Talks

2016

  • Overview of the TREC 2016 Open Search track: Academic Search Edition
    25th Text REtrieval Conference (TREC ’16)
    [Slides (10-up)|SlideShare]
  • Overview of the Living Labs for IR Evaluation (LL4IR) CLEF Lab
    7th International Conference of the CLEF Association (CLEF ’16)
    Évora, Portugal, September 2016.
    [Slides (8-up)|SlideShare]
  • Towards an Understanding of Transactional Tasks
    7th International Conference of the CLEF Association (CLEF ’16)
    Évora, Portugal, September 2016.
    [Poster]
  • Entity Linking
    Tutorial, 10th Russian Summer School in Information Retrieval (RuSSIR ’16)
    Saratov, Russia, August 2016.
    [Slides (10-up)|SlideShare]
  • Entity Search: The Last Decade and the Next
    Keynote talk, 10th Russian Summer School in Information Retrieval (RuSSIR ’16)
    Saratov, Russia, August 2016.
    Saratov, Russia, August 2016.
    [SlideShare]
  • Artificial Intelligence: From Search Engines to Digital Personal Assistants
    Invited talk, Art Science & Cocktails
    Stavanger, Norway, August 2016.
  • Entity Linking and Retrieval for Semantic Search
    As part of the PhD course “Advanced Information Retrieval and Web-indexing”, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA)
    Oslo, Norway, May 2016.
  • Living Labs for 
Online Evaluation
    Invited talk, University of Lugano
    Lugano, Switzerland, April 2016
  • Living Labs for Online Evaluation: From Theory to Practice
    Half-day tutorial with A. Schuth, 38th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR ’16)
    Padua, Italy, March 2016.
    [Slides|Complete tutorial material]

2015

  • Task-Completion Engine
    Innovation seminar
    Stavanger, Norway, November 2015.
  • Probabilistic Field Mapping for Product Search
    Sixth International Conference of the CLEF Association (CLEF ’15)
    Toulouse, France, September 2015.
    [Slides (8-up)|Poster]
  • Evaluation Initiatives for Entity-oriented Search
    Keynote talk, KEYSTONE Spring WG Meeting 2015
    Kosice, Slovakia, May 2015.
    [Slides (8-up)|SlideShare]
  • Task-completion Engines: A Vision with a Plan
    ECIR ’15 workshop on Supporting Complex Search Tasks (SCST ’15)
    Vienna, Austria, March 2015.
    [Poster]
  • Living Labs for Information Retrieval Evaluation
    Evaluation-as-a-Service (EaaS) expert workshop
    Sierre, Switzerland, March 2015.
  • How Search Engines Work
    Open day, University of Stavanger
    Stavanger, Norway, March 2015.

2014

  • Head First: Living Labs for Ad-hoc Search Evaluation
    23rd ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM ’14)
    Shanghai, China, November 2014.
    [Poster]
  • How Search Engines Work
    Open day, University of Stavanger
    Stavanger, Norway, September 2014.
  • How Search Engines Work
    Randaberg videregående skole
    Stavanger, Norway, September 2014.
  • How Search Engines Work
    St. Olav videregående skole
    Stavanger, Norway, September 2014.
  • Semantic and Entity-oriented Search
    Stavanger Aftenblad
    Stavanger, Norway, September 2014.
  • Entity Retrieval
    As part of the full-day tutorial “Entity Linking and Retrieval for Semantic Search” with E. Meij and D. Odijk, Tutorial organized by Radialpoint Inc.
    Montreal, Canada, June 2014.
    [Slides (8-up)|SlideShare|Complete tutorial material]
  • Entity-oriented and Semantic Search
    As part of the PhD course “Advanced Information Retrieval and Web-indexing”, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA)
    Oslo, Norway, June 2014.
  • The Life of a Query
    Open day, University of Stavanger
    Stavanger, Norway, March 2014.
  • Entity Retrieval
    As part of the half-day tutorial “Entity Linking and Retrieval for Semantic Search” with E. Meij and D. Odijk, 7th ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM ’14)
    New York City, NY, USA, February 2014.
    [Slides (8-up)|SlideShare|Complete tutorial material]

