Workshop on Group Membership and Search

Moscow, Russia, 24 March 2013

We are proud to announce our invited speakers:

Daria Sorokina

Daria Sorokina

Recruiters, Job Seekers and Spammers: Innovations in Job Search at LinkedIn

Daria Sorokina is Senior Data Scientist at LinkedIn, who enjoys working with large complex data sets. For the last few years she has been specializing in search, before that she worked on a variety of machine learning applications in different domains. Daria is the author of Additive Groves, the best off-the-shelf machine learning algorithm for a variety of tasks.

Nick Belkin

Nick Belkin

What do we know about how to know about the information needs and behaviors of user groups?

Nicholas J. Belkin is a professor at School of Communication, Information and Library Studies at Rutgers University. Among the main themes of his research are digital libraries; information-seeking behaviors; and interaction between humans and information retrieval systems. Belkin is best know for his work on human-centered Information Retrieval and the hypothesis of Anomalous State of Knowledge (ASK).


The workshop is merged with the workshop on Integrating IR technologies for Professional Search. The following papers will be presented at the workshop:

  • Pavlos Fafalios, Michail Salampasis and Yannis Tzitzikas. Exploratory Patent Search with Faceted Search and Configurable Entity Mining
  • Paula Petcu and Radu Dragusin. Considerations for the Development of Task-Based Search Engines
  • Allan Hanbury and Mihai Lupu. Toward a Cloud-Based Integration of IR ToolsRoberto Cornacchia, Jaap Kamps, Wouter Alink and Arjen P. de Vries. Searching political data by Strategy
  • John Tait. Issues and Non-Issues in Professional Search
  • Chia-Chun Lee, Hen-Hsen Huang and Hsin-Hsi Chen. Medical Record Retrieval and Extraction for Professional Information Access
  • Alena Skopinava and Yury Hetsevich. Identification of Expressions with Units of Measurement in Scientific, Technical & Legal Texts in Belarusian and Russian
  • Anastasia Giahanou, Michail Salampasis and Georgios Paltoglou. Multilayer Collection Selection and Search of Topically Organized Patents
  • Serwah Sabetghadam, Mihai Lupu and Andreas Rauber. Astera - A Generic Model for Semantic Multimodal Information Retrieval
  • Gennady Osipov, Ivan Smirnov, Ilya Tikhomirov and Artem Shelmanov. Relational-Situational Method for Intelligent Search and Analysis of Scientific Publications
  • Dirk Ahlers. Business Entity Retrieval and Data Provision for Yellow Pages by Local Search
  • Jane List. Professional Information Needs: Common Aspects, with reference to an Information Seeking Use Case.
  • Suzan Verberne, Maya Sappelli, Diana Ransgaard Sørensen and Wessel Kraaij. Personalization in Professional Academic Search
  • Theodora Tsikrika. Discovering user groups in professional image search
We thank the organizers of the Workshop Integrating IR technologies for Professional Search (Michail Salampasis, Norbert Fuhr, Allan Hanbury, Mihai Lupu, Birger Larsen) for the arrangements they made for including our accepted papers and speakers in their program.

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