Publications

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Citation indices (2017-12-01): citations: 3700+ | h-index: 30

To Appear

  • Generating High-Quality Query Suggestion Candidates for Task-Based Search, H. Ding, S. Zhang, D. Garigliotti, and K. Balog. In: 40th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR ’18), March 2018.
  • Towards an Understanding of Entity-Oriented Search Intents,D. Garigliotti and K. Balog. In: 40th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR ’18), March 2018.

2017

  • Overview of TREC OpenSearch 2017, R. Jagerman, K. Balog, P. Schaer, J. Schaible, N. Tavakolpoursaleh, and M. de Rijke. In: TREC 2017 Working Notes, November 2017.
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  • On Type-Aware Entity Retrieval, D. Garigliotti and K. Balog. In: 3rd ACM International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR ’17), pages 27-34, October 2017.
    [PDF|BIB]
  • Entity Retrieval, K. Balog. In: L. Liu and M. T. Özsu (eds.) Encyclopedia of Database Systems (2nd ed.), Springer, 2017
    [PDF|BIB]
  • EntiTables: Smart Assistance for Entity-Focused Tables, S. Zhang and K. Balog. In: 40th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR ’17), pages 255-264, August 2017. (Acceptance rate: 22%)
    [PDF|BIB|Resources]
  • Dynamic Factual Summaries for Entity Cards, F. Hasibi, K. Balog, and S. E. Bratsberg. In: 40th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR ’17), pages 773-782, August 2017. (Acceptance rate: 22%)
    [PDF|BIB|Resources]
  • Target Type Identification for Entity-Bearing Queries, D. Garigliotti, F. Hasibi, and K. Balog. In: 40th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR ’17), pages 845-848, August 2017.
    [PDF|BIB|Extended version on arXiv|Resources]
  • Generating Query Suggestions to Support Task-Based Search, D. Garigliotti and K. Balog. In: 40th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR ’17), pages 1153-1156, August 2017.
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  • DBpedia-Entity v2: A Test Collection for Entity Search, F. Hasibi, F. Nikolaev, C. Xiong, K. Balog, S. E. Bratsberg, A. Kotov, and J. Callan. In: 40th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR ’17), pages 1265-1268, August 2017. (Best Short Paper Honorable Mention Award)
    [PDF|BIB|Resources]
  • Nordlys: A Toolkit for Entity-Oriented and Semantic Search, F. Hasibi, K. Balog, D. Garigliotti, and S. Zhang. In: 40th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR ’17), pages 1289-1292, August 2017.
    [PDF|BIB|Resources]
  • Towards Building a Knowledge Base of Monetary Transactions from a News Collection, J. Benetka, K. Balog, and K. Nørvåg. In: 17th ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL ’17), June 2017.
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  • Entity Linking in Queries: Efficiency vs. Effectiveness, F. Hasibi, K. Balog, and S. E. Bratsberg. In: 39th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR ’17), pages 40-53, April 2017. (Acceptance rate: 27%)
    [PDF|BIB|Resources]
  • Design Patterns for Fusion-Based Object Retrieval, S. Zhang and K. Balog. In: 39th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR ’17), pages 684-690, April 2017.
    [PDF|BIB|Resources]
  • The University of Stavanger at the TREC 2016 Tasks Track, D. Garigliotti and K. Balog. In: 25th Text REtrieval Conference (TREC ’16), February, 2017.
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  • Supervised Ranking of Triples for Type-Like Relations, F. Hasibi, D. Garigliotti, S. Zhang, and K. Balog. In WSDM Cup 2017, February 2017.
    [PDF|BIB|Poster]
  • Anticipating Information Needs Based on Check-in Activity, J. Benetka, K. Balog, and K. Nørvåg. In: 10th ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM ’17), pages 41-50, February 2017. (Acceptance rate: 16%)
    [PDF|BIB|Poster|Resources]

