Cong Yu | H. V. Jagadish | Dragomir R. Radev

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SE-LEGO: creating metasearch engines on demand
Zonghuan Wu | Vijay V. Raghavan | Chun Du | Komanduru Sai C | Weiyi Meng | Hai He | Clement T. Yu

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MIND: resource selection and data fusion in multimedia distributed digital libraries
Stefano Berretti | James P. Callan | Henrik Nottelmann | Xiao Mang Shou | Shengli Wu

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Head/modifier pairs for everyone
Cornelis H. A. Koster

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Document retrieval from user-selected web sites
Ulrich Bohnacker | Ingrid Renz

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eArchivarius: accessing collections of electronic mail
Anton Leuski | Douglas W. Oard | Rahul Bhagat


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Distributed Multimedia Information Retrieval, SIGIR 2003 Workshop on Distributed Information Retrieval, Toronto, Canada, August 1, 2003, Revised Selected and Invited Papers

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Distributed Multimedia Information Retrieval, SIGIR 2003 Workshop on Distributed Information Retrieval, Toronto, Canada, August 1, 2003, Revised Selected and Invited Papers

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Harvesting: Broadening the Field of Distributed Information Retrieval
Edward A. Fox | Marcos André Gonçalves | Ming Luo | Yuxin Chen | Aaron Krowne | Baoping Zhang | Kate McDevitt | Manuel A. Pérez-Quiñones | Ryan Richardson | Lillian N. Cassel

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Using Query Probing to Identify Query Language Features on the Web
André Bergholz | Boris Chidlovskii

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The Effect of Database Size Distribution on Resource Selection Algorithms
Luo Si | Jamie Callan

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Decision-Theoretic Resource Selection for Different Data Types in MIND
Henrik Nottelmann | Norbert Fuhr

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Distributed Web Search as a Stochastic Game
Rinat Khoussainov | Nicholas Kushmerick

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Collection Fusion for Distributed Image Retrieval
Stefano Berretti | Alberto Del Bimbo | Pietro Pala

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New Methods of Results Merging for Distributed Information Retrieval
Shengli Wu | Fabio Crestani | Forbes Gibb

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Recent Results on Fusion of Effective Retrieval Strategies in the Same Information Retrieval System
Steven M. Beitzel | Eric C. Jensen | Abdur Chowdhury | David A. Grossman | Nazli Goharian | Ophir Frieder

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The MIND Architecture for Heterogeneous Multimedia Federated Digital Libraries
Henrik Nottelmann | Norbert Fuhr

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Apoidea: A Decentralized Peer-to-Peer Architecture for Crawling the World Wide Web
Aameek Singh | Mudhakar Srivatsa | Ling Liu | Todd Miller

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Towards Virtual Knowledge Communities in Peer-to-Peer Networks
Melanie Gnasa | Sascha Alda | Jasmin Grigull | Armin B. Cremers

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The Personalized, Collaborative Digital Library Environment CYCLADES and Its Collections Management
Leonardo Candela | Umberto Straccia