Supported by

TIR 2011

8th International Workshop on Text-based Information Retrieval

in conjunction with DEXA 2011
IRIT, Paul Sabatier University
Toulouse, France
August 29 - September 2, 2011

Workshop Program

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

09:00-09:10TIR-11 Opening
Session 1: Information Quality and Evaluation
09:10-09:40Model Selection Strategies for Author Disambiguation
Roman Kern, Mario Zechner, Michael Granitzer [paper] [slides]
09:40-10:10An Evaluation Model for Systems and Resources Employed in the Correction of Errors in Textual Documents
Arnaud Renard, Sylvie Calabretto, Béatrice Rumpler [slides]
10:10-10:30Coffee break
Session 2: WWW and Semantic Web
10:30-11:00A Fast and Accurate Approach for Main Content Extraction based on Character Encoding
Hadi Mohammadzadeh, Thomas Gottron, Franz Schweiggert, Gholamreza Nakhaeizadeh [paper] [slides]
11:00-11:30Studying the Impact of Text Summarization on Contextual Advertising
Giuliano Armano, Alessandro Giuliani, Eloisa Vargiu [paper] [slides]
11:30-12:00Named Entity Recognition for User-Generated Tags
Nadine Ludwig, Harald Sack [paper] [slides]
Session 3: Information Retrieval and Web Search
14:00-14:30Robust Models in Information Retrieval
Nedim Lipka, Benno Stein [paper] [slides]
14:30-15:00Effective Keyword Search over Relational Databases Considering keywords proximity and keywords N-grams
Sina Fakhraee, Farshad Fotouhi [paper] [slides]
15:00-15:30Fusing Blog Opinion Retrieval Results for Better Effectiveness
Shengli Wu [paper] [slides]
15:30-16:00Coffee break
Session 4: Clustering and Classification
16:00-16:30Enhancing Accuracy of Multilabel Classification by Extracting Hierarchies from Flat Clusterings
Alexander Ulanov, German Sapozhnikov, Nikolay Lyubomishchenko, Georgy Shevlyakov [paper] [slides]
16:30-17:00Classifying Words: A Syllables-based Model
P. Warintarawej, A. Laurent, P. Pompidor, A. Cassanas, B. Laurent [paper] [slides]
17:00Closing 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
  • Information Quality. Quality assessment, information diffusion in social media
  • 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-11 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 13, 2011, 24:00 (CET): Postponed deadline for paper submission
  • May 10, 2011: Notification to authors
  • May 31, 2011: Postponed camera-ready copy due
  • Aug 31, 2011: TIR-11 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, Spain
  • Alberto Barrón-Cedeño, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
  • Steven Burrows, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany
  • Richard Chbeir, Bourgogne University, France
  • Mario Döller, University of Passau, Germany
  • Marcelo Luis Errecalde, Universidad Nacional de San Luis, Argentina
  • Ingo Frommholz, University of Bedfordshire, UK
  • Shlomo Geva, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Thomas Gottron, Universität Koblenz-Landau, Germany
  • Gregory Grefenstette, Exalead, France
  • Christian Gütl, Technical University Graz, Austria
  • Thomas Hampp, IBM Deutschland Research & Development GmbH, Germany
  • Benjamin Herbert, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
  • Roman Kern, Know-Center Graz, Austria
  • Ralf Klamma, RWTH Aachen, Germany
  • Elisabeth Lex, Know-Center Graz, Austria
  • Nedim Lipka, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany
  • Matthias Lux, Klagenfurt University, Austria
  • Thomas Mandl, University of Hildesheim, Germany
  • Sven Meyer zu Eissen, Bayer Business Services GmbH, Germany
  • Oliver Niggemann, Ostwestfalen-Lippe University, Germany
  • Paolo Rosso, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
  • Marina Santini, University of Brighton, UK
  • Christin Seifert, Know-Center Graz, Austria
  • Ralf Schenkel, Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik, Germany
  • Efstathios Stamatatos, University of the Aegean, Greece
  • Markus Strohmaier, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • Andrew Trotman, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Vasudeva Varma, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, India
  • Henning Wachsmuth, University of Paderborn, Germany
  • Rob Warren, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Tim Weninger, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Mario Zechner, Know-Center Graz, Austria
  • Guido Zuccon, University of Glasgow, Scotland