2016

  • Lucene4IR: Developing Information Retrieval Evaluation Resources Using Lucene L. Azzopardi, Y. Moshfeghi, M. Halvey, R.S. Alkhawaldeh, K. Balog, E. Di Buccio, D. Ceccarelli, J. M. Fernández-Luna, C. Hull, J. Mannix, and S. Palchowdhury. SIGIR Forum, 50(2):58-75, December 2016.
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  • Overview of the TREC 2016 Open Search track: Academic Search Edition, K. Balog, A. Schuth, P. Dekker, N. Tavakolpoursaleh, P. Schaer, P-Y. Chuang, J. Wu, and C. L. Giles. In: TREC 2016 Working Notes, November 2016.
    [PDF|BIB|Slides].
  • The University of Stavanger at the TREC 2016 Tasks Track, D. Garigliotti and K. Balog. In: TREC 2016 Working Notes, November 2016.
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  • Exploiting Entity Linking in Queries for Entity Retrieval, F. Hasibi, K. Balog, and S. E. Bratsberg. In: 2nd ACM SIGIR International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR ’16), pages 209-218, September 2016. (Best Paper Honorable Mention Award)
    [PDF|BIB|Resources]
  • Towards an Understanding of Transactional Tasks N. Shepeleva and K. Balog. In: 7th International Conference of the CLEF Association (CLEF ’16), pages 234-240, September 2016.
    [PDF|BIB|Poster]
  • Experimental IR Meets Multilinguality, Multimodality, and Interaction – 7th International Conference of the CLEF Association, CLEF 2016, Évora, Portugal, September 5-8, 2016, Proceedings. N. Fuhr, P. Quaresma, T. Gonçalves, B. Larsen, K. Balog, C. Macdonald, L. Cappellato, and N. Ferro, editors. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 9822, Springer 2016.
    [Proceedings|BIB]
  • Working Notes of CLEF 2016 – Conference and Labs of the Evaluation forum, Évora, Portugal, 5-8 September, 2016. K. Balog, L. Cappellato, N. Ferro, and C. Macdonald, editors. CEUR Workshop Proceedings 1609, CEUR-WS.org 2016.
    [Proceedings|BIB]
  • Report on the Eighth Workshop on Exploiting Semantic Annotations in Information Retrieval (ESAIR’15) K. Balog, J. Dalton, A. Doucet, and Y. Ibrahim. SIGIR Forum, 50(1):49-57, June 2016.
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  • On the Reproducibility of the TAGME Entity Linking System, F. Hasibi, K. Balog, and S. E. Bratsberg. In: 38th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR ’16), pages 436-449, March 2016. (Acceptance rate: 25%)
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  • Living Labs for Online Evaluation: From Theory to Practice (tutorial overview), A. Schuth and K. Balog. In: 38th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR ’16), pages 893-896, March 2016.
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2015

  • Evaluation-as-a-Service: Overview and Outlook, A. Hanbury, H. Müller, K. Balog, T., G. V. Cormack, I. Eggel, T. Gollub, F. Hopfgartner, J. Kalpathy-Cramer, N. Kando, A. Krithara, J. Lin, S. Mercer, and M. Potthast. arXiv:1512.07454, December 2015.
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  • Evaluating Document Filtering Systems Over Time, T. Kenter, K. Balog, and M. de Rijke. Information Processing & Management, 51(6):791-808, November 2015. (Impact: 1.265; 5-year Impact: 1.469)
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  • Eighth Workshop on Exploiting Semantic Annotations in Information Retrieval (ESAIR’15) (workshop overview), K. Balog, J. Dalton, A. Doucet, and Y. Ibrahim. In: 24th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM ’15), October 2015.
    [PDF|BIB]
  • Proceedings of the Eighth Workshop on Exploiting Semantic Annotations in Information Retrieval (ESAIR ’15) held in conjunction with CIKM 2015, K. Balog, J. Dalton, A. Doucet, and Y. Ibrahim, editors. Melbourne, Australia, October 2015.
    [Proceedings|BIB]
  • Entity Linking in Queries: Tasks and Evaluation, F. Hasibi, K. Balog, and S. E. Bratsberg. In: ACM SIGIR International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR ’15), page 171-180, September 2015.
    [PDF|BIB|Resources]
  • Overview of the Living Labs for Information Retrieval Evaluation (LL4IR) CLEF Lab 2015, A. Schuth, K. Balog, and L. Kelly. In: Sixth International Conference of the CLEF Association (CLEF ’15), pages 484-496, September, 2015.
    [PDF|BIB]
  • Extended Overview of the Living Labs for Information Retrieval Evaluation (LL4IR) CLEF Lab 2015, A. Schuth, K. Balog, and L. Kelly. In: CLEF 2015 Labs and Workshops, Notebook Papers, September, 2015.
    [PDF|BIB]
  • Probabilistic Field Mapping for Product Search, A. B. Ghirmatsion and K. Balog. In: CLEF 2015 Labs and Workshops, Notebook Papers, September, 2015.
    [PDF|BIB|Slides|Poster]
  • Report on the Evaluation-as-a-Service (EaaS) Expert Workshop, F. Hopfgartner, A. Hanbury, H. Müller, N. Kando, S. Mercer, J. Kalpathy-Cramer, M. Potthast, T. Gollub, A. Krithara, J. Lin, K. Balog, and I. Eggel. SIGIR Forum, 49(1):57-65, June 2015.
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  • Task-completion Engines: A Vision with a Plan, K. Balog. In: First International Workshop on Supporting Complex Search Tasks (SCST ’15), March, 2015.
    [PDF|BIB|Poster]
  • IR Game: How well do you know information retrieval papers?, J. Rybak, K. Balog, and K. Nørvåg. In: Second International Workshop on Gamification for Information Retrieval (GamifIR ’15), March 2015.
    [PDF|BIB|Demo]
  • Learning to Combine Collection-centric and Document-centric Models for Resource Selection, K. Balog. In: Proceedings of the Twenty-Third Text REtrieval Conference (TREC ’14), February, 2015.
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2014

