On Search Powered Navigation

Our paper "On Search Powered Navigation", with Glorianna Jagfeld, Hosein Azarbonyad, Alex Olieman, Jaap Kamps, Maarten Marx, has been accepted as a short paper at The 3rd ACM International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR2017). \o/ Knowledge graphs and other hierarchical domain ontologies hold great promise for complex information seeking tasks, yet their […]

Telling how to narrow it down: Effect of Browsing Path Recommendation on Exploratory Search

Our paper "Telling how to narrow it down: Effect of Browsing Path Recommendation on Exploratory Search", with Glorianna Jagfeld, Hosein Azarbonyad, Alex Olieman, Jaap Kamps, Maarten Marx, has been accepted as a short paper at The ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction & Retrieval (CHIIR'17). \o/ There are several information needs requiring sophisticated human-computer […]

Two-Way Parsimonious Classification Models for Evolving Hierarchies

Our paper "Two-Way Parsimonious Classification Models for Evolving Hierarchies", with Hosein Azarbonyad, Jaap Kamps, and Maarten Marx, has been accepted as a long paper at the Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum (CLEF'16). \o/ Modern web data is highly structured in terms of entities and relations from large knowledge bases, geo-temporal references, and social […]

Discovering Links in Political Conversations

Recently I participated in a semi-hackathon, one-week event, at Talk of Europe - Creative Camp #3 with two other members of ExPoSe project, Alex and Hosein. We proposed to develop a system for Discovering Links in Political Conversations. Here is a brief report on what we have done in this event: Entity recognition and disambiguation is a strong tool for […]

Sources of Evidence for Automatic Indexing of Political Texts

Our paper "Sources of Evidence for Automatic Indexing of Political Texts", with Hosein Azarbonyad, Jaap Kamps, and Maarten Marx, has been accepted as a short paper at the 37th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR'15). \o/  Political texts on the Web, documenting laws and policies and the process leading to them, are of key importance to […]