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Frontiers of Information Access Experimentation for Research and Education (Dagstuhl Seminar 23031)

Authors: Christine Bauer, Ben Carterette, Nicola Ferro, Norbert Fuhr, and Guglielmo Faggioli

Published in: Dagstuhl Reports, Volume 13, Issue 1 (2023)


Abstract
This report documents the program and the outcomes of Dagstuhl Seminar 23031 "Frontiers of Information Access Experimentation for Research and Education", which brought together 37 participants from 12 countries. The seminar addressed technology-enhanced information access (information retrieval, recommender systems, natural language processing) and specifically focused on developing more responsible experimental practices leading to more valid results, both for research as well as for scientific education. The seminar brought together experts from various sub-fields of information access, namely Information Retrieval (IR), Recommender Systems (RS), Natural Language Processing (NLP), information science, and human-computer interaction to create a joint understanding of the problems and challenges presented by next generation information access systems, from both the research and the experimentation point of views, to discuss existing solutions and impediments, and to propose next steps to be pursued in the area in order to improve not also our research methods and findings but also the education of the new generation of researchers and developers. The seminar featured a series of long and short talks delivered by participants, who helped in setting a common ground and in letting emerge topics of interest to be explored as the main output of the seminar. This led to the definition of five groups which investigated challenges, opportunities, and next steps in the following areas: reality check, i.e. conducting real-world studies, human–machine-collaborative relevance judgment frameworks, overcoming methodological challenges in information retrieval and recommender systems through awareness and education, results-blind reviewing, and guidance for authors.

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Christine Bauer, Ben Carterette, Nicola Ferro, Norbert Fuhr, and Guglielmo Faggioli. Frontiers of Information Access Experimentation for Research and Education (Dagstuhl Seminar 23031). In Dagstuhl Reports, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp. 68-154, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2023)


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@Article{bauer_et_al:DagRep.13.1.68,
  author =	{Bauer, Christine and Carterette, Ben and Ferro, Nicola and Fuhr, Norbert and Faggioli, Guglielmo},
  title =	{{Frontiers of Information Access Experimentation for Research and Education (Dagstuhl Seminar 23031)}},
  pages =	{68--154},
  journal =	{Dagstuhl Reports},
  ISSN =	{2192-5283},
  year =	{2023},
  volume =	{13},
  number =	{1},
  editor =	{Bauer, Christine and Carterette, Ben and Ferro, Nicola and Fuhr, Norbert and Faggioli, Guglielmo},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/DagRep.13.1.68},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-191199},
  doi =		{10.4230/DagRep.13.1.68},
  annote =	{Keywords: evaluation, experimentation, information access systems, simulation, user interaction}
}
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From Evaluating to Forecasting Performance: How to Turn Information Retrieval, Natural Language Processing and Recommender Systems into Predictive Sciences (Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshop 17442)

Authors: Nicola Ferro, Norbert Fuhr, Gregory Grefenstette, Joseph A. Konstan, Pablo Castells, Elizabeth M. Daly, Thierry Declerck, Michael D. Ekstrand, Werner Geyer, Julio Gonzalo, Tsvi Kuflik, Krister Lindén, Bernardo Magnini, Jian-Yun Nie, Raffaele Perego, Bracha Shapira, Ian Soboroff, Nava Tintarev, Karin Verspoor, Martijn C. Willemsen, and Justin Zobel

Published in: Dagstuhl Manifestos, Volume 7, Issue 1 (2018)


Abstract
We describe the state-of-the-art in performance modeling and prediction for Information Retrieval (IR), Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Recommender Systems (RecSys) along with its shortcomings and strengths. We present a framework for further research, identifying five major problem areas: understanding measures, performance analysis, making underlying assumptions explicit, identifying application features determining performance, and the development of prediction models describing the relationship between assumptions, features and resulting performance.

