Paul Thomas


2005

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TREC 14 Enterprise Track at CSIRO and ANU
Mingfang Wu | David Hawking | Paul Thomas
Proceedings of the Fourteenth Text REtrieval Conference, TREC 2005, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, November 15-18, 2005

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Server selection methods in hybrid portal search
David Hawking | Paul Thomas
SIGIR 2005: Proceedings of the 28th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, Salvador, Brazil, August 15-19, 2005

2006

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Evaluation by comparing result sets in context
Paul Thomas | David Hawking
Proceedings of the 2006 ACM CIKM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Arlington, Virginia, USA, November 6-11, 2006

2007

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Evaluating sampling methods for uncooperative collections
Paul Thomas | David Hawking
SIGIR 2007: Proceedings of the 30th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 23-27, 2007

2008

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Overview of the TREC 2008 Enterprise Track
Krisztian Balog | Ian Soboroff | Paul Thomas | Peter Bailey | Nick Craswell | Arjen P. de Vries
Proceedings of The Seventeenth Text REtrieval Conference, TREC 2008, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, November 18-21, 2008

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Relevance assessment: are judges exchangeable and does it matter
Peter Bailey | Nick Craswell | Ian Soboroff | Paul Thomas | Arjen P. de Vries | Emine Yilmaz
Proceedings of the 31st Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR 2008, Singapore, July 20-24, 2008

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Experiences evaluating personal metasearch
Paul Thomas | David Hawking
Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Information Interaction in Context, IIiX 2008, London, UK, October 14-17, 2008

2009

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Overview of the TREC 2009 Entity Track
Krisztian Balog | Arjen P. de Vries | Pavel Serdyukov | Paul Thomas | Thijs Westerveld
Proceedings of The Eighteenth Text REtrieval Conference, TREC 2009, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, November 17-20, 2009

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Effective query expansion for federated search
Milad Shokouhi | Leif Azzopardi | Paul Thomas
Proceedings of the 32nd Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR 2009, Boston, MA, USA, July 19-23, 2009

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Server selection methods in personal metasearch: a comparative empirical study
Paul Thomas | David Hawking
2009 Volume 12 Issue 5

2011

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Relative effect of spam and irrelevant documents on user interaction with search engines
Timothy Jones | David Hawking | Paul Thomas | Ramesh S. Sankaranarayana
Proceedings of the 20th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2011, Glasgow, United Kingdom, October 24-28, 2011

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What deliberately degrading search quality tells us about discount functions
Paul Thomas | Timothy Jones | David Hawking
Proceeding of the 34th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR 2011, Beijing, China, July 25-29, 2011

2012

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Models and metrics: IR evaluation as a user process
Alistair Moffat | Falk Scholer | Paul Thomas
The Seventeenth Australasian Document Computing Symposium, ADCS '12, Dunedin, New Zealand, December 5-6, 2012

2013

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Users versus models: what observation tells us about effectiveness metrics
Alistair Moffat | Paul Thomas | Falk Scholer
22nd ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM'13, San Francisco, CA, USA, October 27 - November 1, 2013

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Merging algorithms for enterprise search
PengFei (Vincent) Li | Paul Thomas | David Hawking
The Australasian Document Computing Symposium, ADCS '13, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, December 5-6, 2013

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Choices in batch information retrieval evaluation
Falk Scholer | Alistair Moffat | Paul Thomas
The Australasian Document Computing Symposium, ADCS '13, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, December 5-6, 2013

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What Users Do: The Eyes Have It
Paul Thomas | Falk Scholer | Alistair Moffat
Information Retrieval Technology - 9th Asia Information Retrieval Societies Conference, AIRS 2013, Singapore, December 9-11, 2013. Proceedings

2014

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Assessing the Cognitive Complexity of Information Needs
Alistair Moffat | Peter Bailey | Falk Scholer | Paul Thomas
Proceedings of the 2014 Australasian Document Computing Symposium, ADCS 2014, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, November 27-28, 2014

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Modeling decision points in user search behavior
Paul Thomas | Alistair Moffat | Peter Bailey | Falk Scholer
Fifth Information Interaction in Context Symposium, IIiX '14, Regensburg, Germany, August 26-29, 2014

