Accepted Papers

Full Papers

This year, we had 165 submissions for the long paper track, and we accepted 39 papers, yielding an acceptance rate of 23%.

Presenter instructions: full papers (including repro papers) will have 15 min presentation plus 5 min discussion (20 min in total).

  1. Alfan Farizki Wicaksono, Alistair Moffat and Justin Zobel. Modelling User Actions in Job Search
  2. Alfonso Landin, Daniel Valcarce, Javier Parapar and Alvaro Barreiro. PRIN: A Probabilistic Recommender with Item Priors and Neural Models
  3. Ameer Albahem, Damiano Spina, Falk Scholer and Lawrence Cavedon. Meta-Evaluation of Dynamic Search: How Do Metrics Capture Topical Relevance, Diversity and User Effort?
  4. Amin Milani Fard, Ebrahim Bagheri and Ke Wang. Relationship Prediction in Dynamic Heterogeneous Information Networks
  5. Axel Almquist and Adam Jatowt. Towards Content Expiry Date Determination: Predicting Validity Periods of Sentences
  6. Christian Otto, Sebastian Holzki and Ralph Ewerth. ''Is this an example image?'' - Predicting the Relative Abstractness Level of Image and Text
  7. Corina Florescu and Wei Jin. A Supervised Keyphrase Extraction System based on Graph Representation Learning
  8. Daan Rennings, Felipe Moraes and Claudia Hauff. An Axiomatic Approach to Diagnosing Neural IR Models
  9. Daniel Pfeifer and Jochen L. Leidner. Topic Grouper: A Clustering Approach to Topic Modeling
  10. David van Dijk, Marco Ferrante, Nicola Ferro and Evangelos Kanoulas. A Markovian Approach to Evaluate Session-based IR Systems
  11. Erfan Ghadery, Sajad Movahedi, Azadeh Shakery and Hesham Faili. LICD: A Language-Independent Approach for Aspect Category Detection
  12. Farhan Khawar and Nevin L. Zhang. Conformative Filtering for Implicit Feedback Data
  13. Gaurav Pandey, Shuaiqiang Wang, Zhaochun Ren and Yi Chang. Vectorization of Pairwise Item Preferences
  14. Georgios Balikas, Gaël Dias, Rumen Moraliyski, Houssam Akhmouch and Massih-Reza Amini. Learning Lexical-Semantic Relations Using Intuitive Cognitive Links
  15. Goran Glavaš and Ivan Vulić. Zero-Shot Language Transfer for Cross-Lingual Sentence Retrieval with the Bidirectional Attention Model
  16. Jan Trienes and Krisztian Balog. Identifying Unclear Questions in Community Question Answering Websites
  17. Javier Sanz-Cruzado and Pablo Castells. Information Retrieval Models for Contact Recommendation in Social Networks
  18. Jeffrey Dalton, Shahrzad Naseri, Laura Dietz and James Allan. Local and Global Query Expansion for Hierarchical Complex Topics
  19. Kenny Davila, Ritvik Joshi, Srirangaraj Setlur, Venu Govindaraju and Richard Zanibbi. Visual Search using Line-of-Sight Graphs: Application to Math Formula Images
  20. Keping Bi, Qingyao Ai and W. Bruce Croft. Iterative Relevance Feedback for Answer Passage Retrieval with Passage-level Semantic Match
  21. Koki Kishimoto, Katsuhiko Hayashi, Genki Akai, Masashi Shimbo and Kazunori Komatani. Binarized Knowledge Graph Embeddings
  22. Lise Stork, Andreas Weber, Jaap van den Herik, Aske Plaat, Fons Verbeek and Katherine Wolstencroft. Historical Biodiversity Retrieval: Identifying Scientific Names in Handwritten Texts
  23. Litton J Kurisinkel, Yue Zhang and Vasudeva Varma. Domain Adaptive Neural Sentence Sentence Compression by Tree Cutting
  24. Mark Fisher, Dyaa Albakour, Udo Kruschwitz and Miguel Martinez-Alvarez. Recognising Summary Articles
  25. Mayank Singh, Rajdeep Sarkar, Atharva Vyas, Pawan Goyal, Animesh Mukherjee and Soumen Chakrabarti. Automated Early Leaderboard Generation From Comparative Tables
  26. Nektaria Potha and Efstathios Stamatatos. Dynamic Ensemble Selection for Author Verification
  27. Pierre-Edouard Osche, Sylvain Castagnos and Anne Boyer. AntRS: Recommending Lists through a Multi-Objective Ant Colony System
  28. Puneet Agarwal, Maya Ramanath and Gautam Shroff. Retrieving Relationships from a Knowledge Graph for Question Answering
  29. Saar Kuzi and Chengxiang Zhai. Figure Retrieval from Collections of Research Articles
  30. Satya Almasian, Andreas Spitz and Michael Gertz. Word Embeddings for Entity-annotated Texts
  31. Seyed Ali Bahrainian, Fattane Zarrinkalam, Ida Mele and Fabio Crestani. Predicting the Topic of Your Next Query for Just-In-Time IR
  32. Shadi Saleh and Pavel Pecina. Term Selection for Query Expansion in Medical Cross-lingual Information Retrieval
  33. Shelan Jeawak, Christopher Jones and Steven Schockaert. Embedding Geographic Locations for Modelling the Natural Environment using Flickr Tags and Structured Data
  34. Soumyajit Gupta, Mucahid Kutlu, Vivek Khetan and Matthew Lease. Correlation, Prediction and Ranking of Evaluation Metrics in Information Retrieval
  35. Svitlana Vakulenko, Kate Revoredo, Claudio Di Ciccio and Maarten de Rijke. QRFA: A Data-Driven Model of Information-Seeking Dialogues
  36. Wei Zhong and Richard Zanibbi. Structural Similarity Search for Formulas usingLeaf-Root Paths in Operator Subtrees
  37. Xi Wang, Craig Macdonald and Iadh Ounis. Comparison of Sentiment Analysis and User Ratings in Venue Recommendation
  38. Yashen Wang. Conjunctive Graph Queries Embeddings on Knowledge Graphs
    Paper retracted
  39. Yashen Wang. KG-to-Text Generation with Slot-Aware Attention and Position Self-Attention
    Paper withdrawn

