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9th RIAO Conference
Adaptivity, Personalization and Fusion
of Heterogeneous Information


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RIAO 2007 Program's

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

Invited Talks

Seven ± Two Extreme Challenges For IR Science From the Commercial (Real) World
David A. Evans, JustSystems Evans Research, Inc.

Challenges for Information Fusion in Retrieval
Jaime Carbonell, Carnegie Mellon University.

It's time to move on!!
Donna Harman,NIST.

Session 1: Video and Log Retrieval

Chair : George Tzanetakis, University of Victoria, Canada
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 and Mika Fukui, Toshiba - Japan.

Multimodal Segmentation of Lifelog Data
Aiden R. Doherty, Alan F. Smeaton, CDVP, Dublin City University - Ireland, Keansub Lee and Daniel P.W. Ellis, LabROSA, Columbia University - USA.

SportsAnno: What Do You Think?
James Lanagan and Alan F. Smeaton, CDVP, Dublin City University - Ireland.

Session 2: Sound and Music Retrieval

Chair : Jian-Yun Nie, University of Montreal, Canada
ORCHIVE: Digitizing and Analyzing Orca Vocalizations
George Tzanetakis, Mathieu Lagrange, University of Victoria - Canada, Paul Spong and Helena Symonds, Orcalab - Canada.

Optimizations of Local Edition for Evaluating Similarity Between Monophonic Musical Sequences
Pierre Hanna and Pascal Ferraro, LaBRI, Bordeaux 1 University - France.

Multi-Modal Music Information Retrieval - Visualisation and Evaluation of Clusterings by Both Audio and Lyrics
Robert Neumayer and Andreas Rauber, Vienna University of Technology - Austria.

Recent Advances in Automatic Speech Summarization
Sadaoki Furui, Tokyo Institute of Technology - Japan.

Poster Session 1

Chair : Gregory Grefenstette, Commissariat a l’Energie Atomique (CEA), France
Semantic Domains and Supersense Tagging for Domain-Specific Ontology Learning
Davide Picca, University of Lausanne - Switzerland.

Unified Access to Heterogeneous Data in Cultural Heritage
Marijn Koolen, Avi Arampatzis, Jaap Kamps, University of Amsterdam - the Netherlands, Vincent de Keijzer, Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague - the Netherlands and Nir Nussbaum, University of Amsterdam - the Netherlands.

An approach to Multi-Lingual Text Summarization
Alkesh Patel, Tanveer Siddiqui and 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 and Wouter Robeyns, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven - Belgium.

Query Refinement based on Topical Term Clustering
Hiromi Wakaki, The University of Tokyo - Japan, Tomonari Masada, Atsuhiro Takasu and Jun Adachi, National Institute of Informatics, The University of Tokyo - Japan.

Discriminative Fields for Modeling Semantic Concepts in Video
Ming-yu Chen and Alexander Hauptmann, Carnegie Mellon University - USA.

Multi-modal Interview Concept Detection for Rushes Exploitation
Anan Liu, Tianjin University, Chinese Academy of Sciences - China, Li Jintao, Zhang Yongdong, Tang Sheng, Chinese Academy of Sciences - China and Yang Zhaoxuan, Tianjin University, Chinese Academy of Sciences - China.

Query clustering to decide the best system to use
Desire Kompaore, IRIT-SIG/EVI, Toulouse 3 University - France, Josiane Mothe, IUFM, IRIT-SIG/EVI, Toulouse 3 University - France, Alain Baccini and Sebastien Dejean, LSP, Toulouse 3 University - France.

An IE and IR Approach to deal with Geographic Information Scope in Textual Documents
Christian Sallaberry, LIUPPA, Pau University - France, Mustapha Baziz, IRIT-SIG/RFI, Toulouse 3 University - LIUPPA, Pau University - France, Julien Lesbegueries and Mauro Gaio, LIUPPA, Pau University - France.

Comprehensible and Accurate Cluster Labels in Text Clustering
Jerzy Stefanowski and Dawid Weiss, Poznan University of Technology - Poland.

Summarizing non-textual events with 'Briefing' focus
Mohit Kumar, Dipanjan Das and Alexander Rudnicky, Carnegie Mellon University - USA.

A Robust Linguistic Platform for Efficient and Domain specific Web Content Analysis
Thierry Hamon, Adeline Nazarenko, Thierry Poibeau, Sophie Aubin and Julien Deriviere, LIPN, Paris 13 University - France.

