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  1. Abdellatif Saoudi, Computer-Assisted Searching on the Internet (RIAO'97)

Message 1: Computer-Assisted Searching on the Internet (RIAO'97)

Date: Mon, 21 Apr 1997 14:54:38 -0300
From: Abdellatif Saoudi <>
Subject: Computer-Assisted Searching on the Internet (RIAO'97)

 Computer-Assisted Searching on the Internet
 June 25-27, 1997
 McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada [note: RIAO in CAPS]
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 Brief Description :
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d'INFORMATIQUE DOCUMENTAIRE" (CID) Paris, France, along with various
international affiliates, organizes a conference called RIAO
(Computer-Assisted Information
"RIAO 97" will be the fifth conference in the series. RIAO'85 was held in
Grenoble, France; RIAO'88 in Cambridge, MA, USA (MIT); RIAO'91 in
Barcelona, Spain; and RIAO'94 in New York City (Rockefeller University).

The preparation of RIAO 97 started many months ago and the Conference will
take place on June 25-27, 1997, at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

RIAO conferences, all of which have had printed proceedings, have the
special feature of incorporating both scientific papers and innovative
product demonstrations. Both the product demonstrations and the scientific
papers (which are often accompanied by prototype system demonstrations) are
subject to a rigorous selection process. While commercial displays, as
such, are not promulgated, the mix of scientific expertise and
state-of-the-art industrial development lends itself to a critical
examination of both with the potential for advances in product development
and sponsorship as well as the initiation of lines for further, critical
research investigations.

RIAO is prepared by a Scientific Committee and an Application Committee.
Calls for papers and calls for innovative products are sent worldwide. A
third committee, the Organization Committee is in charge of general

The next conference, RIAO 97 will be focused on the new problems resulting
from the network development. This development impinges on all domains of
information retrieval and data diffusion, and amplifies the problem of
information filtering.

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- Communaut=E9 Europ=E8enne, Bruxelles, Belgique
- Minist=E8re des Affaires Etrang=E8res, Paris, France
- Minist=E8re de l'Industrie, des Postes et des T=E9l=E9communications,Paris=
, France
- France Telecom
- Centre de Recherche en Informatique de Montr=E9al (CRIM), Canada
- Minist=E8re de l'Industrie du Commerce de la Science et de la Technologie
du Qu=E9bec


 June 25, 1997

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

9:15-9:30 a.m RIAO97' Introduction
 J. Thuiller
 Professor at the College de France
 President of the C.I.D.

9:30-10:00 a.m Invited Speaker
 GILS Projet
 N. Brodie
 National Library of Ottawa, Canada
Chairman: L. Devroye, McGill University

10:00-10:25 a.m "The Do-I-Care Agent: Effective Social Discovery and
 Filtering on the Web"
 M.S. Ackerman, B. Starr, M. Pazzani
 University of California, USA

10:25-10:50 a.m "Mining Information In Order To Extract Hidden And
 Strategical Information"
 T.Dkaki, B. Dousset, J. Mothe
 Universite P. Sabatier, Toulouse, France

10:50-11:20 a.m Break and Demonstrations
Chairman: S. Tohme, ENST France

11:20-11:45 a.m "Design Issues for World Wide Web Navigation Visualisation
 A. Cockburn, S. Jones
 University of Canterbury, University of Waikato, New Zealand

11:45-12:10 a.m "Footprints: History-Rich Web Browsing"
 A. Wexelblat, P. Maes
 Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

12:10-12:35 p.m "Using terminological base for Term-based information
 J-Y Nie, Universite de Montreal, Canada

12:35-2:05 p.m LUNCH
Chairman: G. Grefenstette, Rank Xerox Research Centre

2:05-2:30 p.m "Development of a Document Summarization System for
 Effective Information Services"
 D. H. Jang, S. H. Myaeng
 Chungnam National University, Taejon, Korea

2:30-2:55 p.m "Automatic summarization on the Web? RAFI: A system for
 summarizing using indicating fragments"
 A. Lehmam, Universite de Nancy II, France

2:55-3:20 p.m "Towards Sophisticated Wrapping of Web-based Information
 B. Chidlovskii, U. M. Borghoff, P.Y. Chevalier
 Rank Xerox Research Centre, France

