LINGUIST List 26.4708

Fri Oct 23 2015

Confs: Computational Ling/UK

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <ashleylinguistlist.org>


Date: 23-Oct-2015
From: Udo Kruschwitz <udoessex.ac.uk>
Subject: Search Solutions 2015
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Search Solutions 2015

Date: 25-Nov-2015 - 26-Nov-2015
Location: London, United Kingdom
Contact: Udo Kruschwitz
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://irsg.bcs.org/SearchSolutions/2015/sse2015.php

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Meeting Description:

Search Solutions 2015

Thursday 26 November, Covent Garden, London (with tutorial programme on Weds 25 November)
Innovations in Search and Information Retrieval

Search Solutions is the premier UK forum for presentation of the latest innovations in search and information retrieval. 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 includes a Tutorial Programme on Wednesday 25 November and the main event is on Thursday 26 November.

Confirmed Speakers:

- Fabrizio Silvestri, Yahoo!: TBD
- Michaela Regneri, Spiegel Verlag, Information Management & Search Der Spiegel
- Behshad Behzadi, Google: TBD
- Bhaskar Mitra, Microsoft Research / Bing: 2vec or not to vec: A brief look at text embeddings for Search
- Tessa Radwan, Newspaper Licensing Agency: Handling printed and online news content in one search solution
- Tom Crane, Digirati: New things to search
- Alison Weightman, Cochrane Information Retrieval Methods Group: Searching and screening efficiency: Emerging techniques for systematic review
- Tony Russell-Rose, UXLabs:User requirements for complex search strategies
- Dave Clarke, Synaptica: TBD
- David Corney, Signal: Finding relevance in a real-time, large-scale stream of news articles
- Charlie Hull, Flax: Towards a new model of test-based relevance tuning

Tutorial Programme (25 November):

- Designing Search: Tony Russell-Rose, UXLabs
- Crowdsourcing for Data Processing and Search: Gianluca Demartini, University of Sheffield
- Text Analysis with GATE: Diana Maynard, University of Sheffield
- Evaluating Search: Paul Clough, University of Sheffield

Location:

Search Solutions 2015 is organised by the Information Retrieval Specialist Group of the BCS (The Chartered Institute for IT) and ISKO (International Society for Knowledge Organization), and is held at the BCS Central London Office:

BCS, 1st Floor
The Davidson Building
5 Southampton Street
London, WC2E 7HA
http://www.bcs.org/server.php?show=nav.8404

We are pleased to announce up to five fee waivers for students wishing to attend Search Solutions this year. See website for further details:

http://irsg.bcs.org/SearchSolutions/2015/sse2015.php

Programme:

09:30 - 10:00 Registration and coffee

Session 1: Web Search Challenges

10:00 - 10:10
Introduction

10:10 - 10:40
Behshad Behzadi
Google, Future of Search

10:40 - 11:10
Fabrizio Silvestri
Yahoo!, Context- and Content-aware Embeddings for Query Rewriting in Sponsored Search

11:10 - 11:40
Bhaskar Mitra
Microsoft Research/Bing, Vectorland: A brief look at text embeddings for Search

11:40 - 12:00 Break

Session 2: Understanding Users and User Needs

12:00 - 12:30
Tony Russell-Rose
UXLabs, User requirements for complex search strategies

12:30 - 13:00
Charlie Hull
Flax, Towards a new model of test-based relevance tuning

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

Session 3: Changing Face of Search

14:00 - 14:30
Alison Weightman
Cochrane Information Retrieval Methods Group,Searching and screening efficiency: Emerging techniques for systematic review

14:30 - 15:00
Dave Clarke
Synaptica, Searching inside images: Innovations in visual information retrieval

15:00 - 15:30
Tom Crane
Digirati, New things to search

15:30 - 16:00 Break

Session 4: Searching the World's News

16:00 - 16:30
Tessa Radwan
Newspaper Licensing Agency, Handling printed and online news content in one search solution

16:30 - 17:00
David Corney
Signal, Finding relevance in a real-time, large-scale stream of news articles

17:00 - 17:30
Panel Session
(confirmed panellists: Miles Osborne (Bloomberg), Peter Wallqvist (RAVN))

17:30 - 20:00 Drinks Reception


Tutorial Programme (25 November)

Designing Search
- Tony Russell-Rose, UXLabs

Crowdsourcing for Data Processing and Search
- Gianluca Demartini, University of Sheffield

Text Analysis with GATE,
- Diana Maynard, University of Sheffield

Evaluating Search
- Paul Clough, University of Sheffield



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