Supporting IR Experimentation through Evaluation Infrastructures


Fri Jan 18, 2013


Dr. Nicola Ferro
University of Padua, Italy


Data Modeling and Integration





The talk will discuss the need for proper infrastructures to manage the experimental evaluation of multilingual and multimedia information access systems and it will present the most recent achievements of the PROMISE network of excellence in this respect in terms of a modular, flexible, and extensible evaluation infrastructure for information access evaluation enhanced by powerful annotation, visualization, and impact analysis functionalities.



Nicola Ferro is assistant professor in Computer Science at the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Padua, Italy. His main research interests are digital libraries and archives, their architectures, interoperability, and evaluation, as well as multilingual information access and its evaluation. He is chair of the Steering Committee of CLEF initiative and he coordinates the PROMISE FP7 network of excellence on experimental evaluation of multilingual and multimodal information access system. He has published more than 80 papers on digital library architectures, interoperability, and services; multilingual information access and its experimental evaluation; the management of the scientific data.


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