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Adaptivity, Personalization and Fusion
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RIAO 1997 Program's

Wednesday, June 25, 1997

GENERAL SESSION

9:00 Welcoming Statement

Dr. B. Robaire, Vice Principal, Research McGill University, Canada

9:15 RlAO'97 Introduction

J. Thuiller, Professeur au College de France, Co-President du C.I.D.

9:30 Invited Speaker

N. Brodie, GlLS Project, Bibliotheque Nationale du Canada, Ottawa.

SESSION 1 IFORMATION DISCOVERY

Chairman : L. Devroye, McGill University (Canada)

10:00 The Do-I-Care Agent: Effective Social Discovery and Filtering on the Web.

M.S. Ackermnan, B. Starr , M. Pazzani, University of California, USA

10:25 Mining Information in order to extract hidden and strategical information

T. Dkaki, B. Dousset, J. Mothe, !RIT Universite P. Sabatier, Toulouse, France

10:50 Break and Demonstrations

SESSION 2 VISUALISATION TOOLS FOR INFORMATION NAVIGATION

Chairman : S. Tohme, ENST France

11:20 Design Issues for World Wide Web Navigation Visualisation Tools

A. Cockbum, S. Jones, University of Canterbury, University of Waikato, New Zealand

11:45 Footprints: History-Rich Web Browsing

A. Wexelblat, P. Maes, Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

12:10 Using terminological bases for Term­-based information retrieval

J.Y. Nie, Universite de Montreal, Canada

12:35 LUNCH

SESSION 3 AUTOMATIC ABSTRACTING REPOSITORIES

Chairman : G. Grefenstette, Rank Xerox

2:05 Development of a Document Summarization System for Effective Information Services

D.H. Jang, S.H. Myaeng, Chungnam National University, Taejon, Korea

2:30 Automatic summarization on the Web '! RAFl: A system for summ­arizing using indicating fragments

A. Lebmam, Universite de Nancy II, France

2:55 Towards Sophisticated Wrapping of Web-based information Repositories

B. Chidlovskii .U.M. Borghoff, P.Y. Chevalier, Rank Xerox Research Center, France

3:20 Annotating the World Wide Web using Natural Language

B. Katz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. USA

3:15 Break and Demonstrations

SESSION 4 LINGUISTIC APPROACH FOR INFORMATION RETRIEVAL

Chairman : R Cencioni, European Community

4:15 IRENA: Information Retrieval Engine based on Natural Language Analysis

A.T. Arampatzis. T. Tsoris. C.H.A Koster, Patras, Greece and Netherlands

4:40 The Effect of Syntactic Phrase Indexing on Retrieval Performance for Dutch Texts

R. Pohlmann, W. Kraaij, Utrecht University. TNO-TPD. Netherlands

5:05 Using Simulated Annealing to Understand Natural Language Texts

S.A. Laribi. G. Desrocques, Universite d'Orleans, France

A Laribi, J.C. Bassano, Universite de Geneve , Suisse

5:30 An Analysis of Statistical and Syntactic Phrases

M. Mitra. C. Duckley,. A Singhal, C. Cardie, Cornell University, USA

Thursday, June 26, 1997

SESSION 5 MULTILINGUAL APPROACH

Chairman : C. Fluhr, Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique, France

9:00 Multl-Language Text Indexing for Internet Retrieval

M.Wechsler, P. Sheridan, P. Schauble, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland

9:25 Adaptative Filtering of Multilingual Document Streams

D.W. Oard, University of Maryland, USA

9:50 A domain Specific Lexicon Acquisition Tool for Cross-Language Information Retrieval

D. Hiemstra, F. de Jong, W. Kraaij, Universite de Twente CTIT, Netherlands

10:15 Break and Demonstrations

SESSION 6 lRS ARCHITECTURE (1)

Chairman: R. Marcus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)

10:45 EAGLE: An Extensible Architecture for General Linguistic Engineering

B. Baldwin, C. Doran, J.C. Reynar, M. Niv Srinivas, M. Wasson, University of Pennsylvania, USA

11:10 Information retrieval on the World Wide Web using a decision making system

F. Corvaisier, A. Mille, J.M. Pinon INSA de LYON, France

11:35 A Multiagent Architecture for Information Retrieval on the World-Wide Web

V.N. Gudivada, S.P. Tolety, Wayne State University, University of Missouri, USA

12:00 LUNCH

SESSION 7 INFORMATION EXTRACTION

Chairman : C. Jacquemin, Universite de Nantes. France

1:30 Panel: TREC in Many Languages

TREC-5: English, D. Harman, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA

TREC-5: Spanish and Chinese, A. Smeaton, Dublin City University, Ireland

The Amaryllis Project, C. Fluhr, Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique, France

2:45 Integrated text categorisation and Information extraction using pattern matching and linguistic processing

W. J. Black, L. Gilardoni, F. Rinaldi, R. Dressel, UMlST, UK. Quinary Spa, ltaly

3:10 On-Une Resource Discovery Using Natural Language

O.R. Zaine , A. Fall, S. Rochefort, V. DahI, P. Tarau, School of Computing Science. Simon Fraser University. Canada

3:35 Coupling information retrieval and information extraction: A new text technology for gathering information from the web

R Gaizauskas, A.M. Robertson, University of Sheffield, UK

4:00 Break and Demonstrations

SESSION 8 DOCUMENT / RELEVANCE RANKING

Chairman : D.J. Barman, Nat. Institute of Standards and Technology (US)

