[Elsnet-list] Pittsburgh: Eighth RIAO International Conference

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Fri Apr 6 15:46:27 CEST 2007



Pittsburgh: Eighth RIAO International Conference Large-Scale Semantic Access to Content (Text, Image, Video and Sound) May 30 to June 1, 2007, Carnegie Mellon University http://www.riao.org <http://www.riao.org/> 



Recent scientific advances in information retrieval: presentations, posters, demonstrations of research prototypes as well as selected cutting-edge innovative products 


Chairs: David A Evans (Americas), Sadaoki Furui (Asia), Chantal Soulé-Dupuy (Europe)

PROGRAM            WEDNESDAY MAY 30, 2007

Wed 8:00-9:00 am Registration

Wed 9:00-10:00 am Opening Session

Wed 10:00-10:45 am Invited Speaker Donna Harman-NIST, USA It's time to move on Wed 11:00-12:15 am Session 1 VIDEO AND LOG RETRIEVAL

Pic-A-Topic: Efficient Viewing of Informative TV Contents on Travel, Cooking, Food and More

     Tetsuya Sakai, Toshiba/NewsWatch-Japan, Tatsuya Uehara, Taishi   Shimomori, Makoto Koyama, Mika Fukui, Toshiba-Japan

Multimodal Segmentation of Lifelog Data

     Aiden R Doherty, Alan F Smeaton, CDVP, Dublin City Univ-Ireland, Keansub Lee, Daniel PW Ellis, LabROSA, Columbia Univ-USA

SportsAnno: What Do You Think?

     James Lanagan, Alan F Smeaton, CDVP, Dublin City Univ-Ireland Wed 1:30-3:10 pm Session 2 SOUND AND MUSIC RETRIEVAL

ORCHIVE: Digitizing and Analyzing Orca Vocalizations

     George Tzanetakis, Mathieu Lagrange, Univ of Victoria-Canada, Paul Spong, Helena Symonds, Orcalab-Canada Optimizations of Local Edition for Evaluating Similarity Between Monophonic Musical Sequences

      Pierre Hanna, Pascal Ferraro, LaBRI, Bordeaux 1 Univ-France Multi-Modal Music Information Retrieval-Visualisation and Evaluation of Clusterings by Both Audio and Lyrics

     Robert Neumayer, Andreas Rauber, Vienna Univ of Technology-Austria Recent Advances in Automatic Speech Summarization

     Sadaoki Furui, Tokyo Institute of Technology-Japan Wed 3:10-3:40 pm Break and Demonstrations Wed 3:40-5:40 pm POSTER SESSION 1 Semantic Domains and Supersense Tagging for Domain-Specific Ontology Learning

     Davide Picca, Univ of Lausanne-Switzerland Unified Access to Heterogeneous Data in Cultural Heritage

     Marijn Koolen, Avi Arampatzis, Jaap Kamps, Univ of Amsterdam-the Netherlands, Vincent de Keijzer, Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague-the Netherlands, Nir Nussbaum, Univ of Amsterdam-the Netherlands An approach to Multi-Lingual Text Summarization

     Alkesh Patel, Tanveer Siddiqui, Umashankar Tiwary, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad-India Cross-Media Entity Recognition in Nearly Parallel Visual and Textual Documents

      Koen Deschacht, Marie-Francine Moens, Wouter Robeyns, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven-Belgium Query Refinement based on Topical Term Clustering

      Hiromi Wakaki, The Univ of Tokyo-Japan, Tomonari Masada, Atsuhiro Takasu, Jun Adachi, National Institute of Informatics, The Univ of Tokyo-Japan Discriminative Fields for Modeling Semantic Concepts in Video

      Ming-yu Chen, Alexander Hauptmann, Carnegie Mellon Univ-USA Multi-modal Interview Concept Detection for Rushes Exploitation

      Anan Liu, Tianjin Univ, Chinese Academy of Sciences-China, Li Jintao, Zhang Yongdong, Tang Sheng, Chinese Academy of Sciences-China, Yang Zhaoxuan, Tianjin Univ, Chinese Academy of Sciences-China Query clustering to decide the best system to use

