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SIGIR 2006: Proceedings of the 29th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, Seattle, Washington, USA, August 6-11, 2006

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SIGIR 2006: Proceedings of the 29th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, Seattle, Washington, USA, August 6-11, 2006

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Quantum haystacks
C. J. van Rijsbergen

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Learning user interaction models for predicting web search result preferences
Eugene Agichtein | Eric Brill | Susan T. Dumais | Robert Ragno

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User performance versus precision measures for simple search tasks
Andrew Turpin | Falk Scholer

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Improving web search ranking by incorporating user behavior information
Eugene Agichtein | Eric Brill | Susan T. Dumais

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Contextual search and name disambiguation in email using graphs
Einat Minkov | William W. Cohen | Andrew Y. Ng

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Thread detection in dynamic text message streams
Dou Shen | Qiang Yang | Jian-Tao Sun | Zheng Chen

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Formal models for expert finding in enterprise corpora
Krisztian Balog | Leif Azzopardi | Maarten de Rijke

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Spoken document retrieval from call-center conversations
Jonathan Mamou | David Carmel | Ron Hoory

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Towards efficient automated singer identification in large music databases
Jialie Shen | Bin Cui | John Shepherd | Kian-Lee Tan

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Music structure based vector space retrieval
Namunu Chinthaka Maddage | Haizhou Li | Mohan S. Kankanhalli

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AggregateRank: bringing order to web sites
Guang Feng | Tie-Yan Liu | Ying Wang | Ying Bao | Zhiming Ma | Xu-Dong Zhang | Wei-Ying Ma

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Respect my authority!: HITS without hyperlinks, utilizing cluster-based language models
Oren Kurland | Lillian Lee

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Topical link analysis for web search
Lan Nie | Brian D. Davison | Xiaoguang Qi

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The role of knowledge in conceptual retrieval: a study in the domain of clinical medicine
Jimmy Lin | Dina Demner-Fushman

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A parallel derivation of probabilistic information retrieval models
Thomas Rölleke | Jun Wang

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Semantic term matching in axiomatic approaches to information retrieval
Hui Fang | ChengXiang Zhai

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On-line spam filter fusion
Thomas R. Lynam | Gordon V. Cormack | David R. Cheriton

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Building bridges for web query classification
Dou Shen | Jian-Tao Sun | Qiang Yang | Zheng Chen

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ProbFuse: a probabilistic approach to data fusion
David Lillis | Fergus Toolan | Rem W. Collier | John Dunnion

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Using web-graph distance for relevance feedback in web search
Sergei Vassilvitskii | Eric Brill

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Improving the estimation of relevance models using large external corpora
Fernando Diaz | Donald Metzler

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Regularized estimation of mixture models for robust pseudo-relevance feedback
Tao Tao | ChengXiang Zhai

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Context-sensitive semantic smoothing for the language modeling approach to genomic IR
Xiaohua Zhou | Xiaohua Hu | Xiaodan Zhang | Xia Lin | Il-Yeol Song

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LDA-based document models for ad-hoc retrieval
Xing Wei | W. Bruce Croft

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Adapting ranking SVM to document retrieval
Yunbo Cao | Jun Xu | Tie-Yan Liu | Hang Li | Yalou Huang | Hsiao-Wuen Hon

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A study of statistical models for query translation: finding a good unit of translation
Jianfeng Gao | Jian-Yun Nie

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Combining bidirectional translation and synonymy for cross-language information retrieval
Jianqiang Wang | Douglas W. Oard

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Social networks, incentives, and search
Jon M. Kleinberg

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Probabilistic model for definitional question answering
Kyoung-Soo Han | Young-In Song | Hae-Chang Rim

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Answering complex questions with random walk models
Sanda M. Harabagiu | V. Finley Lacatusu | Andrew Hickl

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A framework to predict the quality of answers with non-textual features
Jiwoon Jeon | W. Bruce Croft | Joon Ho Lee | Soyeon Park

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Latent semantic analysis for multiple-type interrelated data objects
Xuanhui Wang | Jian-Tao Sun | Zheng Chen | ChengXiang Zhai

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Identifying comparative sentences in text documents
Nitin Jindal | Bing Liu

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Tackling concept drift by temporal inductive transfer
George Forman

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Evaluation in (XML) information retrieval: expected precision-recall with user modelling (EPRUM)
Benjamin Piwowarski | Georges Dupret

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Minimal test collections for retrieval evaluation
Ben Carterette | James Allan | Ramesh K. Sitaraman