Short Papers

This year was especially competitive, as we received 151 submissions and accepted 44 short papers (approx. 29%).

Presenter instructions: Short papers will be presented as Posters only (no boosters).

  1. Alberto Cetoli, Mohammad Akbari, Stefano Bragaglia, Andrew D. O'Harney and Marc Sloan. A Neural approach to Entity Linking on Wikidata
  2. Ankan Mullick, Sayan Ghosh, Ritam Dutt, Avijit Ghosh and Abhijnan Chakraborty. Public Sphere 2.0: Targeted Commenting in Online News Media
  3. Anton Alekseev, Sergey Nikolenko, Elena Tutubalina, Ilya Shenbin and Valentin Malykh. AspeRa: Aspect-based Rating Prediction Model
  4. Antonio Mallia and Elia Porciani. Faster Block-Max WAND with Longer Skipping
  5. Ashim Gupta, Pawan Goyal and Sudeshna Sarkar. Fully Contextualized Biomedical NER
  6. Ayyoub Imani, Amir Vakili Tahami, Ali Montazeralghaem and Azadeh Shakery. An Axiomatic Study of Query Terms Order in Ad-hoc Retrieval
  7. Ayyoub Imani, Amir Vakili Tahami, Ali Montazeralghaem and Azadeh Shakery. Deep Neural Networks for Query Expansion using Word Embeddings
  8. Bakhtiyar Syed, Vijayasaradhi Indurthi, Manish Gupta, Manish Shrivastava and Vasudeva Varma. Inductive Transfer Learning for Detection of Well-formed Natural Language Search Queries
  9. Daniil Gavrilov, Pavel Kalaidin and Valentin Malykh. Self-Attentive Model for Headline Generation
  10. Dat Quoc Nguyen and Karin Verspoor.End-to-end neural relation extraction using deep biaffine attention
  11. David Semedo and Joao Magalhaes. Dynamic-Keyword Extraction from Social Media
  12. Dimitrios Pritsos, Anderson Rocha and Efstathios Stamatatos. Open-set Web Genre Identification Using Distributional Features and Nearest Neighbors Distance Ratio
  13. Dorian Kodelja, Romaric Besançon and Olivier Ferret. Exploiting a More Global Context for Event Detection through Bootstrapping
  14. Duc-Thuan Vo and Ebrahim Bagheri. Extracting Temporal Event Relations based on Event Networks
  15. Eleni Kamateri, Theodora Tsikrika, Spyridon Symeonidis, Stefanos Vrochidis, Wolfgang Minker and Yiannis Kompatsiaris. A test collection for passage retrieval evaluation from health-related resources in Spanish
  16. Erman Yafay and Ismail Sengor Altingovde. On the Impact of Storing Query Frequency History for Search Engine Result Caching
  17. Gustavo Penha, Raphael Campos, Sérgio Canuto, Marcos Goncalves and Rodrygo Santos. Document Performance Prediction for Automatic Text Classification
  18. Heishiro Kanagawa, Hayato Kobayashi, Nobuyuki Shimizu, Yukihiro Tagami and Taiji Suzuki. Cross-Domain Recommendation via Deep Domain Adaptation
  19. Huan Wang, Weiming Lu and Zeyun Tang. Incorporating External Knowledge to Boost Machine Comprehension based Question Answering
  20. Janu Verma, Srishti Gupta, Debdoot Mukherjee and Tanmoy Chakraborty. Heterogeneous Edge Embedding for Friend Recommendation
  21. Jayong Kim and Mun Y. Yi. A Hybrid Modeling Approach for an Automated Lyrics-Rating System for Adolescents
