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Information Retrieval from Civil Engineering Repositories: Importance of Context and Granularity

Peter Demian, Panos Balatsoukas
2012 Journal of computing in civil engineering  
Citation: DEMIAN, P. and BALATSOUKAS, P., 2012. Information retrieval from civil engineering repositories: the importance of context and granularity.  ...  Acknowledgements This research was supported by the Leverhulme Trust through a Fellowship to Peter Demian.  ...  XML) in the study of the effects of granularity on relevance judgment behavior and following standard INEX methodology.  ... 
doi:10.1061/(asce)cp.1943-5487.0000229 fatcat:noqhppd6indh3ad73tohijz6ti

A survey of Web clustering engines

Claudio Carpineto, Stanislaw Osiński, Giovanni Romano, Dawid Weiss
2009 ACM Computing Surveys  
We discuss how to compare the retrieval effectiveness of a clustering engine to that of a plain search engine and how to compare different clustering engines, including an experimental study of the subtopic  ...  The concept (or entity) recognition that multiple search engines are working on (for finding e.g., people, products, books) also seems related to clustering of search results [Ye et al. 2003 ].  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We are very grateful to three anonymous reviewers for their constructive suggestions and comments.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1541880.1541884 fatcat:e3ndkaq6ovhe3ep6kkamrtol3e

Federated search of text search engines in uncooperative environments

Luo Si
2007 SIGIR Forum  
I am grateful of Luis for his vision and expertise, which helps me to think more deeply and get a better understanding of the research problems.  ...  Jamie has given me tremendous help on research and life in general. This experience has been extremely valuable to me and I will treasure it for the rest of my life.  ...  An alternative approach for measuring the retrieval effectiveness of search engines is to evaluate their returned results with human relevance judgments.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1273221.1273232 fatcat:v4tddctxybbwbcknwuwggipxne

A methodology for engineering ontology acquisition and validation

Zhanjun Li, Maria C. Yang, Karthik Ramani
2008 Artificial intelligence for engineering design, analysis and manufacturing  
Current information retrieval approaches based on statistical methods and keyword matching are not effective in understanding the context of engineering content.  ...  A search system based on the EO and EL has been developed and tested. The retrieval performance test further justifies the effectiveness of the EO and EL as well as the ontology development method.  ...  In-Chul Jang, Jose Valdes-Gutierrez, and Chris Bence contributed to the acquisition of the engineering ontology.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0890060409000092 fatcat:jbnprvi66bd6zgmbeyhmsv3p7a

Identification of User Search Goals in Web Search Engine
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K.Chandra Sekhar, N.Bala krishna
2014 International Journal of Innovative Research in Science Engineering and Technology  
The user study is intended to examine how users interrelate with the list of ranked results from the Google search engine and how their behavior can be interpreted as significance judgments.  ...  User search goal analysis is important to optimize search engine and effective query results organization.  ... 
doi:10.15680/ijirset.2014.0311030 fatcat:kci6uuw6ybga5oc23zulicjtxa

Engineering Privacy

S. Spiekermann, L.F. Cranor
2009 IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering  
We use a three-layer model of user privacy concerns to relate them to system operations (data transfer, storage, and processing) and examine their effects on user behavior.  ...  In the second part of this paper, we develop guidelines for building privacy-friendly systems. We distinguish two approaches: "privacy-by-policy" and "privacy-by-architecture."  ...  DAAD19-02-I-0389 ("Perpetually Available and Secure Information Systems") to Carnegie Mellon University's CyLab and by the Transcoop programme of the Humboldt-Shiftung.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tse.2008.88 fatcat:xyliz5gvgnf2bdojz2uh4puate

Holistic recommender systems for software engineering

Luca Ponzanelli
2014 Companion Proceedings of the 36th International Conference on Software Engineering - ICSE Companion 2014  
Any improvement in the search process would result in time saved for the developers.  ...  For example, to help developers in the first phase, queries can be automatically generated [HBM + 13] so that development artifacts can be retrieved according to a specific code entity, and notified to  ...  Mixing community features in Stack Overflow and textual features to retrieve relevant help is a goal targeted by several approaches when building their own search engine, without reusing existing ones.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2591062.2591081 dblp:conf/icse/Ponzanelli14 fatcat:jsvbb3jz4fbx3opvqntxrwlune

GTE-Rank: A time-aware search engine to answer time-sensitive queries

Ricardo Campos, Gaël Dias, Alípio Jorge, Célia Nunes
2016 Information Processing & Management  
As a result of our investigation, we publicly provide a set of web services and a web search interface so that the system can be graphically explored by the research community.  ...  the effectiveness of the ranked results across different types of queries.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors want to thank the participants of the user study.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ipm.2015.07.006 fatcat:pszzsdqfhjdvha2ckcehwizeli

