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SIGIR Industry Track, Portland August 15, 2012

Su-Lin W.
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SIGIR 2012 INDUSTRY TRACK: Call for Participation
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*** Normal registration ends 31st July ***

This year's SIGIR conference (http://www.sigir.org/...­) will
include an Industry Track, following very successful events at SIGIR in
recent years. The Industry Track will be held on Wednesday, 15th August
2012, during the regular conference program, and in parallel with the
technical tracks. Our program at a glance:


Session 1: NLP and IR
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09:00-09:15 Welcome and Introduction
09:15-09:55 Eric W. Brown (IBM) "The Jeopardy! Challenge and Beyond"
09:55-10:15 John O’Neil (Attivio) "Entity Sentiment Extraction Using
Text Ranking"

10:15-10:45 Break

Session 2: Emerging Trends in IR
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10:45-11:25 Andrei Broder (Google) "IR Paradigms in Computational
Advertising"
11:25-12:05 Dan Rose (A9.com) "CloudSearch and the Democratization of
Information Retrieval"

12:05-14:00 Lunch/Business meeting

Session 3: Personalisation and Context
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14:00-14:40 Susan Dumais (Microsoft Research) "Putting Context into
Search and Search into Context"
14:40-15:00 Ilya Segalovich (Yandex) "Making Web Search More
User-Centric: the State of Play and the Way Ahead"
15:00-15:20 Azarias Reda, Yubin Park, Mitul Tiwari, Christian Posse,
Sam Shah (LinkedIn) "Related Searches at LinkedIn"

15:20-15:45 Break

Session 4: Social Networking and Panel Discussion
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15:45-16:25 Thomas Hofmann (Google) "Word-of-Mouth. Summarizing what is
talked about on the Web"
16:25-17:25 Panel Session chaired by David Hawking (Funnelback);
Panellists: Trystan Upstill (Google), Jerome Pesenti (Vivisimo/IBM),
Krishna Gade (Twitter), Stephen Robertson (Microsoft Research and City
University London), Diane Kelly (University of North Carolina)


Note that you can register for the full conference or for Industry Track
only.
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