3:20-3:45 p.m "Annotating the World Wide Web using Natural Language"
 B. Katz, Massachussetts Institute of Technology, USA

3:45-4:15 p.m Break and Demonstrations
Chairman: R. Cencioni, European Community

4:15-4:40 p.m "IRENA: Information Retrieval Engine based on Natural
 Language Analysis"
 A.T. Arampatzis ,T. Tsoris, C.H.A. Koster.
 Patras, Greece and Netherlands

4:40-5:05 p.m "The Effect of Syntactic Phrase Indexing on Retrieval
 Performance for Dutch Texts"
 R. Pohlmann , W. Kraaij
 University of Twente, Organisation for Applied Scientific
 Research (TNO), Netherlands.

5:05-5:30 p.m "Using Simulated Annealing to Understand Natural Language
 S.A. Laribi, G. Desrocques, A. Laribi, J.C. Bassano
 Universite d'Orleans, France. Geneva Univeristy, Switzerland

5:30-5:55 p.m "An Analysis of Statistical and Syntactic Phrases"
 M. Mitra, C. Buckley, A. Singhal, C. Cardie
 Cornell University, USA
 June 26, 1997
Chairman: C. Fluhr, Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique. France

9:00-9:25 a.m "Multi-Language Text Indexing for Internet Retrieval"
 M.Wechsler, P. Sheridan, P. Schauble
 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland

9:25-9:50 a.m "Adaptative Filtering of Multilingual Document Streams"
 D.W. Oard, University of Maryland, USA

9:50-10:15 a.m "A domain Specific Lexicon Acquisition Tool for
 Cross-Language Information Retrieval"
 D. Hiemstra, F. de Jong, W. Kraaij
 CTIT, Twente University, Netherlands

10:15-10:45 a.m Break and Demonstrations

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

10:45-11:10 a.m "EAGLE: An Extensible Architecture for General Linguistic
 B. Baldwin , C. Doran, J.C. Reynar

11:10-11:35 a.m "Information Retrieval On The Word Wide Web using a Decision
 Making System"
 F. Corvaisier, A. Mille, J.M. Pinon, INSA, Lyon, France

11:35-12:00 a.m "A Multiagent Architecture for Information Retrieval on the
 World-Wide Web"
 V.N. Gudivada, S.P. Tolety
 Wayne State University, University of Missouri. USA

12:00-1:30 p.m LUNCH

Chairman: C. Jacquemin, Universite de Nantes. France

1:30-2:45 p.m Panel
 TREC in Many Languages
 * TREC-5: English
 D. Harman
 National Institute of Standards and Technology, U=
 * TREC-5: Spanish and Chinese
 A. Smeaton
 Dublin City University, Ireland
 *The Amaryllis Project
 C. Fluhr
 Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique (CEA), France

2:45-3:10 p.m "Integrated text categorisation and information extraction
 using pattern matching and linguistic processing"
 W. J. Black, L. Gilardoni, F. Rinaldi, R Dressel
 UMIST, UK. Quinary Spa, Italy

3:10-3:35 p.m "On-Line Resource Discovery using Natural Language"
 O.R. Zaine , A. Fall, S. Rochefort, V. Dahl, P. Tarau
 Simon Fraser University, Canada

3:35-4:00 p.m "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

4:00-4:30 p.m Break and Demonstrations
Chairman: D.J. Harman, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA.

4:30-4:55 p.m "Summarizing Similarities and differences Among Related
 I. Mani , E. Bloedorn
 The MITRE Corporation, USA

4:55-5:20 p.m "Relevance Ranking for One to Three Term Queries"
 C.L.A. Clarke , G.V. Cormack, E.A. Tudhope
 University of Toronto. Canada

5:20-5:45 p.m "Space Optimizations for Total Ranking"
 D.R. Cutting, J.O. Pedersen
 Excite Inc., USA

5:45-6:10 p.m "A Similarity-Based Agent for Internet Searching"
 T.G. Rose, P. J. Wyard, Canon, UK
 June 27, 1997
Chairman: U. Heid, Stuttgart University, Germany

9:00-9:25 a.m "ARACHNID: Adaptive Retrieval Agents Choosing
 Heuristic Neighborhoods for Information Discovery"
 F. Menczer , R.K. Belew
 University of California, USA

9:25-9:50 a.m "Cobra: A new approach to IR System design"
 T. Mills, K. Moody, K. Rodden
 University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory. UK

9:50-10:15 a.m "Interactive Image Retrieval by Means of Abductive Inference=
 A. Muller, A. Everts
 GMD. Germany

10:15-10:45 a.m Break and Demonstrations
Chairman: J.C. Bassano, Universite d'Orleans France.

