TIR 2009

6th International Workshop on Text-based Information Retrieval

in conjunction with DEXA 2009
Johannes Kepler University of Linz
Linz, Austria
31 August - 4 September 2009


Workshop Program

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Session 1: Text Clustering
11:30-12:00Automatic Cluster Number Selection using a Split and Merge K-Means Approach
Markus Muhr, Michael Granitzer [paper] [slides]
12:00-12:30Clustering of Short Strings in Large Databases
Arturas Mazeika, Michail Kazimianec [paper] [slides]
Session 2: Advanced Text Analysis
14:00-14:30Automatic User Comment Detection in Flat Internet Fora
Mathias Bank, Michael Mattes [paper] [slides]
14:30-15:00Comparison Between Manually and Automatically Assigned Descriptors Based on a German Bibliographic Collection
Claire Fautsch, Jacques Savoy [paper] [slides]
Session 3: Retrieval Models and Indexing
15:00-15:30Collection-Relative Representations: A Unifying View to Retrieval Models
Benno Stein, Maik Anderka [paper] [slides]
15:30-16:00Coffee break
16:00-16:30Persian Language, is Stemming Efficient?
Ljiljana Dolamic, Jacques Savoy [paper] [slides]
Session 4: Retrieval and Ranking
16:30-17:00Improving Web Page Retrieval using Search Context from Clicked Domain Names
Rongmei Li [paper] [slides]
17:00-17:30Comparing different approaches to treat Translation Ambiguity in CLIR: Structured Queries vs. Target Co-occurrence-Based Selection
Xabier Saralegi, Maddalen Lopez de Lacalle [paper]
17:30Closing Remarks

Call for Papers

Intelligent algorithms for mining and retrieval are the key technology to cope with the information need challenges in our media-centered society. Methods for text-based information retrieval receive special attention, which results from the important role of written text, from the high availability of the Internet, and from the enormous importance of Web communities.

Advanced information retrieval and extraction uses methods from different areas: machine learning, computer linguistics and psychology, user interaction and modeling, information visualization, Web engineering, artificial intelligence, or distributed systems. The development of intelligent retrieval tools requires the understanding and combination of the achievements in these areas, and in this sense the workshop provides a common platform for presenting and discussing new solutions.

The following list organizes classic and ongoing topics from the field of text-based IR for which contributions are welcome:

  • Theory. Retrieval models, language models, similarity measures, formal analysis
  • Mining and Classification. Category formation, clustering, entity resolution, document classification
  • Web. Community mining, social network analysis, structured retrieval from XML documents
  • NLP. Text summarization, keyword extraction, topic identification
  • User Interface. Paradigms and algorithms for information visualization, personalization, privacy issues
  • User Context. Context models for IR, context analysis from user behavior and from social networks
  • Multilinguality. Cross-language retrieval, multilingual retrieval, machine translation for IR
  • Evaluation. Corpus construction, experiment design, conception of user studies
  • Semantic Web. Meta data analysis and tagging, knowledge extraction, inference, and maintenance
  • Software Engineering. Frameworks and architectures for retrieval technology, distributed IR

The workshop is held for the eighth time. In the past, it was characterized by a stimulating atmosphere, and it attracted high quality contributions from all over the world. In particular, we encourage participants to present research prototypes and demonstration tools of their research ideas.

Submission Guideline

  • Research papers submitted to TIR-09 must be original contributions.
  • Submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least two experts from the related field.
  • The review process will be single-blind (the identity of authors is known to the reviewers).
  • Accepted papers will be published as IEEE proceedings by IEEE CS Press.
  • At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference and present the contribution.
  • The camera ready papers are limited to 5 (five) pages in IEEE format (two columns in A4).
  • Papers must be written in English.

Submit a Contribution

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.

Please use our conference management system ConfDriver to submit your paper.

Important Dates

  • Apr 01, 2009, 24:00 (CET): Deadline for paper submission
  • Apr 20, 2009:Notification to authors
  • May 31, 2009: Camera-ready copy due
  • Aug 31, 2009: TIR-09 Workshop

Organizing Committee

  • Benno Stein (Co-Chair), Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany
  • Michael Granitzer (Co-Chair), Know-Center Graz & Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • Maik Anderka, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany

Program Committee

  • Mikhail Alexandrov, Autonomous University of Barcelona
  • Michael Busch, IBM
  • Mario Döller, University of Passau
  • Ingo Frommholz, University of Glasgow
  • Shlomo Geva, Queensland University of Technology
  • Thomas Gottron, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
  • Christian Gütl, Technical University Graz
  • Andreas Hotho, University of Kassel
  • Andreas Juffinger, Know-Center Graz
  • Roman Kern, Know-Center Graz
  • Ralf Klamma, RWTH Aachen
  • Nedim Lipka, Bauhaus University Weimar
  • Matthias Lux, Klagenfurt University
  • Thomas Mandl, University of Hildesheim
  • Sven Meyer zu Eissen, Bayer Business Services GmbH
  • Oliver Niggemann, Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe
  • Nick Pendar, Iowa State University
  • David Pinto, Benemerita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla
  • Martin Potthast, Bauhaus University Weimar
  • Peter Prettenhofer, Bauhaus University Weimar
  • Chbeir Richard, Bourgogne University
  • Paolo Rosso, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
  • Amir Saffari, University of Technology Graz
  • Marina Santini, University of Brighton
  • Peter Scheir, Styria Medien AG
  • Ralf Schenkel, Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik
  • Serge Sharoff, University of Leeds
  • Marc Spaniol, Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik
  • Efstathios Stamatatos, University of the Aegean
  • Markus Strohmaier, Graz University of Technology
  • Andrew Trotman, Universityof Otago
  • Guido Zuccon, University of Glasgow