TIR 2013

10th International Workshop on Text-based Information Retrieval

in conjunction with DEXA 2013
Prague, Czech Republic
University of Economics
August 26 - 30, 2013


Workshop Program

Monday, August 26th, 2013

13:30-13:40TIR-13 Opening
Session 1: Web Search and Similarity Measures
13:40-14:10Word Semantic Similarity Based on Document Title
Mohamed said Hamani, Ramdane Maamri [paper] [slides]
14:10-14:40A Parallel Comparator of Documents
Sonia Alouane, Minyar Sassi, Kamel Barkaoui [paper]
14:40-15:10Instability in Search Engine Results
Marco Palomino, Tim Taylor, Geoff McBride, Richard Owen [paper] [slides]
15:10-15:30Coffee break
Session 2: Information Extraction
15:30-16:00Managing Genetic Algorithm Parameters to Improve SegGen, a Thematic Segmentation Algorithm
Neslihan Sirin Saygili, Tankut Acarman, Tassadit Amghar, Bernard Levrat [paper] [slides]
16:00-16:30From Ambiguous Words to Key-concept Extraction
Márius Šajgalík, Michal Barla, Mária Bieliková [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 tenth 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-13 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 20, 2013, 24:00 (CET): Deadline for paper submission (extended)
  • May 13, 2013: Notification to authors (extended)
  • Jun 07, 2013: Camera-ready copy due (extended)
  • Aug 26, 2013: TIR-13 Workshop

Organizing Committee

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

Program Committee

  • Daniel Bär, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
  • Alberto Barrón-Cedeño, Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya, Spain
  • Steven Burrows, German Institute for International Educational Research, Germany
  • Richard Chbeir, Pau University, France
  • Mario Döller, University of Applied Science FH Kufstein Tirol, Germany
  • Marcelo Luis Errecalde, Universidad Nacional de San Luis, Argentina
  • Edgardo Ferretti, Universidad Nacional de San Luis, Argentina
  • Ingo Frommholz, University of Bedfordshire, UK
  • Tim Gollub, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany
  • Thomas Gottron, Universität Koblenz-Landau, Germany
  • Christian Gütl, Technical University Graz, Austria
  • Dennis Hoppe, ePages GmbH, Germany
  • Andreas Hotho, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany
  • Roman Kern, Know-Center Graz, Austria
  • Ralf Klamma, RWTH Aachen, Germany
  • Elisabeth Lex, Know-Center Graz, Austria
  • Nedim Lipka, Adobe Research, USA
  • Mihai Lupu, ESTeam AB / Vienna University of Technology, Sweden / Austria
  • 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
  • Tsvetomira Palakarska, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany
  • Paolo Rosso, Universitat Politécnica de Valéncia, Spain
  • Marina Santini, Santa Anna IT Research Institute, Sweden
  • Ralf Schenkel, Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik, Germany
  • Christin Seifert, University of Passau, Germany
  • Serge Sharoff, University of Leeds, UK
  • Philipp Singer, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • Marc Spaniol, Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik, Germany
  • Efstathios Stamatatos, University of the Aegean, Greece
  • Nadine Steinmetz, Hasso-Plattner-Institut für Softwaresystemtechnik GmbH, Germany
  • Eloisa Vargiu, Barcelona Digital, Spain
  • 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, Australia e-Health Research Centre, Australia