10:45-11:10 a.m "Query modification based on relevance backpropagation"
 M. Boughanem, C. Soule-Dupuy
 Universit=E9 de Limoges,Universit=E9 de Toulouse 1, France

11:10-11:35 a.m "Query ReFormulation on the Internet: Empirical Data and the
 Hyperindex Search Engine"
 P.D. Bruza , S. Dennis
 Queensland University of Technology, Australia

11:35-12:00 a.m SQLET: Short Query Linguistic Expansion Techniques:
 Palliating One or Two-word Queries by Providing Intermediate
 Structure to WWW Pages
 G. Grefenstette
 Rank Xerox Research Centre, Grenoble, France

12:00-1:30 p.m LUNCH
Chairman: V. Semenova, ANALIT, Moscow

1:30-1:55 p.m "Probabilistic Learning for Information Filtering"
 G. Amati , F. Crestani, F. Ubaldini, S. de Nardis
 Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Universita di Padova, Universita di
 Roma, Italy

1:55-2:20 p.m "Using Syntactic Information in Document Filtering: A
 Comparative Study of Part-of-speech Tagging and Supertagging=
 R. Chandrasekar , B. Srinivas
 University of Pennsylvania, USA

2:20-2:45 p.m "Querying Hierarchical Text and Acyclic Hypertext with
 Generalized Context-Free Grammars"
 Y. Marcoux, M. Sevigny
 Universite de Montreal, Canada

2:45-3:15 p.m Break and Demonstrations
Chairman: J.P. Haton, Universite Henri-Poincare, Nancy I, France

3:15-3:40 p.m "A probabilistic model of Passage Categorization"
 M. Iwayama, T. Tokunaga
 Advanced Research Laboratory, Japan

3:40-4:05 p.m "Knowledge Discovery From Natural Language Texts"
 U. Hahn, K. Schnattinger
 Freiburg University, Germany

4:05-4:30 p.m "Extraction of Index Words from Manuals"
 H. Nakagawa
 Yokohama National University, Japan

Chairman: J. Perriere, C.I.D. France

4:30-4:55 p.m "Limits of Using Data"
 Maitre Feral-Schuhl
 Ordre Des Avocats du Barreau de Paris, France.

4:55-5:20 p.m "Data Security"
 Maitre G. Arendt
 President of Computer Commission of the International
 Union of Lawyers, Luxemburg

5:20-5:45 p.m "Security Concerns On The Intranet"
 Maitre Landry
 Montreal, Canada.
 Union Internationale des Avocats.

5:45-6:15 p.m Conclusions

 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 - 9:15 a.m Presentation of the program
 Antoine Mynard,
 Attach=E9 pour la Science et la
 Technologie, Consulat g=E9n=E9ral de
 France au Qu=E9bec

9:15 - 9:45 a.m Tools for Lexicographers: Applications
 of the Explanatory and Combinatorial
 Alain Polgu=E8re,
 Gilles S=E9rasset
 D=E9partement de linguistique et de
 traduction, Universit=C8 de Montr=C8al;
 GETA-CLIPS, IMAG, Universit=C8
 Joseph Fourier - Grenoble I.

9:45 - 10:15 a.m Automatic processing of synonymy
 Gaston Gross, Andr=E9 Clas
 Laboratoire de linguistique et
 informatique-UMR 195,
 Universit=E9 Paris 13, France.;
 GRESLET, Universit=E9 de Montr=E9al.

10:15 - 10:45 a.m The Semantics of Spatial
 Expressions and the Voronoi Model
 A. Gryl, Geoffrey Edwards
 LIMSI, Universit=E9 de Paris Sud;
 Centre de Recherche en g=E9omatique,
 Universit=E9 Laval.

