Last updated: 30 Sept--03
Many of my papers have been spidered by NEC's ResearchIndex ... see which papers they've found
who has been making citations to my work (note: the A.Smeaton who translated "The Logical Syntax of Language" in 1937, was not me...
Almost ALL of my publications
in recent years now appear on the publications page of the Centre for Digital
Video Processing (in short
form or long
form). Any publications listed here are part of activities which
are not part of the CDVP.
"Text Categorisation of Racist Texts Using a Support Vector Machine, Edel Greevy and A.F. Smeaton. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on the Statistical Analysis of Textual Data / Des 7es Journées Internationales d'Analyse Statistique des Données Textuelles, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, March 10-12 2004, UCL Presses, Eds - Gérald Purnelle, Cédrick Fairon, Anne Dister.
"On the Use of MeSH Headings to Improve Retrieval Effectiveness", S. Blott, C. Gurrin. G.F.J. Jones, A.F. Smeaton, and T. Sodring. In Proceedings of the 12th TREC Conference, Gaithersburg, Md, November 2003.
"Challenges in Information Retrieval and Language Modeling." James Allan (editor), Jay Aslam, Nicholas Belkin, Chris Buckley, Jamie Callan, Bruce Croft (editor), Sue Dumais, Norbert Fuhr, Donna Harman, David J. Harper, Djoerd Hiemstra, Thomas Hofmann, Eduard Hovy, Wessel Kraaij, John Lafferty, Victor Lavrenko, David Lewis, Liz Liddy, R. Manmatha, Andrew McCallum, Jay Ponte, John Prager, Dragomir Radev, Philip Resnik, Stephen Robertson, Roni Rosenfeld, Salim Roukos, Mark Sanderson, Rich Schwartz, Amit Singhal, Alan Smeaton, Howard Turtle, Ellen Voorhees, Ralph Weischedel, Jinxi Xu, ChengXiang Zhai. SIGIR Forum, Spring 2003, Volume 37, Number 1.
"Analysis of Papers from Twenty-Five Years of SIGIR Conferences: What Have We Been Doing for the Last Quarter of a Century ?". Alan F. Smeaton, Gary Keogh, Cathal Gurrin, Kieran McDonald and Tom Sødring. SIGIR Forum, Fall 2002, Volume 36 Number 2.
"Segmenting Broadcast News Streams using Lexical Chaining". N. Stokes, J. Carthy and Alan F. Smeaton, Proceedings of STAIRS 2002, Vol.1, IOS Press, Ed. Vidal, T., and Liberatore, pp. 145-154. Lyons, France, 2002. [Best Paper Award].
"Evaluating a Melody Extraction Engine". T. Sødring and Alan F. Smeaton. in Advances in Information Retrieval. 24th BCS-IRSG European Colloquium on IR Research Glasgow, UK, March 25-27, 2002F. Crestani, M. Girolami, C.J. van Rijsbergen (Eds.) Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science, LNCS 2291, 2002.
"An Overview of the TREC Video Track", Alan F. Smeaton. Presented at the 10th TREC Conference, National Institute for Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Md, 13-16 November, 2001 [HTML of Slides used].
"Workshop Report on Joint NSF-DELOS Workshop on Personalisation and Recommender Systems in Digital Libraries", Alan F. Smeaton and Jamie Callan, SIGIR Forum, Spring 2001, Vol 35, No 1.
"Físchlár on a PDA: A Hand-Held User-Interface to Digital Video". H. Lee and A.F. Smeaton, ERCIM News No 46, July 2001.
Proceedings of the Second DELOS Network of Excellence Workshop on “Personalisation and Recommender Systems in Digital Libraries” (Sponsored by the US National Science Foundation and the DELOS Network of Excellence, Dublin City University, Ireland, 18 - 20 June 2001, A.F. Smeaton, J Callan and H. Lee (Eds).
“Dublin City University Experiments in Connectivity Analysis for TREC-9”, Cathal Gurrin & Alan F. Smeaton. in Proceedings of TREC-9, NIST, Gathersburg, November 2000.
