33rd Annual ACM SIGIR Conference

Detailed Scientific Program



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Tuesday, 20th July

Tuesday 9:00-10:15

Keynote Adress

        Refactoring the Search Problem
Gary W. Flake (Microsoft Live Labs)

Tuesday, 10:15-10:45

Break

Tuesday, 10:45-12:00

Session 1A: Clustering

Chair: Gabriella Pasi (University of Milano-Bicocca)

        Prototype Hierarchy Based Clustering for Web Collection Categorization and Navigation
Zhao-Yan Ming, Kai Wang, Tat-Seng Chua (National University of Singapore)

        Person Name Disambiguation by Bootstrapping
Yoshida Minoru, Ikeda Masaki, Ono Shingo, Sato Issei, Nakagawa Hiroshi (University of Tokyo) 

        Self-Taught Hashing for Fast Similarity Search
Dell Zhang (Birkbeck, University of London), Jun Wang (University College London),
Deng Cai (Zhejiang University), Jinsong Lu (Birkbeck, University of London)

Session 1B: User Model

Chair: Ian Ruthven (University of Strathclyde)

        Personalizing Information Retrieval for Multi-Session Tasks: The Roles of Task Stage and Task Type
Jingjing Liu, Nicholas J. Belkin (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey) 

        Predicting Searcher Frustration
Henry Feild, James Allan (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Rosie Jones (Yahoo! Labs)

        The Good, the Bad, and the Random: An Eye-Tracking Study of Ad Quality in Web Search
Georg Buscher (University of Kaiserslautern), Susan Dumais (Microsoft Research Redmond),
Edward Cutrell (Microsoft Research India)

Session 1C: Applications I

Chair: Luo Si (Purdue University)

   Ranking using Multiple Document Types in Desktop Search
Jinyoung Kim, W. Bruce Croft (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

        Acquisition of Instance Attributes via Labeled and Related Instances
Enrique Alfonseca, Marius Pasca, Enrique Robledo-Arnuncio (Google) 

        Relevance and Ranking in Online Dating Systems
Fernando Diaz, Donald Metzler, Sihem Amer-Yahia (Yahoo! Labs)

Tuesday, 12:00-14:00

Lunch on your own

Tuesday, 14:00-15:40

Session 2A: Search Engine Architectures and Scalability

Chair: Alistair Moffat (University of Melbourne)

        Scalability of Findability: Effective and Efficient IR Operations in Large Information Networks
Weimao Ke, Javed Mostafa (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

        Caching Search Engine Results over Incremental Indices
Roi Blanco, Edward Bortnikov, Flavio Junqueira, Ronny Lempel (Yahoo! Research),
Luca Telloli (
Barcelona Supercomputing Center), Hugo Zaragoza (Yahoo! Research)

        Query Forwarding in Geographically Distributed Search Engines
B. Barla Cambazoglu (Yahoo! Research), Emre Varol, Enver Kayaaslan,
Cevdet Aykanat (Bilkent University), Ricardo Baeza-Yates (Yahoo! Research)

        A Joint Probabilistic Classification Model for Resource Selection
Dzung Hong, Luo Si, Paul Bracke, Michael Witt, Tim Juchcinski (Purdue University)

Chair: Tie-Yan Liu(Microsoft Research Asia)

        Temporal Click Model for Sponsored Search
Wanhong Xu (Carnegie Mellon University), Eren Manavoglu, Erick Cantu-Paz (Yahoo! Labs)

        Freshness Matters: In Flowers, Food, and Web Authority
Na Dai, Brian D. Davison (Lehigh University)

        The Importance of Anchor-Text for Ad Hoc Search Revisited
Marijn Koolen, Jaap Kamps (University of Amsterdam)

        Ready to Buy or Just Browsing? Detecting Web Searcher Goals From Interaction Data
Qi Guo, Eugene Agichtein (Emory University)

Session 2C: Learning to Rank

Chair: Hang Li(Microsoft Research Asia)

        Learning to Efficiently Rank
Lidan Wang (University of Maryland, College Park),
Jimmy Lin (University of Maryland, College Park), Donald Metzler (Yahoo!)

