Parallel Learning to Rank for Information Retrieval
Shuaiqiang Wang (Shandong University of Finance), Byron J. Gao, Ke Wang (Simon Fraser University), Hady W. Lauw (Institute for Infocomm Research)

Learning Features Through Feedback for Blog Distillation
Dehong Gao, Renxian Zhang, Wenjie Li (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University), Yiu Keung Lau (City University of Hong Kong), Kam Fai Wong (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Time-based Relevance Models.
Mostafa Keikha, Shima Gerani, Fabio Crestani (University of Lugano)

Improved Query Performance Prediction Using Standard Deviation
Ronan Cummins, Joemon M. Jose (University of Glasgow), Colm O’Riordan (National University of Ireland, Galway)

Learning to Rank Using Query-Level Regression
Jiajin Wu, Zhihao Yang, Yuan Lin, Hongfei Lin, Zheng Ye, Kan Xu (Dalian University of Technology)

Diversifying Product Search Results
Xiangru Chen, Haofen Wang, Xinruo Sun, Junfeng Pan, Yong Yu (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

Ad Hoc IR – Not Much Room for Improvement
Andrew Trotman, David Keeler (University of Otago)

Image Annotation Based on Recommendation Model
Zijia Lin, Guiguang Ding, Jianmin Wang (Tsinghua University)

Utilizing Minimal Relevance Feedback for Ad Hoc Retrieval
Eyal Krikon, Oren Kurland (Technion – Israel Institute of Technology)

Sense Discrimination for Physics Retrieval
Christina Lioma, Alok Kothari, Hinrich Schütze (Stuttgart University)

When Documents Are Very Long, BM25 Fails!
Yuanhua Lv, ChengXiang Zhai (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Location and Timeliness of Information Sources During News Events
Elad Yom-Tov, Fernando Diaz (Yahoo Research)

What Deliberately Degrading Search Quality Tells Us About Discount Functions
Paul Thomas (CSIRO), Timothy Jones (Australian National University), David Hawking (Funnelback Pty Ltd & Australian National University)

Collective Topic Modeling for Heterogeneous Networks
Hongbo Deng, Bo Zhao, Jiawei Han (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Graph-Cut Based Tag Enrichment
Xueming Qian, Xian-Sheng Hua (Microsoft Research Asia)

Personalized Social Query Expansion Using Social Bookmarking Systems
Mohamed Reda Bouadjenek (Bell Labs France & Université de Versailles), Hakim Hacid, Mokrane Bouzeghoub (Université de Versailles), Johann Daigremont (Bell Labs France)

What Are the Real Differences of Children’s and Adults’ Web Search?
Tatiana Gossen, Thomas Low, Andreas Nürnberger (University of Magdeburg)

Cognitive Coordinating Behaviors in Multitasking Web Search
Jia Tina Du (University of South Australia)

Optimizing Multimodal Reranking for Web Image Search
Hao Li (Chinese Academy of Sciences), Meng Wang, Zhisheng Li (National University of Singapore), Zheng-Jun Zha, Jialie Shen (Singapore Management University)

Multi-Layer Graph-Based Semi-Supervised Learning for Large-Scale Image Datasets Using MapReduce
Wen-Yu Lee, Liang-Chi Hsieh, Guan-Long Wu, Winston Hsu (National Taiwan University), Ya-Fan Su (Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd.)

Tackling Class Imbalance and Data Scarcity in Literature-Based Gene Function Annotation
Mathieu Blondel, Kazuhiro Seki, Kuniaki Uehara (Kobe University)

Bootstrapping Subjectivity Detection
Valentin Jijkoun, Maarten de Rijke (ISLA, University of Amsterdam)

The Effects of Choice in Routing Relevance Judgments
Edith Law (Carnegie Mellon University), Paul N. Bennett, Eric Horvitz (Microsoft Research)

Statistical Feature Extraction for Cross-Language Web Content Quality Assessment
Guang-Gang Geng, Xiao-Dong Li, Li-Ming Wang, Wei Wang, Shuo Shen (Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Exploiting Endorsement Information and Social Influence for Item Recommendation
Cheng-Te Li, Shou-De Lin, Man-Kwan Shan (National Chengchi University)

Modeling Subset Distributions for Verbose Queries
Xiaobing Xue, W. Bruce Croft (University of Massechusetts, Amherst)

Domain Expert Topic Familiarity and Search Behavior
Sarvnaz Karimi (NICTA and The University of Melbourne), Falk Scholer (RMIT University), Adam Clark (Alfred Health), Sadegh Kharazmi (RMIT University & NICTA)

Sample Selection for Dictionary-Based Corpus Compression
Christopher Hoobin, Simon Puglisi (RMIT University), Justin Zobel (University of Melbourne)

Evaluating Medical Information Retrieval
Bevan Koopman (CSIRO), Peter Bruza, Laurianne Sitbon (Queensland University of Technology), Michael Lawley (CSIRO)

Region-Based Landmark Discovery by Crowdsourcing Geo-Referenced Photos
Yen-Ta Huang, An-Jung Cheng, Liang-Chi Hsieh, Winston Hsu (National Taiwan University), Kuo-Wei Chang (Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd.)

