Ian Ruthven | 6 Aug 15:10 2007

Calll for papers - 30th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2008)

*apologies for cross-posting*

ECIR 2008 Call for full papers, posters, workshop and tutorial proposals

ECIR 2008
30th European Conference on Information Retrieval, Glasgow, UK.
30th March – 3rd April, 2008.

The Annual European Conference on Information Retrieval is the main
European forum for the presentation of new research results in the field
of Information Retrieval. ECIR 2008 is the 30th anniversary of this
conference series and will take place in Glasgow, Scotland.

We are also pleased to announce two keynote speakers who will present at
the conference:
Professor Nick Belkin, Rutgers University and
Dr Amit Singhal, Google

We encourage the submission of high-quality research papers reporting
original and innovative research within Information Retrieval. The
conference intends to cover all aspects of accessing digital information
with or without explicitly specified semantics. Papers solely or mainly
authored by a student are especially welcome. Submissions will be
reviewed by experts on the basis of the originality of the work, the
validity of the results, chosen methodology, writing quality and the
overall contribution to the field of Information Retrieval.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
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Leif Azzopardi | 20 Aug 09:42 2007

Chair in Information Retrieval: University of Glasgow

Royal Academy of Engineering/Microsoft Research 
Chair in Information Retrieval

Department of Computing Science, University of Glasgow

The Department of Computing Science seeks to appoint a Professor with an
international track record of research in Information Retrieval, to join the
Information Retrieval group led by Prof. C.J. van Rijsbergen.  

Potential candidates are encouraged to make informal enquiries to Professor
Keith van Rijsbergen (tel. 0141 330 4463, email keith@... ) or
Professor Muffy Calder (tel. 0141 330 4969, email muffy@...).

Deadline:  26 September 2007
Advert to appear in THES  for two weeks, after mid August, in the senior
appointments section. 

Lindsay, John M | 24 Aug 14:40 2007

good grieve

the National Gallery catalogue
search on Eve
you get all the hits involving evening
I have come across this before, and couldn't believe (ouch) it
Now I do accept that Eve and even tide, as in home, have a semantic connection with evening, but this is not the semantic connection with Adam, Eden, and it seems to me that when a string exists within a string, and is not contained by (ASCII FOR SPACE) then it is a different class of object from when the string is not contained within a string and is contained by (ASCII for space).
Is there something quite basic here I don't understand?
Am I indeed the last dodo?
Or is there something quite fundamentally wrong with the National Gallery catalogue, and does the wrong lie in the software development, the software procurement, the application building, the .. and here the concepts and constructions necessary even to begin to explain or understand what might be wrong, who might be responsible, and how a repair might be made, all depends on whether I am the dodo.
Creating Spark.

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