W. Bruce Croft

According to our database1, W. Bruce Croft authored at least 356 papers between 1975 and 2018.

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ACM Fellow 1997, "For contributions to the theory and practice of information retrieval, especially the development of new retrieval models and the transfer of research results to practice.".

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2018
Document Summarization for Answering Non-Factoid Queries.
IEEE Trans. Knowl. Data Eng., 2018

Neural information retrieval: introduction to the special issue.
Inf. Retr. Journal, 2018

Joint Modeling and Optimization of Search and Recommendation.
CoRR, 2018

Transfer Learning for Context-Aware Question Matching in Information-seeking Conversations in E-commerce.
CoRR, 2018

Towards Theoretical Understanding of Weak Supervision for Information Retrieval.
CoRR, 2018

Distributed Evaluations: Ending Neural Point Metrics.
CoRR, 2018

WikiPassageQA: A Benchmark Collection for Research on Non-factoid Answer Passage Retrieval.
CoRR, 2018

Cross Domain Regularization for Neural Ranking Models Using Adversarial Learning.
CoRR, 2018

Target Apps Selection: Towards a Unified Search Framework for Mobile Devices.
CoRR, 2018

Response Ranking with Deep Matching Networks and External Knowledge in Information-seeking Conversation Systems.
CoRR, 2018

Analyzing and Characterizing User Intent in Information-seeking Conversations.
CoRR, 2018

Unbiased Learning to Rank with Unbiased Propensity Estimation.
CoRR, 2018

Learning a Deep Listwise Context Model for Ranking Refinement.
CoRR, 2018

aNMM: Ranking Short Answer Texts with Attention-Based Neural Matching Model.
CoRR, 2018

Neural Query Performance Prediction using Weak Supervision from Multiple Signals.
Proceedings of the 41st International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research & Development in Information Retrieval, 2018

Ranking Documents by Answer-Passage Quality.
Proceedings of the 41st International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research & Development in Information Retrieval, 2018

Response Ranking with Deep Matching Networks and External Knowledge in Information-seeking Conversation Systems.
Proceedings of the 41st International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research & Development in Information Retrieval, 2018

Analyzing and Characterizing User Intent in Information-seeking Conversations.
Proceedings of the 41st International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research & Development in Information Retrieval, 2018

WikiPassageQA: A Benchmark Collection for Research on Non-factoid Answer Passage Retrieval.
Proceedings of the 41st International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research & Development in Information Retrieval, 2018

Cross Domain Regularization for Neural Ranking Models using Adversarial Learning.
Proceedings of the 41st International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research & Development in Information Retrieval, 2018

Universal Approximation Functions for Fast Learning to Rank: Replacing Expensive Regression Forests with Simple Feed-Forward Networks.
Proceedings of the 41st International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research & Development in Information Retrieval, 2018

Target Apps Selection: Towards a Unified Search Framework for Mobile Devices.
Proceedings of the 41st International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research & Development in Information Retrieval, 2018

Unbiased Learning to Rank with Unbiased Propensity Estimation.
Proceedings of the 41st International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research & Development in Information Retrieval, 2018

Learning a Deep Listwise Context Model for Ranking Refinement.
Proceedings of the 41st International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research & Development in Information Retrieval, 2018

A Hybrid Embedding Approach to Noisy Answer Passage Retrieval.
Proceedings of the Advances in Information Retrieval, 2018

A Neural Passage Model for Ad-hoc Document Retrieval.
Proceedings of the Advances in Information Retrieval, 2018

Joint Modeling and Optimization of Search and Recommendation.
Proceedings of the First Biennial Conference on Design of Experimental Search & Information Retrieval Systems, 2018

Transfer Learning for Context-Aware Question Matching in Information-seeking Conversations in E-commerce.
Proceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2018

2017
Search Result Diversification in Short Text Streams.
ACM Trans. Inf. Syst., 2017

Quary Expansion Using Local and Global Document Analysis.
SIGIR Forum, 2017

Inference Networks for Document Retrieval.
SIGIR Forum, 2017

A Language Modeling Approach to Information Retrieval.
SIGIR Forum, 2017

Relevance-Based Language Models.
SIGIR Forum, 2017

Report on the Second SIGIR Workshop on Neural Information Retrieval (Neu-IR'17).
SIGIR Forum, 2017

Searching Distributed Collections With Inference Networks.
SIGIR Forum, 2017

A Deep Relevance Matching Model for Ad-hoc Retrieval.
CoRR, 2017

Relevance-based Word Embedding.
CoRR, 2017

Neural Matching Models for Question Retrieval and Next Question Prediction in Conversation.
CoRR, 2017

Neural Ranking Models with Weak Supervision.
CoRR, 2017

UMass at TREC 2017 Common Core Track.
Proceedings of The Twenty-Sixth Text REtrieval Conference, 2017

Relevance-based Word Embedding.
Proceedings of the 40th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2017

