By Gary Marchionini (auth.), Sharon McDonald, John Tait (eds.)
Theseproceedingscontaintherefereedfulltechnicalpaperspresentedatthe26th Annual eu convention on info Retrieval (ECIR 2004). ECIR is theannualconferenceoftheBritishComputerSociety’sspecialistgroupinInf- mation Retrieval. This yr the convention was once held on the university of Computing and know-how on the college of Sunderland. ECIR begun existence because the - nual Colloquium on details Retrieval examine. The colloquium was once held within the united kingdom every year until eventually 1998 while the development used to be held in Grenoble, France. on account that then the convention venue has alternated among the uk and Continental Europe, and the development was once renamed the ecu convention on info Retrieval. lately, ECIR has endured to develop and has develop into the foremost ecu discussion board for the dialogue of analysis within the ?eld of knowledge Retrieval. To mark this metamorphosis from a small casual c- loquium to an incredible occasion within the IR study calendar, the BCS-IRSG made up our minds to rename the development to the eu convention on info Retrieval. ECIR2004received88fullpapersubmissions,fromacrossEuropeandfurther a?eldincludingNorthAmerica,ChinaandAustralia,atestamenttothegrowing recognition and acceptance of the convention. Out of the 88 submitted papers, 28 have been accredited for presentation. All papers have been reviewed through at the very least 3 reviewers. one of the authorised papers eleven have a scholar because the fundamental writer, illustrating that the normal scholar concentration of the unique colloquium is alive today.