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Information Retrieval Seminar 2010
December 12, 2010
Organized by IBM R&D Labs in Israel
IBM Research Lab Auditorium, Haifa


8:30 Registration

9:15 Opening Remarks,
Aya Soffer, Director, Information Management Analytics

9:30 Semantic Advertising in a Real-Time Media Buying Environment - Challenges and Solutions,
Jonathan Schler, Chief Technology Officer, General Manager, Peer39 Israel

10:00 Analysis of Contact Center Customer Interactions,
Ezra Daya, Text Analytics Research Team Leader, Analytics Technologies Group, IBA, R&D, NICE Systems Ltd., Israel

10:30 Extracting User Profiles from Large-Scale Data,
Michal Shmueli-Sheuer, IBM R&D Labs in Israel

11:00 Break

11:15 Automatic Generation of Semantics Using Large Web Repositories,
Shaul Markovitch, Computer Science Department, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

11:45 A Sarcasm Detector - That's a Real Useful Invention,
Oren Tsur, Computational Cognitive Linguistics Lab, Department of Computer Science, Hebrew University
12:15 Tag-Cloud Generation in Sparsely Tagged Domains,
David Carmel, IBM R&D Labs in Israel

12:45 Demos: Five-Minute Madness

13:15 Lunch and demos

14:15 Keynote: Open Information Extraction at Web Scale,
Oren Etzioni, Director of the Turing Center, University of Washington

15:15 Break

15:30 Semi-Supervised Topic Models for Semantic Exploratory Search –Application to the Domain of Halachic Texts,
Michael Elhadad, Department of Computer Science, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

16:00 Graph Walk Similarity Measures for Parsed Text,
Einat Minkov, Department of Information Systems, University of Haifa

16:30 Concluding Remarks

16:45 Demos Reception

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