4:30 Summarizing Similarities and Differences among Related Documents

J. Mani , E. Bloedorn, The MITRE Corporation, USA

4:55 Relevance Ranking for one to Three Term Queries

C.LA Clarke, G.V. Cormack, E.A. Tudhope, University of Toronto, Canada

5:20 Space Optimizations for Total Ranking

D.R Cutting, J.O. Pedersen Excite Inc. USA

5:45 A Similarity-Based Agent for Internet Searching

T.G. Rose, P. J. Wyard, Canon, UK

Friday June 27.1997

SESSION 9 IRS ARCHlTECTURE (2)

Chairman : U. Belli, Universitat Von Stuttgard (D)

9:00 ARACHNID: Adaptive Retrieval Agents Choosing Heuristic Neigh­borhoods for Information Discovery

F. Menczer , RK. Belew, University ofCalifomia, USA

9:25 Cobra: A new approach to IR System design

T. Mills, K. Moody, K. Rodden University of Cambridge, UK

9:50 Interactive Image Retrieval by Means of Abductive Inference

A MuIler, A. Everts, GMD, Germany

10:15 Break and Demonstrations

SESSION 10 QUERY REFORMULATION

Chairman : J.C. Bassano, Universite d'Orleans France.

10:45 Query modification based on relevance backpropagation

M. Boughanem, C. Soule-Dupuy Universite de Limoges, Universite de Toulouse l, France

11:10 Query Reformulation on the Internet: Empirical Data and the Hyperindex Search Engine

P.D. Bruza , S. Dennis, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

11:35 SQLET : Short Query Linguistic Expansion Techniques: Palliating One or Two-word Queries by Providing Intermediate Structure to WWW Pages

G. Grefenstette, Rank Xerox Research Center, France

12:00 LUNCH

SESSION 11 INFORMATION FlLTERING

Chairman : Semenova, ANAUT, Moscow

1:30 Probabilistic Learning for Information Filtering

G. Amati, F. Crestani, F. Ubaldini, S. de Nardis, Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Universita di Roma, Universita di Padova, ltaly

1:55 Using Syntactic Information in Document Filtering: A Comparative Study of Part-of-speech Tagging and Supertagging

R. Chandrasekar, B. Srinivas, University of Pennsylvania, USA

2:20 Querying Hierarchically Structured Text with Generalized Context-Free Grammars

Y. Marcoux, M. Sevigny, Universite de Montreal, Canada

2:45 Break and Demonstrations

SESSION 12 INFORMATION EXTRACTION

Chairman : J.P. Haton, Universite Henri-Poincare, Nancy l, France

3:15 A probabilistic model of Passage Categorization

M. Iwayama, T. Tokunaga, Advanced Research Laboratory, Japan

3:40 Knowledge Discovery From Natural Language Texts

U. Hahn, K. Schnattinger, Freiburg University, Germany

4:05 Extraction of Index Words from Manuals

H. Nakagawa, Yokohama National University, Japon

SESSION 13 JURIDICAL PROBLEMS

Chairman : J. Perriere, C.l.D.

4:30 Limits for Using Data

M. Feral-Schuhl, Ordre des Avocats du Barreau de Paris, France

4:55 Data Security

M. G. Arendt Luxembourg, President de la commission Informatique de IUnion Internationale des Avocats

5:20 Security Concerns On The lntranet

M. Landry, Montreal, Canada, Union Internationale des Avocats

5:45 CONCLUSIONS

Thursday, 26tb June 1997

SPECIAL SESSION – Communication languages: French and English

Cooperation program between France and Quebec

Linguistic and knowledge engineering

Chairman : S. Chaudiron, program coordinator for France (Ministry for education and research, DISTNB)

9:00 Presentation of the program

Antoine Mynard, Attache pour la Science et la Technologie, Consulat general de France au Quebec

9:15 Tools for Lexicographers: Applications of the Explanatory and Combinatorial Lexicography

Alain Polguere, Gilles Serasset, Departement de linguistique et de traduction, Universite de Montreal; GETA-CLIPS, IMAG, Universite Joseph Fourier - Grenoble I.

9:45 Automatic processing of synonymy

Gaston Gross, Andre Clas, Laboratoire de linguistique et informatique-UMR 195, Universite Paris 13, France.; GRESLET, Universite de Montreal.

10:15 The Semantics of Spatial Expressions and the Voronol Model

A. Gryl, Geoffrey Edwards, LlMSI, Universite de Paris Sud; Centre de Recherche en geomatique, Universite Laval.

10:45 Emergentist classifiers and computationally enhanced cognition: applications to text analysis and diagnosis

Vincent Rialle, Jean-Guy Meunier Laboratoire TIMC, IMAG, Universite Joseph Fourier; Laboratoire d'analyse de l'information, Universite du Quebec a Montreal.

10:45 BREAK

Chairman : D Claude Fleury, program coordinator for Quebec, Ministere des relations Internationales du Quebec

11:00 Connecting "What to say'!" and "How to say it'!" components in a text generation system

Laurence Danlos, Guy Lapalme, TALANA, Universite Paris 7; DIRO, Universite de Montreal.

11:30 Recycling the results of robust parsers to identify term variants

Benoit Habert, Suzanne Bertrand­Gastaldy, Adeline Nazarenko, Fernande Dupuis, Elie Naulleau, Moruque Lemieux ENS Fontenay; Universite de Montreal; LIPN; UQAM; DERlEDF

12:00 The integration of French language processing and user features in an information retrieval system

Jean-Pierre Chevallet, Jian-Yun Nie, CLIPS-IMAG, Universite Joseph Fourier (France) Universite de Montreal (Canada)

12:30 Text retrieval and filtering using concept-based clustering method

Jacques Guizot, Ruben Gonzalez Rubio, Laboratoire d'informatique de Marseille, Universite de Mediterranee, et Universite de Sherbrooke.

 

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