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Wed Mar 14 2007

Confs: Text/Corpus Linguistics/USA

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        1.    Helene Mazo, Large-Scale Semantic Access to Content (Text, Image, Video and Sound)

Message 1: Large-Scale Semantic Access to Content (Text, Image, Video and Sound)
Date: 14-Mar-2007
From: Helene Mazo <mazoelda.org>
Subject: Large-Scale Semantic Access to Content (Text, Image, Video and Sound)

Large-Scale Semantic Access to Content (Text, Image, Video and Sound)
Short Title: RIAO'2007

Date: 30-May-2007 - 01-Jun-2007
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Contact: Agnes Beriot
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.riao.org

Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics

Meeting Description:

Internation Conference, with adjoining presentation of innovative applications.

Early Registration until April 19, 2007

RIAO 2007 Large-Scale Semantic Access to Content (Text, Image, Video and Sound)
Pittsburgh, PA, USA, Carnegie Mellon University
May 30 to June 1, 2007
The RIAO (Research of information assisted by computer) conference is 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). The RIAO conferences present recent scientific
advances in information retrieval through oral presentations, posters,
demonstrations of research prototypes as well as presenting a selection of
cutting-edge innovative products.

Preliminary Conference Program
Wednesday May 30, 2007
Wed 8:00-9:00 a.m. Registration
Wed 9:00-10:00 a.m. Opening Session
Wed 10:00-10:45 a.m. Invited Speaker Donna Harman - NIST, USA
Wed 10:45-11:00 a.m. Break
Wed 11:00-12:15 a.m. 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 University - Ireland,
Keansub Lee, Daniel P.W. Ellis, LabROSA, Columbia University - USA
SportsAnno: What Do You Think?
James Lanagan, Alan Smeaton, CDVP, Dublin City University - Ireland

Wed 12:15-01:30 p.m. Lunch
Wed 1:30-03:10 p.m. Session 2 Sound and Music Retrieval
ORCHIVE: Digitizing and Analyzing Orca Vocalizations
George Tzanetakis, Mathieu Lagrange, University 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 University - France
Multi-Modal Music Information Retrieval - Visualisation and Evaluation of Clusterings
by Both Audio and Lyrics
Robert Neumayer, Andreas Rauber, Vienna University of Technology - Austria
Recent Advances in Automatic Speech Summarization
Sadaoki Furui, Tokyo Institute of Technology - Japan

Wed 3:10-3:40 p.m. Break and Demonstrations
Wed 3:40-5:40 p.m. Poster Session 1
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 - Netherlands,
Vincent de Keijzer, Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague - Netherlands,
Nir Nussbaum, University of Amsterdam - Netherlands
An approach to Multi-Lingual Text Summarization
Alkesh Patel, Tanveer Siddiqui, Umashankar Tiwary,
University of 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 University of Tokyo - Japan, Tomonari Masada, Atsuhiro Takasu,
Jun Adachi, National Institute of Informatics, The University of Tokyo - Japan
Discriminative Fields for Modeling Semantic Concepts in Video
Ming-yu Chen, 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, Academy of Sciences - China, Yang Zhaoxuan,
Tianjin University, Chinese Academy of Sciences - China
Query clustering to decide the best system to use
Désiré Kompaoré, IRIT, Toulouse 3 University - France, Josiane Mothe, IUFM,
IRIT - France, Alain Baccini, Sébastien 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, Toulouse
3 University - France, Julien Lesbegueries, Mauro Gaio, LIUPPA, Pau University - France
Comprehensible and Accurate Cluster Labels in Text Clustering
Jerzy Stefanowski, Dawid Weiss, Poznan University of Technology - Poland
Summarizing non-textual events with 'Briefing' focus
Mohit Kumar, Dipanjan Das, 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,
Julien Derivière, LIPN, Paris 13 University - France
OLAP Dimensions for Multidimensional Document Anlaysis
Franck Ravat, IRIT, Toulouse 1 University - France, Olivier Teste,
Ronan Tournier, IRIT, Toulouse 3 University - France
Effectiveness of Rich Document Representation in XML Retrieval
Fahimeh Raja, Mostafa Keikha, Maseud Rahgozar, University of Teheran - Iran
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,
Simone Teufel, University of Cambridge - UK

Wed 5:40-6:30 p.m. Session 3 Textual Queries and Search 1
Selecting Automatically the Best Query Translation
Pierre-Yves Berger, Jacques Savoy, University of Neuchatel - Switzerland
An Information Retrieval Driven by Ontology: from Query to Document Expansion
Mustapha Baziz, Mohand Boughanem, IRIT, Toulouse 3 University - France,
Gabriella Pasi, Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca - Italy,
Henri Prade, IRIT, Toulouse 3 University - France

