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Advanced Methods of Information Retrieval, SS 2018


Jeffrey Xu Yu, Lu Qin, Lijun Chang. Keyword Search in Databases. Synthesis Lectures on Data Management. Morgan & Claypool Publishers. 2009.

In addition, current research articles are provided during the lecture. See the lecture slides for more information.


In case you have any questions, please contact:

Lecture: Dr. Elena Demidova

Exercises:  Simon Gottschalk  

Exam SS 2018

Exam location: Appelstrasse 9a, 1514.

Exam dates: 20.07.2018, 14.08.2018, 15.08.2018.

Lectures and Dates

Preliminary lecture plan SS 2018:

  • 12.04.2018 Data on the Web. [slides]
  • 19.04.2018 Information extraction. [slides]
  • 26.04.2018 Multilingual data analytics and retrieval.  (room: 1506) [slides]
  • 03.05.2018 Dataset profiling. / Student presentation topics are given out. (room: 1514) [slides]
  • 10.05.2018 --- holiday --- 
  • 17.05.2018 Keyword query interpretation over structured data.  (room: 1514) [slides]
  • 22.05.18 - 26.05.18 --- semester break --- 
  • 31.05.2018 Query refinement with ontologies and users. (room: 1506) [slides]
  • 07.06.2018 --- no lecture / exercises -- preparation of student presentations (self-study) 
  • 14.06.2018 Diversification of query interpretations and search results. (room: 1506) [slides]
  • 21.06.2018 Question answering applications. (room: 1506) [slides]
  • 28.06.2018 Evaluation methods. (room: 1506) [slides]
  • 05.07.2018 Q&A session (room: 1506)
  • 12.07.2018 Example applications (I) -- student presentations. (room: 1506)
  • 19.07.2018 Example applications (II) -- student presentations. (room: 1514) - Interactive Session



Presentations and Exams

Student presentations

The student presentations will be given on 12.07.2018 and 19.07.2018.

Paper 1Paper 2
1July 12Data on the Web1Riccardo Porrini et al.
Facet Annotation Using Reference Knowledge Bases.
The Web Conference 2018. Link.
2July 12Multilingual data analytics and retrieval3A. Moro, A. Raganato, R. Navigli.
Entity Linking meets Word Sense Disambiguation: a Unified Approach.
Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics. Link.
Zequn Sun, Wei Hu and Chengkai Li.
Cross-Lingual Entity Alignment via Joint Attribute-Preserving Embedding.
ISWC 2017. Link.
3July 12Diversification of query interpretations and search results7Hiba Arnaout, Shady Elbassuoni.
Effective searching of RDF knowledge graphs.
Journal of Web Semantics. Link.
Ananya Dass, Dimitri Theodoratos.
Trading Off Popularity for Diversity in the Results Sets of Keyword Queries on Linked Data.
International Conference on Web Engineering. Link.
4July 12Question answering applications8Abdalghani Abujabal, Rishiraj Saha Roy, Mohamed Yahya and Gerhard Weikum.
Never-Ending Learning for Open-Domain Question Answering over Knowledge Bases.
The Web Conference 2018. Link.
Kuldeep Singh et al.
Why Reinvent the Wheel: Let’s Build Question Answering Systems Together.
The Web Conference 2018. Link.
5July 19Information extraction2Meng Qu, Xiang Ren, Yu Zhang and Jiawei Han.
Weakly-supervised Relation Extraction by Pattern-enhanced Embedding Learning
The Web Conference 2018. Link.
Patrick Ernst, Amy Siu and Gerhard Weikum.
HighLife: Higher-arity Fact Harvesting.
The Web Conference 2018. Link.
6July 19Keyword query interpretation over structured data5Wen-tau Yih Ming-Wei Chang Xiaodong He Jianfeng Gao.
Semantic Parsing via Staged Query Graph Generation: Question Answering with Knowledge Base.
ACL 2015. Link.
Sherzod Hakimov, Soufian Jebbara and Philipp Cimiano.
AMUSE: Multilingual Semantic Parsing for Question Answering over Linked Data.
ISWC 2017. Link.
7July 19Query refinement with ontologies and users6Weiguo Zheng, Hong Cheng, Lei Zou, Jeffrey Xu Yu, and Kangfei Zhao.
Natural Language Question/Answering: Let Users Talk With The Knowledge Graph.
CIKM 2017. Link.
Diptikalyan Saha, Avrilia Floratou, Karthik Sankaranarayanan et al.
ATHENA: an ontology-driven system for natural language querying over relational data stores.
VLDB Endow. 9, 12 (August 2016). Link.
8July 19Evaluation methods9Mengyang Liu, Yiqun Liu, Jiaxin Mao, Cheng Luo, Min Zhang and Shaoping Ma.
“Satisfaction with Failure” or “Unsatisfied Success”: Investigating the Relationship between Search Success and User Satisfaction.
The Web Conference 2018. Link.
Jiaxin Mao, Yiqun Liu, et al.
When does Relevance Mean Usefulness and User Satisfaction in Web Search?
SIGIR 2016. Link.