Neural Ranking Models with Weak Supervision.
Proceedings of the 40th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2017

SIGIR 2017 Workshop on Neural Information Retrieval (Neu-IR'17).
Proceedings of the 40th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2017

On the Benefit of Incorporating External Features in a Neural Architecture for Answer Sentence Selection.
Proceedings of the 40th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2017

Learning a Hierarchical Embedding Model for Personalized Product Search.
Proceedings of the 40th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2017

Joint Representation Learning for Top-N Recommendation with Heterogeneous Information Sources.
Proceedings of the 2017 ACM on Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 2017

2016
Report on the SIGIR 2016 Workshop on Neural Information Retrieval (Neu-IR).
SIGIR Forum, 2016

Adaptability of Neural Networks on Varying Granularity IR Tasks.
CoRR, 2016

Neu-IR: The SIGIR 2016 Workshop on Neural Information Retrieval.
Proceedings of the 39th International ACM SIGIR conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2016

Improving Language Estimation with the Paragraph Vector Model for Ad-hoc Retrieval.
Proceedings of the 39th International ACM SIGIR conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2016

Embedding-based Query Language Models.
Proceedings of the 2016 ACM on International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval, 2016

Estimating Embedding Vectors for Queries.
Proceedings of the 2016 ACM on International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval, 2016

End to End Long Short Term Memory Networks for Non-Factoid Question Answering.
Proceedings of the 2016 ACM on International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval, 2016

Analysis of the Paragraph Vector Model for Information Retrieval.
Proceedings of the 2016 ACM on International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval, 2016

Modeling User Interests for Zero-Query Ranking.
Proceedings of the Advances in Information Retrieval, 2016

Beyond Factoid QA: Effective Methods for Non-factoid Answer Sentence Retrieval.
Proceedings of the Advances in Information Retrieval, 2016

Pseudo-Relevance Feedback Based on Matrix Factorization.
Proceedings of the 25th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 2016

aNMM: Ranking Short Answer Texts with Attention-Based Neural Matching Model.
Proceedings of the 25th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 2016

Iterative Search using Query Aspects.
Proceedings of the 25th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 2016

Semantic Matching by Non-Linear Word Transportation for Information Retrieval.
Proceedings of the 25th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 2016

A Deep Relevance Matching Model for Ad-hoc Retrieval.
Proceedings of the 25th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 2016

2015
Using Key Concepts in a Translation Model for Retrieval.
Proceedings of the 38th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2015

An Aspect-driven Social Media Explorer.
Proceedings of the 38th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2015

Improving Patent Search by Search Result Diversification.
Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on The Theory of Information Retrieval, 2015

On Divergence Measures and Static Index Pruning.
Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on The Theory of Information Retrieval, 2015

An Optimization Framework for Merging Multiple Result Lists.
Proceedings of the 24th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 2015

Harnessing Semantics for Answer Sentence Retrieval.
Proceedings of the Eighth Workshop on Exploiting Semantic Annotations in Information Retrieval, 2015

2014
Indexing Word Sequences for Ranked Retrieval.
ACM Trans. Inf. Syst., 2014

Automatic suggestion of phrasal-concept queries for literature search.
Inf. Process. Manage., 2014

Diversifying query suggestions based on query documents.
Proceedings of the 37th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2014

Evaluating answer passages using summarization measures.
Proceedings of the 37th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2014

Incorporating query-specific feedback into learning-to-rank models.
Proceedings of the 37th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2014

Cross-Language Pseudo-Relevance Feedback Techniques for Informal Text.
Proceedings of the Advances in Information Retrieval, 2014

A Comparison of Retrieval Models using Term Dependencies.
Proceedings of the 23rd ACM International Conference on Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 2014

Retrieving Passages and Finding Answers.
Proceedings of the 2014 Australasian Document Computing Symposium, 2014

2013
Modeling reformulation using query distributions.
ACM Trans. Inf. Syst., 2013

A deterministic resampling method using overlapping document clusters for pseudo-relevance feedback.
Inf. Process. Manage., 2013

Compact query term selection using topically related text.
Proceedings of the 36th International ACM SIGIR conference on research and development in Information Retrieval, 2013

Building a web test collection using social media.
Proceedings of the 36th International ACM SIGIR conference on research and development in Information Retrieval, 2013

Term level search result diversification.
Proceedings of the 36th International ACM SIGIR conference on research and development in Information Retrieval, 2013

Incorporating social anchors for ad hoc retrieval.
Proceedings of the Open research Areas in Information Retrieval, 2013

Two-Stage Learning to Rank for Information Retrieval.
Proceedings of the Advances in Information Retrieval, 2013

Generalizing diversity detection in blog feed retrieval.
Proceedings of the 22nd ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 2013

Retrieving opinions from discussion forums.
Proceedings of the 22nd ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 2013

Feature-Based Selection of Dependency Paths in Ad Hoc Information Retrieval.
Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2013

