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SIGIR 2009: Expert Search from Glasgow

A short update from SIGIR09 to announce our recently published work on expert search. This should hopefully be the first of a series of a few posts about SIGIR this year.In On Perfect Document Rankings for Expert Search (Craig Macdonald & Iadh Ouni… → Read More: SIGIR 2009: Expert Search from Glasgow

SIGIR 2009: Expert Search from Glasgow

A short update from SIGIR09 to announce our recently published work on expert search. This should hopefully be the first of a series of a few posts about SIGIR this year.In On Perfect Document Rankings for Expert Search (Craig Macdonald & Iadh Ouni… → Read More: SIGIR 2009: Expert Search from Glasgow

SIGIR 2009: Expert Search from Glasgow

A short update from SIGIR09 to announce our recently published work on expert search. This should hopefully be the first of a series of a few posts about SIGIR this year.In On Perfect Document Rankings for Expert Search (Craig Macdonald & Iadh Ouni… → Read More: SIGIR 2009: Expert Search from Glasgow

SIGIR 2009: Expert Search from Glasgow

A short update from SIGIR09 to announce our recently published work on expert search. This should hopefully be the first of a series of a few posts about SIGIR this year.In On Perfect Document Rankings for Expert Search (Craig Macdonald & Iadh Ouni… → Read More: SIGIR 2009: Expert Search from Glasgow

SIGIR 2009: Expert Search from Glasgow

A short update from SIGIR09 to announce our recently published work on expert search. This should hopefully be the first of a series of a few posts about SIGIR this year.In On Perfect Document Rankings for Expert Search (Craig Macdonald & Iadh Ouni… → Read More: SIGIR 2009: Expert Search from Glasgow

Craig’s Thesis Available

Following up from my successful defence, I’m pleased to announce that my thesis, titled The Voting Model for People Search is now available online.My thesis proposes the Voting Model for various people search problems, such as expert search in enterpri… → Read More: Craig’s Thesis Available

Choosing an issue tracking system

I recently posted about our deployment of an issue tracking system for use by the Terrier platform.When we recently made the decision process to an issue tracking system, I reviewed several alternative products, namely Scarab, Mantis, and JIRA. Firstl… → Read More: Choosing an issue tracking system

Grid@CLEF track : a framework for IR experimentation

Don’t be put of by the title, this isn’t a post about Grid Computing. Instead, I’m going to talk about the Grid@CLEF task, which defines a framework and TREC-style track for experimentation with various components of IR systems. Disclaimer: I’m pleased… → Read More: Grid@CLEF track : a framework for IR experimentation

Building Terrier by Open Collaboration

An important benefit of having an open source IR platform, like Terrier, is that users of the platform can contribute code to the platform, and overall, everyone gains. IR platforms which are not open source may be popular, but can stagnate if it does … → Read More: Building Terrier by Open Collaboration

Craig successfully defends his thesis

I am pleased to announce that last Thursday (15th January), I successfully defended my thesis, titled the Voting Model for People Search. I want to give many thanks to Iadh Ounis for supervising my PhD, and also to my committee: convener David Watt, an… → Read More: Craig successfully defends his thesis