Workshop Program

14:00-14:30Further Enhancement to the Porter's Stemming Algorithm
Fadi Yamout, Rana Demachkieh, Ghalia Hamdan, and Reem Sabra [paper]
14:30-15:00Boosting for Text Classification with Semantic Features
Stephan Bloehdorn and Andreas Hotho [paper]
15:00-15:30Learning Similarities for Collaborative Information Retrieval
Armin Hust [paper]
15:30-16:00Coffee break
16:00-16:30Experiments in Document Clustering using Cluster Specific Term Weights
Christian Borgelt and Andreas Nürnberger [paper]
16:30-17:00Wrapper Generation with Patricia Trees
Sven Meyer zu Eissen and Benno Stein [paper]
17:00-17:30A Myth, Reality and Extremal Principles of Seeking in Different Search Environments
Nikolai Buzikashvili [paper]
17:30-18:00Information Need Assessment in Information Retrieval---Beyond Lists and Queries
Frank Wissbrock [paper]

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Call for Papers

"Machine Learning and Interaction for Text-Based Information Retrieval"

Being in the age of information—so to speak: information flooding—intelligent technologies for information mining and retrieval have become an important as well as exciting field of research. In this connection, methods of text-based information retrieval receive special attention, which results from the fundamental role of written text, but also because of the high availability of the Internet. E.g., information retrieval methods have the potential to improve the quality of the standard keyword search; moreover, they strike a path to the new developments from the field of the Semantic Web.

There are various techniques and methods being used for text-based information retrieval tasks, which stem from different research areas: machine learning algorithms, models from computer linguistics and psychology, paradigms from the field of user interaction and modeling, or algorithms for information visualization. The development of powerful retrieval tools requires the combination of these developments, and in this sense the workshop shall provide a platform that spans the different views and approaches.

The following list gives examples from classic and ongoing topics from the field of text-based information retrieval for which contributions are welcome (but not restricted to):

  • document models and similarity measures for special retrieval tasks
  • automatic category formation in document corpora, search results, etc.
  • topic identification and auto-abstracting: characterization of documents by keywords
  • plagiarism analysis: identification and evaluation of similar text sections
  • ontologies and the Semantic Web: analysis of annotated texts (RDF, RDFS, DAML+OIL); usage, construction, and maintenance of ontologies for retrieval tasks
  • concepts and techniques for information visualization, user modeling, and interaction in the context of particular retrieval tasks
  • evaluation; construction of test collections; user studies
Contributions can be submitted in German or English and will be peer-reviewed by at least two experts from the related field. In particular we encourage participants to present (prototypic) realizations of their ideas in the field of information retrieval.

Submission Guideline

Research papers submitted to TIR-04 must consist of original contributions. Submissions must generally be in electronic form using the Portable Document Format (PDF) or Postscript. It is the responsibility of authors to ensure that their papers use no unusual format features and are printable on a standard Postscript printer.

Author information

Submitted papers must not exceed 15 pages and should conform to Springer LNCS style. Papers must be written in English. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference and present the contribution.

Submission system

The submission system is now open.
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Important Dates

  • Jul 11, 2004: Postponed deadline for paper submission
  • Aug 01, 2004: Notification to authors
  • Aug 15, 2004: Camera-ready copy due
  • Sep 21, 2004: TIR-06 Workshop

Organizing Committee

Program Committee

  • Stefan Böttcher, Universität Paderborn
  • Heiko Holzheuer, Lycos Europe
  • Oliver Niggemann, DSpace