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Workshop on Information Retrieval in Context (IRiX)

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There is a growing realisation that relevant information will be increasingly accessible across media and genres, across languages and across modalities. The retrieval of such information will depend on time, place, history of interaction, task in hand, and a range of other factors that are not given explicitly but are implicit in the interaction and ambient environment, namely the context. IR research is now conducted in multi-media, multi-lingual, and multi-modal environments, but largely out of context. However, such contextual data can be used effectively to constrain retrieval of information thereby reducing the complexity of the retrieval process. To achieve this, context models for different modalities will need to be developed so that they can be deployed effectively to enhance retrieval performance. Thus truly context-aware and -dependent retrieval will become feasible.

This workshop will explore a variety of theoretical frameworks, characteristics and research approaches to focus on an agenda of activities to be recommended for future interactive IR (IIR) research.

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Last modified: 6 September 2004