Towards Effective Short Text Deep Classification
Xinruo Sun, Haofen Wang, Yong Yu (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

Temporal Latent Semantic Analysis for Collaboratively Generated Content: Preliminary Results
Yu Wang, Eugene Agichtein (Emory University)

Self-Adjusting Hybrid Recommenders Based on Social Network Analysis
Alejandro Bellogin, Pablo Castells, Iván Cantador (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

BlogCast Effect on Information Diffusion in a Blogosphere
Sang-Wook Kim, Sang-Wook Kim (Hanyang University), Christos Faloutsos (Carnegie Mellon University), Jiwoon Ha (Hanyang University)

Product Comparison Using Comparative Relations
Si Li (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications & National University of Singapore), Zheng-Jun Zha, Zhaoyan Ming, Meng Wang, Tat-Seng Chua (National University of Singapore), Jun Guo, Weiran Xu (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications)

Collaborative Cyberporn Filtering with Collective Intelligence
Lung-Hao Lee, Hsin-Hsi Chen (National Taiwan University)

Do IR Models Satisfy the TDC Retrieval Constraint?
Stéphane Clinchant (Xerox Research Center Europe & Université Grenoble I, LIG), Eric Gaussier (Université Grenoble I, LIG)

On Diversifying and Personalizing Web Search
David Vallet, Pablo Castells (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

Semantic Tag Recommendation Using Concept Model
Chenliang Li, Anwitaman Datta, Aixin Sun (Nanyang Technological University)

Recommending Interesting Activity-Related Local Entities
Jie Tang (University of California, Berkeley), Ryen W. White (Microsoft Research), Peter Bailey (Microsoft Bing)

Cross-Corpus Relevance Projection
Nima Asadi (University of Maryland), Donald Metzler (University of Southern California), Jimmy Lin (University of Maryland)

Location Disambiguation for Geo-Tagged Images
Zhu Zhu, Lidan Shou, Kuang Mao, Gang Chen (Zhejiang University)

Towards an Indexing Method to Speed-Up Music Retrieval
Benjamin Martin, Pierre Hanna, Matthias Robine, Pascal Ferraro (University of Bordeaux)

An Investigation of Decompounding for Cross-Language Patent Search
Johannes Leveling, Walid Magdy, Gareth J. F. Jones (Dublin City University)

Detecting Seasonal Queries by Time-Series Analysis
Milad Shokouhi (Microsoft Research)

Learning to Rank Under Tight Budget Constraints
Christian Pölitz, Ralf Schenkel (Saarland University)

A Novel Hybrid Index Structure for Efficient Text Retrieval
Andreas Broschart, Ralf Schenkel (Universitaet des Saarlandes and Max-Planck-Institut fuer Informatik)

A Weighted Curve Fitting Method for Result Merging in Federated Search
Chuan He (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications), Dzung Hong, Luo Si (Purdue University)

Effect of Different Docid Orderings on Dynamic Pruning Retrieval Strategies
Nicola Tonellotto (National Research Council), Craig Macdonald, Iadh Ounis (University of Glasgow)

Time-Based Query Performance Predictors
Nattiya Kanhabua, Kjetil Nørvåg (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Search Task Difficulty: The Expected vs. The Reflected
Jingjing Liu (Southern Connecticut State University), Nicholas J. Belkin (Rutgers University)

On the Suitability of Diversity Metrics for Learning-to-Rank for Diversity
Rodrygo L. T. Santos, Craig Macdonald, Iadh Ounis (University of Glasgow)

How Diverse Are Web Search Results?
Rodrygo L. T. Santos, Craig Macdonald, Iadh Ounis (University of Glasgow)

Analysis of an Expert Search Query Log
Yi Fang, Naveen Somasundaram (Purdue University), Luo Si, Jeongwoo Ko (Google Inc.), Aditya P. Mathur (Purdue University)

A Model for Expert Finding in Social Networks
Elena Smirnova (INRIA Sophia Antipolis)

Transductive Learning Over Automatically Detected Themes for Multi-Document Summarization
Massih-Reza Amini (National Research Council of Canada), Nicolas Usunier (Université Pierre et Marie Curie)

Rating-Based Collaborative Filtering Combined with Additional Regularization
Shu Wu, Shengrui Wang (University of Sherbrooke)

Words-of-Interest Selection Based Temporal Motion Coherence for Video Retrieval on
Lei Wang, Dawei Song, Eyad Elyan (Robert Gordon University)

Aggregating Multiple Opinion Evidence in Proximity-Based Opinion Retrieval
Shima Gerani, Mostafa Keikha, Fabio Crestani (University of Lugano)

Enhancing Mobile Search Using Web Search Log Data
Yoshiyuki Inagaki, Jiang Bian, Yi Chang, Motoko Maki (Yahoo! Inc.)