Effectiveness of Rich Document Representation in XML Retrieval
Fahimeh Raja, Mostafa Keikha, Maseud Rahgozar, University of Teheran - Iran and Farhad Oroumchian, University of Wollongong - Dubai.

Expanding a Test Collection for Citation-based IR Experiments
Anna Ritchie, University of Cambridge - UK, Stephen Robertson, Microsoft Research Ltd - UK and Simone Teufel, University of Cambridge - UK.

XQuery++: a graphical querying language for XML semi-structured data
Ikram Amous, Anis Jedidi, Faiez Gargouri, LARIM, Sfax - Tunisia and Florence Sedes, IRIT-SIG/DDSS, Toulouse 3 University - France.

Structured Audio Player: Supporting Radio Archive Workflows with Automatically Generated Structure Metadata
Martha Larson, ISLA, University of Amsterdam - the Netherlands and Joachim Kohler, Fraunhofer IAIS - Germany.

Evaluating A Personal Information Assistant
Ioannis Psarras and Joemon Jose, Glasgow University - UK.

Session 3: Textual Queries and Search 1

Chair : Donna Harman, Nist, USA
Selecting Automatically the Best Query Translations
Pierre-Yves Berger and Jacques Savoy, University of Neuchatel - Switzerland.

An Information Retrieval Driven by Ontology: from Query to Document Expansion
Mustapha Baziz, IRIT-SIG/RFI, Toulouse 3 University - I.A.E. UPPA - France, Mohand Boughanem, IRIT-SIG/RFI, Toulouse 3 University - France, Gabriella Pasi, Universita degli Studi di Milano Bicocca - Italy and Henri Prade, IRIT-RPDMP, Toulouse 3 University - France.

Session 4: Textual Queries and Search 2

Chair : Gregory Grefenstette, Commissariat a l’Energie Atomique (CEA), France
Modeling Information Scent: A Comparison of LSA, PMI and GLSA Similarity Measures on Common Tests and Corpora
Raluca Budiu, Christiaan Royer and Peter Pirolli, Palo Alto Research Center - USA.

Investigating Retrieval Performance with Manually-Built Topic Models
Xing Wei and W. Bruce Croft, University of Massachusetts Amherst - USA.

Session 5: Modeling Language and Search

Chair : Chantal Soule-Dupuy, University of Toulouse, IRIT, France
Document frequency and term specificity
Hideo Joho, University of Glasgow - UK and Mark Sanderson, University of Sheffield - UK.

Context Based Word Prediction for Texting Language
Sachin Agarwal and Shilpa Arora, Carnegie Mellon University - USA.

Combining linguistic indexes to improve the performances of information retrieval systems: a machine learning based solution
Fabienne Moreau, Vincent Claveau and Pascale Sebillot, IRISA, Rennes University - France.

Using Markov Chains to Exploit Word Relationships in Information Retrieval
Guihong Cao, Jian-Yun Nie and Jing Bai, University of Montreal - Canada.

Session 6: XML in Retrieval

Chair : Luc Boulianne, Radialpoint, Canada
A Survey on XML Focussed Component Retrieval
Karen Pinel-Sauvagnat and Mohand Boughanem, IRIT-SIG/RFI, Toulouse 3 University - France.

XML Fragments Extended with Database Operators
Yosi Mass, Dafna Sheinwald, Benjamin Sznajder and 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 and Patrick Gallinari, LIP6, Paris 6 University - France.

Session 7: Image Retrieval 1

Chair : Alan Smeaton, Dublin City University, Ireland
Similarity Beyond Distance Measurement
Feng Kang, Rong Jin, Michigan State University - USA and Steven Hoi, Hong Kong Chinese University - China.

Image Retrieval Using a Multilingual Ontology
Adrian Popescu, Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique - France.

Session 8: Peer-to-Peer and Web Search

Chair : Christian Fluhr, Commissariat a l’Energie Atomique (CEA), France
A Co-operative Web Services Paradigm for Supporting Crawlers
Aravind Chandramouli and Susan Gauch, University of Kansas - USA.

Content-Based Peer-to-Peer Network Overlay for Full-Text Federated Search
Jie Lu and Jamie Callan, Carnegie Mellon University - USA.

Homepage Finding in Hybrid Peer-to-Peer Networks
Enrico Bragante and Massimo Melucci, University of Padua - Italy.

