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ACM SIGIR 2000 Workshop On XML and Information Retrieval

Date:      Tue, 9 May 2000 11:11:18 +0300
From:      Aya Soffer <ayas@IL.IBM.COM>
Subject:   CFP: ACM SIGIR 2000 Workshop On XML and Information Retrieval

ACM SIGIR 2000 Workshop On

XML and Information Retrieval

Athens, Greece, July 28, 2000

Call for Papers and Participation

XML - the eXtensible Markup Language has recently emerged as a new standard for data representation and exchange on the Internet. It has thus become crucial to address the question of how can we efficiently query and search large corpora of XML documents. To date, most work on storing, indexing, querying, and searching documents in XML has stemmed from the database community's work on semi-structured data. An alternative approach, which has received less attention to date, is to view XML documents as a collection of text documents with additional tags and relations between these tags. In this workshop, we will explore both approaches and investigate the relationship between IR and XML. Topics may include:

  • Extending IR technologies to search XML documents and integrating XML structure in IR indexing structures
  • Querying XML documents both on content and structure
  • Leveraging the semantics inherent to XML for the search process
  • Relationships between XML and other text encoding and metadata standards
  • Definition of standard DTDs/Schemas for IR tools such as search results and clustering outputs

The goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in XML and IR to discuss and define the most relevant topics in the relation between these two technologies, present recent results, propose future directions for research, and possibly standardization.

Activities will include invited talks, presentation sessions (accepted submissions from candidate participants) demo sessions on XML tools (e.g., search engines, editors, schema definition tools), and panel discussions.

Organizing Committee

IBM Research in Haifa:
David Carmel
Yoelle Maarek
Aya Soffer

Program Committee

Ricardo Baeza-Yates. Universidad de Chile, Chile
Norbert Fuhr, Dortmund University, Germany
Ron Sacks-Davis, RMIT, Australia
Ross Wilkinson, CSIRO, Division of Mathematical and Information
Science, Australia

Further information Additional information is available at Questions can be sent directly to any of the organizers above. Information about the workshop venue and local arrangements (hotel reservation etc.) as well as the sponsoring conference can be found at .

Submission Information:

Send by email to David Carmel- email:

For presentation: Short vita and position paper along with the intended track (tutorial, research, demo, standards). Length: no more than 2000 words (HTML, Postscript, or PDF).

For participation only: Statement of interest, (no more than 500 words).

Important Dates:

Submissions: June 5, 00
Notification: June 19, 00
Final Version: July 3, 00
SIGIR tech. program: July 24-27, 00
XML-IR Workshop: July 28, 00

David Carmel
Information Retrieval and Organization, IBM - HRL
Phone: 972-4-8296223
Fax: 972-4-8296114
Address: IBM, Haifa Research Lab, Matam, Haifa 31905, Israel

Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive.

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