The 2nd ACM International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval
University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA
September 13-16, 2016
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ICTIR 2016 Accepted Papers

Full Papers

A Simple and Effective Approach to Score Standardisation
Tetsuya Sakai (Waseda University)
Classifying User Search Intents for Query Auto-Completion
Jyun-Yu Jiang (National Taiwan University); Pu-Jen Cheng (National Taiwan University)
Exploring Urban Lifestyles Using a Nonparametric Temporal Graphical Model
Query Anchoring Using Discriminative Query Models
Saar Kuzi (Technion); Anna Shtok (Technion); Oren Kurland (Technion)
Estimating Embedding Vectors for Queries
Hamed Zamani (University of Massachusetts Amherst); W. Bruce Croft (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
Efficient and Effective Higher Order Proximity Modeling
Xiaolu Lu (RMIT University); Alistair Moffat (The University of Melbourne); J. Shane Culpepper (RMIT University)
Embedding-based Query Language Models
Hamed Zamani (University of Massachusetts Amherst); W. Bruce Croft (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
Exploiting Entity Linking in Queries for Entity Retrieval
Faegheh Hasibi (Norwegian University of Science and Technology); Krisztian Balog (University of Stavanger); Svein Erik Bratsberg (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
Learning to Rank User Queries to Detect Search Tasks
Claudio Lucchese (ISTI-CNR, Pisa); Franco Maria Nardini (ISTI-CNR, Pisa); Salvatore Orlando (Universit? Ca' Foscari Venezia); Gabriele Tolomei (Yahoo, London)
On Horizontal and Vertical Separationin Hierarchical Text Classification
Mostafa Dehghani (The University of Amsterdam); Hosein Azarbonyad (The University of Amsterdam); Jaap Kamps (The University of Amsterdam); Maarten Marx (The University of Amsterdam)
Analysis of the Paragraph Vector Model for Information Retrieval
Qingyao Ai (University of Massachusetts Amherst); Liu Yang (University of Massachusetts Amherst); Jiafeng Guo (Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences); W. Bruce Croft (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
Unbiased Comparative Evaluation of Ranking Functions
Tobias Schnabel (Cornell University); Adith Swaminathan (Cornell University); Peter Frazier (Cornell University); Thorsten Joachims (Cornell University)
EventMiner: Mining Events from Annotated Documents
Dhruv Gupta (Max Planck Institute for Informatics); Klaus Berberich (Max Planck Institute for Informatics); Jannik Stroetgen (Max Planck Institute for Informatics)
An Analysis of the Cost and Benefit of Search Interactions
Leif Azzopardi (University of Glasgow); Guido Zuccon (Queensland University of Technology (QUT))
Exploiting the Bipartite Structure of Entity Grids for Document Coherence and Retrieval
Christina Lioma (University of Copenhagen); Fabien Tarissan (CNRS); Jakob Grue Simonsen (University of Copenhagen); Casper Petersen (University of Copenhagen); Birger Larsen (University of Aalborg in Copenhagen)
Understanding the Message of Images with Knowledge Base Traversals
Lydia Weiland (University of Mannheim); Ioana Hulpus (University of Mannheim); Simone Paolo Ponzetto (University of Mannheim); Laura Dietz (University of Mannheim)
A Reproducibility Study of Information Retrieval Models
Peilin Yang (University of Delaware); Hui Fang (University of Delaware)
A Unified Energy-based Framework for Learning to Rank
Yi Fang (Santa Clara University); Mengwen Liu (Drexel university)
A Utility Maximization Framework for Privacy Preservation of User Generated Content
Yi Fang (Santa Clara University); Archana Godavarthy (Santa Clara University); Haibing Lu (Santa Clara University)
Optimization Method for Weighting Explicit and Latent Concepts in Clinical Decision Support Queries
Saeid Balaneshin-kordan (Wayne State University); Alexander Kotov (Wayne State University)
PDF: A Probabilistic Data Fusion Framework for Retrieval and Ranking
Ashraf Bah (University of Delaware); Ben Carterette (University of Delaware)
Who Wants to Join Me? Companion Recommendation in Location Based Social Networks
Yi Liao (The Chinese University of Hong Kong); Wai Lam (The Chinese University of Hong Kong); Shoaib Jameel (Cardiff University); Steven Schockaert (Cardiff University); Xing Xie (Microsoft Research)