        Ranking for the Conversion Funnel in Contextual Advertising
Abraham Bagherjeiran, Andrew Hatch, Adwait Ratnaparkhi (Yahoo!)

        How Good is a Span of Terms?  Exploiting Proximity to Improve Web Retrieval
Krysta Svore (Microsoft Research), Pallika Kanani (University of Massachusetts Amherst),
Nazan Khan (Microsoft Research)

        Learning to Rank Only Using Training Data From Related Domain
Wei Gao (The Chinese University of Hong Kong), Peng Cai (East China Normal University),
Kam-Fai Wong (The Chinese University of Hong Kong),
Aoying Zhou (East China Normal University)

Tuesday, 15:40-16:15

Break

Tuesday, 16:15-17:30

Session 3A: Clustering II

Chair: Omar Alonso (Microsoft Research)

        Optimal Meta Search Results Clustering
Claudio Carpineto, Giovanni Romano (Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Rome)

        Analysis of Structural Relationships for Hierarchical Cluster Labeling
Markus Muhr, Roman Kern (Know-Center Gmbh),
Michael Granitzer (University of Technology Graz)

        On the Existence of Obstinate Results in Vector Space Models
Miloš Radovanović (University of Novi Sad), Alexandros Nanopoulos (University of Hildesheim),
Mirjana K.
Ivanović (University of Novi Sad)

Session 3B: Filtering and Recommendation

Chair: Douglas W. Oard(University of Maryland, College Park)

        Social Media Recommendation Based on People and Tags
Ido Guy, Naama Zwerdling, Inbal Ronen, David Carmel, Erel Uziel (IBM Research Haifa)

        A Network-Based Model for High-Dimensional Information Filtering
Nikolaos Nanas, Manolis Vavalis (Centre for Research and Technology Thessaly),
Anne De Roeck (The Open University)

        Temporal Diversity in Recommender Systems
Neal Lathia, Stephen Hailes, Licia Capra (University College London),
Xavier Amatriain (
Telefonica Research)

        Serendipitous Recommendation via Innovators
Noriaki Kawamae (NTT Comware)

Session 3C: Information Retrieval Theory

Chair: Hugo Zaragoza (Yahoo! Research)

        On Statistical Analysis and Optimization of Information Retrieval Effectiveness Metrics
Jun Wang, Jianhan Zhu (University College London)

        Information-Based Models for Ad Hoc Information Retrieval
Stéphane Clinchant (Xerox Research Centre Europe, Université Grenoble 1),
Eric Gaussier (Université Joseph Fourier)

        Score Distribution Models: Assumptions, Intuition, and Robustness to Score Manipulation
Evangelos Kanoulas (University of Sheffield),
Keshi Dai, Virgil Pavlu, Javed A. Aslam (Northeastern University)

Tuesday, 17:30-19:00

Poster & Demonstrations reception


Wednesday, 21st July

Wednesday, 9:00-10:15

Tuesday 9:00-10:15

Keynote Adress

        Is the Cranfield Paradigm Outdated?
Donna Harman (NIST)

Wednesday, 10:15-10:45

Break

Wednesday, 10:45-12:00

Session 4A: Language Models & IR Theory

Chair: James Allan (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

        Geometric Representations for Multiple Documents
Jangwon Seo, W. Bruce Croft (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

        Using Statistical Decision Theory and Relevance Models for Query-Performance Prediction
Anna Shtok, Oren Kurland (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology),
David Carmel (IBM Research)

        Active Learning for Ranking Through Expected Loss Optimization
Bo Long, Olivier Chapelle, Ya Zhang, Yi Chang, Zhaohui Zheng, Belle Tseng (Yahoo! Labs)

Session 4B: Query Representations & Reformulations

Chair: Maarten de Rijke (University of Amsterdam)