"Automatic Link Generation", R. Wilkinson and A.F. Smeaton, ACM Computing Surveys, 31(4), Dec 1999. [24k PDF]
"Indexing, Browsing and Searching Digital Video and Digital Audio Information", A.F. Smeaton. Presented at the 3rd European Summer School on Information Retrieval, (ESSIR2000) Varenna, Italy, September 2000 (also in Lecture Notes on Information Retrieval, M. Agosti et al. Eds, Springer-Verlag, 2001). [422k PDF]
"The ISOS Project - A Digital Library of Irish Scripts On Screen". C. MacIomhaire, A Nic Dhonnchadha, P. O'Machain and A.F. Smeaton. in Proceedings of the 6th Annual Conference of the North Americal Association for Celtic Language Teachers (NAACLT 2000), Limerick, June 2000. [135k PDF]
"The Design of a Topic Tracking System", Joe Carthy and A.F. Smeaton, in Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Colloquium on Information Retrieval Research, April 2000, Cambridge, England.
"A Connectivity Analysis Approach to Increasing Precision in Retrieval from Hyperlinked Documents", C. Gurrin and A.F. Smeaton, in Proceedings of TREC8, held November 1999, Washington DC. [148k PDF]
"TREC-6 Personal Highlights", A.F. Smeaton, Information Processing and Management, 36(1), 87-94, January 2000.
Slides I used in a keynote presentation entitled "Application of IR Technologies in the Working and Social Environment" at the Text Retrieval'99 Conference, organised by the Institute for Information Scientists in London, 28 October 1999.
"TétraFusion: Information Discovery on the Internet", F. Crimmins, A.F. Smeaton, T Dkaki and J Mothe. in IEEE Intelligent Systems and Their Application, July 1999, pp55-62. [260 k PDF]
"A Statistical Refinement Method for Word Shape Token Querying of Document Images", J. O'Connor and A.F. Smeaton. in Proceedings of the Workshop on Document Analysis and Understanding for Document Databases, in conjunction with DEXA'99, Florence, Italy, Aug 30-Sept 3, 1999 [306k PS]
"Optimal Parameters for Segmenting a Stream of Audio into Speech Documents", G. Quinn and A.F. Smeaton. in Proceedings of the ESCA ETRW Workshop on Accessing Information in Spoken Audio: 19-20 April 1999, Cambridge, UK [68k compressed PS]
"Multimedia Information Retrieval: MIDI as a format for Content Based Retrieval of Audio", John McDonagh and Alan F. Smeaton. Published as a School of Computer Applications Working Paper [548kb Postscript].
"An International Research Agenda for Digital Libraries: Summary Report of the Series of Joint NSF-EU Working Groups on Future Directions for Digital Libraries Research", Peter Schäuble and Alan F. Smeaton, (Eds.), published as DELOS Working Group Report ERCIM-98-W004-V2, October 1998.
"Taiscéalaí: Information Retrieval from an Archive of Spoken Radio News". A.F. Smeaton, M. Morony, G. Quinn and R. Scaife. in Proceedings of the Second European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries (ECDL), Heraklion, Crete, Sept 1998, C. Nikolaou and C. Stephanidis (Eds.) Springer LNCS 1513, 429-442.[104k compressed PS].
"Recherche d'Information sur des Textes Numérisés à l'Aide de Classes Graphiques de Mots", A.F. Smeaton, Revue LANGUES (journal), September 1998. (in French),
"Retrieving Images of Scanned Text Documents", A.F. Smeaton, in: Proceedings of the Optical Engineering Society of Ireland & Irish Machine Vision and Image Processing Joint Conference, (OESI-IMVIP'98), NUI Maynooth, September 1998, D. Vernon (Ed.), pp 271-286. [330k compressed PS] (Recipient of award for best Research Paper).
"User-Mediated Word Shape Tokens for Querying Document Images", A.F. Smeaton and J. O'Connor, in: Proceedings of the Third Australian Document Computing Symposium, University of Sydney, Australia, August 1998, J. Kay and M. Milosavljevic (Eds.). [107k compressed PS].
"Independence of Contributing Retrieval Strategies in Data Fusion for Effective Information Retrieval", A.F. Smeaton, in: Proceedings of the 20th BCS-IRSG Colloquium, Grenoble, France, Springer-Verlag Workshops in Computing, April 1998. [798k PostScript] or [173k PDF].
"User-Chosen Phrases in Interactive Query Formulation for Information Retrieval", A.F. Smeaton and F. Kelledy (Broadcom Eireann Research), in:Proceedings of the 20th BCS-IRSG Colloquium, Grenoble, France, Springer-Verlag Workshops in Computing, April 1998. [484k PS]
"An Architecture for Efficient Document Clustering and Retrieval on a Dynamic Collection of Newspaper Texts", A.F. Smeaton M Burnett, F. Kelledy and G. Quinn. in Proceedings of the 20th BCS-IRSG Colloquium, Grenoble, France, Springer-Verlag Workshops in Computing, April 1998. [44k PDF]
April 1998: I gave the inaugural address to the Computer Science Society at University College Dublin, and the slides I used are here.