  • NTNUiS at the TREC 2014 Federated Web Search Track, K. Balog. In: TREC 2014 Working Notes, November 2014.
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  • Head First: Living Labs for Ad-hoc Search Evaluation, K. Balog, L. Kelly, and A. Schuth. In: 23rd ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM ’14), pages 1815-1818, November 2014. (Acceptance rate: 22%)
    [PDF|BIB|Poster]
  • A Greedy Algorithm for Finding Sets of Entity Linking Interpretations in Queries, F. Hasibi, K. Balog, and S. E. Bratsberg. In: Entity Recognition and Disambiguation Challenge (ERD ’14), July 2014.
    [PDF|BIB]
  • ExperTime: Tracking Expertise over Time, J. Rybak, K. Balog, and K. Nørvåg. In: 37th international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR ’14), pages 1273-1274, July 2014.
    [PDF|BIB]
  • Report on the CIKM Workshop on Living Labs for Information Retrieval Evaluation, K. Balog, D. Elsweiler, E. Kanoulas, L. Kelly, and M. D. Smucker. SIGIR Forum, 48(1):21-28, June 2014.
    [PDF|BIB]
  • Temporal Expertise Profiling, J. Rybak, K. Balog, and K. Nørvåg. In: 36th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR ’14), pages 540-546, April 2014.
    [PDF|BIB|Poster]
  • Semistructured Data Search, K. Balog. In: N. Ferro (ed.) Bridging Between Information Retrieval and Databases. LNCS, vol. 8173, pages 74-96, Springer, 2014.
    [PDF|BIB]
  • Entity Linking and Retrieval for Semantic Search (tutorial overview), E. Meij, K. Balog, and D. Odijk. In: 7th ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM ’14), page 683, Feb 2014.
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  • Collection and Document Language Models for Resource Selection, K. Balog. In: Proceedings of the Twenty-Second Text REtrieval Conference (TREC ’13), February, 2014.
    [PDF|BIB]

2013

  • The University of Stavanger at the TREC 2013 Federated Web Search Track, K. Balog. In: TREC 2013 Working Notes, November 2013.
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  • Proceedings of the 2013 workshop on Living labs for information retrieval evaluation (LivingLab ’13) held in conjunction with CIKM 2013, K. Balog, D. Elsweiler, E. Kanoulas, L. Kelly, and M. D. Smucker, editors. San Francisco, CA, USA, October 2013.
    [Proceedings|BIB]
  • CIKM 2013 Workshop on Living Labs for Information Retrieval Evaluation (workshop overview), K. Balog, D. Elsweiler, E. Kanoulas, L. Kelly, and M. D. Smucker. In: 22nd ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM ’13), page 2557, October 2013.
    [PDF|BIB]
  • On the Assessment of Expertise Profiles, R. Berendsen, M. de Rijke, K. Balog, T. Bogers, and A. van den Bosch. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 64(10):2024-2044, October 2013. (Impact: 2.005; 5-year Impact: 2.159)
    [PDF|BIB]
  • Time-aware Evaluation of Cumulative Citation Recommendation Systems, L. Dietz, J. Dalton, and K. Balog. In: SIGIR 2013 Workshop on Time-aware Information Access (#TAIA2013), Aug 2013.
    [PDF|BIB|Slides]
  • A Test Collection for Entity Search in DBpedia, K. Balog and R. Neumayer. In: 36th international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR ’13), pages 737-740, July 2013.
    [PDF|BIB|Poster|Resources]
  • Cumulative Citation Recommendation: Classification vs. Ranking, K. Balog and H. Ramampiaro. In: 36th international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR ’13), pages 941-944, July 2013.
    [PDF|BIB|Poster|Resources]
  • Entity Linking and Retrieval (tutorial overview), E. Meij, K. Balog, and D. Odijk. In: 36th international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR ’13), page 1127, July 2013.
    [PDF|BIB]
  • KBAAA: A Web-based Toolkit for the Assessment and Analysis of Knowledge Base Acceleration Systems, K. Balog, H. Ramampiaro, and K. Nørvåg. In: 10th Conference on Open Research Areas in Information Retrieval (OAIR ’13), pages 215-216, May 2013.
    [PDF|BIB|Demo]
  • Multi-step Classification Approaches to Cumulative Citation Recommendation, K. Balog, N. Takhirov, H. Ramampiaro, and K. Nørvåg. In: 10th Conference on Open Research Areas in Information Retrieval (OAIR ’13), pages 121-128, May 2013.
    [PDF|BIB|Slides|Resources]
  • Example Based Entity Finding in the Web of Data, M. Bron, K. Balog, and M. de Rijke. In: 34th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR ’13), pages 392-403, March 2013. (Acceptance rate: 29%)
    [PDF|BIB]