2012
Frontiers, challenges, and opportunities for information retrieval: Report from SWIRL 2012 the second strategic workshop on information retrieval in Lorne.
SIGIR Forum, 2012

The History of Information Retrieval Research.
Proceedings of the IEEE, 2012

Evaluating search in personal social media collections.
Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Web Search and Web Data Mining, 2012

Effective query formulation with multiple information sources.
Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Web Search and Web Data Mining, 2012

Generating reformulation trees for complex queries.
Proceedings of the 35th International ACM SIGIR conference on research and development in Information Retrieval, 2012

Diversity by proportionality: an election-based approach to search result diversification.
Proceedings of the 35th International ACM SIGIR conference on research and development in Information Retrieval, 2012

Dependency trigram model for social relation extraction from news articles.
Proceedings of the 35th International ACM SIGIR conference on research and development in Information Retrieval, 2012

Modeling higher-order term dependencies in information retrieval using query hypergraphs.
Proceedings of the 35th International ACM SIGIR conference on research and development in Information Retrieval, 2012

Generating queries from user-selected text.
Proceedings of the Information Interaction in Context: 2012, 2012

A Field Relevance Model for Structured Document Retrieval.
Proceedings of the Advances in Information Retrieval, 2012

Diversity in blog feed retrieval.
Proceedings of the 21st ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 2012

Sketch-based indexing of n-words.
Proceedings of the 21st ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 2012

Quality models for microblog retrieval.
Proceedings of the 21st ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 2012

Temporal models for microblogs.
Proceedings of the 21st ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 2012

2011
Online community search using conversational structures.
Inf. Retr., 2011

Efficient indexing of repeated n-grams.
Proceedings of the Forth International Conference on Web Search and Web Data Mining, 2011

Quality-biased ranking of web documents.
Proceedings of the Forth International Conference on Web Search and Web Data Mining, 2011

Modeling subset distributions for verbose queries.
Proceedings of the Proceeding of the 34th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2011

Automatic boolean query suggestion for professional search.
Proceedings of the Proceeding of the 34th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2011

Parameterized concept weighting in verbose queries.
Proceedings of the Proceeding of the 34th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2011

Smoothing Click Counts for Aggregated Vertical Search.
Proceedings of the Advances in Information Retrieval, 2011

User oriented tweet ranking: a filtering approach to microblogs.
Proceedings of the 20th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 2011

A quasi-synchronous dependence model for information retrieval.
Proceedings of the 20th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 2011

Evaluating an associative browsing model for personal information.
Proceedings of the 20th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 2011

Predicting document effectiveness in pseudo relevance feedback.
Proceedings of the 20th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 2011

Inferring query aspects from reformulations using clustering.
Proceedings of the 20th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 2011

Joint Annotation of Search Queries.
Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, 2011

2010
Query representation and understanding workshop.
SIGIR Forum, 2010

Query reformulation using anchor text.
Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Web Search and Web Data Mining, 2010

Learning concept importance using a weighted dependence model.
Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Web Search and Web Data Mining, 2010

TREC 2010 Web Track Notebook: Term Dependence, Spam Filtering and Quality Bias.
Proceedings of The Nineteenth Text REtrieval Conference, 2010

Unsupervised estimation of dirichlet smoothing parameters.
Proceedings of the Proceeding of the 33rd International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2010

Geometric representations for multiple documents.
Proceedings of the Proceeding of the 33rd International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2010

Query term ranking based on dependency parsing of verbose queries.
Proceedings of the Proceeding of the 33rd International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2010

Ranking using multiple document types in desktop search.
Proceedings of the Proceeding of the 33rd International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2010

Evaluating verbose query processing techniques.
Proceedings of the Proceeding of the 33rd International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2010

Learning to rank query reformulations.
Proceedings of the Proceeding of the 33rd International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2010

Evaluating text reuse discovery on the web.
Proceedings of the Information Interaction in Context Symposium, 2010

Improving verbose queries using subset distribution.
Proceedings of the 19th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 2010

Modeling reformulation using passage analysis.
Proceedings of the 19th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 2010

Building a semantic representation for personal information.
Proceedings of the 19th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 2010

Structural annotation of search queries using pseudo-relevance feedback.
Proceedings of the 19th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 2010

2009
Query structuring and expansion with two-stage term dependence for Japanese web retrieval.
Inf. Retr., 2009

Analysis of long queries in a large scale search log.
Proceedings of the 2009 workshop on Web Search Click Data, 2009

Finding text reuse on the web.
Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Web Search and Web Data Mining, 2009

Transforming patents into prior-art queries.
Proceedings of the 32nd Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2009

Two-stage query segmentation for information retrieval.
Proceedings of the 32nd Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2009

Refining Keyword Queries for XML Retrieval by Combining Content and Structure.
Proceedings of the Advances in Information Retrieval, 2009

Regression Rank: Learning to Meet the Opportunity of Descriptive Queries.
Proceedings of the Advances in Information Retrieval, 2009