Short Papers

From 'More Like This' to 'Better Than This'
Haggai Roitman (IBM Research - Haifa); Doron Cohen (IBM Research - Haifa); Shay Hummel (IBM Research - Haifa)
Lexical Query Modeling in Session Search
Christophe Van Gysel (The University of Amsterdam); Evangelos Kanoulas (The University of Amsterdam); Maarten de Rijke (The University of Amsterdam)
Bag-of-Entity Representation for Ranking
Chenyan Xiong (Carnegie Mellon University); Jamie Callan (Carnegie Mellon University); Tie-Yan Liu (Microsoft)
Temporal Query Expansion with Continuous Hidden Markov Model
Jinfeng Rao (Univ of maryland at college park); Jimmy Lin (University of Waterloo)
Joint Estimation of Topics and Hashtag Relevance in Cross-Lingual Tweets
Procheta Sen (Indian Statistical Institute); Debasis Ganguly (Dublin City University); Gareth Jones (Dublin City University)
Nearest Neighbour based Transformation Functions for Text Classification: A case study with StackOverflow
Piyush Arora (Dublin City University); Debasis Ganguly (Dublin City University); Gareth Jones (Dublin City University)
Retrievability in API-Based ``Evaluation as a Service''
Jiaul Hoque Paik (IIT Kharagpur); Jimmy Lin (University of Waterloo)
Retrieval Performance Bound Analysis for Single Term Queries
Peilin Yang (University of Delaware); Hui Fang (University of Delaware)
The Impact of Fixed-Cost Pooling Strategies on Test Collection Bias
Aldo Lipani (Vienna University of Technology); Guido Zuccon (Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane); Mihai Lupu (Vienna University of Technology); Bevan Koopman (Australian e-Health Research Centre, CSIRO, Brisbane); Allan Hanbury (Vienna University of Technology)
Total Recall: Blue Sky on Mars
Charles Clarke (University of Waterloo); Gordon Cormack (University of Waterloo); Jimmy Lin (University of Waterloo); Adam Roegiest (University of Waterloo)
The Effect of Document Order and Topic Difficulty on Assessor Agreement
Tadele Tedla Damessie (RMIT University); Falk Scholer (RMIT University); Kalervo J?rvelin (University of Tampere); J. Shane Culpepper (RMIT University)
Experimental Design for Online Evaluation Using Offline Evaluation Measures
Hosein Azarbonyad (The University of Amsterdam); Evangelos Kanoulas (The University of Amsterdam)
Fast Feature Selection for Learning to Rank
Andrea Gigli (University of Pisa); Claudio Lucchese (ISTI-CNR); Franco Maria Nardini (ISTI-CNR); Raffaele Perego (ISTI-CNR)
Rank-at-a-Time Query Processing
Matthew Crane (University of Waterloo); Ahmed Elbagoury (University of Waterloo); Jimmy Lin (University of Waterloo)
Axiomatic Learning to Rank
Fernando Diaz (Microsoft)
Cross-Language Microblog Retrieval using Latent Semantic Modeling
Archana Godavarthy (Santa Clara Univeristy); Yi Fang (Santa Clara Univeristy)
A Topical Approach to Retrievability Bias Estimation
Colin Wilkie (University of Glasgow); Leif Azzopardi (University of Glasgow)
End to End Long Short Term Memory Networks for Non-Factoid Question Answering
Daniel Cohen (UMASS Amherst); W. Bruce Croft (UMASS Amherst)
A Study of Document Expansion using Translation Models and Dimensionality Reduction Methods
Saeid Balaneshin-kordan (Wayne State University); Alexander Kotov (Wayne State University)

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