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2014

S. Vargas. Novelty and Diversity Enhancement and Evaluation in Recommender Systems and Information Retrieval. 37th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research & Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2014), Doctoral Consortium. July 2014, Gold Coast, Australia, .
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(BibTeX | Tags: novelty, diversity, recommender systems, information retrieval)

A. Bellogín, P. Castells, I. Cantador. Neighbor Selection and Weighting in User-Based Collaborative Filtering: A Performance Prediction Approach. ACM Transactions on the Web 8(2), March 2014.

(BibTeX | Tags: recommender systems, collaborative filtering, performance prediction, information retrieval)

2013

A. Bellogín, J. Wang, P. Castells. Bridging Memory-Based Collaborative Filtering and Text Retrieval. Information Retrieval 16(6), December 2013, pp. 697-724.

(BibTeX | Tags: recommender systems, collaborative filtering, information retrieval models, information retrieval)

A. Bellogín, J. Parapar, P. Castells. Probabilistic Collaborative Filtering with Negative Cross Entropy. 7th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2013). Hong Kong, China, October 2013.

(BibTeX | Tags: recommender systems, collaborative filtering, information retrieval models, information retrieval)

J. Parapar, A. Bellogín, P. Castells, A. Barreiro. Relevance-Based Language Modelling for Recommender Systems. Information Processing & Management 49(4), July 2013.

(BibTeX | Tags: recommender systems, collaborative filtering, information retrieval models, information retrieval)

S. Vargas, R. L. T. Santos, C. Macdonald, I. Ounis. Selecting Effective Expansion Terms for Diversity. 10th International Conference in the RIAO series (OAIR 2013). Lisbon, Portugal, May 2013.
Slides

(BibTeX | Tags: diversity, information retrieval, query expansion, relevance feedback, trec)

2012

D. Vallet, P. Castells. Personalized Diversification of Search Results. 35th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2012). Portland, OR, USA, August 2012, pp. 841-850.

(BibTeX | Tags: diversity, information retrieval models, personalization, information retrieval)

S. Vargas, P. Castells, D. Vallet. Explicit Relevance Models in Intent-Oriented Information Retrieval Diversification. 35th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2012). Portland, OR, USA, August 2012, pp. 75-84.
Slides

(BibTeX | Tags: diversity, information retrieval models, personalization, information retrieval)

S. Vargas, P. Castells, D. Vallet. On the Suitability of Intent Spaces for IR Diversification. International Workshop on Diversity in Document Retrieval (DDR 2012) at the 5th ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM 2012). Seattle, Washington, USA, February 2012.

(BibTeX | Tags: diversity, evaluation, query aspect, information retrieval)

2011

M. Fernández, I. Cantador, V. López, D. Vallet, P. Castells, E. Motta. Semantically enhanced Information Retrieval: an ontology-based approach. Journal of Web Semantics 9(4), Special Issue on Semantic Search, December 2011, pp. 434-452.

(BibTeX | Tags: semantic search, information retrieval)

A. Bellogín, J. Wang, P. Castells. Structured Collaborative Filtering. 20th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2011), Poster Session. Glasgow, UK, October 2011, pp. 2257-2260.

(BibTeX | Tags: recommender systems, collaborative filtering, information retrieval models, information retrieval)

A. Bellogín, P. Castells, I. Cantador. Predicting the Performance of Recommender Systems: An Information Theoretic Approach. 3rd International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR 2011) - Springer Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 6931. Bertinoro, Italy, September 2011, ISBN: 978-3-642-23317-3, pp. 27-39.

(BibTeX | Tags: recommender systems, performance prediction, information retrieval)

S. Vargas, P. Castells, D. Vallet. Intent-Oriented Diversity in Recommender Systems. 34th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2011), Poster Session. Beijing, China, July 2011, pp. 1211-1212.
Poster

(BibTeX | Tags: diversity, recommender systems, metrics, evaluation, information retrieval)

D. Vallet, P. Castells. On Diversifying and Personalizing Web Search. 34th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2011), Poster Session. Beijing, China, July 2011, pp. 1157-1158.

