TIR 2012

9th International Workshop on Text-based Information Retrieval

in conjunction with DEXA 2012
Vienna University of Technology
Vienna, Austria
September 3 - 7, 2012


Workshop Program

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

09:00-09:10TIR-12 Opening
Session 1: Information Extraction and Text Summarization
09:10-09:40Designing a Multi-Dimensional Space for Hybrid Information Extraction
Christina Feilmayr, Klaudija Vojinovic, Birgit Pröll [paper] [slides]
09:40-10:10A Query-Focused Summarization Method that Guarantees the Inclusion of Query Words
Norihito Yasuda, Masaaki Nishino, Tsutomu Hirao, Jun Suzuki, Ryoji Kataoka [slides]
10:10-10:40Personalized Text Summarization Based on Important Terms Identification
Róbert Móro, Mária Bieliková [slides]
10:40-11:00Coffee break
Session 2: Semantic Web and Multilinguality
11:00-11:30Improving Tag Clouds with Ontologies and Semantics
Antonio M. Rinaldi [paper]
11:30-12:00Bootstraping a Comparable Corpus from Patent Family Members
Mihai Lupu [paper] [slides]
Session 3: Information Retrieval and Ranking
13:30-14:00TIRA - Configuring, Executing, and Disseminating Information Retrieval Experiments
Tim Gollub, Benno Stein, Steven Burrows, Dennis Hoppe [paper] [slides]
14:00-14:30Condorcet Fusion for Blog Opinion Retrieval
Xiaoqin Zeng, Shengli Wu [paper] [slides]
14:30-15:00Ranking Under Tight Budgets
Christian Pölitz, Ralf Schenkel [paper] [slides]
15:00-15:30Coffee break
Session 4: Mining and Classification
15:30-16:00A Model for Term Selection in Text Categorization Problems
Laura Maria Cannas, Nicoletta Dessì, Stefania Dessì [paper] [slides]
16:00-16:30In-depth Analysis of Anaphora Resolution Requirements
Mario Döller, David Coquil, Helene Schmolz [paper] [slides]
16:30Closing 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
  • 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 ninth 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-12 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 by Conference Publishing Services (CPS).
  • 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).
  • 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 06, 2012, 24:00 (CET): Deadline for paper submission (extended)
  • Apr 30, 2012: Notification to authors
  • Jun 15, 2012: Camera-ready copy due (extended)
  • Sep 04, 2012: TIR-12 Workshop

Organizing Committee

  • Benno Stein (Co-Chair), Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany
  • Michael Granitzer (Co-Chair), University of Passau, Germany
  • Maik Anderka, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany

Program Committee

  • Mikhail Alexandrov, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
  • Daniel Bär, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
  • Alberto Barrón-Cedeño, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
  • 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
  • Thomas Gottron, Universität Koblenz-Landau, Germany
  • Christian Gütl, Technical University Graz, Austria
  • Dennis Hoppe, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, 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
  • Ralf Schenkel, Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik, Germany
  • Marc Spaniol, Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik, Germany
  • Efstathios Stamatatos, University of the Aegean, Greece
  • Nadine Steinmetz, Hasso-Plattner-Institut, Germany
  • Markus Strohmaier, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • György Szarvas, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
  • Andrew Trotman, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Eloisa Vargiu, Barcelona Digital, Spain
  • Henning Wachsmuth, University of Paderborn, Germany
  • Rob Warren, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Tim Weninger, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Guido Zuccon, Australia e-Health Research Centre, Australia