      Désiré Kompaoré, IRIT, Toulouse 3 Univ, Josiane Mothe, IRIT, IUFM, Alain Baccini, Sébastien Dejean, LSP, Toulouse Univ-France An IE and IR Approach to deal with Geographic Information Scope in Textual Documents

      Christian Sallaberry, LIUPPA, Pau Univ-France, Mustapha Baziz, IRIT, LIUPPA, Pau Univ-France, Julien

      Lesbegueries, Mauro Gaio, LIUPPA, Pau Univ-France Comprehensible and Accurate Cluster Labels in Text Clustering

      Jerzy Stefanowski, Dawid Weiss, Poznan Univ of Technology-Poland Summarizing non-textual events with 'Briefing' focus

      Mohit Kumar, Dipanjan Das, Alexander Rudnicky, Carnegie Mellon Univ-USA A Robust Linguistic Platform for Efficient and Domain specific Web Content Analysis

      Thierry Hamon, Adeline Nazarenko, Thierry Poibeau, Sophie Aubin, Julien Derivire, LIPN, Paris 13 Univ-France Effectiveness of Rich Document Representation in XML Retrieval

      Fahimeh Raja, Mostafa Keikha, Maseud Rahgozar, Univ of Teheran-Iran, Farhad Oroumchian, Univ of Wollongong-Dubai Expanding a Test Collection for Citation-based IR Experiments

      Anna Ritchie, Univ of Cambridge-UK, Stephen Robertson, Microsoft Research Ltd-UK, Simone Teufel, Univ of Cambridge-UK

XQuery++: a graphical querying language for XML semi-structured data

      Ikram Amous, Anis Jedidi, Faiez Gargouri, LARIM, Sfax-Tunisia, Florence Sèdes, IRIT, Toulouse 3 Univ-France Structured Audio Player: Supporting Radio Archive Workflows with Automatically Generated Structure Metadata

      Martha Larson, ISLA, Univ of Amsterdam-the Netherlands, Joachim Köhler, Fraunhofer IAIS-Germany Evaluating A Personal Information Assistant

      Ioannis Psarras, Joemon Jose, Glasgow Univ-UK Wed 05:40-06:30 pm Session 3 TEXTUAL QUERIES AND SEARCH 1 Selecting Automatically the Best Query Translations

      Pierre-Yves Berger, Jacques Savoy, Univ of Neuchatel-Switzerland An Information Retrieval Driven by Ontology: from Query to Document Expansion

      Mustapha Baziz, IRIT, LIUPPA Pau Univ-France, Mohand Boughanem, IRIT, Toulouse 3 Univ-France, Gabriella Pasi, Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca-Italy, Henri Prade, IRIT-France THURSDAY MAY 31, 2007 Thu 9:00-9:45 am Invited Speaker Alan Smeaton-Dublin City Univ, Ireland  "Bridging the Molecular-Digital Divide: Instrumented Living Rooms and Social Media"

Thu 9:45-10:35 am Session 4 TEXTUAL QUERIES AND SEARCH 2 Modeling Information Scent: A Comparison of LSA, PMI and GLSA Similarity Measures on Common Tests and Corpora

      Raluca Budiu, Christiaan Royer, Peter Pirolli, Palo Alto Research Center-USA Investigating Retrieval Performance with Manually-Built Topic Models

      Xing Wei, W Bruce Croft, Univ of Massachusetts Amherst-USA Thu 10:35-11:00 am Break and Demonstrations Thu 11:00-12:40 pm Session 5 MODELING LANGUAGE AND SEARCH Document frequency and term specificity

      Hideo Joho, Univ of Glasgow-UK, Mark Sanderson, Univ of Sheffield-UK Context Based Word Prediction for Texting Language

      Sachin Agarwal, Shilpa Arora, Carnegie Mellon Univ-USA Combining linguistic indexes to improve the performances of information retrieval systems: a machine learning based solution

      Fabienne Moreau, Vincent Claveau, Pascale Sébillot, IRISA, Rennes Univ-France Using Markov Chains to Exploit Word Relationships in Information Retrieval

