6 Mar 2008 22:56
INEX 2008 - Call for participation
Andrew Trotman <andrew@...>
2008-03-06 21:56:22 GMT
2008-03-06 21:56:22 GMT
INitiative for the Evaluation of XML retrieval (INEX) Call for participation INEX 2008 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN AT http://www.inex.otago.ac.nz OVERVIEW INEX 2008 is examining focused (or sub-document) retrieval using the Wikipedia Collection. For the main ad hoc retrieval track the collection will be made available in Plain Text as well as XML so that also non-XML based passage retrieval systems can be used. Other tracks are: Book Searching (using a collection of full text books in XML), Efficiency, Entity Ranking, Interactive (iTrack), Question Answering (QA <at> INEX), Link-the-Wiki, and XML-Mining. All INEX Participants are expected to participate in topic creation, and assessment. TASKS AND TRACKS * Ad hoc Track - The main track of INEX 2008 will investigate the effectiveness of XML-IR and Passage Retrieval for three ad hoc retrieval tasks (Focused, Relevant in Context, Best in Context). * Book Searching Track -- Investigating information access to, and IR techniques for searching full texts of digitized books. * Efficiency Track - Investigating both the effectiveness and efficiency of XML ranked retrieval approaches on real data and real queries. * Entity Ranking Track - Investigating entity retrieval rather than text retrieval: 1) Entity Ranking, 2) Entity List Completion. * Interactive Track (iTrack) -- Investigating the behavior of users when interacting with XML documents, as well as develop retrieval approaches which are effective in user-based environments. * Question Answering (QA <at> INEX) Track -- Investigating technology for accessing semi-structured data can be used to address real-world focused information needs formulated as natural language questions. * Link-the-Wiki Track - Investigating link discovery between Wikipedia documents, both at the file level and at the element level. * XML-Mining Track - Investigating structured document mining, especially the classification and clustering of semi-structured documents. A detailed description of each of the tracks can be found at http://www.inex.otago.ac.nz/. IMPORTANT DATES The schedule of the main ad hoc track is as follows: 1/04/2008 Registration deadline 28/04/2008 Release of Topic Creation Guidelines 12/05/2008 Submission deadline for candidate topics 2/06/2008 Release of final set of topics 2/06/2008 Release of Result Submission Specification 7/07/2008 Submission deadline for ad hoc search results 28/07/2008 Release of assessment pools 15/09/2008 Submission deadline for relevance assessments 3/11/2008 Release of ad hoc evaluation results 24/11/2008 Submission deadline for papers for pre-proceedings (all tracks) 8/12/2008 Release of workshop pre-proceedings 15-18/12/2008 INEX Workshop in Dagstuhl Other tracks will follow variants of this schedule. RELEVANCE ASSESSMENTS Relevance assessments will be provided by the participating groups using the INEX assessment system. Each participating organization will judge about 3 topics. Please note that the assessment of each topic may take one-person 1 to 2 days to complete! WORKSHOP AND PROCEEDINGS Participants will be able to present their approaches and the final results at the INEX workshop to be held in December at Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany. All participants will be able to publish their work in the workshop pre-proceedings. Fully peer-reviewed and revised papers will be published in the INEX post-workshop final proceedings. Since 2004 the final proceedings have been published in the Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series, and we hope to continue that tradition.