10:45 - 11:00 a.m Emergentist classifiers and
 computationnally enhanced cognition:
 applications to text analysis and
 Vincent Rialle, Jean-Guy Meunier
 Laboratoire TIMC, IMAG, Universit=E9
 Joseph Fourier ; Laboratoire d'analyse
 de l'information, Universit=E9 du Qu=E9bec
 =E0 Montr=E9al.

10:45 - 11:00 a.m BREAK

Chairman Claude Fleury, program coordinator for Qu=E9bec,
Minist=E8re des relations internationales du Qu=E9bec

11:00 - 11:30 a.m Connecting "What to say?" and
 "How to say it?" components in a
 text generation system
 Laurence Danlos, Guy Lapalme
 TALANA, Universit=E9 Paris 7; DIRO,
 Universit=E9 de Montr=E9al.

11:30 - 12:00 Recycling the results of robust
 parsers to identify term variants
 Benoit Habert, Suzanne Bertrand-
 Gastaldy, Adeline Nazarenko, Fernande
 Dupuis, Elie Naulleau, Monique Lemieux
 ENS Fontenay; Universit=C8 deMontr=C8al;

12:00 - 12:30 p.m The integration of French language
 processing and user features in an
 information retrieval system
 Jean-Pierre Chevallet, Jian-Yun Nie
 CLIPS-IMAG, Universit=E9 Joseph
 Fourier; Universit=E9 de Montr=E9al.

12:30 - 1:00 a.m Text retrieval and filtering using
 concept-based clustering method,
 Jacques Guizol, Ruben Gonzalez Rubio
 Laboratoire d'informatique de
 Marseille, Universit=E9 de M=E9diterran=E9e,
 et Universit=E9 de Sherbrooke.

Registration via the WWW at
or by e-mail:
or by fax at the CID: (33) 01 48 78 49 61 or (33) 01 45 26 84 45
or by surface mail:
 CID, 36 bis rue Ballu, 75009 Paris, France
 CID, c/o Constantin and co., 575 Madison Ave, 25th Floor, NY, NY
 10022, USA
 Registration Fees
(before June 1, 1997): US$ 475 or CA$ 650 or 415 ECUS
(from June 1, 1997): US$ 530 or CA$ 725 or 460 ECUS

Students (presenting valid Student ID):
(before June 1, 1997): US$ 315 or CA$ 435 or 275 ECUS
(from June 1, 1997): US$ 390 or CA$ 530 or 340 ECUS

Registration fees can be made by bank transfer:

in US dollars:
 CID/CASIS No: 02 050 25 061 2
 Banque Societe Generale, Agence Montmartre,
 89 rue de Clichy, 75009 Paris, France
 CASIS No: 15 39 90 34
 City Bank,
 460 Park Avenue and 57th Street, NY, NY 10022 USA

in Canadian dollars:
 CID No: 09-909-21 (No of transit: 0891)
 Banque Nationale du Canada,
 700 Bd Ren=E9 Levesque Ouest
 Montr=E9al (Quebec) H3B 1XS

in ECUs:
 CID No: 055 500 65 48 1
 Banque Societe Generale, Agence Montmartre,
 89 rue de Clichy, 75009 Paris, France

=46or Credit Card payments, only VISA Card can be accepted in writing or
by faxing request to C.I.D. 36 bis rue Ballu, 75009 Paris, France,
fax (33) 01 48 78 49 61 or (33) 01 45 26 84 45.

Registration includes access to all presentations and sessions,
including the Working Group,Thursday morning, June 26th, and a copy of
the proceedings. On-Site Registration will take place on Tuesday June
24 from 5 pm, and on Wednesday June 25, from 8 am on.

Telephones accepting credit cards are available throughout the University.
Lunches can be taken at the University Cafeteria, 3840 McTavish Street.
Lunch tickets will be available at the Registration Desk for $10 (Canadian)
per ticket.

McGill University is located in the center of Montreal and numerous
other restaurants are available nearby.
An optional visit and dinner will be organized for RIAO'97 participants
June 26th at 7 p.m.