2015

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Pooled Evaluation Over Query Variations: Users are as Diverse as Systems
Alistair Moffat | Falk Scholer | Paul Thomas | Peter Bailey
Proceedings of the 24th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2015, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, October 19 - 23, 2015

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User Variability and IR System Evaluation
Peter Bailey | Alistair Moffat | Falk Scholer | Paul Thomas
Proceedings of the 38th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, Santiago, Chile, August 9-13, 2015

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Features of Disagreement Between Retrieval Effectiveness Measures
Timothy Jones | Paul Thomas | Falk Scholer | Mark Sanderson
Proceedings of the 38th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, Santiago, Chile, August 9-13, 2015

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INST: An Adaptive Metric for Information Retrieval Evaluation
Alistair Moffat | Peter Bailey | Falk Scholer | Paul Thomas
Proceedings of the 20th Australasian Document Computing Symposium, ADCS 2015, Parramatta, NSW, Australia, December 8-9, 2015

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Text segmentation and Chinese site search
Liyuan Zhou | David Hawking | Paul Thomas
Proceedings of the 20th Australasian Document Computing Symposium, ADCS 2015, Parramatta, NSW, Australia, December 8-9, 2015

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Towards Nuanced System Evaluation Based on Implicit User Expectations
Paul Thomas | Peter Bailey | Alistair Moffat | Falk Scholer
Information Retrieval Technology - 11th Asia Information Retrieval Societies Conference, AIRS 2015, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, December 2-4, 2015. Proceedings

2016

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UQV100: A Test Collection with Query Variability
Peter Bailey | Alistair Moffat | Falk Scholer | Paul Thomas
Proceedings of the 39th International ACM SIGIR conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR 2016, Pisa, Italy, July 17-21, 2016

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System And User Centered Evaluation Approaches in Interactive Information Retrieval (SAUCE 2016)
Heather L. O'Brien | Nicola Ferro | Hideo Joho | Dirk Lewandowski | Paul Thomas | Keith van Rijsbergen
Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval, CHIIR 2016, Carrboro, North Carolina, USA, March 13-17, 2016

2017

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Retrieval Consistency in the Presence of Query Variations
Peter Bailey | Alistair Moffat | Falk Scholer | Paul Thomas
Proceedings of the 40th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, August 7-11, 2017

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Tasks, Queries, and Rankers in Pre-Retrieval Performance Prediction
Paul Thomas | Falk Scholer | Peter Bailey | Alistair Moffat
Proceedings of the 22nd Australasian Document Computing Symposium, ADCS 2017, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, December 7-8, 2017

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Incorporating User Expectations and Behavior into the Measurement of Search Effectiveness
Alistair Moffat | Peter Bailey | Falk Scholer | Paul Thomas
2017 Volume 35 Issue 3

2018

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Measuring the Utility of Search Engine Result Pages: An Information Foraging Based Measure
Leif Azzopardi | Paul Thomas | Nick Craswell
The 41st International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research & Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR 2018, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, July 08-12, 2018

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Better Effectiveness Metrics for SERPs, Cards, and Rankings
Paul Thomas | Alistair Moffat | Peter Bailey | Falk Scholer | Nick Craswell
Proceedings of the 23rd Australasian Document Computing Symposium, ADCS 2018, Dunedin, New Zealand, December 11-12, 2018

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Style and Alignment in Information-Seeking Conversation
Paul Thomas | Mary Czerwinski | Daniel McDuff | Nick Craswell | Gloria Mark
Proceedings of the 2018 Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval, CHIIR 2018, New Brunswick, NJ, USA, March 11-15, 2018

2019

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The Emotion Profile of Web Search
Gabriella Kazai | Paul Thomas | Nick Craswell
Proceedings of the 42nd International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR 2019, Paris, France, July 21-25, 2019

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cwl_eval: An Evaluation Tool for Information Retrieval
Leif Azzopardi | Paul Thomas | Alistair Moffat
Proceedings of the 42nd International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR 2019, Paris, France, July 21-25, 2019

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Building Economic Models and Measures of Search
Leif Azzopardi | Alistair Moffat | Paul Thomas | Guido Zuccon
Proceedings of the 42nd International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR 2019, Paris, France, July 21-25, 2019

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Proceedings of the 24th Australasian Document Computing Symposium, ADCS 2019, Sydney, Australia, December 5-6, 2019

