Workshop Programme

Monday March 13
12:00-13:15 Registration, coffee, sandwiches
13:15-14:15 Keynote session I
  ChengXiang Zhai (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Opportunities and Challenges in Applying IR Techniques to Bioinformatics slides (4 MB) slides
14:15-14:30 Coffee break
14:30-16:00 Paper session I:
  Leif Azzopardi, Maarten de Rijke (UvA) Query Intention Acquisition: A Case Study on Automatically Inferring Structured Queries paper (205.9 KB) paper
slides (151 KB) slides
  Vojkan Mihajlovíc, Djoerd Hiemstra, Henk Ernst Blok (UT) Vague Element Selection and Query Rewriting for XML Retrieval paper (208.5 KB) paper
slides (1 MB) slides
  E.H. Dürr, R. Dekker, K. van der Meer et al. (TuDelft/UU) Archival metadata for durable data sets paper (42.6 KB) paper
slides (61.7 KB) slides
16:00-16:15 Tea break
16.15-16.30 Annonce by Willem van Hage: Thesaurus Mapping Task, OAEI 2006
16:30-18:00 Paper session II
  Anni Järvelin, Sanna Kumpulainen, Ari Pirkola, Eero Sormunen (Univ. of Tampere) Dictionary-independent translation in CLIR between closely related languages paper (179.5 KB) paper
slides (138.3 KB) slides
  Fotis Lazarinis (Techn. Educ. Institute of Mesolonghi,GR) Automatic Extraction of Knowledge from Greek Web Documents paper (141.1 KB) paper
slides (145.8 KB) slides
  Gijs Geleijnse, Jan Korst, Verus Pronk (Philips Research) Google-based Information Extraction. Finding John Lennon and Being John Malkovich paper (116.3 KB) paper
slides (2.6 MB) slides
Evening: Sponsored Dinner in Delft (details will follow soon)
Tuesday March 14
8:45-9:15 Registration, and coffee
9:15-10.15 Keynote session II
  Maarten de Rijke (UvA), Facing restrictions in questions answering slides (4.7 MB) slides
10.15-10.30 Coffee break
10.30-12:30 Paper session III
  Toine Bogers, Antal van den Bosch (UvT) Authoritative ReRanking in Fusing AuthorshipBased Subcollection Search Results paper (229.8 KB) paper
slides (1 MB) slides
  Claudia Hauff (UT) Utilizing scale-free networks to support the search for scientific publications paper (177.8 KB) paper
slides (229.6 KB) slides
  Vera Hollink, Maarten van Someren (UvA) Optimal link categorization for minimal retrieval effort paper (123.2 KB) paper
slides (758.9 KB) slides
  Börkur Sigurbjörnsson, Jaap Kamps, Maarten de Rijke (UvA) Focused Access to Wikipedia paper (609.2 KB) paper
slides (382.1 KB) slides
12.30 Closing

6th Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval Workshop (DIR 2006)