      Guihong Cao, Jian-Yun Nie, Jing Bai, Univ of Montreal-Canada Thu 1:30-3:30 pm APPLICATIONS SESSION Thu 3:30-4:00 pm Break and Demonstrations Thu 4:00-5:15 pm Session 6 XML IN RETRIEVAL A Survey on XML Focussed Component Retrieval

      Karen Pinel-Sauvagnat, Mohand Boughanem, IRIT, Toulouse 3 Univ-France XML Fragments Extended with Database Operators

      Yosi Mass, Dafna Sheinwald, Benjamin Sznajder, Sivan Yogev, IBM Research Laboratory in Haifa-Israel From Layout to Semantic: a Reranking Model for Mapping Web Documents to Mediated XML Representations

      Guillaume Wisniewski, Patrick Gallinari, LIP6, Paris 6- France Thu 5:15-6:05 pm Session 7 IMAGE RETRIEVAL 1 Similarity Beyond Distance Measurement

      Feng Kang, Rong Jin, Michigan State Univ-USA, Steven Hoi, Hong Kong Chinese Univ-China Image Retrieval Using a Multilingual Ontology

      Adrian Popescu, Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique-France FRIDAY JUNE 1, 2007 Fri 9:00-10:40 am Session 8 PEER-TO-PEER AND WEB SEARCH A Co-operative Web Services Paradigm for Supporting Crawlers

      Aravind Chandramouli, Susan Gauch, Univ of Kansas-USA Content-Based Peer-to-Peer Network Overlay for Full-Text Federated Search

      Jie Lu, Jamie Callan, Carnegie Mellon Univ-USA Homepage Finding in Hybrid Peer-to-Peer Networks

      Enrico Bragante, Massimo Melucci, Univ of Padua-Italy Collective Annotation: Perspectives for Information Retrieval Improvement

      Guillaume Cabanac, IRIT-France, Max Chevalier, IRIT, LGC, Toulouse 3 Univ-France, Claude Chrisment, Christine Julien, IRIT, Toulouse 3 Univ-France Fri 10:40-11:10 am Break and Demonstrations Fri 11:10-12:00 am Session 9 IMAGE RETRIEVAL 2 Toward Content-based Indexing and Retrieval of Functional Brain Images

      Bing Bai, Paul Kantor, Nicu Cornea, Deborah Silver, Rutgers Univ-USA Using the Knowledge of Object Colors to Segment Images and Improve Web Image Search

      Christophe Millet, CEA-LIST-France, Isabelle Bloch, GET-ENST-France Fri 1:00-2:40 pm Session 10 LINKS, PRIOR INFORMATION IN SEARCH Relevance Propagation Model for Large Hypertext Documents Collections

      Idir Chibane, Bich-Lien Doan, SUPÉLEC-France Combination of Document Priors in Web Information Retrieval

      Jie Peng, Craig Macdonald, Ben He, Iadh Ounis, Univ of Glasgow-UK Contextual Search Using Ontology-Based User Profiles

      Vishnu Challam, Microsoft Corporation-USA, Susan Gauch, Aravind Chandramouli, Univ of Kansas-USA Evidence-Based Information Extraction for High Accuracy Citation and Author Name Identification

      Brett Powley, Robert Dale, Macquarie Univ-Australia Fri 2:40-4:00 pm POSTER SESSION 2 Extracting Useful Information from the Full Text of Fiction

      Sharon Givon, Maria Milosavljevic, Univ of Edinburgh-UK Ontology-Aided vs Keyword-Based Web Searches: A Statistical Comparative Analysis

      Magdi Kamel, Ann Lee, Ed Powers, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey-USA Smart Qualitative Data (SQUAD): Information Extraction in a Large Document Archive

      Maria Milosavljevic, Claire Grover, Univ of Edinburgh-UK, Louise Corti, Univ of Essex-UK Indexing Low Frequency Information for Answering Complex Questions

      Abolfazl Keighobadi Lamjiri, Julien Dubuc, Leila Kosseim, Sabine Bergler, CLaC laboratory, Concordia Univ-Canada Using Prior Information Derived from Citations in Literature Search

