MIR 2012 workshop

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Authors

SOJKA Petr KOHLHASE Michael

Year of publication 2012
Type Conference
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Informatics

Citation
Description Workshop was organized as part of CICM multiconference. It had two parts: MIR symposium and MIR happening. The Math IR Symposium is a traditional-style workshop with scientific contributions about mathematics information retrieval. Topics include but not limited to: MIR systems design and descriptions * requirements for mathematics information retrieval: use cases and typical queries * formula normalization, similarity, indexing and search algorithms * mathematics retrieval corpora preparation and tagging * semantically enhancing mathematical corpora for IR (from math OCR or presentation MathML in DML) * extracting semantic relations from corpora. * evaluation of MIR (methods and test corpora). The MIR 2012 workshop featured a friendly competition for the systems presented at the workshop. Since math information retrieval is still quite young and developing, we will not make this an official competition, but a happening, where we get together and test our system on a common set of problems. We expect the happening to transcend the workshop proper. The aim of the MIR happening was jointly gain a better understanding into the information retrieval needs of mathematicians and the respective strengths and weaknesses of the respective IR approaches and systems. As a tangible result of the happening the organizers will compile a survey paper and report of this newly-gained understanding. In particular, it was not an aim of the MIR happening to determine "winners" of the competition in any form. That may be an aim of a subsequent competition, when we have a better grip on the problems and possible evaluation approaches.
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