2012

  • The First Joint International Workshop on Entity-oriented and Semantic Search (JIWES) (workshop report), K. Balog, D. Carmel, A. P. de Vries, D. M. Herzig, P. Mika, H. Roitman, R. Schenkel, P. Serdyukov, and T. Tran Duc. SIGIR Forum, 46(2):87-94, December 2012.
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  • Exploiting External Collections for Query Expansion, W. Weerkamp, K. Balog, and M. de Rijke. ACM Transactions on the Web, 6(4), Article 18, November 2012. (Impact: 1.909; 5-year Impact: 2.500)
    [PDF|BIB]
  • On the Use of Semantic Knowledge Bases for Temporally-aware Entity Retrieval, K. Balog and K. Nørvåg. In: Fifth International Workshop on
    Exploiting Semantic Annotations in Information Retrieval (ESAIR ’12)
    , October 2012.
    [PDF|BIB|Poster]
  • Hierarchical Target Type Identification for Entity-oriented Queries, K. Balog and R. Neumayer. In: 21st ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM ’12), pages 2391-2394, October 2012.
    [PDF|BIB|Poster|Resources]
  • Collection Ranking and Selection for Federated Entity Search, K. Balog, R. Neumayer, and K. Nørvåg. In: 19th International Symposium on String Processing and Information Retrieval (SPIRE ’12), pages 73-85, October 2012.
    [PDF|BIB|Slides|Resources]
  • Ranking Distributed Knowledge Repositories, R. Neumayer, K. Balog, and K. Nørvåg. In: International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL ’12), pages 486-491, September 2012.
    [PDF|BIB|Poster]
  • Proceedings of the 1st Joint International Workshop on Entity-Oriented and Semantic Search (JIWES) held in conjunction with the 35th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference, K. Balog, D. Carmel, A. P. de Vries, D. M. Herzig, P. Mika, H. Roitman, R. Schenkel, P. Serdyukov, and T. Tran Duc, editors. Portland, OR, USA, August 2012.
    [Proceedings|BIB]
  • Expertise Retrieval, K. Balog, Y. Fang, M. de Rijke, P. Serdyukov, and L. Si. Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval, 6(2-3):127-256, August 2012.
    [PDF|BIB]
  • On the Modeling of Entities for Ad-hoc Entity Search in the Web of Data, R. Neumayer, K. Balog, and K. Nørvåg. In: 34th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR ’12), pages 133-145, April 2012. (Acceptance rate: 21%)
    [PDF|BIB]
  • When Simple is (more than) Good Enough: Effective Semantic Search with (almost) no Semantics, R. Neumayer, K. Balog, and K. Nørvåg. In: 34th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR ’12), pages 540-543, April 2012.
    [PDF|BIB|Poster]
  • Overview of the TREC 2011 Entity Track, K. Balog, P. Serdyukov, and A. P. de Vries. In: Proceedings of the Twentieth Text REtrieval Conference (TREC ’11), February, 2012.
    [PDF|BIB]