A Probabilistic Retrieval Model for Semistructured Data.
Proceedings of the Advances in Information Retrieval, 2009

Query Evolution.
Proceedings of the Advances in Information Retrieval, 2009

Automatic query generation for patent search.
Proceedings of the 18th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 2009

Online community search using thread structure.
Proceedings of the 18th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 2009

Retrieval experiments using pseudo-desktop collections.
Proceedings of the 18th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 2009

A unified relevance model for opinion retrieval.
Proceedings of the 18th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 2009

Search Engines - Information Retrieval in Practice.
Pearson Education, ISBN: 978-0-13-136489-9, 2009

2008
Introduction to the special issue on database and information retrieval integration.
VLDB J., 2008

Measuring ranked list robustness for query performance prediction.
Knowl. Inf. Syst., 2008

An information-pattern-based approach to novelty detection.
Inf. Process. Manage., 2008

Hierarchical Language Models for Expert Finding in Enterprise Corpora.
International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools, 2008

UMass at TREC 2008 Blog Distillation Task.
Proceedings of The Seventeenth Text REtrieval Conference, 2008

Retrieval models for question and answer archives.
Proceedings of the 31st Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2008

Local text reuse detection.
Proceedings of the 31st Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2008

A cluster-based resampling method for pseudo-relevance feedback.
Proceedings of the 31st Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2008

Discovering key concepts in verbose queries.
Proceedings of the 31st Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2008

A Statistical View of Binned Retrieval Models.
Proceedings of the Advances in Information Retrieval , 2008

Evaluating Text Representations for Retrieval of the Best Group of Documents.
Proceedings of the Advances in Information Retrieval , 2008

Blog site search using resource selection.
Proceedings of the 17th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 2008

Unsolved problems in search: (and how we approach them).
Proceedings of the 17th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 2008

2007
Linear feature-based models for information retrieval.
Inf. Retr., 2007

Identifying and improving retrieval for procedural questions.
Inf. Process. Manage., 2007

UMass at TREC 2007 Blog Distillation Task.
Proceedings of The Sixteenth Text REtrieval Conference, 2007

Query performance prediction in web search environments.
Proceedings of the SIGIR 2007: Proceedings of the 30th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2007

Matching resumes and jobs based on relevance models.
Proceedings of the SIGIR 2007: Proceedings of the 30th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2007

Recommending citations for academic papers.
Proceedings of the SIGIR 2007: Proceedings of the 30th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2007

Efficient document retrieval in main memory.
Proceedings of the SIGIR 2007: Proceedings of the 30th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2007

Latent concept expansion using markov random fields.
Proceedings of the SIGIR 2007: Proceedings of the 30th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2007

A comparison of sentence retrieval techniques.
Proceedings of the SIGIR 2007: Proceedings of the 30th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2007

Investigating Retrieval Performance with Manually-Built Topic Models.
Proceedings of the Computer-Assisted Information Retrieval (Recherche d'Information et ses Applications) - RIAO 2007, 8th International Conference, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, May 30, 2007

Web search from a bus.
Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Challenged Networks, CHANTS 2007, Montréal, Québec, 2007

Modeling Term Associations for Ad-Hoc Retrieval Performance Within Language Modeling Framework.
Proceedings of the Advances in Information Retrieval, 2007

Proximity-based document representation for named entity retrieval.
Proceedings of the Sixteenth ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 2007

2006
Table extraction for answer retrieval.
Inf. Retr., 2006

Precision prediction based on ranked list coherence.
Inf. Retr., 2006

UMass at TREC 2006: Enterprise Track.
Proceedings of the Fifteenth Text REtrieval Conference, 2006

Indri TREC Notebook 2006: Lessons Learned From Three Terabyte Tracks.
Proceedings of the Fifteenth Text REtrieval Conference, 2006

LDA-based document models for ad-hoc retrieval.
Proceedings of the SIGIR 2006: Proceedings of the 29th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2006

Representing clusters for retrieval.
Proceedings of the SIGIR 2006: Proceedings of the 29th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2006

A framework to predict the quality of answers with non-textual features.
Proceedings of the SIGIR 2006: Proceedings of the 29th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2006

Hierarchical Language Models for Expert Finding in Enterprise Corpora.
Proceedings of the 18th IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI 2006), 2006

Ranking robustness: a novel framework to predict query performance.
Proceedings of the 2006 ACM CIKM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 2006

Representing documents with named entities for story link detection (SLD).
Proceedings of the 2006 ACM CIKM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 2006

Improving novelty detection for general topics using sentence level information patterns.
Proceedings of the 2006 ACM CIKM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 2006

Boosting relevance model performance with query term dependence.
Proceedings of the 2006 ACM CIKM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 2006

Query Structuring with Two-Stage Term Dependence in the Japanese Language.
Proceedings of the Information Retrieval Technology, 2006