  22. Jonathan Donnelly and Adam Roegiest. On Interpretability and Feature Representations: An Analysis of the Sentiment Neuron
  23. Manash Barman, Kavish Dahekar, Abhinav Anshuman and Amit Awekar. It's Only Words And Words Are All I Have
  24. Marco Ferrante, Nicola Ferro and Eleonora Losiouk. Stochastic Relevance for Crowdsourcing
  25. Maria Halkidi. QGraph: A quality assessment index for graph clustering
  26. Michal Siedlaczek, Juan Rodriguez and Torsten Suel. Exploiting Global Impact Ordering for Higher Throughput in Selective Search
  27. Milad Alshomary, Michael Völske, Tristan Licht, Henning Wachsmuth, Benno Stein, Matthias Hagen and Martin Potthast. Wikipedia Text Reuse: Within and Without
  28. Mir Tafseer Nayeem, Tanvir Ahmed Fuad and Yllias Chali. Neural Diverse Abstractive Sentence Compression Generation
  29. Mohammad Akbari, Stefano Bragaglia, Alberto Cetoli, Marc Sloan, Andrew O'Harney and Jun Wang. Modeling User Return Time using Inhomogeneous Poisson Process
  30. Nitin Ramrakhiyani, Girish Palshikar and Vasudeva Varma. A Simple Neural Approach to Spatial Role Labelling
  31. Paul Mousset, Yoann Pitarch and Lynda Tamine. Towards Spatial Word Embeddings
  32. Priyank Palod, Ayush Patwari, Sudhanshu Bahety, Saurabh Bagchi and Pawan Goyal. Misleading Metadata Detection on YouTube
  33. Sebastian Hofstätter, Navid Rekabsaz, Mihai Lupu, Carsten Eickhoff and Allan Hanbury. Enriching Word Embeddings for Patent Retrieval with Global Context
  34. Shadi Saleh and Pavel Pecina. An Extended CLEF eHealth Test Collection for Cross-lingual Information Retrieval in the Medical Domain
  35. Shotaro Misawa, Yasuhide Miura, Motoki Taniguchi and Tomoko Ohkuma. Multiple Keyphrase Generation Model with Diversity
  36. Shurong Sheng, Katrien Laenen and Marie-Francine Moens. Can Image Captioning Help Passage Retrieval in Multimodal Question Answering?
  37. Suman Kalyan Maity, Abhishek Panigrahi, Sayan Ghosh, Arundhati Banerjee, Pawan Goyal and Animesh Mukherjee. DeepTagRec: A Content-cum-User based Tag Recommendation Framework for Stack Overflow
  38. Thiziri Belkacem, Taoufiq Dkaki, Jose Moreno and Mohand Boughanem. Asymmetry Sensitive Architecture for Neural Text Matching
  39. Trond Linjordet and Krisztian Balog. Impact of Training Dataset Size on Neural Answer Selection Models
  40. Vito Walter Anelli, Tommaso Di Noia, Eugenio Di Sciascio, Azzurra Ragone and Joseph Trotta. Local Popularity and Time in top-N Recommendation
  41. Xi Wang, Anjie Fang, Iadh Ounis and Craig Macdonald. Evaluating Similarity Metrics for Latent Twitter Topics
  42. Yihong Zhang and Adam Jatowt. Image Tweet Popularity Prediction with Convolutional Neural Network
  43. Yingtao Tian, Haochen Chen, Bryan Perozzi, Muhao Chen, Xiaofei Sun and Steven Skiena. Social Relation Inference via Label Propagation
  44. Youngwoo Kim and James Allan. Unsupervised Explainable Controversy Detection from Online News

Reproducibility Papers

Presenter instructions: full papers (including repro papers) will have 15 min presentation plus 5 min discussion (20 min in total).

