SIGIR 2007 Workshop Improving Web retrieval for non-English queries

Venue: Amsterdam

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Event Date/Time: Jul 27, 2007 End Date/Time: Jul 27, 2007
Paper Submission Date: May 25, 2007
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Description

The main objectives of the workshop are to propose techniques and to evaluate tools which improve the effectiveness of the existing search engines. The specific aims of the workshop are:

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Evaluate search engines in non-English queries and measure the additional user effort.
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Define methodologies for evaluating the effectiveness of search engines in non-English queries.
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Study the user query patterns in non-English Web retrieval.
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Identify the factors that influence utilization of search engines in a multicultural world.
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Propose extensions to the search engines to improve non-English Web retrieval.
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Propose teaching strategies for helping users improve their searching behaviour.
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Identify how standard IR techniques (Indexing, Query representation, Query reformulation, etc) can be adapted in Web retrieval for non-English languages.
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Discuss the application of natural language processing techniques for non-English Web IR.

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