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Recent Relevant Publications

Järvelin, K. & Kekäläinen, J. & Niemi, T. (2001). ExpansionTool: Concept-Based Query Expansion and construction. Information Retrieval 4(3/4): 231-255.

Airio, E. & Järvelin, K. & Saatsi, P. & Kekäläinen, J. & Suomela, S. (2004). CIRI ­ An ontology-based query interface for text retrieval. In: Hyvönen, E. et al. (Ed.) Web Intelligence: STeP 2004 ­ The 11th Finnish Artificial Intelligence Conference. Helsinki, Finland: Finnish Artificial Intelligence Society, Publications ­ 20, pp. 73-82.

Suomela, S. (2005). User test on multi-lingual ontology interface. In: Bailey, A, Ruthven, I, Azzopardi, L, eds. Proceedings of the Workshop on Evaluating User Studies in Information Access at CoLIS 5, Glasgow, Scotland, June 2005.

Suomela, S. (2005). User study on ontology as query construction tool. In: Bailey, A, Ruthven, I, Azzopardi, L, eds. Proceedings of the Workshop on Evaluating User Studies in Information Access at CoLIS 5, Glasgow, Scotland, June 2005.

Suomela, S & Kekäläinen, J. (2005). Ontology as a search tool: A study of real users' query formulation with and without conceptual support. In: Losada, DE & Fernandez Luna, JM, eds. 27th European Conference on Information Retrieval ECIR05, Santiago de Compostella Spain, March 2005. Heidelberg: Springer, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3408, 315-329.

Suomela, S. & Kekäläinen, J.: User Study on Ontology as A Query Construction Tool. Information Retrieval 9: 455-475. DOI 10.1007/s10791-006-6387-3

The archive of the FIRE Research Group contains many downloadable documents. Please find them there!


Research Problems

  1. Problem-1: How can one access unannotated multilingual (textual) document collections through an ontology?
  2. Problem-2: How can one efficiently build ontologies for query construction for unannotated multilingual (textual) document collections?
  3. Problem-3: How can one automatically organize incoming new documents according to an ontology?


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