Proceedings of the 24th Australasian Document Computing Symposium, ADCS 2019, Sydney, Australia, December 5-6, 2019

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Data Sets for Spoken Conversational Search
Johanne R. Trippas | Paul Thomas
Proceedings of the CHIIR 2019 Workshop on Barriers to Interactive IR Resources Re-use co-located with the ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval, BIIRRR@CHIIR 2019, Glasgow, UK, March 14, 2019

2020

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Expressions of Style in Information Seeking Conversation with an Agent
Paul Thomas | Daniel McDuff | Mary Czerwinski | Nick Craswell
Proceedings of the 43rd International ACM SIGIR conference on research and development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR 2020, Virtual Event, China, July 25-30, 2020

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Data-Driven Evaluation Metrics for Heterogeneous Search Engine Result Pages
Leif Azzopardi | Ryen W. White | Paul Thomas | Nick Craswell
CHIIR '20: Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval, Vancouver, BC, Canada, March 14-18, 2020

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Third International Workshop on Conversational Approaches to Information Retrieval (CAIR'20): Full-day Workshop at CHIIR 2020
Johanne R. Trippas | Paul Thomas | Damiano Spina | Hideo Joho
CHIIR '20: Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval, Vancouver, BC, Canada, March 14-18, 2020

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Investigating Searchers' Mental Models to Inform Search Explanations
Paul Thomas | Bodo Billerbeck | Nick Craswell | Ryen W. White
2020 Volume 38 Issue 1

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Towards a model for spoken conversational search
Johanne R. Trippas | Damiano Spina | Paul Thomas | Mark Sanderson | Hideo Joho | Lawrence Cavedon
2020 Volume 57 Issue 2

2021

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Analysing Mixed Initiatives and Search Strategies during Conversational Search
Mohammad Aliannejadi | Leif Azzopardi | Hamed Zamani | Evangelos Kanoulas | Paul Thomas | Nick Craswell
CIKM '21: The 30th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Virtual Event, Queensland, Australia, November 1 - 5, 2021

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Do Affective Cues Validate Behavioural Metrics for Search?
Daniel McDuff | Paul Thomas | Nick Craswell | Kael Rowan | Mary Czerwinski
SIGIR '21: The 44th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, Virtual Event, Canada, July 11-15, 2021

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Sim4IR: The SIGIR 2021 Workshop on Simulation for Information Retrieval Evaluation
Krisztian Balog | David Maxwell | Paul Thomas | Shuo Zhang
SIGIR '21: The 44th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, Virtual Event, Canada, July 11-15, 2021

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CHIIR '21: ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval, Canberra, ACT, Australia, March 14-19, 2021

CHIIR '21: ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval, Canberra, ACT, Australia, March 14-19, 2021

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User Models, Metrics and Measures of Search: A Tutorial on the C/W/L Evaluation Framework
Leif Azzopardi | Alistair Moffat | Paul Thomas | Guido Zuccon
CHIIR '21: ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval, Canberra, ACT, Australia, March 14-19, 2021

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Report on the 1st simulation for information retrieval workshop (Sim4IR 2021) at SIGIR 2021
Krisztian Balog | David Maxwell | Paul Thomas | Shuo Zhang
2021 Volume 55 Issue 2

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Report on the future conversations workshop at CHIIR 2021
Damiano Spina | Johanne R. Trippas | Paul Thomas | Hideo Joho | Katriina Byström | Leigh Clark | Nick Craswell | Mary Czerwinski | David Elsweiler | Alexander Frummet | Souvick Ghosh | Johannes Kiesel | Irene Lopatovska | Daniel McDuff | Selina Meyer | Ahmed Mourad | Paul Owoicho | Sachin Pathiyan Cherumanal | Daniel Russell | Laurianne Sitbon
2021 Volume 55 Issue 1

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Theories of Conversation for Conversational IR
Paul Thomas | Mary Czerwinksi | Daniel McDuff | Nick Craswell
2021 Volume 39 Issue 4

2022

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The Crowd is Made of People: Observations from Large-Scale Crowd Labelling
Paul Thomas | Gabriella Kazai | Ryen White | Nick Craswell
CHIIR '22: ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval, Regensburg, Germany, March 14 - 18, 2022