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Dynamic test collections: measuring search effectiveness on the live web
Ian Soboroff

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Finding near-duplicate web pages: a large-scale evaluation of algorithms
Monika Rauch Henzinger

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Structure-driven crawler generation by example
Márcio L. A. Vidal | Altigran Soares da Silva | Edleno Silva de Moura | João M. B. Cavalcanti

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Building implicit links from content for forum search
Gu Xu | Wei-Ying Ma

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Generalizing PageRank: damping functions for link-based ranking algorithms
Ricardo A. Baeza-Yates | Paolo Boldi | Carlos Castillo

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Capturing collection size for distributed non-cooperative retrieval
Milad Shokouhi | Justin Zobel | Falk Scholer | Seyed M. M. Tahaghoghi

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Probabilistic latent query analysis for combining multiple retrieval sources
Rong Yan | Alexander G. Hauptmann

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User modeling for full-text federated search in peer-to-peer networks
Jie Lu | James P. Callan

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Distributed query sampling: a quality-conscious approach
James Caverlee | Ling Liu | Joonsoo Bae

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Load balancing for term-distributed parallel retrieval
Alistair Moffat | William Webber | Justin Zobel

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Hybrid index maintenance for growing text collections
Stefan Büttcher | Charles L. A. Clarke | Brad Lushman

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Type less, find more: fast autocompletion search with a succinct index
Hannah Bast | Ingmar Weber

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Pruned query evaluation using pre-computed impacts
Vo Ngoc Anh | Alistair Moffat

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Information retrieval at Boeing: plans and successes
Radha Radhakrishnan

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Mining dependency relations for query expansion in passage retrieval
Renxu Sun | Chai-Huat Ong | Tat-Seng Chua

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What makes a query difficult?
David Carmel | Elad Yom-Tov | Adam Darlow | Dan Pelleg

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On ranking the effectiveness of searches
Vishwa Vinay | Ingemar J. Cox | Natasa Milic-Frayling | Kenneth R. Wood

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Document clustering with prior knowledge
Xiang Ji | Wei Xu

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Text clustering with extended user feedback
Yifen Huang | Tom M. Mitchell

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Near-duplicate detection by instance-level constrained clustering
Hui Yang | James P. Callan

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Less is more: probabilistic models for retrieving fewer relevant documents
Harr Chen | David R. Karger

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High accuracy retrieval with multiple nested ranker
Irina Matveeva | Chris Burges | Timo Burkard | Andy Laucius | Leon Wong

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Semantic search via XML fragments: a high-precision approach to IR
Jennifer Chu-Carroll | John M. Prager | Krzysztof Czuba | David A. Ferrucci | Pablo Ariel Duboué

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Elicitation of term relevance feedback: an investigation of term source and context
Diane Kelly | Xin Fu

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Find-similar: similarity browsing as a search tool
Mark D. Smucker | James Allan

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Exploring the limits of single-iteration clarification dialogs
Jimmy Lin | Philip Wu | Dina Demner-Fushman | Eileen G. Abels

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Large scale semi-supervised linear SVMs
Vikas Sindhwani | S. Sathiya Keerthi

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Graph-based text classification: learn from your neighbors
Ralitsa Angelova | Gerhard Weikum

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Constructing informative prior distributions from domain knowledge in text classification
Aynur A. Dayanik | David D. Lewis | David Madigan | Vladimir Menkov | Alexander Genkin

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Unifying user-based and item-based collaborative filtering approaches by similarity fusion
Jun Wang | Arjen P. de Vries | Marcel J. T. Reinders

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Personalized recommendation driven by information flow
Xiaodan Song | Belle L. Tseng | Ching-Yung Lin | Ming-Ting Sun

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Analysis of a low-dimensional linear model under recommendation attacks
Sheng Zhang | Yi Ouyang | James Ford | Fillia Makedon

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Evaluating evaluation metrics based on the bootstrap
Tetsuya Sakai

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Statistical precision of information retrieval evaluation
Gordon V. Cormack | Thomas R. Lynam

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A statistical method for system evaluation using incomplete judgments
Javed A. Aslam | Virgiliu Pavlu | Emine Yilmaz

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Learning to advertise
Anísio Lacerda | Marco Cristo | Marcos André Gonçalves | Weiguo Fan | Nivio Ziviani | Berthier A. Ribeiro-Neto

