We cordilly invite you to Learning in Web Search 2005, a workshop of the 22nd International Conference on Machine Learning, held on Sunday, August 7, 2005 at Bonn, Germany.

Format: The workshop will take place over the full day of Sunday, 7th August 2005. It will be open format though attendance will be limited by space. The afternoon panel will be drawn from the program committee and will include speakers positions as well as audience participation. The workshop proceedings will be available on-line.

Proceedings: "Learning in Web Search (LWS 2005)" (PDF, 1.5Mb)

Invited speakers:

Thomas Hofmann:
"Large Margin Methods in Information Extraction and Content Categorization"
Thorsten Joachims:
"Generating Accurate Training Data from Implicit Feedback"
Soumen Chakrabarti
"Type-enabled Keyword Searches with Uncertain Schema"


Learning Word-to-Concept Mappings for Automatic Text Classification PDF, Slides (PDF)
Georgiana Ifrim, Gerhard Weikum
Evaluating the Robustness of Learning from Implicit Feedback PDF
Filip Radlinski, Thorsten Joachims
A Web-based Kernel Function for matching Short Text Snippets
Mehran Sahami, Tim Heilman
Unsupervised Concept Tagging for Knowledge Markup PDF, Slides (PDF)
Paul Buitelaar, Srikanth Ramaka
Topic-Specific Scoring of Documents for Relevant Retrieval
Wray Buntine, Jaakko Lofstrom, Sami Perttu and Kimmo Valtonen
Sailing the Web with Captain Nemo: a Personalized Metasearch Engine PDF, Slides (PDF)
Stefanos Souldatos, Theodore Dalamagas, Timos Sellis
A Semantic Kernel to classify texts with very few training examples
Roberto Basili, Marco Cammisa and Alessandro Moschitti.


Stephan Bloehdorn AIFB Universität Karlsruhe
Wray Buntine Helsinki Institute for Information Technology
Andreas Hotho     Universität Kassel