Beyond Bags of Words: Modeling Implicit User Preferences in Information Retrieval.
Proceedings of the Proceedings, 2006

2005
Analysis of Statistical Question Classification for Fact-Based Questions.
Inf. Retr., 2005

The Lowell database research self-assessment.
Commun. ACM, 2005

Statistical language modeling for information retrieval.
ARIST, 2005

Indri at TREC 2005: Terabyte Track.
Proceedings of the Fourteenth Text REtrieval Conference, 2005

UMass Robust 2005: Using Mixtures of Relevance Models for Query Expansion.
Proceedings of the Fourteenth Text REtrieval Conference, 2005

Optimization strategies for complex queries.
Proceedings of the SIGIR 2005: Proceedings of the 28th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2005

A Markov random field model for term dependencies.
Proceedings of the SIGIR 2005: Proceedings of the 28th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2005

The recap system for identifying information flow.
Proceedings of the SIGIR 2005: Proceedings of the 28th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2005

Finding semantically similar questions based on their answers.
Proceedings of the SIGIR 2005: Proceedings of the 28th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2005

A Translation Model for Sentence Retrieval.
Proceedings of the HLT/EMNLP 2005, 2005

Document quality models for web ad hoc retrieval.
Proceedings of the 2005 ACM CIKM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Bremen, Germany, October 31, 2005

Similarity measures for tracking information flow.
Proceedings of the 2005 ACM CIKM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Bremen, Germany, October 31, 2005

Finding experts in community-based question-answering services.
Proceedings of the 2005 ACM CIKM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Bremen, Germany, October 31, 2005

Novelty detection based on sentence level patterns.
Proceedings of the 2005 ACM CIKM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Bremen, Germany, October 31, 2005

Finding similar questions in large question and answer archives.
Proceedings of the 2005 ACM CIKM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Bremen, Germany, October 31, 2005

2004
Combining the language model and inference network approaches to retrieval.
Inf. Process. Manage., 2004

Indri at TREC 2004: Terabyte Track.
Proceedings of the Thirteenth Text REtrieval Conference, 2004

UMass at TREC 2004: Novelty and HARD.
Proceedings of the Thirteenth Text REtrieval Conference, 2004

Evaluating high accuracy retrieval techniques.
Proceedings of the SIGIR 2004: Proceedings of the 27th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2004

Formal multiple-bernoulli models for language modeling.
Proceedings of the SIGIR 2004: Proceedings of the 27th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2004

Automatic recognition of reading levels from user queries.
Proceedings of the SIGIR 2004: Proceedings of the 27th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2004

Cluster-based retrieval using language models.
Proceedings of the SIGIR 2004: Proceedings of the 27th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2004

Answer models for question answering passage retrieval.
Proceedings of the SIGIR 2004: Proceedings of the 27th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2004

Question Answering Performance on Table Data.
Proceedings of the 2004 Annual National Conference on Digital Government Research, 2004

A Language Modeling Approach to Metadata for Cross-Database Linkage and Search.
Proceedings of the 2004 Annual National Conference on Digital Government Research, 2004

A framework for selective query expansion.
Proceedings of the 2004 ACM CIKM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 2004

A Multi-Agent Approach for Peer-to-Peer Based Information Retrieval System.
Proceedings of the 3rd International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2004), 2004

2003
Challenges in information retrieval and language modeling: report of a workshop held at the center for intelligent information retrieval, University of Massachusetts Amherst, September 2002.
SIGIR Forum, 2003

The Lowell Database Research Self Assessment
CoRR, 2003

Table extraction using conditional random fields.
Proceedings of the SIGIR 2003: Proceedings of the 26th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, July 28, 2003

Generating hierarchical summaries for web searches.
Proceedings of the SIGIR 2003: Proceedings of the 26th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, July 28, 2003

Salton Award Lecture - Information retrieval and computer science: an evolving relationship.
Proceedings of the SIGIR 2003: Proceedings of the 26th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, July 28, 2003

Language Models for Information Retrieval.
Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Data Engineering, 2003

Table Extraction Using Conditional Random Fields.
Proceedings of the 2003 Annual National Conference on Digital Government Research, 2003

Relevant query feedback in statistical language modeling.
Proceedings of the 2003 ACM CIKM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 2003

Time-based language models.
Proceedings of the 2003 ACM CIKM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 2003

2002
A survey in indexing and searching XML documents.
JASIST, 2002

Task orientation in question answering.
Proceedings of the SIGIR 2002: Proceedings of the 25th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2002

Cross-lingual relevance models.
Proceedings of the SIGIR 2002: Proceedings of the 25th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2002

Predicting query performance.
Proceedings of the SIGIR 2002: Proceedings of the 25th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2002

QuASM: a system for question answering using semi-structured data.
Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, 2002

Passage retrieval based on language models.
Proceedings of the 2002 ACM CIKM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 2002

Features of documents relevant to task- and fact-oriented questions.
Proceedings of the 2002 ACM CIKM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 2002

