Monday, April 13

ECIR 2009 Best Paper Awards

The European Conference for Information Retrieval (ECIR 2009) was held last week in Toulouse.

Xing brought word that the paper, Mean-Variance Analysis: A New Document Ranking Theory in Information Retrieval by Jun Wang won the best paper award. It applies statistical theory from selecting stocks for a financial portfolio to ranking web documents.

Unfortunately, the proceedings are published by Springer and there doesn't seem to be a copy available online yet.

The best student paper was Joint Ranking for Multilingual Web Search by Wei GAO.

Update: Readers posted in the comments that the best poster award went to A Practitioner’s Guide for Static Index Pruning by Ismail Sengor Altingovde, R. Ozcan, Ö. Ulusoy.

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for the update -- look like interesting papers.

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  2. Hi, best paper was awarded to "A Cost-Aware Strategy for Query Result Caching in Web Search Engines" by Ismail Sengor Altingovde, R. Ozcan, Ö. Ulusoy if I recall correctly.

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  3. Anonymous7:52 PM EDT

    A minor correction for "Cesar"s post: This was our short paper in the ECIR09. Our poster that got the best poster award is "A Practitioner’s Guide for Static Index Pruning", again by Ismail Sengor Altingovde, R. Ozcan, Ö. Ulusoy

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  4. Anonymous8:06 PM EDT

    and the link for that poster is (pre-print) http://www.cs.bilkent.edu.tr/~ismaila/altingovde-poster158-Ecir09

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