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Nicola Ferro, Norbert Fuhr, Gregory Grefenstette, Joseph A. Konstan, Pablo Castells, Elizabeth M. Daly, Thierry Declerck, Michael D. Ekstrand, Werner Geyer, Julio Gonzalo, Tsvi Kuflik, Krister Lindén, Bernardo Magnini, Jian-Yun Nie, Raffaele Perego, Bracha Shapira, Ian Soboroff, Nava Tintarev, Karin Verspoor, Martijn C. Willemsen, and Justin Zobel. From Evaluating to Forecasting Performance: How to Turn Information Retrieval, Natural Language Processing and Recommender Systems into Predictive Sciences (Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshop 17442). In Dagstuhl Manifestos, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp. 96-139, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2018)


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@Article{ferro_et_al:DagMan.7.1.96,
  author =	{Ferro, Nicola and Fuhr, Norbert and Grefenstette, Gregory and Konstan, Joseph A. and Castells, Pablo and Daly, Elizabeth M. and Declerck, Thierry and Ekstrand, Michael D. and Geyer, Werner and Gonzalo, Julio and Kuflik, Tsvi and Lind\'{e}n, Krister and Magnini, Bernardo and Nie, Jian-Yun and Perego, Raffaele and Shapira, Bracha and Soboroff, Ian and Tintarev, Nava and Verspoor, Karin and Willemsen, Martijn C. and Zobel, Justin},
  title =	{{From Evaluating to Forecasting Performance: How to Turn Information Retrieval, Natural Language Processing and Recommender Systems into Predictive Sciences (Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshop 17442)}},
  pages =	{96--139},
  journal =	{Dagstuhl Manifestos},
  ISSN =	{2193-2433},
  year =	{2018},
  volume =	{7},
  number =	{1},
  editor =	{Ferro, Nicola and Fuhr, Norbert and Grefenstette, Gregory and Konstan, Joseph A. and Castells, Pablo and Daly, Elizabeth M. and Declerck, Thierry and Ekstrand, Michael D. and Geyer, Werner and Gonzalo, Julio and Kuflik, Tsvi and Lind\'{e}n, Krister and Magnini, Bernardo and Nie, Jian-Yun and Perego, Raffaele and Shapira, Bracha and Soboroff, Ian and Tintarev, Nava and Verspoor, Karin and Willemsen, Martijn C. and Zobel, Justin},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/DagMan.7.1.96},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-98987},
  doi =		{10.4230/DagMan.7.1.96},
  annote =	{Keywords: Information Systems, Formal models, Evaluation, Simulation, User Interaction}
}
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Towards Performance Modeling and Performance Prediction across IR/RecSys/NLP (Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshop 17442)

Authors: Nicola Ferro, Norbert Fuhr, Gregory Grefenstette, and Joseph A. Konstan

Published in: Dagstuhl Reports, Volume 7, Issue 10 (2018)


Abstract
This reports briefly describes the organization and the plenary talks given during the Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshop 17442. The goal of this workshop was to investigate the state-of-the-art and to delineate a roadmap and research challenges for performance modeling and prediction in three neighbour domains, namely information retrieval (IR), recommender systems (RecSys), and natural language processing (NLP).

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Nicola Ferro, Norbert Fuhr, Gregory Grefenstette, and Joseph A. Konstan. Towards Performance Modeling and Performance Prediction across IR/RecSys/NLP (Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshop 17442). In Dagstuhl Reports, Volume 7, Issue 10, pp. 139-146, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2018)


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@Article{ferro_et_al:DagRep.7.10.139,
  author =	{Ferro, Nicola and Fuhr, Norbert and Grefenstette, Gregory and Konstan, Joseph A.},
  title =	{{Towards Performance Modeling and Performance Prediction across IR/RecSys/NLP (Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshop 17442)}},
  pages =	{139--146},
  journal =	{Dagstuhl Reports},
  ISSN =	{2192-5283},
  year =	{2018},
  volume =	{7},
  number =	{10},
  editor =	{Ferro, Nicola and Fuhr, Norbert and Grefenstette, Gregory and Konstan, Joseph A.},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/DagRep.7.10.139},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-86667},
  doi =		{10.4230/DagRep.7.10.139},
  annote =	{Keywords: Information Systems, Formal models, Evaluation, Simulation, User Interaction}
}