Recent developments in information retrieval: preface

Cathal Gurrin, Yulan He, Gabriella Kazai, Udo Kruschwitz, Suzanne Little, Thomas Roelleke, Stefan M. Rüger, Keith Van Rijsbergen

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This paper summarizes the scientific work presented at the 32nd European Conference on Information Retrieval. It demonstrates that information retrieval (IR) as a research area continues to thrive with progress being made in three complementary sub-fields, namely IR theory and formal methods together with indexing and query representation issues, furthermore Web IR as a primary application area and finally research into evaluation methods and metrics. It is the combination of these areas that gives IR its solid scientific foundations. The paper also illustrates that significant progress has been made in other areas of IR. The keynote speakers addressed three such subject fields, social search engines using personalization and recommendation technologies, the renewed interest in applying natural language processing to IR, and multimedia IR as another fast-growing area.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in information retrieval
Subtitle of host publication32nd European conference on IR research, ECIR 2010, Milton Keynes, UK, March 28-31, 2010. Proceedings
EditorsCathal Gurrin, Yulan He, Gabriella Kazai, Udo Kruschwitz, Suzanne Little, Thomas Roealleke, Stefan M. Rüger, Keith Van Rijsbergen
Place of PublicationBerlin (DE)
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)3-642-12274-4, 978-3-642-12274-3
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameLecture notes in computer science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


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