        Image Search by Concept Map
Hao Xu (University of Science and Technology of China),
Jingdong Wang, Xian-Sheng Hua, Shipeng Li (Microsoft Research Asia) 

        Generalized Syntactic and Semantic Models of Query Reformulation
Amac Herdagdelen (University of Trento), Massimiliano Ciaramita, Daniel Mahler (Google),
Maria Holmqvist (Linköping University), Keith Hall, Stefan Riezler, Enrique Alfonseca (Google)

        Evaluating Verbose Query Processing Techniques
Samuel Huston, W. Bruce Croft (University of Massachusetts Amherst) 

Session 4C: Automatic Classification

Chair: Eric Gaussier (Université Joseph Fourier)

        SED: Supervised Experimental Design and Its Application to Text Classification
Yi Zhen, Dit-Yan Yeung (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

        Temporally-Aware Algorithms for Document Classification
Thiago Salles (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais),
Leonardo Chaves Dutra Rocha (Universidade Federal de São João Del-Rei),
Gisele L. Pappa, Fernando Mourão, Wagner Meira Jr.,
Marcos André Gon
çalves (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais)  

        Multi-Label Classification with Meta-Level Features
Siddharth Gopal, Yiming Yang (Carnegie Mellon University) 

Wednesday, 12:00-14:00

Lunch on your own

Wednesday, 14:00-15:40

Session 5A: Retrieval Models and Ranking

Chair: Djoerd Hiemstra (University of Twente)

        Estimation of Statistical Translation Models Based on Mutual Information for Ad Hoc Information Retrieval
Maryam Karimzadehgan, ChengXiang Zhai (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

        DivQ: Diversification for Keyword Search over Structured Databases
Elena Demidova (L3S Research Center, Leibniz Universität Hannover),
Peter Fankhauser (L3S Research Center), Xuan Zhou (CSIRO ICT Centre),
Wolfgang Nejdl (L3S Research Center)

        Finding Support Sentences for Entities
Roi Blanco, Hugo Zaragoza (Yahoo! Research)

        Estimating Probabilities for Effective Data Fusion
David Lillis, Lusheng Zhang, Fergus Toolan, Rem Collier, John Dunnion (University College Dublin)

Session 5B: User Feedback & User Models

Chair: Nicholas J. Belkin (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey)

        Incorporating Post-Click Behaviors Into a Click Model
Feimin Zhong, Dong Wang (Tsinghua University),
Gang Wang, Weizhu Chen, Yuchen Zhang, Zheng Chen, Haixun Wang (Microsoft Research Asia)

        Interactive Retrieval Based on Faceted Feedback
Lanbo Zhang, Yi Zhang (University of California at Santa Cruz)

        A Comparison of General vs. Personalized Affective Models for the Prediction of Topical Relevance
Ioannis Arapakis, Konstantinos Athanasakos, Joemon M. Jose (University of Glasgow)

        Understanding Web Browsing Behaviors through Weibull Analysis of Dwell Time
Chao Liu, Ryen White, Susan Dumais (Microsoft Research Redmond)

Chair: Iadh Ounis (University of Glasgow)

        Segmentation of Multi-Sentence Questions: Towards Effective Question Retrieval in cQA Services
Kai Wang,
Zhao-Yan Ming, Xia Hu, Tat-Seng Chua (National University of Singapore)

        Mining the Blogosphere for Top News Stories Identification
Yeha Lee, Hun-Young Jung, Woosang Song, Jong-Hyeok Lee (POSTECH, Pohang)

        Proximity-Based Opinion Retrieval
Shima Gerani, Mark J. Carman, Fabio Crestani (University of Lugano)

        Evaluating and Predicting Answer Quality in Community QA
Chirag Shah, Jeffrey Pomerantz (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) 

Wednesday, 15:40-16:10

Break

Wednesday, 16:10-17:30

Session 6A: Document Structure & Adversarial Information Retrieval

Chair: Mounia Lalmas (University of Glasgow)