"Ad hoc Retrieval Using Thresholds, WSTs for French Mono-Lingual Retrieval, Document-at-a-Glance for High Precision and Triphone Windows for Spoken Documents", A.F. Smeaton, F. Kelledy and G. Quinn, to appear in Proceedings of TREC-6, Washington DC, November 1997. [1078k PS]
"An Analysis of the Use of Virtual Delivery of Undergraduate Lectures", A.F. Smeaton and G. Keogh, Computers & Education, 32(1), pp83-94, 1999 ... [80k compressed PS]
"Developing Online Virtual Lectures for Course Delivery: A Case Study and an Argument in Favour", A.F. Smeaton, published as a School working paper, 1998 ... [in HTML]
"Using NLP or NLP Resources for Information Retrieval Tasks", A.F. Smeaton, in: Natural Language Information Retrieval, T. Strzalkowski (Ed.), Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp.99-111, 1999... [103k PS].
"Relevance Feedback and Query Expansion for Searchig the Web: A Model for Searching a Digital Library", A.F. Smeaton and F. Crimmins, in: Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, First European Conference, ECDL'97, Pisa, C. Peters and C. Thanos (Eds.), Springer Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science #1324, pp.99-112, September 1997.
"Information Retrieval: Still Butting Heads with Natural Language Processing ?", A.F. Smeaton, in: Information Extraction: A Multidisciplinary Approach to an Emerging Information Technology M.T Pazienza (Ed.), Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science #1299, pp.115-138, 1997 ... [162k PS].
"The TREC Experiments and their Impact on Europe", A.F. Smeaton and D. Harman (NIST), Journal of Information Science, Vol. 23, pp.169-174, 1997 [58k PS].
"Using Character Shape Coding for Information Retrieval", A.F. Smeaton and A.L. Spitz (Daimler Benz), in: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition, ICDAR'97, Ulm, Germany, IEEE Computer Society, pp.974-978, August 1997 [85k PS]
"Automatic Phrase Recognition and Extraction from Text", F. Kelledy and A.F. Smeaton, in: Information Retrieval Research, Proceedings of the 19th Annual BCS-IRSG Colloquium on IR Research, Aberdeen, Scotland, April 1997, J. Furner and D.J. Harper (Eds.), Springer electronic Workshops in Computing, 1997.
"Using a Data Fusion Agent for Searching the WWW", A.F. Smeaton and F. Crimmins, poster presented at the WWW6 conference, Stanford, USA, April 1997. [In HTML]
Fergus Kelledy's PhD thesis on "Query Space Reduction in Information Retrieval", February, 1997 (as 13 PostScript files).
"Information Retrieval and Hypertext", M. Agosti and A.F. Smeaton, Kluwer Academic Press, 1996. (not online).
"An Overview of Practical Applications of Information Filtering", A.F. Smeaton and H. Sorensen, to appear in: Proceedings of the Workshop on Practical Applications of Information Filtering, Basel, Switzerland, 30-31 October 1996, (A.F. Smeaton and H. Sorensen, Eds). [39k PS, incl. diagrams].
"Lessons Learned from Developing and Delivering the BORGES Information Filtering Tool", A.F. Smeaton, ARIADNE Newsletter The Web Version, Issue 6, November 1996.
"TREC-5 Experiments at Dublin City University: Query Space Reduction, Spanish Stemming and Character Shape Coding", F. Kelledy and A.F. Smeaton, in: The Fifth Text REtrieval Conference (TREC-5) E.M. Voorhees and D.K. Harman, (Eds.), NIST Special publication 500-238:57-64, 1997. [227k PS].
"Virtual Lectures for Undergraduate Teaching: Delivery Using RealAudio and the WWW", A.F. Smeaton and F. Crimmins, in: Proceedings of the ED-Media'97 Conference, Calgary, Canada, June 1997. [in HTML].
"Filtering News and WWW Pages with the BORGES Information Filtering Tool", A.F. Smeaton, in: Proceedings of the Workshop on Practical Applications of Information Filtering, Basel, Switzerland, 30-31 October 1996, (A.F. Smeaton and H. Sorensen, Eds). [741k PS, incl. diagrams].