Award Prediction with Temporal Citation Network Analysis
Zaihan Yang, Dawei Yin, Brian D. Davison (Lehigh University)

Rating Prediction Using Feature Words Extracted from Customer Reviews
Masanao Ochi, Makoto Okabe, Rikio Onai (The University of Electro-Communications)

Ranking Tags in Resource Collections
Dimitrios Skoutas, Mohammad Alrifai (L3S Research Center)

Identifying Similar People in Professional Social Networks with Discriminative Probabilistic Models
Suleyman Cetintas (Purdue University), Monica Rogati (LinkedIn Corp.), Luo Si, Yi Fang (Purdue University)

Intent-Oriented Diversity in Recommender Systems
Saúl Vargas, Pablo Castells, David Vallet (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

Disambiguating Biomedical Acronyms Using EMIM
Nut Limsopatham, Rodrygo L. T. Santos, Craig Macdonald, Iadh Ounis (University of Glasgow)

Best Document Selection Based on Approximate Utility Optimization
Hungyu Henry Lin, Yi Zhang, James Davis (University of California, Santa Cruz)

Forecasting Counts of User Visits for Online Display Advertising with Probabilistic Latent Class Models
Suleyman Cetintas (Purdue University), Datong Chen (Yahoo! Labs), Luo Si, Bin Shen, Zhanibek Datbayev (Purdue University)

Knowledge Effects on Document Selection in Search Results Pages
Michael J. Cole (Rutgers University), Xiangmin Zhang (Wayne State University), Chang Liu, Nicholas J. Belkin, Jacek Gwizdka (Rutgers University)

Learning to Rank From a Noisy Crowd
Abhimanu Kumar, Matthew Lease (University of Texas at Austin)

How to Count Thumb-Ups and Thumb-Downs?: An Information Retrieval Approach to User-Rating Based Ranking of Items
Dell Zhang (Birkbeck, University of London), Robert Mao, Haitao Li, Joanne Mao (Hughes Network Systems)

Predicting Users’ Domain Knowledge from Search Behaviors
Xiangmin Zhang (Wayne State University), Michael Cole, Nicholas J. Belkin (Rutgers University)

The Interactive PRP for Diversifying Document Rankings
Guido Zuccon, Leif Azzopardi, C. J. Keith van Rijsbergen (University of Glasgow)

Detecting Success in Mobile Search from Interaction
Qi Guo, Shuai Yuan, Eugene Agichtein (Emory University)

Measuring Assessor Accuracy:A Comparison of NIST Assessors and User Study Participants
Mark D. Smucker, Chandra Prakash Jethani (University of Waterloo)

A Bipartite Graph Based Social Network Splicing Method for Person Name Disambiguation
Jintao Tang (Hong Kong Polytechnic University & National University of Defense Technology), Qin Lu, Ting Wang (National University of Defense Technology), Ji Wang (National Laboratory for Parallel and Distributed Processing), Wenjie Li (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

Link Formation Analysis in Microblogs
Dawei Yin, Liangjie Hong, Xiong Xiong, Brian D. Davison (Lehigh University)

Evolution of Web Search Results Within Years
Ismail Sengor Altingovde (L3S Research Center), Rifat Ozcan, Özgür Ulusoy (Bilkent University)

Decayed DivRank: Capturing Relevance, Diversity and Prestige in Information Networks
Pan Du, Jiafeng Guo, Xue-Qi Cheng (Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Multi-Objective Optimization in Learning to Rank
Na Dai (Lehigh University), Milad Shokouhi (Microsoft Research), Brian D. Davison (Lehigh University)

A Large-Scale Study of the Effect of Training Set Characteristics Over Learning-to-Rank Algorithms
Evangelos Kanoulas (University of Sheffield), Stefan Savev, Pavel Metrikov, Virgil Pavlu, Javed Aslam (Northeastern University)

Exploring Term Temporality for Pseudo-Relevance Feedback
Stewart Whiting, Yashar Moshfeghi, Joemon M. Jose (University of Glasgow)

MSSF: A Multi-Document Summarization Framework Based on Submodularity
Jingxuan Li, Lei Li, Tao Li (Florida International University)

SEJoin: An Optimized Algorithm Towards Efficient Approximate String Searches
Junfeng Zhou, Ziyang Chen, Jingrong Zhang (Yanshan University)

Bag-of-Visual-Words vs Global Image Descriptors on Two-Stage Multimodal Retrieval
Konstantinos Zagoris, Savvas A. Chatzichristofis, Avi Arampatzis (Democritus University of Thrace)

Query Term Ranking Based on Search Results Overlap
Wei Song, Yu Zhang, Yubin Xie, Ting Liu, Sheng Li (Harbin Institute of Technology)

Tossing Coins to Trim Long Queries
Sudip Datta, Vasudeva Varma (International Institute of Information Technology)

A Comparison of Time-aware Ranking Methods
Nattiya Kanhabua, Kjetil Nørvåg (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Learning for Graphs with Annotated Edges
Fan Li (Yahoo! Labs)

Formulating Effective Questions for Community-based Question Answering
Saori Suzuki, Shin’ichi Nakayama, Hideo Joho (University of Tsukuba)