(BibTeX | Tags: diversity, personalization, web search, information retrieval)

D. Vallet, M. Halvey, J. Jose, P. Castells. Applying Soft Links to Diversify Video Recommendations. 9th International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing (CBMI 2011). Madrid, Spain, June 2011.

(BibTeX | Tags: diversity, soft links, video recommendation, information retrieval, multimedia retrieval)

P. Castells, S. Vargas, J. Wang. Novelty and Diversity Metrics for Recommender Systems: Choice, Discovery and Relevance. International Workshop on Diversity in Document Retrieval (DDR 2011) at the 33rd European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2011). Dublin, Ireland, April 2011.

(BibTeX | Tags: novelty, diversity, recommender systems, metrics, evaluation, information retrieval)

A. Bellogín, J. Wang, P. Castells. Text Retrieval Methods for Item Ranking in Collaborative Filtering. 33rd European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2011), Springer Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Dublin, Ireland, April 2011, ISBN: 978-3642201608, pp. 301-306.

(BibTeX | Tags: collaborative filtering, information retrieval models, information retrieval)

2010

D. Vallet, I. Cantador, J. M. Jose. Personalizing Web Search with Folksonomy-Based User and Document Profiles. In C. Gurrin, Y. He, G. Kazai, U. Kruschwitz, S. Little, T. Roelleke, S. Rüger, K. van Rijsbergen (Eds.): Advances in Information Retrieval. Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, 5993, ISSN: 978-3-642-12274-3.

(BibTeX | Tags: personalization, web search, folksonomy, user modelling, information retrieval)

2009

M. Fernández, V. López, M. Sabou, V. Uren, D. Vallet, E. Motta, P. Castells. Using TREC for cross-comparison between classic IR and ontology-based search models at a Web scale. Workshop on Semantic Search (SemSearch 2009), at the 18th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2009). Madrid, Spain, April 2009.

(BibTeX | Tags: evaluation, expermiental methodology, semantic search, information retrieval)

2008

M. Fernández, V. López, M. Sabou, V. Uren, D. Vallet, E. Motta, P. Castells. Semantic Search meets the Web. 2nd IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC 2008). Santa Clara, CA, USA, August 2008.

(BibTeX | Tags: evaluation, semantic search, information retrieval)

Ph. Mylonas, D. Vallet, P. Castells, M. Fernández, and Y. Avrithis. Personalized information retrieval based on context and ontological knowledge. Knowledge Engineering Review 23(1), special issue on Contexts and Ontologies, March 2008, pp. 73-100.

(BibTeX | Tags: personalization, context, information retrieval, semantics)

C. Dolbear, P. Hobson, D. Vallet, M. Fernández, I. Cantador, P. Castells. Personalised Multimedia Summaries. In Y. Kompatsiaris, P. Hobson (Eds.): Semantic Multimedia and Ontologies. Springer Verlag, March 2008, ISBN: 978-1-84800-075-9, pp. 165-184.

(BibTeX | Tags: personalization, information retrieval, automatic summarization, multimedia retrieval)

I. Cantador, M. Fernández, D. Vallet, P. Castells, J. Picault, M. Ribière. A Multi-Purpose Ontology-Based Approach for Personalised Content Filtering and Retrieval. In M. Wallace, M. Angelides, Ph. Mylonas (Eds.): Advances in Semantic Media Adaptation and Personalization. Springer Verlag Studies in Computational Intelligence, Vol. 93, February 2008, ISBN: 978-3-540-76359-8, pp. 25-52.

(BibTeX | Tags: information retrieval models, personalization, information retrieval, semantics)

2007

J. Tejedor, R. García, M. Fernández, F. J. López, F. Perdrix, J. A. Macías, R. M. Gil, M. Oliva, D. Moya, J. Colás, P. Castells. Ontology-Based Retrieval of Human Speech. 6th International Workshop on Web Semantics (WebS 2007) at the 18th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA 2007). Regensburg, Germany, September 2007.