      Edgar Meij, Maarten de Rijke, Univ of Amsterdam-the Netherlands Information Retrieval Techniques for Templated Queries

      Giridhar Kumaran, James Allan, Univ of Massachusetts Amherst-USA Discovering Missing Values in Semi-Structured Databases

      Xing Yi, James Allan, Victor Lavrenko, Univ of Massachusetts Amherst-USA Audio Feature Engineering for Automatic Music Genre Classification

      Paolo Annesi, Roberto Basili, Raffaele Gitto, Alessandro Moschitti, Riccardo Petitti, Univ of Rome Tor Vergata-Italy Exploring Interactive Information Retrieval: An Integrated Approach to Interface Design and Interaction Analysis

      Gheorghe Muresan, Rutgers Univ-USA Construction of Vietnamese Corpora

      Thao Pham Thi Xuan, Faculty of Computer Sciences, Univ of Information Technology-VNU of HCMC Vietnam-Vietnam, Ai Kawazoe, National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo-Japan, Dien Dinh, Faculty of Information Technology, Univ of Natural Sciences-VNU of HCMC Vietnam-Vietnam, Nigel Collier, National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo-Japan, Tri Tran Quoc, Faculty of Computer Sciences, Univ of Information Technology-VNU of HCMC Vietnam-Vietnam Using a Content-and-Structure Oriented Method for Relevance Feedback in XML Retrieval

      Lobna Hlaoua, Mohand Boughanem, Karen Pinel-Sauvagnat, IRIT, Toulouse 3 Univ-France Research Methodology in Studies of Information Retrieval Evaluation

      Ben Carterette, James Allan, Univ of Massachusetts Amherst-USA Fri 4:00-4:30 pm Break and Demonstrations Fri 4:30-5:45 pm Session 11 QUESTION ANSWERING, FACTS, AND SUMMARIES Logical Validation, Answer Merging and Witness Selection-A Study in Multi-Stream Question Answering

      Ingo Glöckner, Sven Hartrumpf, Johannes Leveling, Univ of Hagen-Germany Estimating Importance Features for Fact Mining (With a Case Study in Biography Mining)

      Sisay Fissaha Adafre, Maarten de Rijke, Informatics Institute, Univ of Amsterdam-the Netherlands Capturing Sentence Prior for Query-Based Multi-Document Summarization

      Prasad Pingali, International Institute of Information Technology-India, Jagadeesh Jagarlamudi, Microsoft-USA Fri 5:45-6:30 pm Concluding Ceremony



METIOREW - University of Málaga

Cleopatra - National Research Council


Vertical sorting: How to efficiently replace hand-filed documents with simple stacks of paper - Xamance MIND - Spiking neuron network for video indexing and image search - SPIKENET Technology The Arrowsmith Suite of Tools to enhance Biomedical Discovery and Collaboration - University of Illinois Region based image analysis toolkit - University of Essex Histara - Reviews - Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes / University of Bern

ACADI: Automatic Character (in Audiovisual Document) Indexing - University of Toulouse ADVESTIGATE - Advestigo The SPLINE Platform for e-learning - Indian Institute of Management Bangalore EasyLayer - A Multi-Layered Citrix installation for heterogeneous user groups - University West

6S: P2P Web index collecting and sharing application - University of Indiana METIORE-WISP version prototype - LORIA Extracting semantic content from webpages - TheFind Inc.

Automatic Online Advertisement Targeting using Advanced Machine Learning Techniques - Turn Inc.

Decider.track, the first "Man-Machine Co-Decider" - Co-Decision Technology SAS The Endeca Information Access Platform - Endeca NpPicture - NewPhenix Xfy - JustSystems Corporation


The RIAO conferences are organized every three years, in Europe and North America, by the Center for Advanced Study of Information Systems (CASIS) and the Centre de Hautes Etudes Internationales d'Informatique Documentaire (CID)) information at le-cid.org  


RIAO 2007 conference is held in cooperation with ACM-SIGIR




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