Projects

FIRE – Finnish Information Retrieval Expert Group

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ONGOING PROJECTS

COMPLETED PROJECTS

  • Simulating and Evaluating User Interaction in IR using Test Collections
  • TAHTI: Task-based Information Access in Public Admistration
  • Task-based Information Access in Molecular Medicine
  • TRIX
  • CHILDINFO Institutional Practices and Information Systems in the Production and Use of Information in Child Protection Processes
  • Domain-Specific Web Information Retrieval
  • sGrams – Approximate String matching in IR
  • Project FITE-TRT

 

TAHTI: Task-based Information Access in Public Administration

  • We are: Sanna Kumpulainen, Miamaria Saastamoinen & Kal Järvelin
  • Focus and research questions: The focus of the project is on
    • identifying the needs and use of different types of information resources in public administration,
    • the description of work task types triggering information needs and modeling the work processes, and
    • analyzing barriers in information access at task, system integration and system levels.
  • Funding comes from: Academy of Finland, UTA and TISE
  • The schedule is: Finishing year 2013

Domain-Specific Web Information Retrieval

  • We are: Ari Pirkola
  • Focus and research questions: Focused crawling, Domain-specific Web IR, Keyphrase extraction, Vertical search engines
  • Funding comes from: Academy of Finland
  • The schedule is: 2007-2012
  • Co-starring: Tuomas Talvensaari

s-grams – Approximate String matching in IR

  • We are: Anni Järvelin, Antti Järvelin
    Focus and research questions: Out-of-Vocabulary word matching / translation in mono and cross-language IR

    • Which variations of skip-grams are effective?
    • Which distance metrics are effective?
  • Funding comes from: UTA, Academy of Finland, KR, PKR
    The schedule is: 2000-2010
    Co-starring: Heikki Keskustalo, Ari Pirkola

Task-based Information Access in Molecular Medicine

  • We are: Sanna Kumpulainen & Kal Järvelin
  • Focus and research questions: The focus of the project is on information interaction in real life work tasks in the domain of molecular medicine (information seeking and retrieval, system use features, barriers to information).
  • Funding comes from: Academy of Finland, UTA and TISE
  • The schedule is: Finishing year 2013
  • Co-starring: Annikki Roos (THL), Aiden Doherty & Daragh Byrne (DCU, Ireland)

TRIX

  • We are: Paavo Arvola, Marko Junkkari, Jaana Kekäläinen
  • Focus and research questions: XML information retrieval research
    • indexing and retrieval system for XML
    • data structures
    • query languages
    • contextualization in relevance ranking
    • evaluation methods
  • Funding comes from: Academy of Finland, 2007-10, 2011-12
  • Output: conference papers & posters, theses, dissertation, participation in INEX 2002-2010
  • Co-starring: Sami Kiviharju, Matti Lassila, Nina Tyni, Johanna Vainio

Semantic Information Retrieval in Unannotated Document Collections

  • We are: Feza Baskaya, Prof. Kalervo Järvelin, Prof. Jaana Kekäläinen and Anne Keskimaa
  • Focus and research questions: Ontology-based query formulation in various languages, methods for building ontologies, design of search interfaces based on ontologies
  • Funding comes from: TEKES/Semantic Web 2.0,Academy of Finland
  • The schedule is: till the end of 2009
  • Co-starring: Eduskunta, TietoEnator

Project TRT

  • We are: Mr. Aki Loponen, Dos. Ari Pirkola, Prof. Kalervo Järvelin
  • Focus and research questions: Statistical morphological processing and translation methods for out-of-vocabulary words in cross-lingual information retrieval
  • Funding comes from: Academy of Finland
  • The schedule is: Finished by 2010

Simulating and Evaluating IR Interaction in a Test Collection

  • We are: Feza Baskaya, Heikki Keskustalo, Kal Järvelin, Ari Pirkola
  • Focus and research questions: Effectiveness of IR when we model various interaction decisions of users (relevance levels, patience to (re)formulate queries, to browse, …)
  • Funding comes from: Academy of Finland
  • The schedule is: 2005 – 2014
  • Co-starring: Tarun Sharma (India), Marianne Lykke Nielsen (Denmark)