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This page contains details of selected publications and presentations produced in the course of the SPIRIT project (sorted by year and alphabetically). Also included a list of publications that resulted from, produced in collaboration with or influenced by SPIRIT (see "Related Publications").

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2002 2003 2004 2005

Selected Presentations

Related Publications

 

2002:

C.B. Jones et al (2002). "Spatial Information Retrieval and Geographical Ontologies: An Overview of the SPIRIT project". In: 'SIGIR 2002: Proceedings of the 25th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval August 11-15, 2002, Tampere, Finland', ACM Press, pp.387 - 388. (PDF - 18KB)

2003:

F. Heinzle, M. Kopczynski, M. Sester(2003). "Spatial Data Interpretation for the Intelligent Access to Spatial Information in the Internet". In: 'Proceedings of 21st International Cartographic Conference', August 10-16, 2003, Durban, South Africa. (PDF - 284KB)

H. Joho, M. Sanderson (2003). Sheffield and Terabyte-Scale Test Collections. In: 'Proceedings of the Workshop on Defining Evaluation Methodologies for Terabyte-Scale Collections'. (PDF - 69KB)

C.B.Jones, A.I.Abdelmoty, G.Fu (2003). "Maintaining Ontologies for Geographical Information Retrieval on the Web". In: 'Proceedings of OTM Confederated International Conferences CoopIS, DOA, and OOBASE', pp. 934-951.(PDF - 335KB)

M. van Kreveld and I. Reinbacher (2003). "Good NEWS: Partitioning a Simple Polygon by Compass Directions". In: 'Annual Symposium on Computational Geometry (SCG 2003): Proceedings of the nineteenth conference on Computational geometry June 08 - 10, 2003 , San Diego, California, USA", ACM Press, pp. 78 - 87. (PDF - 321KB)

S. Levin, P. Clough, M. Sanderson (2003). "Assessing the effectiveness of pen-based input queries". In: 'Annual ACM Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (ACM SIGIR 2003): Proceedings of the 26th annual international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval Toronto, Canada', ACM Press, pp. 437 - 438. (PDF - 150KB)

M.A. Windhouwer and R. van Zwol (2003). "Combining concept- with content-based retrieval". In: 'Intelligent search on XML' (pp. - tbc), Dagstuhl, Germany. Springer. 2003 ISBN:... .- to appear. (PDF - 360KB)

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2004:

A. I. Abdelmoty, B. A. El-Geresy (2004). "Schema Visualisation using a Metadata Approach for GIS". - In: 'Proceedings of the GIS Research UK 12th Annual Conference', Norwich, UK, pp. 160-162. (PDF - 99KB)

A.Arampatzis, M. van Kreveld, I. Reinsbacher and other SPIRIT researchers (2004). "Web-Based Delineation of Imprecise Regions". In: the Proceedings of Workshop on Geographic Information Retrieval, SIGIR, 2004. (PDF - 23KB)

S. Balley, N. Gesbert (2004). “Describing and Customising the Content of Geographical Data sets: Approaches based on Data Schemas” . - paper presentation - EuroSDR, Marne La Vallée France.

D. Burghardt, R. S. Purves and A. Edwardes (2004). "Techniques for on the-fly generalisation of thematic point data using hierarchical data structures". In: 'Proceedings of the GIS Research UK 12th Annual Conference', Norwich, UK. (to be added)

P. Clough, M. Sanderson (2004). "A proposal for Comparative Evaluation of Automatic Annotations for Geo-Referenced Documents". - Workshop. In:the Proceedings of Workshop on Geographic Information Retrieval, SIGIR, 2004

F.Heinzle, M. Sester (2004). "Derivation of Implicit Information from Spatial Data Sets with Data Mining". In: 'XXth Congress of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS)', Istanbul, Turkey. (PDF - 343KB)

M. Kopczynski (2004). "Localisation with Sketch Based Input". - In: '2nd Symposium on Location Based Services & Telecartography', Vienna, Austria. (PDF - 320KB)

M. Kopczynski, M. Sester (2004). "Representation of Sketch Data for Localisation in Large Data Sets". In: 'XXth Congress of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS)', Istanbul, Turkey. (PDF - 295KB)

M. van Kreveld, I. Reinbacher, A. Arampatzis, R. van Zwol (2004). Distributed Ranking Methods for Geographic Information Retrieval”. GEIN Journal. (PDF - 332KB)

R. Purves, C.B. Jones (eds.) (2004). "Workshop on Geographic Information Retrieval at SIGIR" - workshop book of abstracts, GIR Workshop at ACM SIGIR 2004, Sheffield, UK. - see http://www.geo.unizh.ch/~rsp/gir/ for more information.

I. Reinbacher (2004). “Ranking in SPIRIT”. - EuroCG Workshop, Sevilla, Spain.

M. Sanderson and H. Joho (2004). "Forming Test Collections with No System Pooling". In: 'Proceedings of the 27th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval', ACM, Sheffield, UK. (PDF - 75KB)

A.K. Syed (2004). “Geovisual Representations for Spatially-aware Information Retrieval” - abstract - presented at ESF meeting on visualisation, March 2004.