Thursday May 31, 2007
Thu 9:00-9:45 a.m. Invited Speaker Alan Smeaton - Dublin City University, Ireland
Thu 9:45-10:35 a.m. 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, University of Massachusetts Amherst - USA

Thu 10:35-11:00 a.m. Break and Demonstrations
Thu 11:00-12:40 p.m. Session 5 Modeling Language and Search
Document frequency and term specificity
Hideo Joho, University of Glasgow - UK, Mark Sanderson, University of Sheffield - UK
Context Based Word Prediction for Texting Language
Sachin Agarwal, 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, Pascale Sébillot, IRISA, Rennes University - France
Using Markov Chains to Exploit Word Relationships in Information Retrieval
Guihong Cao, Jian-Yun Nie, Jing Bai, University of Montreal - Canada

Thu 12:40-1:30 p.m. Lunch
Thu 1:30-3:30 p.m. Applications Session
Thu 3:30-4:00 p.m. Break and Demonstrations
Thu 4:00-5:15 p.m. Session 6 XML in Retrieval
A Survey on XML Focussed Component Retrieval
Karen Pinel-Sauvagnat, Mohand Boughanem, IRIT, Toulouse 3 University - 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 University - France

Thu 5:15-6:05 p.m. Session 7 Image Retrieval 1
Similarity Beyond Distance Measurement
Feng Kang, Rong Jin, Michigan State University - USA,
Steven Hoi, Hong Kong Chinese University - China
Image Retrieval Using a Multilingual Ontology
Adrian Popescu, CEA LIST - France

Friday June 1, 2007
Fri 9:00-10:40 a.m. Session 8 Peer-to-Peer and Web Search
A Co-operative Web Services Paradigm for Supporting Crawlers
Aravind Chandramouli, Susan Gauch, University of Kansas - USA
Content-Based Peer-to-Peer Network Overlay for Full-Text Federated Search
Jie Lu, Jamie Callan, Carnegie Mellon University - USA
Homepage Finding in Hybrid Peer-to-Peer Networks
Enrico Bragante, Massimo Melucci, University of Padua - Italy
Collective Annotation: Perspectives for Information Retrieval Improvement
Guillaume Cabanac, Max Chevalier, Claude Chrisment, Christine Julien,
IRIT, Toulouse 3 University - France

Fri 10:40-11:10 a.m. Break and Demonstrations
Fri 11:10-12:00 a.m. Session 9 Image Retrieval 2
Toward Content-based Indexing and Retrieval of Functional Brain Images
Bing Bai, Paul Kantor, Nicu Cornea, Deborah Silver, Rutgers University - 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 12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch
Fri 1:00-2:40 p.m. 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, University of Glasgow - UK
Contextual Search Using Ontology-Based User Profiles
Vishnu Challam, Microsoft Corporation - USA, Susan Gauch,
Aravind Chandramouli, University of Kansas - USA
Evidence-Based Information Extraction for High Accuracy Citation and Author Name
Brett Powley, Robert Dale, Macquarie University - Australia

Fri 2:40-4:00 p.m. Poster Session 2
An Emergent Taxonomy Approach For Information Retrieval in Open Systems
Valérie Camps, Pierre Glize, IRIT, Toulouse 3 University - France
Extracting Useful Information from the Full Text of Fiction
Sharon Givon, Maria Milosavljevic, University 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, University of Edinburgh - UK, Louise Corti, University of Essex - UK
Indexing Low Frequency Information for Answering Complex Questions
Abolfazl Keighobadi Lamjiri, Julien Dubuc, Leila Kosseim, Sabine Bergler, CLaC laboratory, Concordia University - Canada
Using Prior Information Derived from Citations in Literature Search
Edgar Meij, Maarten de Rijke, University of Amsterdam - Netherlands
Information Retrieval Techniques for Templated Queries
Giridhar Kumaran, James Allan, University of Massachusetts Amherst - USA
Discovering Missing Values in Semi-Structured Databases
Xing Yi, James Allan, Victor Lavrenko, University of Massachusetts Amherst - USA
Audio Feature Engineering for Automatic Music Genre Classification
Paolo Annesi, Roberto Basili, Raffaele Gitto, Alessandro Moschitti, 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

Fri 4:00-4:30 p.m. Break and Demonstrations
Fri 4:30-5:45 p.m. 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, University of Hagen - Germany
Estimating Importance Features for Fact Mining (With a Case Study in Biography Mining)
Sisay Fissaha Adafre, Maarten de Rijke, Informatics Institute,
University of Amsterdam - 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 p.m. Concluding Ceremony

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