2001
Workshop on language modeling and information retrieval.
SIGIR Forum, 2001

Probabilistic techniques for phrase extraction.
Inf. Process. Manage., 2001

Finding Topic Words for Hierarchical Summarization.
Proceedings of the SIGIR 2001: Proceedings of the 24th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2001

Relevance-Based Language Models.
Proceedings of the SIGIR 2001: Proceedings of the 24th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2001

Evaluating Question-Answering Techniques in Chinese.
Proceedings of the First International Conference on Human Language Technology Research, 2001

Relevance Feedback and Personalization: A Language Modeling Perspective.
DELOS, 2001

2000
Improving the effectiveness of information retrieval with local context analysis.
ACM Trans. Inf. Syst., 2000

INQUERY and TREC-9.
Proceedings of The Ninth Text REtrieval Conference, 2000

An exploratory analysis of phrases in text retrieval.
Proceedings of the Computer-Assisted Information Retrieval (Recherche d'Information et ses Applications), 2000

Discovering and Comparing Topic Hierarchies.
Proceedings of the Computer-Assisted Information Retrieval (Recherche d'Information et ses Applications), 2000

Information Retrieval Based on Statistical Language Models.
Proceedings of the Foundations of Intelligent Systems, 12th International Symposium, 2000

Combining Approaches to IR (invited talk).
DELOS, 2000

1999
PIC matrices: a computationally tractable class of probabilistic query operators.
ACM Trans. Inf. Syst., 1999

Research Paper: Ad Hoc Classification of Radiology Reports.
JAMIA, 1999

Cluster-Based Language Models for Distributed Retrieval.
Proceedings of the SIGIR '99: Proceedings of the 22nd Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 1999

A General Language Model for Information Retrieval (poster abstract).
Proceedings of the SIGIR '99: Proceedings of the 22nd Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 1999

Deriving Concept Hierarchies from Text.
Proceedings of the SIGIR '99: Proceedings of the 22nd Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 1999

A General Language Model for Information Retrieval.
Proceedings of the 1999 ACM CIKM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 1999

1998
Corpus-Based Stemming Using Cooccurrence of Word Variants.
ACM Trans. Inf. Syst., 1998

Sorting Out Searching: A User-Interface Framework for Text Searches.
Commun. ACM, 1998

A Language Modeling Approach to Information Retrieval.
Proceedings of the SIGIR '98: Proceedings of the 21st Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 1998

Resolving Ambiguity for Cross-Language Retrieval.
Proceedings of the SIGIR '98: Proceedings of the 21st Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 1998

1997
Clarifying Search: A User-Interface Framework for Text Searches.
D-Lib Magazine, 1997

INQUERY Does Battle With TREC-6.
Proceedings of The Sixth Text REtrieval Conference, 1997

Computationally Tractable Probabilistic Modeling of Boolean Operators.
Proceedings of the SIGIR '97: Proceedings of the 20th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 1997

Phrasal Translation and Query Expansion Techniques for Cross-language Information Retrieval.
Proceedings of the SIGIR '97: Proceedings of the 20th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 1997

Text Segmentation by Topic.
Proceedings of the Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries. First European Conference, 1997

Probabilistic Retrieval of OCR Degraded Text Using N-Grams.
Proceedings of the Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries. First European Conference, 1997

TINTIN: A System for Retrieval in Text Tables.
Proceedings of the 2nd ACM International Conference on Digital Libraries, 1997

1996
Integrating INQUERY with an RDBMS to Support Text Retrieval.
IEEE Data Eng. Bull., 1996

INQUERY at TREC-5.
Proceedings of The Fifth Text REtrieval Conference, 1996

Chinese Information Extraction and Retrieval.
Proceedings of the TIPSTER TEXT PROGRAM PHASE II: Proceedings of a Workshop held at Vienna, 1996

Query Expansion Using Local and Global Document Analysis.
Proceedings of the 19th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 1996

Combining Classifiers in Text Categorization.
Proceedings of the 19th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 1996

Applications of Multilingual Text Retrieval.
Proceedings of the 29th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-29), 1996

Indexing Handwriting Using Word Matching.
Proceedings of the 1st ACM International Conference on Digital Libraries, 1996

Dictionary Methods for Cross-Lingual Information Retrieval.
Proceedings of the Database and Expert Systems Applications, 7th International Conference, 1996

Uncertainty in Information Retrieval Systems.
Uncertainty Management in Information Systems, 1996

1995
Lab Report Special Section: The University of Massachusetts Center for Intelligent Information Retrival.
SIGIR Forum, 1995

Combining Automatic and Manual Index Representations in Probabilistic Retrieval.
JASIS, 1995

TREC and Tipster Experiments with Inquery.
Inf. Process. Manage., 1995

From Office Automation to Intelligent Workflow Systems.
IEEE Expert, 1995

Effective Text Retrieval Based on Combining Evidence from the Corpus and Users.
IEEE Expert, 1995