M. Sester, F. Heinzle (2004). "Suchmaschinen mit räumlichem Bewusstsein". In: 'Symposium Praktische Kartographie', Königslutter, Germany. (PDF - 298KB)

P. D. Smart, A. I. Abdelmoty ,C. B. Jones (2004). "An Evaluation of Geo-Ontology Representation Languages for Supporting Web Retrieval of Geographic Information". - In: 'Proceedings of the GIS Research UK 12th Annual Conference', Norwich, UK, pp. 175-178. (PDF - 39KB)

B.S. Yang, R. S. Purves and R. Weibel (2004). "Implementation of Progressive Transmission Algorithms for Vector Map Data in Web-based Visualization". In : 'XXth Congress of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS)', Istanbul, Turkey. (PDF - 483KB)

C.B. Jones, A.I. Abdelmoty, D. Finch, G. Fu, S. Vaid (2004). "The SPIRIT Spatial Search Engine: Architecture, Ontologies and Spatial Indexing". - In: "Geographic Information Science: Third International Conference, Gi Science 2004 Adelphi, Md, Usa, October 20-23, 2004 Proceedings", pp. 125 - 139. (PDF - 204KB)

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2005:

A.I. Abdelmoty, P.D. Smart, C.B. Jones, G. Fu and D. Finch (2005). "A Critical Evaluation of Ontology Languages for Geographical Information Retrieval" - to appear in: Journal of Visual Languages and Computing, 2005.

F. Fu, C.B. Jones, A.I. Abdelmoty (2005). "Bulding a Geographical Ontology for Intelligent Spatial Search on the Web". In: Proceedings of IASTED International Conference on Databases and Applications (DBA2005).(PDF - 99KB)

F. Fu, C.B. Jones, A.I. Abdelmoty (2005)."Ontology-based Spatial Query Expansion in Information Retrieval". submitted for publication (ODBASE 2005). (PDF - 480KB)

M. van Kreveld, I. Reinbacher, et.al. (2005). A new version of the “Web-Based Delineation of Imprecise Regions” paper with more emphasis on the algorithmic parts accepted for presentation (March 2005). In: The European workshop on Computational Geometry.(to be added)

R. Purves, P. Clough and H. Joho (2005). “Identifying imprecise regions for geographic information retrieval using the web” - GISRUK 2005, Glasgow.(to be added)

S. Vaid, C. B. Jones, H. Joho and M. Sanderson (2005). "Spatio-Textual Indexing for Geographical Search on the Web". To appear in: Proceedings of 9th International Symposium on Spatial and Temporal Databases. (PDF - 202KB)

Publications due to appear in 2005:

B. Bucher, P. Clough, R. Purves, A.K. Syed (2005). “Geographic IR system: requirements and evaluation” - article - to appear - International Cartographic Conference, ICC 2005, July 2005, La Coruna, Spain.

F. Heinzle (2005). “Graph Based Approach for Recognition of Patterns and Implicit Information in Road Networks” - abstract. Accepted at presentation at International Cartographic Conference, ICC 2005, La Coruna, Spain.

M. Kopczynski, M. Sester (2005). “Graph Based Methods for Localisation by a Sketch” - accepted conference paper - International Cartographic Conference, ICC 2005, July 2005, La Coruna, Spain.

R. Purves, A. K. Syed, B. Yang and R. Weibel (2005). “A cartographic visualisation interface for spatial information retrieval” - conference presentation - International Cartographic Conference, ICC 2005, July 2005, La Coruna, Spain.

I. Reinbacher, M. Benhert, M, van Kreveld, J. Mitchell, A. Wolf (2005). “Web-based Delineation of Imprecise Regions” - conference presentation – 13th European Symposium on Algorithms, Mallorca, Spain.

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SELECTED PRESENTATIONS:

(arranged in alphabetical order)

F. Heinzle (2003). "SPIRIT and the Semantic Web" - ICG, Hannover, Germany.

F. Heinzle (2004)."Datenakquisition bzw. Sichtbarmachung von Geo-Daten für eine Suchmaschine" - GIN-Forum: Geodatendienste im Internet, Hannover, Germany. (PDF - 419KB)

M. Kopczynski (2003). "Lokalisierung durch skizzenbasierte Eingabe" - AGA'2003 conference at the Thuringian National Mapping Agency, Erfurt, Germany. (PDF - 536KB)

M. Kopczynski (2004). "Localisation with Sketch Based Input" - 2nd Symposium on Location Based Services & Telecartography, Vienna, Austria. (presentation - PDF - 633KB; article - see here)

M. van Kreveld (2004). "Distributed Ranking in SPIRIT" - presentation at University of Karlsruhe.

M. Sanderson (2003). "Word sense disambiguation revisited" - lecture in University of Brighton, UK. (zip - 617KB)

M. Sanderson (2004). "SPIRIT Project" - presentation at the the University of Melbourne and the Australian National University, Canberra.

M. Sanderson (2005). “SPIRIT: geographic information retrieval” - invited talk at Microsoft Research Lab, Beijing, China.

M. Sester (2003) "Automatische Interpretation von Geodaten - das EU-Projekt SPIRIT" - AGA'2002 conference at the Bavarian National Mapping Agency, Munich, Germany.

R. van Zwol (2003). "Relevance Ranking in a Nutshell" - GIVE colloquium, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

R. van Zwol (2003). "Relevance Ranking in a Nutshell" – INSPIRE thematic day, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

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RELATED PUBLICATIONS:

The following publications resulted from, produced in collaboration with or influenced by SPIRIT:

C. Gurrin and A. Smeaton (2003). "Improving the Evaluation of Web Search Systems" - (European Conference on Information Retrieval, Pisa, Italy, April 2003) in: Springer-Verlag 2003, LNCS series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 2633, Jan 2003, Pages 25 - 40.

F. Cacheda, V. Plachouras,I. Ounis (2004). "Performance Analysis of Distributed Architectures to Index One Terabyte of Text" - (26th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2004), Sunderland, UK, April 5-7 2004.) in: Springer Verlag, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 2997, Jan 2004, Pages 394 - 408.

F. Cacheda, V. Plachouras,I. Ounis (2005). "A case study of distributed information retrieval architectures to index one terabyte of text" - in: Information Processing and Management Journal (IPM), Volume: 41, Issue: 5, September 2005 pp 1141-1161 Elsevier Science.

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