10.0822 RIAO'97: Internet searching

WILLARD MCCARTY (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Mon, 31 Mar 1997 23:46:38 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 822.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: Abdellatif Saoudi <Abdellatif.Saoudi@irin.univ- (373)
Subject: RIAO'97: Internet searching

Call For Participation

Computer-Assisted Searching on the Internet
June 25-27, 1997
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

http://www.sciences.univ-nantes.fr/RIAO97 [note: RIAO in CAPS]

Brief Description :

Every three years the Centre de Hautes Etudes Internationales
d'Information Documentaire (CID) of Paris, France, along with various
international affiliates, organizes an RIAO conference (RIAO is the
French acronym for Computer-Assisted Information Retrieval). RIAO97
will be the fifth conference in the series. RIAO85 was held in
Grenoble, France; RIAO88 at MIT; RIAO91 in Barcelona; and RIAO94 at
Rockefeller University in New York.

RIAO conferences have the special feature of incorporating
both scientific papers and innovative product demonstrations. Both
the product demonstrations and the scientific papers (which are often
accompanied by prototype system demonstrations) are subject to a
rigorous selection process. The mix of scientific expertise and
state-of-the-art industrial development lends itself to a critical
examination of both aspects, stimulating both new product development,
ecnouraging sponsorship of start-ups, as well as initiating lines of
further, critical research investigations.

RIAO97 focuses on new problems in information retrieval, filtering,
and dissemination resulting from the recent profusion and extensions
of networks. In particular, RIAO97 brings together search specialists
and web-based media specialists to consider how searching can best be
accomplished in the context of the proliferation of web sites, content
formats, browsing modalities, amount of data accessible, and number of
user accesses.


June 25, 1997

Dr B. Robaire
Vice Principal, Research
McGill University, Canada

9:15-9:30 a.m RIAO97' Introduction
J. Thuiller
Professor at the College de France
President of the C.I.D.

9:30-10:00 a.m Invited Speaker
GILS Projet
N. Brodie
National Library of Ottawa, Canada
Chairman: L. Devroye, McGill University

10:00-10:25 a.m "The Do-I-Care Agent: Effective Social Discovery and
Filtering on the Web"
M.S. Ackerman, B. Starr, M. Pazzani
University of California, USA

10:25-10:50 a.m "Mining Information In Order To Extract Hidden And
Strategical Information"
T.Dkaki, B. Dousset, J. Mothe
Universite P. Sabatier, Toulouse, France

10:50-11:20 a.m Break and Demonstrations
Chairman: S. Tohme, ENST France

11:20-11:45 a.m "Design Issues for World Wide Web Navigation Visualisation
A. Cockburn, S. Jones
University of Canterbury, University of Waikato, New Zealand

11:45-12:10 a.m "Footprints: History-Rich Web Browsing"
A. Wexelblat, P. Maes
Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

12:10-12:35 p.m "Using terminological base for Term-based information
J-Y Nie, Universite de Montreal, Canada

12:35-2:05 p.m LUNCH
Chairman: G. Grefenstette, Rank Xerox Research Centre

2:05-2:30 p.m "Development of a Document Summarization System for
Effective Information Services"
D. H. Jang, S. H. Myaeng
Chungnam National University, Taejon, Korea

2:30-2:55 p.m "Automatic summarization on the Web? RAFI: A system for
summarizing using indicating fragments"
A. Lehmam, Universite de Nancy II, France

2:55-3:20 p.m "Towards Sophisticated Wrapping of Web-based Information
B. Chidlovskii, U. M. Borghoff, P.Y. Chevalier
Rank Xerox Research Centre, France

3:20-3:45 p.m "Annotating the World Wide Web using Natural Language"
B. Katz, Massachussetts Institute of Technology, USA

3:45-4:15 p.m Break and Demonstrations
Chairman: R. Cencioni, European Community

4:15-4:40 p.m "IRENA: Information Retrieval Engine based on Natural
Language Analysis"
A.T. Arampatzis ,T. Tsoris, C.H.A. Koster.
Patras, Greece and Netherlands

4:40-5:05 p.m "The Effect of Syntactic Phrase Indexing on Retrieval
Performance for Dutch Texts"
R. Pohlmann , W. Kraaij
Utrecht University, TNO-TPD, Netherlands

5:05-5:30 p.m "Using Simulated Annealing to Understand Natural Language
S.A. Laribi, G. Desrocques, A. Laribi, J.C. Bassano
Universite d'Orleans, France. Geneva Univeristy, Switzerland

5:30-5:55 p.m "An Analysis of Statistical and Syntactic Phrases"
M. Mitra, C. Buckley, A. Singhal, C. Cardie
Cornell University, USA
June 26, 1997
Chairman: C. Fluhr, Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique. France

9:00-9:25 a.m "Multi-Language Text Indexing for Internet Retrieval"
M.Wechsler, P. Sheridan, P. Schauble
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland

9:25-9:50 a.m "Adaptative Filtering of Multilingual Document Streams"
D.W. Oard, University of Maryland, USA