        Adaptive Near-Duplicate Detection via Similarity Learning
Hannaneh Hajishirzi (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign),
Wen-Tau Yih, Aleksander Kolcz (Microsoft Research)

        A Content Based Approach for Discovering Missing Anchor Text for Web Search
Xing Yi, James Allan (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

        Uncovering Social Spammers: Social Honeypots + Machine Learning
Kyumin Lee, James Caverlee (Texas A&M University),
Steve Webb (Georgia Institute of Technology) 

Session 6B: Users and Interactive IR

Chair: David Carmel (IBM Research Haifa)

        Studying Trailfinding Algorithms for Enhanced Web Search
Adish Singla (Microsoft Bing), Ryen White (Microsoft Research Redmond),
Jeff Huang (University of Washington)

        Context-Aware Ranking in Web Search
Biao Xiang (
University of Science and Technology of China), Daxin Jiang (Microsoft Researc Asia),
Jian Pei (Simon Fraser University), Xiaohui Sun (Microsoft Research Asia),
Enhong Chen (University of Science and Technology of China),
Hang Li (Microsoft Research Asia)

        Collecting High Quality Overlapping Labels at Low Cost
Hui Yang (Carnegie Mellon University), Anton Mityagin (Qualcomm),
Krysta Svore (Microsoft Research), Sergey Markov (Microsoft Bing)

Session 6C: Document Representation and Content Analysis

Chair: Marie-Francine Moens (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)

        Multi-Style Language Model for Web Scale Information Retrieval
Kuansan Wang, Jianfeng Gao, Xiaolong Li (Microsoft Research)

        Combining Coregularization and Consensus-Based Self-Training for Multilingual Text Categorization
Massih-Reza Amini (National Research Council of Canada),
Cyril Goutte (NRC Institute for Information Technology),
Nicolas Usunier (University Pierre et Marie Curie)

        Towards Subjectifying Text Clustering
Sajib Dasgupta, Vincent Ng (University of Texas at Dallas) 

Wednesday, 18:30-22:00

Conference Banquet


Thursday, 22nd July

Thursday, 9:00-10:15

Session 7A: Test-Collections

Chair: John Tait (The Information Retrieval Facility)

        The Effect of Assessor Error on IR System Evaluation
Ben Carterette (University of Delaware), Ian Soboroff (NIST)

        Building Reusable Test Collections Through Experimental Design
Ben Carterette (University of Delaware), Evangelos Kanoulas (University of Sheffield),
Virgil Pavlu (Northeastern University), Hui Fang (University of Delaware)

        Do User Preferences and Evaluation measures Line Up?
Mark Sanderson, Monica Lestari Paramita , Paul Clough,
Evangelos Kanoulas (University of Sheffield)

Session 7B: Query Log Analysis

Chair: Yoelle Maarek (Yahoo! Research)

        Query Similarity by Projecting the QueryFlow Graph
Ilaria Bordino (Sapienza University of Rome & University of Pompeu Fabra)
Carlos Castillo, Debora Donato, Aristides Gionis (Yahoo! Research Barcelona)

        The Demographics of Web Search
Ingmar Weber, Carlos Castillo (Yahoo! Research Barcelona)

        A User Behavior Model for Average Precision and its Generalization to Graded Judgments
Georges Dupret (Yahoo! Labs), Benjamin Piwowarski (University of Glasgow) 

Thursday, 10:15-10:45

Break

Thursday, 10:45-12:00

Session 8A: Summarization & User Feedback

Chair: Elizabeth D. Liddy (Syracuse University)

        Learning More Powerful Statistical Tests for Click-Based Retrieval Evaluation
Yisong Yue, Yue Gao (Cornell University), Olivier Chapelle, Ya Zhang (Yahoo! Labs),
Thorsten Joachims (Cornell University)

        EUSUM: Extracting Easy-to-Understand English Summaries for Non-Native Readers
Xiaojun Wan (Peking University) 

