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Information Retrieval/Search Technologies Seminar 2008
December 16, 2008
Organized by IBM Haifa Research Lab

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09:00 Registration

09:15 Opening Remarks,
Aya Soffer, Department Group Manager, Information and Interaction, IBM Haifa Research Lab

09:30 The Social Media Opportunity for Multimedia Search,
Mor Naaman, Rutgers University

10:00 Automatic Personalization Using Implicit Social Graph Structure,
Emil Ismalon, Collarity

10:30 Public vs. Private - Comparing Public Social Network Information with Email,
Ido Guy, IBM Haifa Research Lab

11:00 Break

11:20 A Social Aspect of Person Name Disambiguation in the Web,
Ron Bekkerman, HP Labs

11:50 Textual Entailment as a Framework for Semantic Information Access,
Ido Dagan, Bar-Ilan university
12:20 How to Get a Good Answer Online?,
Daphne Raban, School of Management and the Center for the Study of the Information Society, University of Haifa

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Keynote: The Future of Information Discovery: Designing to Support Social Media and Exploratory Search,
Ben Shneiderman, University of Maryland

15:00 Break

15:15 Searching the Social Web - the Challenges of Socially-Connected Search,
Ofer Egozi, Delver

15:45 Social Search and Discovery using a Unified Approach,
Sivan Yogev/Nadav Har'El, IBM Haifa Research Lab

16:15 Concluding Remarks,
David Carmel, IBM Haifa Research Lab

16:30 Poster and Demo Session,
(Coffee + Ice Cream)