LINGUIST List 27.4420

Mon Oct 31 2016

Confs: Computational Linguistics/UK

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 29-Oct-2016
From: Udo Kruschwitz <>
Subject: Search Solutions 2016
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Search Solutions 2016

Date: 30-Nov-2016 - 30-Nov-2016
Location: London, United Kingdom
Contact: Udo Kruschwitz
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Meeting Description:

Search Solutions is a special one-day event dedicated to 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. There has traditionally been a strong focus on approaches that combine natural language processing and information retrieval.

Search Solutions also includes a Tutorial Programme on Tuesday 29th November. This year's event will also include the awards ceremony for the winners of the 2016 IRSG Search Industry Awards.

As in previous years we again offer a number of student fee waivers.


Confirmed Speakersː

Sebastian Blohm, Microsoft Research
Focused Inbox: Learning personalized e-mail filters for Millions of users

Qin Yin, Google
Mobile Search Stack

Marc Bron, Yahoo!
Incorporating Implicit and Explicit User Experience Signals in Ad Quality Ranking

Vassilis Plachouras Thomson-Reuters
Interacting with Financial Data using Natural Language Generation

Graham Digby, Lexis Nexis
Questions with defined answers

Matthew Karas, Speech Engineering Limited
Speech-Based Archive Search in the Real World

Paul Cleverley, Robert Gordon University
Enterprise Search: A study of explicit feedback from the user interface

Jon Brassey, Trip Database
Adding value to clinical search by exploiting great content and clickstream data

Frederic Fol Leymarie, DynAikon Ltd
Human Visual Perception + Computer Vision to provide greater User Control for Shape-based Search

Charlie Hull, Flax
Lucene/IR workshop

Tony Russell-Rose, IRSG vice-chair
Announcing the winners of the IRSG Search Industry Awards 2016

Tutorial Programme (29 November)ː

Tutorial 1 - Designing Search.
Instructor: Tony Russell-Rose, UXLabs Ltd

Tutorial 2 - Query Log Mining for Inferring User Tasks and Needs.
Instructors: Emine Yilmaz and Rishabh Mehrotra, UCL

Tutorial 3 - Text Analysis with GATE,
Instructor: Diana Maynard, University of Sheffield

Tutorial 4 - Enterprise search evaluation - good practice in action.
Instructors: Paul Clough, University of Sheffield and Martin White, Intranet Focus Ltd.

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