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LINGUIST List 23.4478

Fri Oct 26 2012

Confs: Computational Ling/UK

Editor for this issue: Xiyan Wang <xiyanlinguistlist.org>

Date: 26-Oct-2012
From: Udo Kruschwitz <udoessex.ac.uk>
Subject: Search Solutions 2012
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Search Solutions 2012

Date: 29-Nov-2012 - 29-Nov-2012
Location: London, United Kingdom
Contact: Udo Kruschwitz
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://irsg.bcs.org/SearchSolutions/2012/sse2012.php

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Meeting Description:

Search Solutions 2012

Thursday 29 November, Covent Garden, London

Innovations in Web & Enterprise Search

Search Solutions is a special one-day event dedicated to the latest innovations in web & enterprise search. In contrast to other major industry events, Search Solutions aims to be highly interactive, with attendance strictly limited.

The programme includes presentations, panels and keynote talks by influential industry leaders on novel and emerging applications in search and information retrieval.


Search Solutions now offers a Tutorial Programme on Weds 28 November.

Confirmed Tutorials:

Dr. Dell Zhang, Birkbeck, University of London
MapReduce Algorithms in Information Retrieval

Dr. John Tait, johntait.net ltd
Patent Searching and Landscaping

Dr. Michael Oakes, University of Sunderland
Applications of Text Processing

Dr. Tony Russell-Rose, UXLabs
Designing Search Usability


Search Solutions is organised by the Information Retrieval Specialist Group of the BCS (The Chartered Institute for IT), and is held at the BCS Central London Office:

BCS, 1st Floor
The Davidson Building
5 Southampton Street
London, WC2E 7HA


Registration fees (including VAT at 20%) are as follows:

Early Bird Rates (until 23:59 on 31-Oct-2012)
BCS member rate: £99
Non-member rate: £129
Student rate: £99

Normal Rates (from 01-Nov-2012)
BCS member rate: £119
Non-member rate: £149
Student rate: £99

Registration fees include lunch and a copy of the proceedings. Tea and coffee will also be available throughout the day followed by a drinks reception in the evening.

For further details see:


*** Early Bird rates end 23:59 on 31-Oct-2012 ***

Registration and Coffee


Session 1: Web Search Challenges


Milad Shokouhi, Applied Researcher, Microsoft Research
Time-Sensitive Query Trends in Bing Logs

Alex Jaimes, Senior Research Scientist, Yahoo!Barcelona
What Can Search Tell Us? A Human-Centered View

11:10 -11:30
Coffee Break

Session 2: Putting the User First


Martin White, Managing Director, Intranet Focus Limited
It's not about technology, it's about people!

Emma Bayne, Head of Systems Development, National Archives
Enhancing the Search Experience through Interface Design

Kristian Norling, CTO, Findwise
What practitioners think about Enterprise Search


Session 3: Beyond Keyword Matching: Searching with Taxonomies, Thesauri & Ontologies


Stella Dextre Clarke, ISKO chair
Thesauri and interoperability with other vocabularies

Leo Sauermann, CEO and Founder, Gnowsis EU
Making Search Personal with NEPOMUK and Refinder

Charlie Hull, CEO, Flax
Search, plus - building taxonomy, autoclassification and media monitoring tools with open source search software

Coffee Break

Session 4: The Future of Search


Nicholas Kemp, Principal Scientist, DSTL
Technology Landscaping in DSTL

Nick Patience, Director of Product Marketing & Strategy, Recommind

Fishbowl session: Hot topics in search

17:30 - 20:00
Drinks Reception

The event will also be followed by the IRSG AGM (from 18:00).

For further details of Search Solutions see:

For further details of the tutorial programme, see:

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