2011

  • The First International Workshop on Entity-Oriented Search (EOS) (workshop report), K. Balog, A. P. de Vries, P. Serdyukov, and J.-R. Wen. SIGIR Forum, 45(2):43-50, December 2011.
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  • Query Modeling for Entity Search Based on Terms, Categories and Examples, K. Balog, M. Bron and M. de Rijke. ACM Transactions on Information Systems, 29(4), Article 22, December 2011. (Impact: 1.667; 5-year Impact: 5.774)
    [PDF|BIB]
  • Overview of the TREC 2011 Entity Track, K. Balog, P. Serdyukov, and A. P. de Vries. In: TREC 2011 Working Notes, November 2011.
    [PDF|BIB|Slides]
  • Finding Related Entities (keynote abstract), K. Balog. In: 1st International Workshop on Search and Mining Entity-relationship Data (SMER ’11), page 21, October 2011.
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  • Blog Feed Search with a Post Index, W. Weerkamp, K. Balog, and M. de Rijke. Information Retrieval Journal, 14(5): 515-545, October 2011. (Impact: 1.841; 5-year Impact: 1.752)
    [PDF|BIB]
  • Towards a Living Lab for Information Retrieval Research and Development. A Proposal for a Living Lab for Product Search Tasks, L. Azzopardi and K. Balog. In: Conference on Multilingual and Multimodal Information Access Evaluation (CLEF ’11), pages 26-37, September 2011.
    [PDF|BIB|Slides]
  • Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Entity-Oriented Search (EOS) held in conjunction with the 34th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference, K. Balog, A. de Vries, P. Serdyukov, and J-R. Wen, editors. Beijing, China, July 2011.
    [PDF|BIB]
  • The Sindice-2011 Dataset for Entity-Oriented Search in the Web of Data, S. Campinas, D. Ceccarelli, T. E. Perry, R. Delbru, K. Balog, and G. Tummarello. In: 1st International Workshop on Entity-Oriented Search (EOS ’11), pages 26-32, July 2011.
    [PDF|BIB|Slides]
  • People Searching for People: Analysis of a People Search Engine Log, W. Weerkamp, R. Berendsen, B. Kovachev, E. Meij, K. Balog, and M de Rijke. In: 34th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research & Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR ’11), pages 45-54, July 2011. (Acceptance rate: 20%)
    [PDF|BIB]
  • On the Investigation of Similarity Measures for Product Resolution, K. Balog. In: Workshop on Discovering Meaning On the Go in Large Heterogeneous Data (LHD-11), July 2011.
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  • NTNU at SemSearch 2011, K. Balog, M. Ciglan, R. Neumayer, W. Wei, and K. Nørvåg. In: 4th International Semantic Search Workshop (SEMSEARCH ’11), April 2011.
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  • A User-oriented Model for Expert Finding, E. Smirnova and K. Balog. In: 33rd European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR ’11), pages 580-592, April 2011. (Acceptance rate: 20%; Best Paper Award)
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  • Overview of the TREC 2010 Entity Track, K. Balog, P. Serdyukov, and A. P. de Vries. In: Proceedings of the Nineteenth Text REtrieval Conference (TREC ’10), February, 2011.
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2010

  • Overview of the TREC 2010 Entity Track, K. Balog, P. Serdyukov, and A. P. de Vries. In: TREC 2010 Working Notes, November 2010.
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  • Ranking Related Entities: Components and Analyses, M. Bron, K. Balog, and M. de Rijke. In: ACM 19th Conference on Information and Knowledge Managment (CIKM ’10), pages 1079-1088, October 2010. (Acceptance rate: 13%)
    [PDF|BIB|Resources]
  • On the Evaluation of Entity Profiles, M. de Rijke, K. Balog, T. Bogers and A. van den Bosch. In: CLEF 2010: Conference on Multilingual and Multimodal Information Access Evaluation, pages 94-99, September 2010.
    [PDF|BIB]
  • The University of Amsterdam at WePS3, M. Tsagkias and K. Balog. In: CLEF 2010 LABs and Workshops, Notebook Papers, September 2010.
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  • A Two-Stage Model for Blog Feed Search, W. Weerkamp, K. Balog, and M. de Rijke. In: 33th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research & Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR ’10), pages 877-878, July 2010.
    [PDF|BIB|Poster]
  • Combining Term-based and Category-based Representations for Entity Search, K. Balog, M. Bron, M. de Rijke, and W. Weerkamp. In: Focused Retrieval and Evaluation: 8th International Workshop of the Initiative for the Evaluation of XML Retrieval (INEX ’09), pages 265-272, 2010.
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  • Entity Search: Building Bridges between Two Worlds, K. Balog, E. Meij and M. de Rijke. In: 3rd International Semantic Search Workshop (SEMSEARCH ’10), pages 1-5, April 2010.
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  • Category-based Query Modeling for Entity Search, K. Balog, M. Bron and M. de Rijke. In: 32nd European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR ’10), pages 319-331, March 2010. (Acceptance rate: 22%)
    [PDF|BIB|Poster]
  • Overview of the TREC 2009 Entity Track, K. Balog, A. P. de Vries, P. Serdyukov, P. Thomas, and T. Westerveld. In: Proceedings of the Eighteenth Text REtrieval Conference (TREC ’09), February, 2010.
    [PDF|BIB]
  • Related Entity Finding Based on Co-Occurrence, M. Bron, K. Balog, and M. de Rijke. In: Proceedings of the Eighteenth Text REtrieval Conference (TREC ’09), February, 2010.
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  • Heuristic Ranking and Diversification of Web Documents, J. He, K. Balog, K. Hofmann, E. J. Meij, M. de Rijke, E. Tsagkias, and W. Weerkamp. In: Proceedings of the Eighteenth Text REtrieval Conference (TREC ’09), February, 2010.
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  • Contextual Factors for Finding Similar Experts, K. Hofmann, K. Balog, T. Bogers, and M. de Rijke. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 61(5):994-1014, May 2010. (Impact: 2.300; 5-year Impact: 2.480)
    [PDF|BIB]