2013

  • Knowledge Base Acceleration: A First Round of TEA
    Invited talk, ILPS, University of Amsterdam
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands, November 2013.
  • Time-aware Evaluation of Cumulative Citation Recommendation Systems
    SIGIR ’13 workshop on Time-aware Information Access (#TAIA2013)
    Dublin, Ireland, August 2013.
    [Slides (8-up)|SlideShare]
  • Cumulative Citation Recommendation: Classification vs. Ranking
    36th international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR ’13)
    Dublin, Ireland, July 2013.
    [Poster]
  • A Test Collection for Entity Search in DBpedia
    36th international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR ’13)
    Dublin, Ireland, July 2013.
    [Poster]
  • Entity Retrieval
    As part of the full-day tutorial “Entity Linking and Retrieval” with E. Meij and D. Odijk, 36th international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR ’13)
    Dublin, Ireland, July 2013.
    [Slides (8-up)|SlideShare|Complete tutorial material]
  • Multi-step Classification Approaches to Cumulative Citation Recommendation
    10th Conference on Open Research Areas in Information Retrieval (OAIR ’13)
    Lisbon, Portugal, May 2013.
    [Slides (8-up)|SlideShare]
  • KBAAA: A Web-based Toolkit for the Assessment and Analysis of Knowledge Base Acceleration Systems
    10th Conference on Open Research Areas in Information Retrieval (OAIR ’13)
    Lisbon, Portugal, May 2013.
    [Demo]
  • Entity Retrieval
    As part of the half-day tutorial “Entity Linking and Retrieval” with E. Meij and D. Odijk, 22nd International World Wide Web Conference (WWW ’13)
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 2013.
    [Slides (8-up)|SlideShare|Complete tutorial material]
  • The Life of a Query
    Open day, University of Stavanger
    Stavanger, Norway, March 2013.
  • Semistructured Data Search
    Invited lecture, PROMISE Winter School 2013, Bridging between Information Retrieval and Databases
    Bressanone, Italy, February 2013.
    [Slides (8-up)|SlideShare]

2012

  • On the Use of Semantic Knowledge Bases for Temporally-aware Entity Retrieval
    CIKM ’12 workshop on Exploiting Semantic Annotations in Information Retrieval (ESAIR ’12)
    Maui, Hawaii, USA, November 2012.
    [Poster]
  • Hierarchical Target Type Identification for Entity-oriented Queries
    21st ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM ’12)
    Maui, Hawaii, USA, November 2012.
    [Poster]
  • Collection Ranking and Selection for Federated Entity Search
    19th International Symposium on String Processing and Information Retrieval (SPIRE ’12)
    Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, October 2012.
    [Slides (8-up)|SlideShare]
  • Semantic Entity Search
    Invited talk, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Stavanger
    Stavanger, Norway, June 2012.
  • Semantic Entity Search
    Invited talk, Department of Computer Science, University College London
    London, UK, May 2012.

2011

  • Overview of the TREC 2011 Entity track
    The Twentieth Text REtrieval Conference (TREC ’11)
    Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, November 2011.
    [Slides (8-up)]
  • Finding Related Entities
    Keynote talk, CIKM ’11 workshop on Search and Mining Entity-Relationship Data (SMER)
    Glasgow, UK, October 2011.
    [Slides (8-up)]
  • Towards a Living Lab for Information Retrieval Research and Development. A proposal for a living lab for product search tasks
    CLEF 2011: Conference on Multilingual and Multimodal Information Access Evaluation
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 2011.
    [Slides (8-up)]
  • The Sindice-2011 Dataset for Entity-Oriented Search in the Web of Data
    SIGIR ’11 workshop on Entity-Oriented Search (EOS)
    Beijing, China, July 2011.
    [Slides (8-up)]
  • On the Investigation of Similarity Measures for Product Resolution
    IJCAI ’11 workshop on Discovering Meaning On the Go in Large Heterogeneous Data (LHD-11)
    Barcelona, Spain, July 2011.
    [Slides (8-up)]

2010

  • Entity Search
    Invited talk, Department of Computer and Information Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
    Trondheim, Norway, November 2010.
  • Overview of the TREC 2010 Entity track
    The Nineteenth Text REtrieval Conference (TREC ’10)
    Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, November 2010.
    [Slides (8-up)|Poster]
  • Expertise Retrieval: Tasks, Methods, Evaluation
    Keynote talk, CLEF ’10 workshop on Cross-lingual Expert Search (CriES)
    Padua, Italy, September 2010.
    [Slides (8-up)]
  • Entity Search: Building Bridges between Two Worlds
    WWW ’10 workshop on Semantic Search (SemSearch ’10)
    Raleigh, NC, USA, April 2010.
    [Slides (6-up)]
  • Retrieving Entities
    Invited talk, Department of Computing Science, University of Glasgow
    Glasgow, UK, April 2010.
  • Category-based Query Modeling for Entity Search
    32nd European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR ’10)
    Milton Keynes, UK, March 2010.
    [Poster]
  • Beyond document search: Finding entities
    Invited talk, Microsoft Research
    Cambridge, UK, March 2010.
  • Beyond document search: Finding entities
    Invited talk, TripleTalk Semantic Web Meetings, Vrije Universiteit
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands, March 2010.

