ESAIR'14: Seventh International Workshop on
Exploiting Semantic Annotations in Information Retrieval
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The program consisted of invited keynotes, short paper presentations, breakout groups, and a report out and final discussion.
Semantic search refers to a broad array of methods that aim to improve retrieval by interpreting queries beyond the traditional weighted bag of words model of document retrieval. In this talk, we will focus on the subset of these methods that rely on explicit semantic annotations, i.e. linking queries and content to items in a Knowledge Base. We will discuss techniques of entity linking on queries and documents, and the potential impact of these methods on improving performance on the classical ad-hoc document retrieval task. We will also discuss some novel tasks, including entity retrieval and related entity recommendations, and their implementation in Yahoo Search. We will close by considering some of the challenges that are specific to developing search services in a mobile context.
The development and availability of Web knowledge bases, in particular Wikipedia, as the largest, inter-linked, and up-to-the-minute encyclopedic collection, have changed remarkably not only the way in which people fulfill their informational needs on the Web but also the way in which information can be organized and provided by Web search engines. The talk will focus on the task of entity extraction and linking to Wikipedia and other Web knowledge repositories. It will also cover applications of entity repositories in conjunction with query logs of commercial Web search engines to Web information retrieval tasks such as context-aware search, query suggestion, question answering, retrieval of support for factual statements, and automatic aggregation of topic pages as an alternative to the ten blue links.
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|November 7, 2014||Workshop day during CIKM 2014!|
This workshop will be held as part of the 23rd ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Shanghai, 2014. Information on Shanghai can be found in the Wikipedia.