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Getting work done on the web: supporting transactional queries
Yunyao Li | Rajasekar Krishnamurthy | Shivakumar Vaithyanathan | H. V. Jagadish

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You are what you say: privacy risks of public mentions
Dan Frankowski | Dan Cosley | Shilad Sen | Loren G. Terveen | John Riedl

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A compositional context sensitive multi-document summarizer: exploring the factors that influence summarization
Ani Nenkova | Lucy Vanderwende | Kathleen R. McKeown

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Information graphics: an untapped resource for digital libraries
Sandra Carberry | Stephanie Elzer | Seniz Demir

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News to go: hierarchical text summarization for mobile devices
Jahna Otterbacher | Dragomir R. Radev | Omer Kareem

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Clustering of search results using temporal attributes
Omar Alonso | Michael Gertz

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A complex document information processing prototype
Shlomo Argamon | Gady Agam | Ophir Frieder | David A. Grossman | David D. Lewis | G. Sohn | Ellen M. Voorhees

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Inferring document relevance via average precision
Javed A. Aslam | Emine Yilmaz

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Automatic construction of known-item finding test beds
Leif Azzopardi | Maarten de Rijke

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Adaptive query-based sampling for distributed IR
Leif Azzopardi | Mark Baillie | Fabio Crestani

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PENG: integrated search of distributed news archives
Mark Baillie | Fabio Crestani | Monica Landoni

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Examining assessor attributes at HARD 2005
Mark Baillie | Ian Ruthven

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User expectations from XML element retrieval
Stamatina Betsi | Mounia Lalmas | Anastasios Tombros | Theodora Tsikrika

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Theoretical benchmarks of XML retrieval
Tobias Blanke | Mounia Lalmas

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Question classification with log-linear models
Phil Blunsom | Krystle Kocik | James R. Curran

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Community-based snippet-indexes for pseudo-anonymous personalization in web search
Oisín Boydell | Barry Smyth

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Bias and the limits of pooling
Chris Buckley | Darrin Dimmick | Ian Soboroff | Ellen M. Voorhees

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Term proximity scoring for ad-hoc retrieval on very large text collections
Stefan Büttcher | Charles L. A. Clarke | Brad Lushman

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An exploratory web log study of multitasking
Nikolai Buzikashvili

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Tensor space model for document analysis
Deng Cai | Xiaofei He | Jiawei Han

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First large-scale information retrieval experiments on turkish texts
Fazli Can | Seyit Kocberber | Erman Balcik | Cihan Kaynak | Huseyin Cagdas Öcalan | Onur M. Vursavas

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Learning a ranking from pairwise preferences
Ben Carterette | Desislava Petkova

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Automated performance assessment in interactive QA
Joyce Y. Chai | Tyler Baldwin | Chen Zhang

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Stylistic text segmentation
Paul J. Chase | Shlomo Argamon

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On hierarchical web catalog integration with conceptual relationships in thesaurus
Ing-Xiang Chen | Jui-Chi Ho | Cheng-Zen Yang

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Rpref: a generalization of Bpref towards graded relevance judgments
Jan De Beer | Marie-Francine Moens

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A new web page summarization method
Qian Diao | Jiulong Shan

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NMF and PLSI: equivalence and a hybrid algorithm
Chris H. Q. Ding | Tao Li | Wei Peng

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Using historical data to enhance rank aggregation
Miriam Fernández | David Vallet | Pablo Castells

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Enterprise search behaviour of software engineers
Luanne Freund | Elaine G. Toms

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Evaluating sources of query expansion terms
Xin Fu | Diane Kelly

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Comparing two blind relevance feedback techniques
Daqing He | Yefei Peng

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Information retrieval with commonsense knowledge
Ming-Hung Hsu | Hsin-Hsi Chen

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Refining hierarchical taxonomy structure via semi-supervised learning
Ruizhang Huang | Zhigang Zhang | Wai Lam

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Quantative analysis of the impact of judging inconsistency on the performance of relevance feedback
Xiangyu Jin | James C. French | Jonathan Michel

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Swordfish: an unsupervised Ngram based approach to morphological analysis
Chris Jordan | John Healy | Vlado Keselj

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Authorship attribution with thousands of candidate authors
Moshe Koppel | Jonathan Schler | Shlomo Argamon | Eran Messeri

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Simple questions to improve pseudo-relevance feedback results
Giridhar Kumaran | James Allan

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Is XML retrieval meaningful to users?: searcher preferences for full documents vs. elements
Birger Larsen | Anastasios Tombros | Saadia Malik