2009

  • Overview of the TREC 2009 Entity track
    The Eighteenth Text REtrieval Conference (TREC ’09)
    Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, November 2009.
    [Slides (6-up)]
  • SaHaRa: Discovering Entity-Topic Associations in Online News
    8th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC ’09)
    Chantilly, Virginia, USA, October 2009.
    [Poster]
  • Retrieving Entities
    Advanced SIKS-Course: Probabilistic Methods for Entity Resolution and Entity Ranking
    Zeist, The Netherlands, April 2009.
    [Slides (6-up)]

2008

  • Now that you’ve bought into Model 2, we’ll tell you why to get Model 1
    The Seventeenth Text REtrieval Conference (TREC ’08)
    Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, November 2008.
    [Slides (6-up)]
  • Non-Local Evidence for Expert Finding
    ACM 17th Conference on Information and Knowledge Managment (CIKM ’08)
    Napa Valley, California, USA, October 2008.
    [Slides (6-up)]
  • A Few Examples Go A Long Way: Constructing Query Models from Elaborate Query Formulations
    31th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research & Development on Information Retrieval (SIGIR ’08)
    Singapore, Singapore, July 2008.
    [Slides (6-up)]
  • Bloggers as Experts
    31th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research & Development on Information Retrieval (SIGIR ’08)
    Singapore, Singapore, July 2008.
    [Poster]
  • Personal Name Resolution of Web People Search
    WWW ’08 workshop on NLP Challenges in the Information Explosion Era (NLPIX ’08)
    Beijing, China, April 2008.
    [Slides (6-up)]
  • Associating People and Documents
    30th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR ’08)
    Glasgow, Scotland, April 2008.
    [Slides (6-up)]

2007

  • Query and Document Models for Enterprise Search
    Sixteenth Text REtrieval Conference (TREC ’07)
    Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, November 2007.
    [Slides (6-up)]
  • Broad Expertise Retrieval in Sparse Data Environments
    30th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research & Development on Information Retrieval (SIGIR ’07)
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 2007.
    [Slides (6-up)]
  • Finding Similar Experts
    30th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research & Development on Information Retrieval (SIGIR ’07)
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 2007.
    [Poster]
  • People Search in the Enterprise
    Doctoral Consortium, SIGIR ’07
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 2007.
    [Slides (6-up)]
  • Tracking User Generated Content
    Invited talk, Kickoff meeting of new mastertrack HAIT (Human Aspects of Information Technology)
    University of Tilburg, The Netherlands, May 2007.
    [Slides (6-up)]
  • How to Overcome Tiredness: Estimating Topic-Mood Associations
    International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM ’07)
    Boulder, Colorado, USA, March 2007.
    [Slides (6-up)]
  • Determining Expert Profiles (With an Application to Expert Finding)
    20th International Joint Conference on Artifical Intelligence (IJCAI ’07)
    Hyderabad, India, January 2007.
    [Slides (6-up)]

2006

  • Why Are They Excited? Identifying and Explaining Spikes in Blog Mood Levels
    Scientific ICT Research Event Netherlands (SIREN ’06)
    Utrecht, The Netherlands, October 2006.
    [Poster]
  • Formal Models for Expert Finding in Enterprise Corpora
    29th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research & Development on Information Retrieval (SIGIR ’06)
    Seattle, USA, August 2006.
    [Slides (6-up)]
  • Decomposing Bloggers’ Moods
    WWW ’06 workshop on the Weblogging Ecosystem
    Edinburgh, Scotland, May 2006.
    [Slides (6-up)]
  • Finding Experts and their Details in E-mail Corpora
    15th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW ’06)
    Edinburgh, Scotland, May 2006.
    [Poster]
  • Why Are They Excited? Identifying and Explaining Spikes in Blog Mood Levels
    11th Meeting of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL ’06)
    Trento, Italy, April 2006.
    [Poster]