2009

  • The University of Amsterdam (ISLA) at INEX 2009, K. Balog, J. He, M. Bron, M. de Rijke, and W. Weerkamp. In: INEX 2009 Workshop Pre-Proceedings, December 2009.
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  • Overview of the TREC 2009 Entity Track, K. Balog, A. P. de Vries, P. Serdyukov, P. Thomas, and T. Westerveld. In: TREC 2009 Working Notes, November 2009.
    [PDF|BIB|Slides]
  • The University of Amsterdam at TREC 2009: Blog, Web, Entity and Relevance Feedback, K. Balog, M. Bron, J. He, K. Hofmann, E. Meij, M. de Rijke, M. Tsagkias, and W. Weerkamp. In: TREC 2009 Working Notes, November 2009.
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  • SaHaRa: Discovering Entity-Topic Associations in Online News, K. Balog, M. de Rijke, R. Franz, H. Peetz, B. Brinkman, I. Johgi, and M. Hirschel. In: 8th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC ’09), October 2009.
    [PDF|BIB|Poster]
  • A Generative Blog Post Retrieval Model that Uses Query Expansion based on External Collections, W. Weerkamp, K. Balog and M. de Rijke. In: Joint conference of the 47th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 4th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing of the Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing (ACL-ICNLP ’09), pages 1057-1065, August 2009. (Acceptance rate: 21%)
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  • Resolving Person Names in Web People Search, K. Balog, L. Azzopardi, and M. de Rijke. In: R. Baeza-Yates and I. King, editors, Weaving Services, Location, and People on the WWW, pages 301-324, Springer, July 2009.
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  • A Generative Language Modeling Approach for Ranking Entities, W. Weerkamp, K. Balog and E. Meij. Advances in Focused Retrieval: 7th International Workshop of the Initiative for the Evaluation of XML Retrieval (INEX ’08), pages 292-299, 2009.
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  • The University of Amsterdam at WePS2, K. Balog, J. He, K. Hofmann, V. Jijkoun, C. Monz, M. Tsagkias, W. Weerkamp, and M. de Rijke. In: 2nd Web People Search Evaluation Workshop (WePS ’09), April 2009.
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  • Using Contextual Information to Improve Search in Email Archives, W. Weerkamp, K. Balog and M. de Rijke. In: 31th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR ’09), pages 400-411, April 2009. (Acceptance rate: 22%)
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  • Overview of the TREC 2008 Enterprise Track, K. Balog, I. Soboroff, P. Thomas, N. Craswell, A. P. de Vries, and P. Bailey. In: The Seventeenth Text REtrieval Conference Proceedings (TREC ’08), NIST, 2009.
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  • Combining Candidate and Document Models for Expert Search, K. Balog and M. de Rijke. In: The Seventeenth Text REtrieval Conference Proceedings (TREC ’08), NIST, February 2009.
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  • A Language Modeling Framework for Expert Finding, K. Balog, L. Azzopardi, and M. de Rijke. Information Processing and Management, 45(1):1-19, January 2009. (Impact: 1.852; 5-year Impact: 2.020)
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2008