What Do People Want from Information Retrieval? (The Top 10 Research Issues for Companies that Use and Sell IR Systems).
D-Lib Magazine, 1995

NSF Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval.
Commun. ACM, 1995

Recent Experiments with INQUERY.
Proceedings of The Fourth Text REtrieval Conference, 1995

Integrating IR and RDBMS Using Cooperative Indexing.
Proceedings of the SIGIR'95, 1995

Searching Distributed Collections with Inference Networks.
Proceedings of the SIGIR'95, 1995

Machine Learning and Information Retrieval (Abstract).
Proceedings of the Machine Learning, 1995

Providing Government Information on the Internet: Experiences with THOMAS.
Proceedings of the Second Annual Conference on the Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries, 1995

1994
Fast Incremental Indexing for Full-Text Information Retrieval.
Proceedings of the VLDB'94, 1994

Document Retrieval and Routing Using the INQUERY System.
Proceedings of The Third Text REtrieval Conference, 1994

An Association Thesaurus for Information Retrieval.
Proceedings of the Computer-Assisted Information Retrieval (Recherche d'Information et ses Applications), 1994

Integrating Text and Database Systems: Possibilities and Challenges.
Proceedings of the East/West Database Workshop, 1994

Supporting Full-Text Information Retrieval with a Persistent Object Store.
Proceedings of the Advances in Database Technology, 1994

1993
Retrieval Strategies for Hypertext.
Inf. Process. Manage., 1993

Guest Editor's Introduction.
IEEE Expert, 1993

Knowledge-Based and Statistical Approaches to Text Retrieval.
IEEE Expert, 1993

TREC-2 Routing and Ad-Hoc Retrieval Evaluation using the INQUERY System.
Proceedings of The Second Text REtrieval Conference, 1993

INQUERY System Overview.
Proceedings of the TIPSTER TEXT PROGRAM: PHASE I: Proceedings of a Workshop held at Fredricksburg, 1993

Relevance Feedback and Inference Networks.
Proceedings of the 16th Annual International ACM-SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval. Pittsburgh, PA, USA, June 27, 1993

A Comparison of Indexing Techniques for Japanese Text Retrieval.
Proceedings of the 16th Annual International ACM-SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval. Pittsburgh, PA, USA, June 27, 1993

An Evaluation of Query Processing Strategies Using the TIPSTER Collection.
Proceedings of the 16th Annual International ACM-SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval. Pittsburgh, PA, USA, June 27, 1993

Effect of Multiple Query Representations on Information Retrieval System Performance.
Proceedings of the 16th Annual International ACM-SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval. Pittsburgh, PA, USA, June 27, 1993

Text Retrieval and Routing Techniques Based on an Inference Net.
Proceedings of the Human Language Technology: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Plainsboro, 1993

Query Processing for Retrieval from Large Text Bases.
Proceedings of the Human Language Technology: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Plainsboro, 1993

1992
Visual interaction between end users and goal-based systems.
J. Vis. Lang. Comput., 1992

Lexical Ambiguity and Information Retrieval.
ACM Trans. Inf. Syst., 1992

Summary of Database Research Activities at The University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
SIGMOD Record, 1992

The University of Massachusetts TIPSTER Project.
SIGIR Forum, 1992

A Comparison of Text Retrieval Models.
Comput. J., 1992

Information Filtering and Information Retrieval: Two Sides of the Same Coin?
Commun. ACM, 1992

TIPSTER Panel - The University of Massachusetts TIPSTER Project.
Proceedings of The First Text REtrieval Conference, 1992

A Loosely-Coupled Integration of a Text Retrieval System and an Object-Oriented Database System.
Proceedings of the 15th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval. Copenhagen, 1992

Experience with Large Document Collections (Panel).
Proceedings of the 15th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval. Copenhagen, 1992

Retrieval of Complex Objects.
Proceedings of the Advances in Database Technology, 1992

The INQUERY Retrieval System.
Proceedings of the International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications, 1992

1991
Evaluation of an Inference Network-Based Retrieval Model.
ACM Trans. Inf. Syst., 1991

Editorial.
ACM Trans. Inf. Syst., 1991

The Use of Phrases and Structured Queries in Information Retrieval.
Proceedings of the 14th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval. Chicago, 1991

Efficient probabilistic Inference for text retrieval.
Proceedings of the Computer-Assisted Information Retrieval (Recherche d'Information et ses Applications) - RIAO 1991, 3rd International Conference, Universitad Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain, April 2, 1991

1990
Chairman's Message.
SIGIR Forum, 1990

Interpreting nominal compounds for information retrieval.
Inf. Process. Manage., 1990

Interactive retrieval of complex documents.
Inf. Process. Manage., 1990

Towards Intelligent Information Retrieval: An Overview of IR Research at U. Mass.
IEEE Data Eng. Bull., 1990

