Computing at Glasgow University
Paper ID: 8811
DCS Tech Report Number: TR-2008-266

Efficiency Issues in Information Retrieval Workshop
Blanco,R. Silvestri,F.

Publication Type: Tech Report (internal)
Appeared in: DCS Technical Report Series
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Publisher: Dept of Computing Science, University of Glasgow
Year: 2008

Today's technological advancements have allowed for vast amounts of information to be widely generated, disseminated, and stored. This exponentially increasing amount of information has rendered the retrieval of relevant information a necessary and cumbersome task. The efficiency of IR systems is of utmost importance, because it ensures that systems scale up to the vast amounts of information needing retrieval. This is an important topic of research for both academic and corporative environments. The efficiency concerns need to be addressed in a principled way, so that they can be adapted to new platforms and environments, such as information retrieval from mobile devices, desktop search, distributed peer to peer, expert search, multimedia retrieval, and so on. Efficiency research over the past years has focused on efficient indexing, storage (compression) and retrieval of data (query processing strategies). Some of the major goals of the workshop are: a) to shed light on efficiency-related problems of modern high-scale IR (Web environment, distributed technologies, peer to peer architectures) and new IR environments (Desktop search, Enterprise/Expert search, mobile devices, etc) b) to foster collaboration between different research groups in order to explore new and disruptive ideas.

Keywords: ECIR 2008 Efficiency Issues in Information Retrieval Workshop

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