FIRE 2018

Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation

DAIICT , Gandhinagar

6th - 9th December

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All sessions will be held in Lecture Theater I (LT-I)


    Day 1 (6 December 2018)

    09:30 - 10:00     Registration

    10:00 - 13:00   Microsoft Tutorial: Deep Learning based Approach to Build a Conversational Agent and Practical Challenges
                                                    Speakers: Manoj Chinnakotla, Kedar Narahari, Puneet Agrawal

    13:00 - 14:00     Lunch Break

    14:00 - 14:30     Rygbee Inc. Session: Demo of Raxter
                                                    Speaker: Sourish Dasgupta

    14:30 - 17:30     IBM Tutorial: Knowledge Graphs and Information Retrieval: A Symbiotic Relationship
                                                    Speaker: Sumit Bhatia


    Day 2 (7 December 2018)


    08:30 - 09:30     Registration

    09:30 - 10:00     Inauguration

    10:00 - 10:45     Stephen Robertson - The gaps between the words - a small history of space

    10:45 - 11:00     Track overview: Verb Phrase Translation in English and Indian languages (VPT-IL)

    11:00 - 11:15     Track overview: Multi-lingual Author Profiling on SMS Messages (MAPonSMS)

    11:15 - 11:30     Track overview: Indian Native Language Identification (INLI)

    11:30 - 11:45     Tea Break

    11:45 - 12:30     Pushpak Bhattacharyya - Machine Translation of Low Resource Languages

    12:30 - 12:45   Track overview: Information Extractor for Conversational Systems in Indian Languages (IECSIL)

    12:45 - 13:00     Track overview: Event Extraction from Newswires and Social Media Text in Indian Languages (EventXtract-IL)

    13:00 - 14:00     Lunch Break

    14:00 - 14:30     Session by Manoj Kumar K., INFLIBNET

    14:30 - 15:00     Session by Dharmendra Saha, Polyplex Corporation

    15:00 - 15:15     MAPonSMS track presentation I

    15:15 - 15:30     MAPonSMS track presentation II

    15:30 - 15:45     Tea Break

    15:45 - 16:30     Gareth Jones - Towards Effective Retrieval of Spontaneous Conversational Spoken Content

    16:30 - 17:15     Short paper presentations
                                                    Characterizing user reactions towards Twitter's 280 character limit - Rimjhim, IIT Patna
                                                    A longitudinal study of public emotions during demonetization in India - Pronoy Roy, BMS
                                                  A deep learning based part-of-speech (POS) tagger for Sanskrit language by embedding character level features - Premjith B., Amrita

    17:30 - 19:00     Steering committee meeting

    19:00 onwards Banquet Dinner (Bus will leave from DAIICT main gate at 18:45. Please reach the gate by 18:30)


    Day 3 (8 December 2018)


    10:00 - 10:45     Doug Oard - Cross-Language Information Retrieval in the MATERIAL Program

    10:45 - 11:05     Question-Question Similarity in Online Forums: Yllias Chali, U. Lethbridge

    11:05 - 11:25   Word Embedding based Semantic Cross-Lingual Document Alignment in Comparable Corpora: Debasis Ganguly, IBM Research, Dublin

    11:25 - 11:40     Tea Break

    11:40 - 12:25     Shourya Roy - Industrial Research and Expectations

    12:25 - 12:45   How doesWord Embeddings-based Query Expansion Perform in Consumer Health Information Search? A novel solution for CHIS FIRE'2016 track: Hua Yang, U.¬†Evora

    12:45 - 13:05   Decision Tree Ensemble for Parts-of-Speech Tagging of Resource-poor Languages: Vamshi Krishna Reddy, IIIT Hyderabad

    13:05 - 14:00     Lunch Break

    14:00 - 14:15     IECSIL track presentation: B. Senthil Kumar and D. Thenmozhi

    14:15 - 14:30     IECSIL track presentation: Akanksha Mishra

    14:30 - 14:45     IECSIL track presentation: N. Satya Krishna

    14:45 - 15:30     Jaap Kamps - Less is More: Learning Sparse Representations for Neural Rankers

    15:30 - 15:45     Tea Break

    15:45 - 16:30   Karin Verspoor - Concepts, Relations, and Queries in Biomedicine: The case for Semantic Search

    16:30 - 16:45     IECSIL track presentation: Ajees A.P.

    16:45 - 17:00     Track overview: Information Retrieval from Microblogs during Disasters (IRMiDis)

    17:00 - 17:15     IRMiDis track presentation I

    18:00 - 19:00     Cultural Programme (Venue : OAT)


    Day 4 (9 December 2018)


    10:00 - 10:45     Allan Hanbury - Word Relatedness from Word Embedding in Information Retrieval

    10:45 - 11:00     INLI track presentation: Ajees A.P.

    11:00 - 11:15     INLI track presentation: D. Thenmozhi

    11:15 - 11:30     INLI track presentation: B. Barathi

    11:30 - 11:45     Tea Break

    11:45 - 12:30     Pavel Pecina

    12:30 - 12:45     INLI track presentation: Rajesh Kumar Mundotiya

    12:45 - 13:45     Lunch Break

    13:45 - 14:30     Paulo Quaresma - An architecture for the automatic identification of arguments in legal documents

    14:30 - 14:45     EventXtract-IL track presentation: Anita Saroj

    14:45 - 15:00     EventXtract-IL track presentation: Alapan Kuila

    15:00 - 15:15     Tea Break

    15:15 - 16:00     Nicola Ferro - Rich Explanatory Models of IR System Performance

    16:00 - 16:15     Closing



ACM SIGIR


Google


Microsoft


Rygbee Inc., USA


To be announced soon.