(BibTeX | Tags: information retrieval, semantics, speech recognition)

D. Vallet, P. Castells, M. Fernández, P. Mylonas, Y. Avrithis. Personalized Content Retrieval in Context Using Ontological Knowledge. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology 17(3), special issue on the convergence of knowledge engineering, semantics and signal processing in audiovisual information retrieval, March 2007, pp. 336-346.

(BibTeX | Tags: personalization, context, information retrieval, semantics)

P. Castells, M. Fernández, D. Vallet. An Adaptation of the Vector-Space Model for Ontology-Based Information Retrieval. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering 19(2), special issue on Knowledge and Data Engineering in the Semantic Web Era, February 2007, pp. 261-272.

(BibTeX | Tags: semantic search, information retrieval)

2006

D. Vallet, I. Cantador, M. Fernández, P. Castells. A Multi-Purpose Ontology-Based Approach for Personalized Content Filtering and Retrieval. 1st International Workshop on Semantic Media Adaptation and Personalization (SMAP 2006). Athens, Greece, December 2006.

(BibTeX | Tags: personalization, information retrieval, semantics)

M. Fernández, D. Vallet, P. Castells. Using Historical Data to Enhance Rank Aggregation. 29th Annual International ACM Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2006), Poster Session. Seattle, WA, USA, August 2006, pp. 643-644.

(BibTeX | Tags: rank fusion, information retrieval, rank aggregation, metasearch)

D. Vallet, M. Fernández, P. Castells, P. Mylonas, Y. Avrithis. A contextual personalization approach based on ontological knowledge. International Workshop on Context and Ontologies: Theory, Practice and Applications (C&O 2006) at the 17th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2006). Riva del Garda, Italy, August 2006.

(BibTeX | Tags: personalization, context, information retrieval, semantics)

D. Vallet, M. Fernández, P. Castells, P. Mylonas, Y. Avrithis. Personalized Information Retrieval in Context. 3rd International Workshop on Modeling and Retrieval of Context (MRC 2006) at the 21st National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2006). Boston, MA, USA, July 2006.

(BibTeX | Tags: personalization, context, information retrieval, semantics)

I. Cantador, P. Castells, D. Vallet. Enriching Group Profiles with Ontologies for Knowledge-Driven Collaborative Content Retrieval. 1st Int. Workshop on Semantic Technologies in Collaborative Applications (STICA 2006), at the 15th IEEE Workshops on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructures for Collaborative Enterprises (WETICE 2006). Manchester, UK, June 2006.

(BibTeX | Tags: recommender systems, collaborative filtering, information retrieval, semantics, group recommendation)

A. Evans, M. Fernández, D. Vallet, P. Castells. Adaptive Multimedia Access: From User Needs to Semantic Personalisation. IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS 2006). Kos, Greece, May 2006.

(BibTeX | Tags: personalization, information retrieval, multimedia retrieval)

M. Fernández, D. Vallet, P. Castells. Probabilistic Score Normalization for Rank Aggregation. 28th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2006), Springer Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 3936, ISBN 3-540-33347-9. London, UK, April 2006, pp. 553-556.
Poster

(BibTeX | Tags: rank fusion, information retrieval, rank aggregation, metasearch)

2005

D. Vallet, M. Fernández, P. Castells. The Quest for Information Retrieval on The Semantic Web. Upgrade 6 (6), Monograph: The Semantic Web, December 2005, pp. 19-23.

(BibTeX | Tags: semantic search, information retrieval)

P. Castells, M. Fernández, D. Vallet, P. Mylonas, Y. Avrithis. Self-Tuning Personalized Information Retrieval in an Ontology-Based Framework. 1st IFIP WG 2.12 & WG 12.4 International Workshop on Web Semantics (SWWS 2005). Springer Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 3762. Agia Napa, Cyprus, November 2005, ISSN: 3-540-29739-1, pp. 977-986.

(BibTeX | Tags: personalization, rank fusion, information retrieval, semantics, rank aggregation)

D. Vallet, M. Fernández, P. Castells. An Ontology-Based Information Retrieval Model. 2nd European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2005). Springer Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 3532. Heraklion, Greece, May 2005, ISSN: 3-540-26124-9, pp. 455-470.

(BibTeX | Tags: semantic search, information retrieval, semantics)

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