Visual Interaction Between End Users and Goal Based Systems.
Proceedings of the 1990 IEEE Workshop on Visual Languages, 1990

Inference Networks for Document Retrieval.
Proceedings of the SIGIR'90, 1990

Term Clustering of Syntactic Phrases.
Proceedings of the SIGIR'90, 1990

Experiments with Query Acquisition and Use in Document Retrieval Systems.
Proceedings of the SIGIR'90, 1990

Hypertext and Information Retrieval: What are the Fundamental Concepts? (Panel).
Proceedings of the Hypertext: Concepts, 1990

1989
Chairman's Message.
SIGIR Forum, 1989

Retrieving documents by plausible inference: An experimental study.
Inf. Process. Manage., 1989

Support for Browsing in an Intelligent Text Retrieval System.
International Journal of Man-Machine Studies, 1989

Relating Human Knowledge of Tasks to the Requirements of Plan Libraries.
International Journal of Man-Machine Studies, 1989

Language-oriented information retrieval.
Int. J. Intell. Syst., 1989

A visual language for the acquisition and display of plans.
Proceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Visual Languages, 1989

Word Sense Disambiguation Using Machine-Readable Dictionaries.
Proceedings of the SIGIR'89, 1989

A Retrieval Model for Incorporating Hypertext Links.
Proceedings of the Hypertext'89 Proceedings, 1989

1988
Implementing Ranking Strategies Using Text Signatures.
ACM Trans. Inf. Syst., 1988

Chairman's Message.
SIGIR Forum, 1988

Retrieving Documents by Plausible Inference: A Preliminary Study.
Proceedings of the SIGIR'88, 1988

Using a planner to support office work.
Proceedings of the ACM SIGOIS and IEEECS TC-OA 1988 Conference on Office Information Systems, 1988

Interactive retrieval office documents.
Proceedings of the ACM SIGOIS and IEEECS TC-OA 1988 Conference on Office Information Systems, 1988

1987
I3R: A new approach to the design of document retrieval systems.
JASIS, 1987

Approaches to Intelligent Information Retrieval.
Inf. Process. Manage., 1987

Distributed Expert-Based Information Systems: An Interdisciplinary Approach.
Inf. Process. Manage., 1987

Supporting Offics Document Architectures with Constrained Types.
Proceedings of the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Management of Data 1987 Annual Conference, 1987

An Approach to Natural Language Processing for Document Retrieval.
Proceedings of the Tenth Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 1987

Reasoning about Exceptions during Plan Execution Monitoring.
Proceedings of the 6th National Conference on Artificial Intelligence. Seattle, 1987

1986
Boolean queries and term dependencies in probabilistic retrieval models.
JASIS, 1986

User-Specified Domain Knowledge for Document Retrieval.
Proceedings of the SIGIR'86, 1986

1985
A comparison of a network structure and a database system used for document retrieval.
Inf. Syst., 1985

Task Management for an Intelligent Interface.
IEEE Database Eng. Bull., 1985

A Knowledge-Based Approach to Data Management for Intelligent User Interfaces.
Proceedings of the VLDB'85, 1985

An expert assistant for document retrieval system.
Proceedings of the Computer-Assisted Information Retrieval (Recherche d'Information et ses Applications), 1985

1984
Task Support in an Office System.
ACM Trans. Inf. Syst., 1984

The Role of Context and Adaptation in User Interfaces.
International Journal of Man-Machine Studies, 1984

The Use of Adaptive Mechanisms for Selection of Search Strategies in Document Retrieval Systems.
SIGIR, 1984

1983
A Network Organization Used for Document Retrieval.
Proceedings of the Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 1983

Applications for Information Retrieval Techniques in the Office.
Proceedings of the Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 1983

1982
Experiments with Automatic Text Filing and Retrieval in the Office Environment.
SIGIR Forum, 1982

The Implementation of a Document Retrieval System.
Proceedings of the Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 1982

1981
Document representation in probabilistic models of information retrieval.
JASIS, 1981

Incorporating Different Search Models into One Document Retrieval System.
Proceedings of the Theoretical Issues in Information Retrieval, Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Information Storage and Retrieval, Oakland, California, USA, May 31, 1981

1980
A model of cluster searching bases on classification.
Inf. Syst., 1980

1979
Using Probabilistic Models of Document Retrieval without Relevance Information.
Journal of Documentation, 1979

Using boolean queries with a clustered file organization.
JASIS, 1979

On the Implementation of Some Models of Document Retrieval.
Proceedings of the Information Implications into the Eighties, 1979

1978
A File Organization for Cluster-Based Retrieval.
Proceedings of the ACM-SIGIR, 1978

1977
Clustering large files of documents using the single-link method.
JASIS, 1977

1976
An evaluation of Goffman's indirect retrieval method.
Inf. Process. Manage., 1976

1975
Document clustering: An evaluation of some experiments with the cranfield 1400 collection.
Inf. Process. Manage., 1975


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