[Corpora-List] Call for Participation: NewsIR'16 @ ECIR'16

Kruschwitz, Udo udo at essex.ac.uk
Thu Mar 17 02:49:53 CET 2016

Call for Participation ================ First International Workshop on Recent Trends in News Information Retrieval (NewsIR’16) in conjunction with ECIR 2016 in Padua, Italy http://research.signalmedia.co/newsir16/

Workshop date: 20th March 2016

Overview ======= Mainstream media outlets are often among the most relevant, influential and powerful sources of information. This ranges from the influence that newspapers have on elections to the damage to a brand’s reputation that a negative article on a popular blog can cause.

Information Retrieval (IR) applied to news has been a popular research area for decades but it would be a mistake to assume that news search has been ‘solved’. Not only can algorithms still be improved but also there are serious gaps in the state of the art that need to be addressed.

Programme ===============

(Session 1: 9:30 - 11:00)

09:30 - 09:35 Introduction

09:35 - 10:20 Keynote 1: Recent Advances in Information Access at Thomson Reuters R&D: News and Beyond Jochen L. Leidner (Thomson Reuters)

10:20 - 10:30 Boolean Queries for News Monitoring: Suggesting New Query Terms to Expert Users Suzan Verberne, Thymen Wabeke, Rianne Kaptein

10:30 - 10:40 An Analysis of Novelty Dynamics in News Media Coverage Ronaldo Cristiano Prati, Walter Teixeira Lima Júnior

10:40 - 10:50 Detecting Attention Dominating Moments Across Media Types Igor Brigadir, Derek Greene, Pádraig Cunningham

10:50 - 11:00 Exploiting News to Categorize Tweets: Quantifying The Impact of Different News Collections Marco Pavan, Stefano Mizzaro, Matteo Bernardon, Ivan Scagnetto Coffee Break (Session 2: 11:30 - 13:00)

11:30 - 11:40 Semi-Supervised Clustering in News Retrieval: Clustering News Events for Efficient and Effective (Re)Search Jack Conrad, Michael Bender

11:40 - 11:50 Cross-Lingual Trends Detection for Named Entities in News Texts with Dynamic Neural Embedding Models Andrey Kutuzov, Elizaveta Kuzmenko

11:50 - 12:00 Using News Articles for Real-time Cross-Lingual Event Detection and Filtering Gregor Leban, Blaž Fortuna, Marko Grobelnik

12:00 - 12:10 Exploring a Large News Collection Using Visualization Tools Tiago Devezas, José Devezas, Sérgio Nunes

12:10 - 13:00 Poster session Lunch (Session 3: 14:30 - 16:00)

14:30 - 15:15 Keynote 2: Monitoring Reputation in the Wild Online West Julio Gonzalo (UNED)

15:15 - 15:25 What do a Million News Articles Look like? David Corney, Dyaa Albakour, Miguel Martinez, Samir Moussa

15:25 - 16:00 Breakout groups Coffee Break (Session 4: 16:30 - 18:00)

16:30 - 16:45 Breakout groups

16:45 - 17:15 Group reports and all group discussion

17:15 - 18:00 Panel Discussion

Organising Committee ================= – Miguel Martinez-Alvarez, Signal Media Ltd. – Udo Kruschwitz, University of Essex – Gabriella Kazai, Lumi – Frank Hopfgartner, University of Glasgow – David Corney, Signal Media Ltd. – Ricardo Campos, Polytechnic Institute of Tomar / LIAAD-INESC TEC – Dyaa Albakour, Signal Media Ltd.

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