  1. Harrie Oosterhuis and Maarten de Rijke. Optimizing Ranking Models in an Online Setting
  2. Ruifan Yu, Yuhao Xie and Jimmy Lin. Simple Techniques for Cross-Collection Relevance Transfer
  3. Peilin Yang and Jimmy Lin. Reproducing and Generalizing Semantic Term Matching in Axiomatic Information Retrieval
  4. Andrew Yates and Michael Unterkalmsteiner. Replicating Relevance-Ranked Synonym Discovery in a New Language and Domain
  5. Joel Mackenzie, Antonio Mallia, Matthias Petri, J. Shane Culpepper and Torsten Suel. Compressing Inverted Indexes with Recursive Graph Bisection: A Reproducibility Study
  6. Ludovico Boratto, Gianni Fenu and Mirko Marras. The Effect of Algorithmic Bias on Recommender Systems for Massive Open Online Courses
  7. Jarana Manotumruksa, Dimitrios Rafailidis, Craig Macdonald and Iadh Ounis. On Cross-Domain Transfer in Venue Recommendation
  8. Antonio Mallia, Michal Siedlaczek and Torsten Suel. An Experimental Study of Index Compression and DAAT Query Processing Methods
  9. Paheli Bhattacharya, Kaustubh Hiware, Subham Rajgaria, Nilay Pochhi, Kripabandhu Ghosh and Saptarshi Ghosh. A Comparative Study of Summarization Algorithms applied to Legal Case Judgments

Demo Papers

Presenter instructions: Demo papers will be presented as Posters only (no boosters). A table for a laptop will be available.

  1. Felipe Moraes and Claudia Hauff. node-indri: moving the Indri toolkit to the modern Web stack
  2. Joeran Beel, Andrew Collins, Oliver Kopp, Linus W. Dietz and Petr Knoth. Online Evaluations for Everyone: Mr. DLib’s Living Lab for Scholarly Recommendations
  3. Mehmet Uluç Şahin, Eren Balatkan, Cihan Eran, Engin Zeydan and Reyyan Yeniterzi. MedSpecSearch: Medical Specialty Search
  4. Michael Färber, Ashwath Sampath and Adam Jatowt. PaperHunter: A System for Exploring Papers and Citation Contexts
  5. Michael Tschuggnall, Thibault Gerrier and Günther Specht. StyleExplorer: A Toolkit for Textual Writing Style Visualization
  6. Tiago de Melo, Altigran S. da Silva, Edleno S. de Moura and Pável Calado. Contender: Leveraging User Opinions for Purchase Decision-Making
  7. Arian Pasquali, Vítor Mangaravite, Ricardo Campos, Alípio Jorge and Adam Jatowt. Interactive System for Automatically Generating Temporal Narratives
  8. Tony Russell-Rose and Jon Chamberlain. Rethinking 'Advanced Search': A New Approach to Complex Query Formulation

Doctoral Consortium Papers

  1. Souvick Ghosh. Investigating Result Presentation in Conversational IR
  2. Dennis Dosso. Keyword Search on RDF Datasets
  3. Alfonso Landin. Learning user and item representations for Recommender Systems
  4. Markus Zlabinger. Improving the Annotation Efficacy and Effectiveness in the Text Domain
  5. Firas Sabbah. Logic-based models for social media retrieval
  6. Razan Masood. Adapting Models for The Case of Early Risk Prediction on the Internet
  7. Wiebke Thode. Integration of Images into the Patent Retrieval Process
  8. Abhishek Kaushik. Dialogue-Based Information Retrieval
  9. Ameer Albahem. Dynamic Diversification for Interactive Complex Search
  10. Manuel Steiner. The Influence of Backstories on Queries with Varying Levels of Intent in Task-Based Specialised Information Retrieval
  11. Wendel Goes Pedrozo. Index Self-tuning in Database Management Systems with Hybrid Storage using Learning Classifier Systems