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 '16- Proceedings of the 2016 ACM on International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval

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TUTORIAL SESSION: Tutorials

Advances in Formal Models of Search and Search Behaviour

  • Leif Azzopardi
  • Guido Zuccon

Utilizing Knowledge Bases in Text-centric Information Retrieval

  • Laura Dietz
  • Alexander Kotov
  • Edgar Meij

Collaborative Information Retrieval: Frameworks, Theoretical Models, and Emerging Topics

  • Lynda Tamine
  • Laure Soulier

Topic Set Size Design and Power Analysis in Practice

  • Tetsuya Sakai

SESSION: Retrieval and Ranking

Exploiting the Bipartite Structure of Entity Grids for Document Coherence and Retrieval

  • Christina Lioma
  • Fabien Tarissan
  • Jakob Grue Simonsen
  • Casper Petersen
  • Birger Larsen

Efficient and Effective Higher Order Proximity Modeling

  • Xiaolu Lu
  • Alistair Moffat
  • J. Shane Culpepper

PDF: A Probabilistic Data Fusion Framework for Retrieval and Ranking

  • Ashraf Bah Rabiou
  • Ben Carterette

Learning to Rank with Labeled Features

  • Fernando Diaz

SESSION: Understanding the Search Experience

Total Recall: Blue Sky on Mars

  • Charles L.A. Clarke
  • Gordon V. Cormack
  • Jimmy Lin
  • Adam Roegiest

Classifying User Search Intents for Query Auto-Completion

  • Jyun-Yu Jiang
  • Pu-Jen Cheng

An Analysis of the Cost and Benefit of Search Interactions

  • Leif Azzopardi
  • Guido Zuccon

Lexical Query Modeling in Session Search

  • Christophe Van Gysel
  • Evangelos Kanoulas
  • Maarten de Rijke

SESSION: Frameworks & Platforms for IR Evaluation

The Effect of Document Order and Topic Difficulty on Assessor Agreement

  • Tadele T. Damessie
  • Falk Scholer
  • Kalvero Järvelin
  • J. Shane Culpepper

A Reproducibility Study of Information Retrieval Models

  • Peilin Yang
  • Hui Fang

Power Analysis for Interleaving Experiments by Means of Offline Evaluation

  • Hosein Azarbonyad
  • Evangelos Kanoulas

Retrievability in API-Based "Evaluation as a Service"

  • Jiaul H. Paik
  • Jimmy Lin

SESSION: Dealing with Bias in IR Evaluation

Simple and Effective Approach to Score Standardisation

  • Tetsuya Sakai

The Impact of Fixed-Cost Pooling Strategies on Test Collection Bias

  • Aldo Lipani
  • Guido Zuccon
  • Mihai Lupu
  • Bevan Koopman
  • Allan Hanbury

Unbiased Comparative Evaluation of Ranking Functions

  • Tobias Schnabel
  • Adith Swaminathan
  • Peter I. Frazier
  • Thorsten Joachims

A Topical Approach to Retrievability Bias Estimation

  • Colin Wilkie
  • Leif Azzopardi

SESSION: Word Embedding for IR

Estimating Embedding Vectors for Queries

  • Hamed Zamani
  • W. Bruce Croft

Analysis of the Paragraph Vector Model for Information Retrieval

  • Qingyao Ai
  • Liu Yang
  • Jiafeng Guo
  • W. Bruce Croft

End to End Long Short Term Memory Networks for Non-Factoid Question Answering

  • Daniel Cohen
  • W. Bruce Croft

Embedding-based Query Language Models

  • Hamed Zamani
  • W. Bruce Croft

SESSION: Learning to Rank

Learning to Rank User Queries to Detect Search Tasks

  • Claudio Lucchese
  • Franco Maria Nardini
  • Salvatore Orlando
  • Gabriele Tolomei

Fast Feature Selection for Learning to Rank

  • Andrea Gigli
  • Claudio Lucchese
  • Franco Maria Nardini
  • Raffaele Perego

A Unified Energy-based Framework for Learning to Rank

  • Yi Fang
  • Mengwen Liu

Bag-of-Entities Representation for Ranking

  • Chenyan Xiong
  • Jamie Callan
  • Tie-Yan Liu

SESSION: Exploiting Structure

On Horizontal and Vertical Separation in Hierarchical Text Classification

  • Mostafa Dehghani
  • Hosein Azarbonyad
  • Jaap Kamps
  • Maarten Marx

From "More Like This" to "Better Than This"

  • Haggai Roitman
  • Doron Cohen
  • Shay Hummel

Understanding the Message of Images with Knowledge Base Traversals

  • Lydia Weiland
  • Ioana Hulpus
  • Simone Paolo Ponzetto
  • Laura Dietz

Exploiting Entity Linking in Queries for Entity Retrieval

  • Faegheh Hasibi
  • Krisztian Balog
  • Svein Erik Bratsberg

SESSION: Query Understanding

Query Anchoring Using Discriminative Query Models

  • Saar Kuzi
  • Anna Shtok
  • Oren Kurland

Rank-at-a-Time Query Processing

  • Ahmed Elbagoury
  • Matt Crane
  • Jimmy Lin

A Study of Document Expansion using Translation Models and Dimensionality Reduction Methods

  • Saeid Balaneshin-kordan
  • Alexander Kotov

Estimating Retrieval Performance Bound for Single Term Queries

  • Peilin Yang
  • Hui Fang

Optimization Method for Weighting Explicit and Latent Concepts in Clinical Decision Support Queries

  • Saeid Balaneshin-kordan
  • Alexander Kotov

SESSION: Locations and Events

Exploring Urban Lifestyles Using a Nonparametric Temporal Graphical Model

  • Shoaib Jameel
  • Yi Liao
  • Wai Lam
  • Steven Schockaert
  • Xing Xie

EventMiner: Mining Events from Annotated Documents

  • Dhruv Gupta
  • Jannik Strötgen
  • Klaus Berberich

Who Wants to Join Me?: Companion Recommendation in Location Based Social Networks

  • Yi Liao
  • Wai Lam
  • Shoaib Jameel
  • Steven Schockaert
  • Xing Xie

SESSION: Social Media

A Utility Maximization Framework for Privacy Preservation of User Generated Content

  • Yi Fang
  • Archana Godavarthy
  • Haibing Lu

Joint Estimation of Topics and Hashtag Relevance in Cross-Lingual Tweets

  • Procheta Sen
  • Debasis Ganguly
  • Gareth J.F. Jones

Temporal Query Expansion Using a Continuous Hidden Markov Model

  • Jinfeng Rao
  • Jimmy Lin

Nearest Neighbour based Transformation Functions for Text Classification: A Case Study with StackOverflow

  • Piyush Arora
  • Debasis Ganguly
  • Gareth J.F. Jones

Cross-Language Microblog Retrieval using Latent Semantic Modeling

  • Archana Godavarthy
  • Yi Fang

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