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Building a test collection for complex document information processing
David D. Lewis | Gady Agam | Shlomo Argamon | Ophir Frieder | David A. Grossman | Jefferson Heard

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Enhancing topic tracking with temporal information
Baoli Li | Wenjie Li | Qin Lu

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A comparative study of the effect of search feature design on user experience in digital libraries (DLs)
Yuelin Li | Xiangmin Zhang | Ying Zhang | Jingjing Liu

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Representing clusters for retrieval
Xiaoyong Liu | W. Bruce Croft

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One-sided measures for evaluating ranked retrieval effectiveness with spontaneous conversational speech
Baolong Liu | Douglas W. Oard

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Combining fields in known-item email search
Craig Macdonald | Iadh Ounis

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Improving QA retrieval using document priors
James Mayfield | Paul McNamee

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Content-based video retrieval: does video's semantic visual feature matter?
Xiangming Mu

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Action modeling: language models that predict query behavior
G. Craig Murray | Jimmy Lin | Abdur Chowdhury

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A method of rating the credibility of news documents on the web
Ryosuke Nagura | Yohei Seki | Noriko Kando | Masaki Aono

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An analysis of the coupling between training set and neighborhood sizes for the kNN classifier
J. Scott Olsson

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Fact-focused novelty detection: a feasibility study
Jahna Otterbacher | Dragomir R. Radev

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Unity: relevance feedback using user query logs
Jignashu Parikh | Shyam Kapur

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Improving personalized web search using result diversification
Filip Radlinski | Susan T. Dumais

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Using small XML elements to support relevance
Georgina Ramírez | Thijs Westerveld | Arjen P. de Vries

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Give me just one highly relevant document: P-measure
Tetsuya Sakai

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Feature diversity in cluster ensembles for robust document clustering
Xavier Sevillano | Germán Cobo | Francesc Alías | Joan Claudi Socoró

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Lightening the load of document smoothing for better language modeling retrieval
Mark D. Smucker | James Allan

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The effect of OCR errors on stylistic text classification
Sterling Stuart Stein | Shlomo Argamon | Ophir Frieder

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History repeats itself: repeat queries in Yahoo's logs
Jaime Teevan | Eytan Adar | Rosie Jones | Michael A. S. Potts

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Early precision measures: implications from the downside of blind feedback
Stephen Tomlinson

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An experimental study on automatically labeling hierarchical clusters using statistical features
Pucktada Treeratpituk | James P. Callan

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Strict and vague interpretation of XML-retrieval queries
Andrew Trotman | Mounia Lalmas

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Why structural hints in queries do not help XML-retrieval
Andrew Trotman | Mounia Lalmas

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Searching the web using composed pages
Ramakrishna Varadarajan | Vagelis Hristidis | Tao Li

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A study of real-time query expansion effectiveness
Ryen W. White | Gary Marchionini

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A graph-based framework for relation propagation and its application to multi-label learning
Ming Wu | Rong Jin

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Measuring similarity of semi-structured documents with context weights
Christopher C. Yang | Nan Liu

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Incorporating query difference for learning retrieval functions in information retrieval
Hongyuan Zha | Zhaohui Zheng | Haoying Fu | Gordon Sun

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Concept-based biomedical text retrieval
Ming Zhong | Xiangji Huang

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The TIJAH XML information retrieval system
Henk Ernst Blok | Vojkan Mihajlovic | Georgina Ramírez | Thijs Westerveld | Djoerd Hiemstra | Arjen P. de Vries

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A location annotation system for personal photos
Chufeng Chen | Michael P. Oakes | John Tait

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Appraisal navigator
Navendu Garg | Kenneth Bloom | Shlomo Argamon

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A platform for Okapi-based contextual information retrieval
Xiangji Huang | Miao Wen | Aijun An | Yan Rui Huang

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Project contexts to situate personal information
William Jones | Harry Bruce | Austin Foxley

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Cheshire3: retrieving from tera-scale grid-based digital libraries
Ray R. Larson | Robert Sanderson

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DeWild: a tool for searching the web using wild cards
Haobin Li | Davood Rafiei

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Searching for expertise using the terrier platform
Craig Macdonald | Iadh Ounis

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DiLight: an ontology-based information access system for e-learning environments
Ming Mao | Yefei Peng | Daqing He

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Supporting semantic visual feature browsing in contentbased video retrieval
Xiangming Mu

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MathFind: a math-aware search engine
Rajesh Munavalli | Robert Miner