Collective Annotation: Perspectives for Information Retrieval Improvement
Guillaume Cabanac, IRIT-SIG/DDSS, Toulouse 3 University - France, Max Chevalier, IRIT-SIG/DDSS, LGC, Toulouse 3 University - France, Claude Chrisment, IRIT-SIG, Toulouse 3 University - France and Christine Julien, IRIT-SIG/DDSS, Toulouse 3 University - France.

Session 9: Image Retrieval 2

Chair : Sadaoki Furui, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Toward Content-based Indexing and Retrieval of Functional Brain Images
Bing Bai, Paul Kantor, Nicu Cornea and Deborah Silver, Rutgers University - USA.

Using the Knowledge of Object Colors to Segment Images and Improve Web Image Search
Christophe Millet, CEA-LIST - France and Isabelle Bloch, GET-ENST - France.

Session 10: Links, Prior Information in Search

Chair : Mohand Boughanem, IRIT, France
Relevance Propagation Model for Large Hypertext Documents Collections
Idir Chibane and Bich-Lien Doan, SUPELEC - France.

Combination of Document Priors in Web Information Retrieval
Jie Peng, Craig Macdonald, Ben He and Iadh Ounis, University of Glasgow - UK.

Contextual Search Using Ontology-Based User Profiles
Vishnu Challam, Microsoft Corporation - USA, Susan Gauch and Aravind Chandramouli, University of Kansas - USA.

Evidence-Based Information Extraction for High Accuracy Citation and Author Name Identification
Brett Powley and Robert Dale, Macquarie University - Australia.

Poster Session 2

Chair : Agnes Beriot, C.I.D., France
Extracting Useful Information from the Full Text of Fiction
Sharon Givon and Maria Milosavljevic, University of Edinburgh - UK.

Ontology-Aided vs. Keyword-Based Web Searches: A Statistical Comparative Analysis
Magdi Kamel, Ann Lee and Ed Powers, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey - USA.

Smart Qualitative Data (SQUAD): Information Extraction in a Large Document Archive
Maria Milosavljevic, Claire Grover, University of Edinburgh - UK and Louise Corti, University of Essex - UK.

Indexing Low Frequency Information for Answering Complex Questions
Abolfazl Keighobadi Lamjiri, Julien Dubuc, Leila Kosseim and Sabine Bergler, CLaC laboratory, Concordia University - Canada.

Using Prior Information Derived from Citations in Literature Search
Edgar Meij and Maarten de Rijke, University of Amsterdam - the Netherlands.

Information Retrieval Techniques for Templated Queries
Giridhar Kumaran and James Allan, University of Massachusetts Amherst - USA.

Discovering Missing Values in Semi-Structured Databases
Xing Yi, James Allan and Victor Lavrenko, University of Massachusetts Amherst - USA.

Audio Feature Engineering for Automatic Music Genre Classification
Paolo Annesi, Roberto Basili, Raffaele Gitto, Alessandro Moschitti and Riccardo Petitti, University of Rome Tor Vergata - Italy.

Exploring Interactive Information Retrieval: An Integrated Approach to Interface Design and Interaction Analysis
Gheorghe Muresan, Rutgers University - USA.

Construction of Vietnamese Corpora
Thao Pham Thi Xuan, Faculty of Computer Sciences, University of Information Technology - VNU of HCMC Vietnam - Vietnam, Ai Kawazoe, National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo - Japan, Dien Dinh, Faculty of Information Technology, University of Natural Sciences - VNU of HCMC Vietnam - Vietnam, Nigel Collier, National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo - Japan and Tri Tran Quoc, Faculty of Computer Sciences, University 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 and Karen Pinel-Sauvagnat, IRIT-SIG/RFI, Toulouse 3 University - France.

Research Methodology in Studies of Information Retrieval Evaluation
Ben Carterette and James Allan, University of Massachusetts Amherst - USA.

Session 11: Question Answering, Facts, and Summaries

Chair : Jamie Callan, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Logical Validation, Answer Merging and Witness Selection – A Study in Multi-Stream Question Answering
Ingo Glockner, Sven Hartrumpf and Johannes Leveling, University of Hagen - Germany.

Estimating Importance Features for Fact Mining (With a Case Study in Biography Mining)
Sisay Fissaha Adafre and Maarten de Rijke, Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam - the Netherlands.

Capturing Sentence Prior for Query-Based Multi-Document Summarization
Jagadeesh Jagarlamudi, Microsoft Research Lab. - India, Prasad Pingali, Microsoft - USA and Vasudeva Varma, International Institute of Information Technology - India.

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