9:50-10:15 a.m "A domain Specific Lexicon Acquisition Tool for
Cross-Language Information Retrieval"
D. Hiemstra, F. de Jong, W. Kraaij
CTIT, Twente University, Netherlands

10:15-10:45 a.m Break and Demonstrations

Chairman: R. Marcus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)

10:45-11:10 a.m "EAGLE: An Extensible Architecture for General Linguistic
B. Baldwin , C. Doran, J.C. Reynar

11:10-11:35 a.m "Information Retrieval On The Word Wide Web using a Decision
Making System"
F. Corvaisier, A. Mille, J.M. Pinon, INSA, Lyon, France

11:35-12:00 a.m "A Multiagent Architecture for Information Retrieval on the
World-Wide Web"
V.N. Gudivada, S.P. Tolety
Wayne State University, University of Missouri. USA

12:00-1:30 p.m LUNCH

Chairman: C. Jacquemin, Universite de Nantes. France

1:30-2:45 p.m Panel
TREC in Many Languages
* TREC-5: English
D. Harman
National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
* TREC-5: Spanish and Chinese
A. Smeaton
Dublin City University, Ireland
*The Amaryllis Project
C. Fluhr
Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique (CEA), France

2:45-3:10 p.m "Integrated text categorisation and information extraction
using pattern matching and linguistic processing"
W. J. Black, L. Gilardoni, F. Rinaldi, R Dressel
UMIST, UK. Quinary Spa, Italy

3:10-3:35 p.m "On-Line Resource Discovery using Natural Language"
O.R. Zaine , A. Fall, S. Rochefort, V. Dahl, P. Tarau
Simon Fraser University, Canada

3:35-4:00 p.m "Coupling information retrieval and information extraction:
A new text technology for gathering information from the web"
R. Gaizauskas, A.M. Robertson
University of Sheffield, UK

4:00-4:30 p.m Break and Demonstrations
Chairman: D.J. Harman, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA.

4:30-4:55 p.m "Summarizing Similarities and differences Among Related
I. Mani , E. Bloedorn
The MITRE Corporation, USA

4:55-5:20 p.m "Relevance Ranking for One to Three Term Queries"
C.L.A. Clarke , G.V. Cormack, E.A. Tudhope
University of Toronto. Canada

5:20-5:45 p.m "Space Optimizations for Total Ranking"
D.R. Cutting, J.O. Pedersen
Excite Inc., USA

5:45-6:10 p.m "A Similarity-Based Agent for Internet Searching"
T.G. Rose, P. J. Wyard, Canon, UK
June 27, 1997
Chairman: U. Heid, Stuttgart University, Germany

9:00-9:25 a.m "ARACHNID: Adaptive Retrieval Agents Choosing
Heuristic Neighborhoods for Information Discovery"
F. Menczer , R.K. Belew
University of California, USA

9:25-9:50 a.m "Cobra: A new approach to IR System design"
T. Mills, K. Moody, K. Rodden
University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory. UK

9:50-10:15 a.m "Interactive Image Retrieval by Means of Abductive Inference"
A. Muller, A. Everts
GMD. Germany

10:15-10:45 a.m Break and Demonstrations
Chairman: J.C. Bassano, Universite d'Orleans France.

10:45-11:10 a.m "Query modification based on relevance backpropagation"
M. Boughanem, C. Soule-Dupuy
MSI, Universite de Limoges, France

11:10-11:35 a.m "Query ReFormulation on the Internet: Empirical Data and the
Hyperindex Search Engine"
P.D. Bruza , S. Dennis
Queensland University of Technology, Australia

11:35-12:00 a.m SQLET: Short Query Linguistic Expansion Techniques:
Palliating One or Two-word Queries by Providing Intermediate
Structure to WWW Pages
G. Grefenstette
Rank Xerox Research Centre, Grenoble, France

12:00-1:30 p.m LUNCH
Chairman: V. Semenova, ANALIT, Moscow

1:30-1:55 p.m "Probabilistic Learning for Information Filtering"
G. Amati , F. Crestani, F. Ubaldini, S. de Nardis
Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Universita di Padova, Universita di
Roma, Italy

1:55-2:20 p.m "Using Syntactic Information in Document Filtering: A
Comparative Study of Part-of-speech Tagging and Supertagging"
R. Chandrasekar , B. Srinivas
University of Pennsylvania, USA

2:20-2:45 p.m "Querying Hierarchical Text and Acyclic Hypertext with
Generalized Context-Free Grammars"
Y. Marcoux, M. Sevigny
Universite de Montreal, Canada

2:45-3:15 p.m Break and Demonstrations
Chairman: J.P. Haton, Universite Henri-Poincare, Nancy I, France

3:15-3:40 p.m "A probabilistic model of Passage Categorization"
M. Iwayama, T. Tokunaga
Advanced Research Laboratory, Japan

3:40-4:05 p.m "Knowledge Discovery From Natural Language Texts"
U. Hahn, K. Schnattinger
Freiburg University, Germany

4:05-4:30 p.m "Extraction of Index Words from Manuals"
H. Nakagawa
Yokohama National University, Japan

Chairman: J. Perriere, C.I.D. France

4:30-4:55 p.m "Limits of Using Data"
Maitre Feral-Schuhl
Ordre Des Avocats du Barreau de Paris, France.

