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Category:   E-Conf
Subject:   Pittsburgh: Eighth RIAO International Conference
Email:   gregory.grefenstette_(on)_cea.fr
Date received:   06 Apr 2007
Start date:   30 May 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 SCOPE OF THE CONFERENCE 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 PlayUniv–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 MOMINDUM Base– MOMINDUM 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_(on)_le-cid.org RIAO 2007 conference is held in cooperation with ACM-SIGIR Gregory Grefenstette CEA LIST Laboratoire d'ingénerie de la connaissance multimedia multilingue BP 6, 18 route du Panorama 92265 Fontenay-aux-Roses CEDEX FRANCE tel (33) 1 46 54 96 56 fax (33) 1 46 54 75 80 sec (33) 1 46 54 91 17 _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-lis

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