These proceedings contain the papers presented at the First BCS IRSG Symposium on Future Directions in Information Access (FDIA), held in Glasgow on the afternoons of the 28th and 29th of August, 2007 at the University of Glasgow. FDIA was held in conjunction to the 6th European Summer School on IR (ESSIR 2007).
Information Retrieval conferences are now becoming highly competitive. As such, it is difficult for many new researchers to present and share their ideas which are at more formative or tentative stages. The aim of this symposium was to provide a forum where future directions of information access could be presented and discussed in an open and friendly environment.
Why future directions, because we wanted to encourage submissions that focused on the possible paths so that they can be discussed. Presenting the, what if scenarios, and solutions to them.
Why Information Access, because it captures the broader ideas of information retrieval, storage and management to include interaction and usage.
The objectives of the IRSG FDIA Symposium were to:
To provide an accessible forum for early researchers (particularly PhD students, and researchers new to the field) to share and discuss their research.
To create and foster the formative and tentative research ideas.
To encourage discussion and debate.
The IRSG FDIA Symposium also aimed to provide researchers with an excellent opportunity to receive constructive feedback on their current and future research directions. So we are very grateful to the members of the programme committee for their reviews of the submitted papers and we would like to thank them for making this possible
We would like to thank our invited speakers at FDIA Stephen Robertson, Arjen de Vries and Theo Huibers. We would also like to thank the panellists Maristella Agosti, Fidel Cacheda, Yves Chiaramella, Theo Huibers, Vassilis Plachouras, Ian Ruthven, Alan Smeaton and Keith van Rijsbergen.
Finally, we would like to extend our thanks to those researchers and students who submitted their papers into consideration, the University of Glasgow for hosting the event, and Jon Ritchie for his help with local arrangements, making it possible to run this first edition of the workshop.
Andrew MacFarlane (email@example.com), City University London,
Leif Azzopardi (firstname.lastname@example.org), University of Glasgow,
Iadh Ounis (email@example.com), University of Glasgow.
Programme Committee members
Maristella Agosti, University of Padova, Italy.
Leif Azzopardi, University of Glasgow, UK.
Bettina Berendt Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany.
Wray Buntine, HIIT, FInland and NICTA, Australia.
Yves Chiaramella, Universiti Joseph Fourier - Grenoble I, France.
Nick Craswell, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK.
Norbert Fuhr, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany.
Ayse Goker, City University London, UK.
David Hawking, CSIRO, Australia.
Theo Huibers, Thaesis Ltd / University of Twente, The Netherlands.
Kal Jarvelin, University of Tampere, Finland.
Mounia Lalmas, Queen Mary, University of London, UK.
Monica Landoni, University of Lugano, Switzerland.
David Losada, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
Juan Manuel Fernandez Luna, University of Granada, Spain.
Micheal Oakes, University of Sunderland, UK.
Iadh Ounis, University of Glasgow, UK.
Martin Porter, Grapeshot Ltd, UK.
Stephen Robertson, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK.
Ian Ruthven, University of Strathclyde, UK.
Maarten de Rijke, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Keith van Rijsbergen, University of Glasgow, UK.
Stefan Rüger, The Open University, UK.
Alan Smeaton, Dublin City University, Ireland.
Amanda Spink, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.
Marina Santini Automatic Genre Identification: Towards a Flexible Classification Scheme http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2007.1
Ronald T. Fernández The Effect of Smoothing in Language Models for Novelty Detection http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2007.2
Charles Inskip How different social groups within the music industry communicate meaning in order to satisfy their information needs http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2007.3
Kashif Riaz Challenges in Urdu Stemming (A Progress Report) http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2007.4
Masnizah Mohd Named Entities Patterns across News Domains http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2007.5
Susan Price Moving Toward Web-Scale: Adapting Semantic Components for Use in Large Collections http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2007.6
Sérgio Nunes Exploring Temporal Evidence in Web Information Retrieval http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2007.7
Ulises Cerviño Beresi Narrowing gaps in science http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2007.8
A.M. Kaptein Focused Retrieval Using Topical Language and Structure http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2007.9
Alan Woodley Formulating XML-IR Queries http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2007.10
Caroline Tambellini A language model which integrates uncertainty http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2007.11
Anton Vedeshin Advanced Information Retrieval from Web Pages http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2007.12
Jana Kludas Multimedia Retrieval and Classification for Web Content http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2007.13
Maarten Clements Personalization of Social Media http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2007.14
José R. Pérez-Agüera Using Genetic Algorithms for Query Reformulation http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2007.15
Malcolm Clark Structure Text Retrieval by means of Affordances and Genre http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2007.16
Liadh Kelly The Information Retrieval Challenge of Human Digital Memories http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2007.17
Rodrigo Sánchez Jiménez Category labelling for automatic classification scheme generation http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2007.18
Aleh Veraskouski Adaptive Algorithms for Weighted Queries on Weighted Binary Relations and Labeled Trees http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2007.19
Javier Parapar Generating News Summaries at Indexing Time http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2007.20
Ilija Subasic Topic specific association rules mining from social bookmarks http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2007.21
Thilky Perera A Hybrid Approach incorporating XML and NLP Techniques for Focused Information Retrieval in the Biomedical Domain http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/FDIA2007.22