I am one of the contributing authors to a book entitled "Survey of the State of the Art in Human Language Technology", R. Cole et al.(Eds.), a 97-author volume available in electronic and printed format. I co-authored a section on Document Retrieval.
"Approaches to Locating Information in Large Scale Federated Database Systems", R. Richardson and A.F. Smeaton, presented at NLDB'96, The Second International Workshop on Applications of Natural Language for Information Systems, Amsterdam, June 1996. [157k PS].
"Experiments on Using Semantic Distances Between Words in Image Caption retrieval", A.F. Smeaton and I. Quigley, in: Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR96) Zurich, Switzerland, August 1996, pp.174-180, [115k PS].
"What is Electronic Publishing", A.F. Smeaton, Seminar presented in February 1996. [42k PS].
"TREC-4 Experiments at Dublin City University: Thresholding Posting Lists, Query Expansion with WordNet and POS Tagging of Spanish", A.F. Smeaton, F. Kelledy and R. O'Donnell, in: Proceedings of TREC-4, D. Harman (Ed.), Gaithersburg (USA), November 1994. [247k PS].
"Distributed Multimedia QoS Parameters from Presentation Modelling by Coloured Petri Nets", A.F. Smeaton and A. Gregan, in: Multimedia, Hypertext and Virtual Reality, P. Brusilovsky, P. Kommers and N. Streitz (Eds), Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science 1077, pp.47-60, 1996. [210k PS]
"Low Level Language Processing for Large Scale Information Retrieval: What Techniques Actually Work", A.F. Smeaton, Proceedings of the Workshop on Terminology, Information Retrieval & Linguistics, CNR, Rome, October 1995. [60k PS].
"Information Retrieval Applications: Using Linguistic Resources or Using Language Processing", A.F. Smeaton, F. Kelledy, R. O'Donnell, I. Quigley, R. Richardson and E. Townsend, Proceedings of IA'95 Language Engineering Conference, pp.65-74, June 1995, Montpellier, France.
I've given 2 conference tutorials on NLP and IR and on IR and NLP during 1995 ... people have asked me what is the difference between them ... well, the EACL one is for NLP people who want to know about IR and its use of NLP, and the ESSIR one is for IR people who want to know about NLP and how it can be used in IR, so they are inversions of each other ...
"Thresholding the Postings Lists in Information Retrieval", F. Kelledy and A. F. Smeaton, The New Review of Document and Text Management (formerly Journal of Document and Text Management), Vol. 1, 111-129, 1995, proceedings from the BCS-IRSG colloquium in Manchester, April 1995.
"Automatic Word Sense Disambiguation in a KBIR Application", R. Richardson and A.F. Smeaton, The New Review of Document and Text Management (formerly Journal of Document and Text Management), Vol. 1, 299-319, 1995, proceedings from the BCS-IRSG colloquium in Manchester, April 1995.
"Using WordNet in a Knowledge-Based Approach to Information Retrieval", R. Richardson and A.F. Smeaton, submitted to SIGIR'95, Seattle, July 1995, but rejected ! (we still think this was a good paper so we are leaving it here).
"Experiments on the Automatic Construction of Hypertext from Text", A.F. Smeaton and P.J. Morrissey, The New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia: Applications and Research, Vol 1, 1995.
These are the PostScript slides for a keynote address to the StinfoN conference (c.90k) in the Netherlands in December 1994 ... the topic was a review of IR and IR research and in particular the work that DCU have done in the application of NLP to indexing and retrieval. I also spent some time in this presentation outlining TREC.
"Indexing Structures Derived from Syntax in TREC-3: System Description", A.F. Smeaton, R. O'Donnell and F. Kelledy, appeared in Proceedings of TREC-3, NIST Special Publication 500-225, 1995.
"Using WordNet as a Knowledge Base for Measuring Semantic Similarity between Words", R. Richardson, A.F. Smeaton and J. Murphy, presented at the AICS Conference, Trinity College, Dublin, September, 1994.
"Linguistic Approaches to Text Management: An Appraisal of Progress", A.F. Smeaton, appeared in the Journal of Document and Text Management 2(2), 67-80, 1995.
"Multi-Media Courseware Delivery on the Dublin Metropolitan Area Network", Alan F. Smeaton, Ian Quigley and Emmet Townsend, presented at the Telecom Eireann MAN Seminar, UCD, July, 1994.
"Evaluating Object Oriented Databases", A. Bateman and A.F. Smeaton, in The Computer Bulletin, 6(3), 20-26, 1994.
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