The ABC of Software Engineering Research

Klaas-Jan Stol, Brian Fitzgerald
2018 ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology  
We illustrate these research strategies in two key SE domains: global software engineering and requirements engineering, and apply the framework on a sample of 75 articles.  ...  ABC refers to the research goal which strives for generalizability over Actors (A), precise measurement of their Behavior (B), in a realistic Context (C).  ...  While the various classifications discussed above each have a specific focus and strengths, their discussion remains at the level of individual research methods and techniques. Furthermore, they  ... 
doi:10.1145/3241743 fatcat:xqswh52cu5dyhkmal2vrfdnnsy

Search Engines that Learn from Their Users

Anne Schuth
2016 SIGIR Forum  
Search engines are now the predominant instance of IR systems and in this thesis the terms "information retrieval" and "search" are interchangeable.  ...  Examples of common contexts would be common preceding queries, types of users or localization on a high enough granularity.  ...  In OpenSearch, our living labs setting, we focus exclusively on head queries for a number of reasons: 1. This allows us to evaluate experimental search systems on the same set of queries. 2.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2964797.2964817 fatcat:lk24shg7dzbyzk7kkr4x6cjbna

Advancing Trace Recovery Evaluation - Applied Information Retrieval in a Software Engineering Context [article]

Markus Borg
2016 arXiv   pre-print
Finally, we present how tools and methods are evaluated in the general field of IR research, and propose a taxonomy of evaluation contexts tailored for IR-based trace recovery.  ...  To tackle this issue, several researchers have proposed treating the capture and recovery of trace links as an Information Retrieval (IR) problem.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This work was funded by the Industrial Excellence Center EASE -Embedded Applications Software Engineering.  ... 
arXiv:1602.07633v1 fatcat:a5df75muvzhkfjjwrllptusc4i

Assessing traceability of software engineering artifacts

Senthil Karthikeyan Sundaram, Jane Huffman Hayes, Alex Dekhtyar, E. Ashlee Holbrook
2010 Requirements Engineering  
This paper concentrates on examining issues not previously widely studied in the context of traceability: the importance of the vocabulary base used for tracing and the evaluation and assessment of traceability  ...  We examine these areas and perform empirical studies to understand the importance of each to the traceability of software engineering artifacts.  ...  Generally speaking, vocabulary base has a more pronounced effect on the behavior of LSI retrieval, as it affects the dimensionality of the starting matrix for the LSI process and thus may significantly  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00766-009-0096-6 fatcat:fq7rhpl32bcujjuwrglptz3fry

Rapidly Deploying a Neural Search Engine for the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset: Preliminary Thoughts and Lessons Learned [article]

Edwin Zhang, Nikhil Gupta, Rodrigo Nogueira, Kyunghyun Cho, Jimmy Lin
2020 arXiv   pre-print
We present the Neural Covidex, a search engine that exploits the latest neural ranking architectures to provide information access to the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset curated by the Allen Institute for  ...  This web application exists as part of a suite of tools that we have developed over the past few weeks to help domain experts tackle the ongoing global pandemic.  ...  Acknowledgments This research was supported in part by the Canada First Research Excellence Fund, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada, NVIDIA, and eBay.  ... 
arXiv:2004.05125v1 fatcat:kaq6ttbu5rao7i3y4uqch2wsoa

Portfolio

Collin McMillan, Mark Grechanik, Denys Poshyvanyk, Qing Xie, Chen Fu
2011 Proceeding of the 33rd international conference on Software engineering - ICSE '11  
Unfortunately, existing code search engines do not provide enough of this support to developers, thus reducing the effectiveness of code reuse.  ...  We provide this support to programmers in a code search system called Portfolio that retrieves and visualizes relevant functions and their usages.  ...  We also thank Bogdan Dit from the College of William and Mary for his help in building parts of Portfolio.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1985793.1985809 dblp:conf/icse/McMillanGPXF11 fatcat:hl3fyu7exjcizabh4ezajmvpqq

An Open Platform for Global Engineering Initiatives: International Knowledge Centre for Engineering Sciences and Technology Under the Auspices of UNESCO

Zuoning Chen, Chang Liu, Yingchen Ma, Ye Zhang, Ying Fang
2022 Frontiers in Political Science  
The International Knowledge Centre for Engineering Sciences and Technology (IKCEST), a category II center under the auspices of UNESCO based in Beijing, aims at providing knowledge-based services at a  ...  In face of the pandemic, IKCEST set up a COVID-19 column which received positive feedback from users across the globe, the introductory video of which was publicized on the UNESCO official website.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We would like to thank UNESCO Headquarters, UNESCO Beijing Office, UNESCO Jakarta Office and the National Commission of the People's Republic of China for UNESCO for their valuable guidance  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpos.2022.848300 fatcat:4gcbhvmisffpnduc2esf2hr3la
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