Reductions in air fare will be possible for flights leaving from
=46rance. Contact the CID before June 1, 1997.
A block of rooms have been reserved at several hotels in Montreal
at a special rate for RIAO97 participants.
When you make your reservation, please indicate that you are a participant
of RIAO97 Conference. In most cases, rooms will only be held at a special
rate until one month before the conference.

Hotels list
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Chateau de Versailles
 1659 Sherbrooke St. West
 Montreal, Quebec
 H3H 1E3
 Tel : (514) 933-3611
 Fax: (514) 933-6867
 prix: single $ 89 per night
Castel Durocher
 3488 Durocher
 Montreal, Quebec
 H2X 2E1
 Tel : (514) 282-1697
 Fax: (514) 282-0025
 prix: single $ 85 per night
Delta Montreal
 450 Sherbrooke St. West
 Montreal, Quebec
 H3A 2T4
 Tel : (514) 286-1986
 Fax: (514) 284-4306
 prix: single $ 119 per night
Howard Johnson
 475 Sherbrooke Street West
 Montreal, Quebec
 H3A 2L9
 Tel : (514) 842-3961
 Fax: (514) 842-0945
 prix: single $ 98 per night
Best Western Ville Marie Hotel
 3407 Peel Street
 Montreal, Quebec
 Tel : (514) 288-4141
 Fax: (514) 288-3021
 prix: single $ 99 per night
Manoir Ambrose
 3422 rue Stanley
 Montreal Canada
 H3A IR8
 Tel : (514) 288-6922
 Fax: (514) 288-5757
 prix: single $ 80 per night
Manoir Sherbrooke
 157 rue Sherbrooke West
 H2X 1C7
 Tel : (514) 285-0895
 Fax: (514) 284-1125
 prix: single $ 80 par nuit
Casa Bella
 264 rue Sherbrooke West
 H2X 1X9
 Tel : (514) 849-2777
 Fax: (514) 849-1126
 prix: single $ 80 per night

 Programme Committee
Canadian Co-Chair :
 L. DEVROYE McGill University, Montreal (Canada).

=46rench Co-Chair :
 C. CHRISMENT Universit=E9 Paul Sabatier, Toulouse (France).


J. ARAMBERRI (ES) Universidad del Pais Vasco
J.C. BASSANO (FR) Universit=E9 d'Orl=E9ans
P. BRUZA (AU) Queensland University of Technology
R. CENCIONI (CEE) Commission of the European Communities
D.G. ELLIMAN (UK) University of Nottingham
C. FLUHR (FR), CEA, Saclay
J.C. GUEDON (CA) Universit=E9 de Montr=E9al
J. HAN (CA) Simon Fraser University
D. HARMAN (US) National Institute of Standards and Technology
J.P. HATON (FR) Universit=E9 de Nancy
U. HEID (GR) University of Stuttgart
C. JACQUEMIN (FR) Universit=E9 de Nantes
G. KIKUI (JP) NTT Information and Communication Laboratory
J. KLAVANS (US) Colombia University, New York
R.R. KORFHAGE (US) University of Pittsburgh
J. H. LEE (KR) Korea Research and Development Center
P. LOPISTEGUY (ES) Universidad del Pais Vasco
R. MARCUS (USA) Massachusetts Institute of Technology
A. MOFFAT (AU) University of Melbourne
J. MOTHE (FR) Universit=C8 Paul Sabatier, Toulouse
S. H. MYAENG (KR) Chungnam National University
T. PRABHAKAR (IN) Indian Institute of Technology of Kampur
S.T. SARACEVIC (US) Rutgers University
P. SCHAUBLE (SZ) ETH Zentrum, Zurich
=46. SEBASTIANI (IT) Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Pisa
A. SEFFAH (CA) CRIM, Montreal
R. WILKINSON (AU) Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

 Application Committee
Co-Chair: A.EL ZAIM
Centre de Recherche Informatique de Montr=E9al. Canada

Canope. France
 Organization Committee
Coordination: J. PERRIERE, Secr=E9taire g=E9n=E9ral du C.I.D

 S. MALLEM France
 J.Y. NIE Canada
 A. SAOUDI France
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