        Visual Summarization of Web Pages
Binxing Jiao (University of Science and Technology of China),
Linjun Yang, Xu Jizheng, Feng Wu (Microsoft Research Asia)

Session 8B: Query Analysis

Chair: Ricardo Baeza-Yates (Yahoo! Research)

        Estimating Advertisability of Tail Queries for Sponsored Search
Sandeep Pandey, Kunal Punera, Marcus Fontoura, Vanja Josifovski (Yahoo! Research)

        Exploring Reductions for Long Web Queries
Niranjan Balasubramanian (University of Massachusetts Amherst),
Giridhar Kumaran, Vitor Carvalho (Microsoft Corporation)

        Positional Relevance Model for Pseudo-Relevance Feedback
Yuanhua Lv, ChengXiang Zhai (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Thursday, 12:00-14:00

Business Lunch

Thursday, 14:00-15:40

Session 9A: Effectiveness Measures

Chair: Ian Soboroff (NIST)

        Assessing the Scenic Route: Measuring the Value of Search Trails in Web Logs
Ryen W. White (Microsoft Research Redmond), Jeff Huang (University of Washington)

        Human Performance and Retrieval Precision Revisited
Mark D. Smucker, Chandra Prakash Jethani (University of Waterloo)

        Extending Average Precision to Graded Relevance Judgments
Stephen Robertson (Microsoft Research), Evangelos Kanoulas (University of Sheffield),
Emine Yilmaz (Microsoft Research Cambridge)

        PRES: A Score Metric for Evaluating Recall-Oriented Information Retrieval Applications
Walid Magdy, Gareth J.F. Jones (Dublin City University)

Session 9B: Multimedia Information Retrieval

Chair: Tat Seng Chua (National University of Singapore)

        Content-Enriched Classifier for Web Video Classification
Ce Zhang, Bin Cui (Peking University), Gao Cong (
Nanyang Technological University)

        Robust Audio Identification for MP3 Popular Music
Li Wei, Liu Yaduo, Xue Xiangyang (Fudan University, Shanghai)

        Effective Music Tagging Through Advanced Statistical Modeling
Jialie Shen (Singapore Management University), Meng Wang (Microsoft Research Asia),
Shuicheng Yan, HweeHwa Pang (Singapore Management University),
Xian-Sheng Hua (Microsoft Research Asia)

        Properties of Optimally Weighted Data Fusion in CBMIR
Peter Wilkins, Alan Smeaton,
Paul Ferguson (Dublin City University)

Thursday, 15:40-16:10

Break

Thursday, 16:10-17:30

Session 10A: Non-English IR & Evaluation

Chair: Jaana Kekäläinen (University of Tampere)

        To Translate or Not to Translate?
Chia-Jung Lee, Chin-Hui Chen, Shao-Hang Kao, Pu-Jen Cheng (National Taiwan University)

        Multilingual PRF: English Lends a Helping Hand
Manoj Kumar Chinnakotla, Karthik Raman, Pushpak Bhattacharyya (IIT Bombay)

        Comparing the Sensitivity of Information Retrieval Metrics
Filip Radlinski (Microsoft, Cambridge), Nick Craswell (Microsoft, Redmond)

Session 10B: Applications II

Chair: David Lewis (David D. Lewis Consulting)

        Efficient Partial-Duplicate Detection Based on Sequence Matching
Qi Zhang, Yue Zhang, Haomin Yu, Xuanjing Huang (Fudan University, Shanghai)

        Discriminative Models of Integrating Document Evidence and Document-Candidate Associations for Expert Search
Yi Fang, Luo Si, Aditya Mathur (Purdue University)

        Vertical Selection in the Presence of Unlabeled Verticals
Jaime Arguello (Carnegie Mellon University),
Fernando Diaz, Jean-Francois Paiement (Yahoo! Labs)

Thursday, 17:30-17:45

Closing Ceremony

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