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Information Retrieval Seminar 2005

IBM Haifa Labs

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December 05, 2005
Organized by IBM Research Lab in Haifa, Israel

Seminar's Agenda PDF version for printing (52 KB)

09:00 Welcome,
Yoelle Maarek, Department Group Manager, Information and Media Technologies, IBM Haifa Research Lab

09:30 Advances and Challenges for Information Retrieval Evaluation,
Ian Soboroff, NIST

10:00 Learning to predict query difficulty,
David Carmel, IBM Haifa Research Lab

10:30 Demo Promo: RawSugar (Presentation),, MindCite (Presentation), Equivio (Presentation), Hebrew Morphological Disambiguation - Haifa University (Presentation), (Presentation), iPhrase, ClearForest (Presentation), Unsupervised Verb Classification (Edinburgh)

10:45 Break and demonstration session

11:30 Peer-to-Peer Data Integration with Active XML, Tova Milo, Tel Aviv University, Israel

12:00 Database Inspired Search, David Konopnicki, IBM Haifa Research Lab

12:30 Searching the Tagspace with RawSugar,
Frank Smadja, RawSugar, Israel

13:00 Lunch and demonstration session follow-ons

14:00 Keynote: Open Source Search,
Doug Cutting, Apache

15:00 Linguistic Tools for Advanced Information Extraction,
Aaron Kaplan, Xerox, XRCE, France

15:30 Coffee Break

15:45 When You Don't Want to Search,
Bob Rosenschein,, Israel

16:15 Random Sampling from a Search Engine's Index,
Ziv Bar-Yossef, Technion, Israel

16:45 Ranking Systems: The PageRank Axioms,
Alon Altman, Technion, Israel

17:15 Concluding Remarks,
Aya Soffer, Senior Manager, Information and Search Technologies, IBM Haifa Research Lab


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