Six CIIR Papers Chosen for SIGIR Test of Time Awards

CIIR co-directors Bruce Croft, dean of the College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS), and James Allan, chair of the CICS faculty, were recently honored with six of their papers chosen for ACM SIGIR Test of Time Awards.

The ACM SIGIR Test of Time Award, established in 2014, "recognizes research that has had long-lasting influence, including impact on a subarea of information retrieval research, across subareas of information retrieval research, and outside of the information retrieval research community (e.g. non-information retrieval research or industry)." In 2016, a ten-person committee selected pre-2002 papers to each receive a SIGIR Test of Time Award. The CIIR papers chosen for the award include:

2001   Relevance based Language Models V. Lavrenko & W. B. Croft
1998   A Language Modeling Approach to Information Retrieval J. M. Ponte & W. B. Croft
1998   On-line New Event Detection and Tracking J. Allan, R. Papka & V. Lavrenko
1996   Query Expansion using Local and Global Document Analysis J. Xu & W. B. Croft
1995   Searching Distributed Collections with Inference Networks J. Callan, Z. Lu & W. B. Croft
1990   Inference Networks for Document Retrieval H. Turtle & W. B. Croft


In addition, two CIIR papers were chosen for SIGIR Test of Time Award Honorable Mention (for papers 10-12 years before):

2003   Automatic image annotation and retrieval using cross-media relevance models (awarded at SIGIR 2015) J. Jeon, V. Lavrenko, and R. Manmatha
2002   Predicting query performance (awarded at SIGIR 2014) Steve Cronen-Townsend, Yun Zhou, and W. Bruce Croft

View the full list of SIGIR Test of Time Award recipients.

View the SIGIR Forum (July 2017, Volume 51, Number 2) Special Issue on Test of Time Awards from the Years 1978 - 2001 for more on some of these papers.