  • The University of Amsterdam (ILPS) at INEX 2008, W. Weerkamp, J. He, K. Balog, and E. Meij. In: INEX 2008 Workshop Pre-Proceedings, December 2008.
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  • The SIGIR 2008 Workshop on Future Challenges in Expertise Retrieval (fCHER), K. Balog. In: SIGIR Forum, 42(2):46-52, December 2008.
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  • People Search in the Enterprise (dissertation abstract), K. Balog. In: SIGIR Forum, 42(2):103, December 2008.
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  • The University of Amsterdam at TREC 2008: Blog, Enterprise, and Relevance Feedback, K. Balog, E. Meij, W. Weerkamp, J. He, and M. de Rijke. In: TREC 2008 Working Notes, November 2008.
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  • Non-Local Evidence for Expert Finding, K. Balog and M. de Rijke. In: ACM 17th Conference on Information and Knowledge Managment (CIKM ’08), pages 489-498, October 2008. (Acceptance rate: 17%)
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  • Finding Key Bloggers, One Post At A Time, W. Weerkamp, K. Balog, and M. de Rijke. In: 18th European Conference on Articificial Intelligence (ECAI ’08), pages 318-322, July 2008. (Acceptance rate: 21%)
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  • Proceedings of the Future Challenges in Expertise Retrieval (fCHER) workshop held in conjunction with the 31th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference, K. Balog and Y. Yu, editors. Singapore, July 2008.
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  • Integrating Contextual Factors into Topic-Centric Retrieval Models for Finding Similar Experts, K. Hofmann, K. Balog, T. Bogers, and M. de Rijke. In: Workshop on Future Challenges in Expertise Retrieval (fCHER), July 2008.
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  • A Few Examples Go A Long Way: Constructing Query Models from Elaborate Query Formulations, K. Balog, W. Weerkamp and M. de Rijke. In: 31th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research & Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR ’08), pages 371-378, July 2008. (Acceptance rate: 17%)
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  • Parsimonious Relevance Models, E. Meij, W. Weerkamp, K. Balog, and M. de Rijke. In: 31th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research & Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR ’08), pages 817-818, July 2008.
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  • Bloggers as Experts: Feed Distillation using Expert Retrieval Models, K. Balog, M. de Rijke, and W. Weerkamp. In: 31th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research & Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR ’08), pages 753-754, July 2008.
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  • People Search in the Enterprise, K. Balog. PhD thesis, University of Amsterdam, June 2008.
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  • Personal Name Resolution of Web People Search, K. Balog, L. Azzopardi, and M. de Rijke. In: 2nd International Workshop on NLP Challenges in the Information Explosion Era (NLPIX ’08), April 2008.
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  • Associating People and Documents, K. Balog and M. de Rijke. In: 30th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR ’08), pages 296-308, April 2008. (Acceptance rate: 23%)
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  • Query and Document Models for Enterprise Search, K. Balog, K. Hofmann, W. Weerkamp and M. de Rijke. In: The Sixteenth Text REtrieval Conference Proceedings (TREC ’07), NIST, February 2008.
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2007

