University of Glasgow
Building a Test-Bed Framework for Modeling, Indexing
and Retrieving Information on the Web
Studying document length normalisation in information retrieval
Formalisation and Experimentation on the Retrieval of Multimedia
Network of Excellence
An Image Retrieval System for the Web
Sonification of an Information Retrieval Environment
prototype for the Electronic Publishing, Storage,
Dissemination, and Retrieval of The Computer Journal,
published by Oxford University Press
Evaluation of Interactive Multimedia Information Retrieval Systems
Evidence Retrieval in Clinical Anaesthesia
An abductive inference approach to
Personalisation of Web Searches through Ostension and
European Commission IST Thematic Network Project - Ontology-based
Information Exchange for Knowledge Management and Electronic Commerce
University of Southampton
University of Sheffield
AMI project aims to enhance the value of multimodal meeting
recordings and to make human interaction more effective in real
time. There are 17 academic and industrial partners
involved in the project located across Europe and the
United States. Sheffield is investigating HCI problems
and possibilities for accessing multimodal meeting data.
Bricks is a new project aiming to increase the share of cultural heritage
across Europe. Sheffield is contributing cross language information retrieval
technology and expertise.
The Sprit project
concerns itself with Geographic Information Retrieval. The aim of the
project is to enhance web search for the end use by identifying and
standardising geographic references in web pages. The project has several
European partners and one of Sheffield's contributions is the construction
of web search engine which indexes 94 million web pages on a 25 PC cluster.
The CiQuest (Concept-based Interactive Query Expansion Support Tool)
project investigated, developed, and evaluated an approach to interactive
query expansion using concept hierarchies that were automatically derived
and visualised from a set of retrieved documents. A series of user tests
were carried out to study the interaction of a concept-based query
expansion support tool.
on cross language information retrieval. Specifically it provides help
for bilingual journalists in the location of newspaper articles written
in a range of Baltic languages. The project has produced new user
interfaces using a user-centred system design methodology and has
developed new evaluation metrics.
Eurovision focuses on the cross language retrieval of images. The
goal is to retrieve images, which are described by captions
written in one language, based on queries written in different
languages. The main contribution of Sheffield in this project is
the construction of a test bed for other researchers to use.
The goal of the
Mind project is to produce a multimedia metasearch engine. This will
allow increased access to multimedia available on the web which is
currently invisible to web users. Sheffield 's contribution to the project
is in the retrieval of spoken documents.
University of Northumbria
Mary, University of London
University of Surrey