4:55-5:20 p.m "Data Security"
Maitre G. Arendt
President of Computer Commission of the International
Union of Lawyers, Luxemburg

5:20-5:45 p.m "Security Concerns On The Intranet"
Maitre Landry
Montreal, Canada.
Union Internationale des Avocats.

5:45-6:15 p.m Conclusions

Cooperation program between France and Quebec
Linguistic and knowledge engineering

Special Session
Cooperation program between France and Quebec
Linguistic and knowledge engineering

Thursday 26th June 1997
Presentation languages: French and English

Chairman: Stephane Chaudiron, Program Coordinator for France (Ministry for
Education and Research, DISTNB)

9.00 a.m: Presentation of the program, Antoine Mynard, Attache pour
la Science et la Technologie
9.15 a.m: Tools for Lexicographers: Applications of Explanatory
and Combinatorial Lexicography, Alain Polguere (Department of
linguistics and translation - University of Montreal), Gilles
Serasset (GETA-CLIPS,IMAG, University Joseph Fourier - Grenoble I)
9.45 a.m: Automatic Processing Of Synonymy, Gaston Gross (Laboratoire
de linguistique et informatique-UMR 195, University Paris 13),
Andre Clas (GRESLET, University of Montreal).
10.15 a.m: The Semantics of Spatial Expressions and the Voronoi Model, Agnes
Gryl(LIMSI, University of Paris Sud), Geoffrey Edwards (Centre de
Recherche en geomatique, University Laval).
10.45 a.m: Emergentist Classifiers and Computationnally Enhanced Cognition:
Applications to Text Analysis and Diagnosis, Vincent Rialle
(Laboratoire TIMC, IMAG, University Joseph Fourier), Jean-Guy
Meunier (Laboratoire d'analyse cognitive de l'information, University
of Quebec in Montreal).

10.45 a.m - 11.00 a.m Coffee break

Chairman: Claude Fleury, program coordinator for Quebec,
Ministere des relations internationales du Quebec
11.00 a.m: Connecting "What to say?" and "How to say it?" Components
in a Text Generation System, Laurence Danlos (TALANA, University
Paris 7) et Guy Lapalme (DIRO, University of Montreal).

11.30 a.m: Recycling the Results of Robust Parsers to Identify Term Variants,
Benoit Habert (ENS Fontenay), Suzanne Bertrand-Gastaldy (University
of Montreal), Adeline Nazarenko (LIPN), Fernande Dupuis (UQAM),
Elie Naulleau (ENS Fontenay et DER/EDF), Monique Lemieux (UQAM).

12.00 p.m: The Integration of French Language Processing and Users Features
in an Information Retrieval System, Jean-Pierre Chevallet
(CLIPS-IMAG, University Joseph Fourier) Jian-Yun Nie (University
of Montreal).

12.30 p.m: Text retrieval and filtering using conceptual-based clustering
metho", Jacques Guizol (Laboratoire d'informatique de Marseille,
University of Mediterranee) Ruben Gonzalez Rubio (University
of Sherbrooke).

Registration via the WWW at
or by e-mail: riao97@irin.univ-nantes.fr
or by fax at the CID: (33) 01 48 78 49 61 or (33) 01 45 26 84 45
or by surface mail:
CID, 36 bis rue Ballu, 75009 Paris, France
CID, c/o Constantin and co., 575 Madison Ave, 25th Floor, NY, NY
10022, USA
Registration Fees
(before June 1, 1997): US$ 475 or CA$ 650 or 415 ECUS
(from June 1, 1997): US$ 530 or CA$ 725 or 460 ECUS

Students (presenting valid Student ID):
(before June 1, 1997): US$ 315 or CA$ 435 or 275 ECUS
(from June 1, 1997): US$ 390 or CA$ 530 or 340 ECUS

Registration fees can be made by bank transfer:

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Registration includes access to all presentations and sessions,
including the Working Group,Thursday morning, June 26th, and a copy of
the proceedings. On-Site Registration will take place on Tuesday June
24 from 5 pm, and on Wednesday June 25, from 8 am on.

Telephones accepting credit cards are available throughout the University.
Lunches can be taken at the University Cafeteria, 3840 McTavish Street.
Lunch tickets will be available at the Registration Desk for $10 (Canadian)
per ticket.

McGill University is located in the center of Montreal and numerous
other restaurants are available nearby.
An optional visit and dinner will be organized for RIAO'97 participants
June 26th at 7 p.m.

Reductions in air fare will be possible for flights leaving from
France. Contact the CID before June 1, 1997.
A block of rooms have been reserved at several hotels in Montreal
at a special rate for RIAO97 participants.
When you make your reservation, please indicate that you are a participant
of RIAO97 Conference. In most cases, rooms will only be held at a special
rate until one month before the conference.

For more information: http://www.sciences.univ-nantes.fr/RIAO97