  • The University of Amsterdam at the TREC 2007 Enterprise Track, K. Balog, K. Hofmann, W. Weerkamp and M. de Rijke. In: TREC 2007 Working Notes, NIST, pages 248-251, November 2007.
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  • Overview of WebCLEF 2006, K. Balog, L. Azzopardi, J. Kamps, and M. de Rijke. In: C. Peters et al, editors, Evaluation of Multilingual and Multi-modal Information Retrieval. 7th Workshop of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum, CLEF 2006, Alicante, Spain, September 20-22, 2006, Revised Selected Papers, LNCS 4730, pages 803-819, September 2007.
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  • Index Combinations and Query Reformulations for Mixed Monolingual Web Retrieval, K. Balog and M. de Rijke. In: C. Peters et al, editors, Evaluation of Multilingual and Multi-modal Information Retrieval. 7th Workshop of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum, CLEF 2006, Alicante, Spain, September 20-22, 2006, Revised Selected Papers, LNCS 4730, pages 830-833, September 2007.
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  • People Search in the Enterprise, K. Balog. In: 30th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research & Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR ’07), pages 916-916, July 2007. (Best Doctoral Consortium Paper Award)
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  • Finding Similar Experts, K. Balog and M. de Rijke. In: 30th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research & Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR ’07), pages 821-822, July 2007.
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  • Broad Expertise Retrieval in Sparse Data Environments, K. Balog, T. Bogers, L. Azzopardi, M. de Rijke, and A. van den Bosch. In: 30th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research & Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR ’07), pages 551-558, July 2007. (Acceptance rate: 17%)
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  • Building Simulated Queries for Known-Item Topics: An Analysis using Six European Languages, L. Azzopardi, M. de Rijke, and K. Balog. In: 30th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research & Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR ’07), pages 455-462, July 2007. (Acceptance rate: 17%)
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  • UVA: Language Modeling Techniques for Web People Search, K. Balog, L. Azzopardi, and M. de Rijke. In: SemEval-2007, June 2007.
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  • How to Overcome Tiredness: Estimating Topic-Mood Associations, K. Balog and M. de Rijke. In: International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM ’07), pages 199-202, March 2007.
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  • MoodViews: Tracking and Searching Mood-Annotated Blog Posts, G. Mishne, K. Balog, M. de Rijke, and B. Ernsting. In: International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM ’07), pages 323-324, March 2007.
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  • Language Models for Enterprise Search: Query Expansion and Combination of Evidence, K. Balog, E. Meij, and M. de Rijke. In: The Fifteenth Text REtrieval Conference Proceedings (TREC ’06), NIST, February 2007.
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  • Determining Expert Profiles (With an Application to Expert Finding), K. Balog and M. de Rijke. In: 20th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI ’07), pages 2657-2662, January 2007. (Acceptance rate: 15%)
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2006

  • The University of Amsterdam at the TREC 2006 Enterprise Track, K. Balog, E. Meij, and M. de Rijke. In: TREC 2006 Working Notes, NIST, pages 694-698, 2006.
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  • Overview of WebCLEF 2006, K. Balog, L. Azzopardi, J. Kamps, and M. de Rijke. In: A. Nardi, C. Peters, and J.L. Vicedo, editors, Working Notes CLEF 2006, September 2006.
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  • The University of Amsterdam at WebCLEF 2006, K. Balog and M. de Rijke. In: A. Nardi, C. Peters, and J.L. Vicedo, editors, Working Notes CLEF 2006, September 2006.
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  • Formal Models for Expert Finding in Enterprise Corpora, K. Balog, L. Azzopardi, and M. de Rijke. In: 29th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research & Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR ’06), pages 43-50, August 2006. (Acceptance rate: 19%)
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  • Searching for People in the Personal Work Space, K. Balog and M. de Rijke. In: International Workshop on Intelligent Information Access (IIIA ’06), July 2006.
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  • Decomposing Bloggers’ Moods, K. Balog and M. de Rijke. In: 3rd Annual Workshop on the Weblogging Ecosystem (WWE ’06), May 2006.
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  • Finding Experts and their Details in E-mail Corpora, K. Balog and M. de Rijke. In: 15th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW ’06), May 2006.
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  • Language Modeling Approaches for Enterprise Tasks, L. Azzopardi, K. Balog, and M. de Rijke. In: The Fourteenth Text Retrieval Conference (TREC ’05), 2006.
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  • Why Are They Excited? Identifying and Explaining Spikes in Blog Mood Levels, K. Balog, G. Mishne, and M. de Rijke. In: 11th Meeting of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL ’06), April 2006.
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2005

  • The University of Amsterdam at TREC 2005, D. Ahn, L. Azzopardi, K. Balog, S. Fissaha, V. Jijkoun, J. Kamps, K. Müller, M. de Rijke, and E. Tjong Kim Sang. In: TREC 2005 Working Notes.
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  • Modeling Navigation Patterns of Visitors of Unstructured Websites, K. Balog, P.I. Hofgesang, and W. Kowalczyk. In: The Twenty-fifth SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence, pages 116-129, 2005. (Acceptance rate: 14%)
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2004

  • An Intelligent Support System for Developing Text Classifiers, Krisztian Balog, MSc. Thesis, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Department of Computer Science, 2004.
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Miscellaneous

  • Archieven Linken met Semantische Zoekmachines (in Dutch), M. de Rijke, K. Balog, M. Bron, J. He, B. Huurnink, V. Jijkoun, F. Laan, E. Meij, M. Tsagkias, A. Vishneuski, W. Weerkamp. DIXIT (Tijdschrift over toegepaste taal- en spraaktechnologie), December 2010.
  • Searching for People in the Personal Workspace, K. Balog. In: The Informer – newsletter of the BCS Information Retrieval Specialist Group, 2006.
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