7th International Conference on Query Answering Systems (FQAS 2006)


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Location: Building U2 - Room U2-07
Via dell'innovazione - Piazza della scienza  (map of area)

Wednesday, 7th June

12:00 - 13:30 REGISTRATION

13:30 - 14:00 Opening session

14:00 - 15:40
Flexibility in Database Management and Querying (I)
Chair: Henrik Legind Larsen, Aalborg University, Denmark

Project-Join-Repair: An Approach to Consistent Query Answering Under Functional Dependencies,
Jef Wijsen

Algebra-based identification of tree patterns in XQuery,
Andrei Arion, Véronique Benzaken, Ioana Manolescu, Yannis, Papakonstantinou, Ravi Vijay

Materialization-based Range and k-Nearest Neighbor Query Processing Algorithms,
Jae-Woo Chang, Yong-Ki Kim

Relaxation Paradigm in a Flexible Querying Context,
Patrick Bosc, Allel HadjAli, Olivier Pivert

A Functional Model for Data Analysis,
Nicolas Spyratos

15:40 - 16:00 COFFEE BREAK

16:00 - 18:20
Information Retrieval and Filtering (I)
Chair: Keith van Rijsbergen, University of Glasgow, UK

A Hierarchical Document Clustering Environment based on the Induced Bisecting k-Means,
F. Archetti, P. Campanelli, E. Fersini, E. Messina

Query Phrase Suggestion from Topically Tagged Session Logs,
Eric C. Jensen, Steven M. Beitzel, Abdur Chowdhury, Ophir Frieder

Why using structural hints in XML retrieval?,
Karen Sauvagnat, Mohand Boughanem, Claude Chrisment

A Fuzzy Extension for the XPath Query Language,
Alessandro Campi, Sam Guinea, Paola Spoletini

Towards Flexible Information Retrieval Based on CP-Nets,
Fatiha Boubekeur, Mohand Boughanem, Lynda Tamine-Lechani

Highly Heterogeneous XML Collections: How to retrieve precise results?,
Ismael Sanz, Marco Mesiti, Giovanna Guerrini, Rafael Berlanga Llavori

Evaluation of system measures for incomplete relevance judgment in IR,
Shengli Wu, Sally McClean


Thursday 8th June

9:00 - 10:00 PLENARY LECTURE

Problems and Challenges in the Integration of Semantic Services,
Stefano Ceri, Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

10:00 - 10:20 COFFEE BREAK

10:20 - 12:20
Flexibility in Database Management and Querying (II)
Chair: Janusz Kacprzyk, Polish Academy of Science, Poland

Flexible Querying using Structural and Event Based Multimodal Video Data Model,
Hakan Öztarak, Adnan Yazιcι

Reverse Nearest Neighbor Search in Peer-to-Peer Systems,
Dehua Chen, Jingjing Zhou, Jiajin Le

On Tuning OWA Operators in a Flexible Querying Interface,
Sławomir Zadrożny, Janusz Kacprzyk

Towards a flexible visualization tool for dealing with temporal data,
Guy De Tré, Nico Van de Weghe, Rita De Caluwe, Philippe De Maeyer

Data Stream Synopsis Using SaintEtiQ,
Quang-Khai Pham, Noureddine Mouaddib, Guillaume Raschia

Approximate querying of XML fuzzy data,
Patrice Buche, Juliette Dibie-Barthélemy, Fanny Wattez

12:20 - 13:40 LUNCH BREAK

13:40 - 15:00
Vagueness and Uncertainty in XML Querying and Retrieval
Special session organized by Gabriella Kazai, Mounia Lalmas, and Gabriella Pasi

XML-structured documents: retrievable units and inheritance,
Stephen Robertson, Wei Lu, Andrew MacFarlane

Term Disambiguation in Natural Language Query for XML,
Yunyao Li, Huahai Yang, H. V. Jagadish

Using Structural Relationships for Focused XML Retrieval,
Georgina Ramírez, Thijs Westerveld, Arjen P. de Vries

XML Fuzzy Ranking,
Evangelos Kotsakis

15:00 - 16:00
Multimedia Information Access
Special session organized by Rita De Caluwe and Guy De Tré

Using a Fuzzy Object-Relational Database for Colour Image Retrieval,
Carlos D. Barranco, Juan M. Medina, Jesús Chamorro-Martínez, José M. Soto-Hidalgo

Structural and Semantic Modeling of Audio for Content-based Querying and Browsing,
Mustafa Sert, Buyurman Baykal, Adnan Yazici

Similarity Between Multi-valued Thesaurus Attributes: Theory and Application in Multimedia Systems,
Tom Matthé, Rita De Caluwe, Guy De Tré, Axel Hallez, Jörg Verstraete, Marc Leman, Olmo Cornelis, Dirk Moelants, Jos Gansemans

16:00 - 16:20 COFFEE BREAK

16:20 - 18:20
User Modelling and Personalization (I)
Chair: Gloria Bordogna, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy

Robust Query Processing for Personalized Information Access on the Semantic Web,
Peter Dolog, Heiner Stuckenschmidt, Holger Wache

Navigating Multimodal Meeting Recordings with the Meeting Miner,
Matt-Mouley Bouamrane, Saturnino Luz

Personalized Web Recommendation Based on Path Clustering,
Yijun Yu, Huaizhong Lin, Yimin Yu, Chun Chen

The Lookahead Principle for Preference Elicitation: Experimental Results,
Paolo Viappiani, Boi Faltings, Pearl Pu

Improving the User-System Interaction in a Web Multi-Agent System using Fuzzy Multi-granular Linguistic Information,
E. Herrera-Viedma, C. Porcel, A.G. Lopez-Herrera, S. Alonso, A. Zafra

Using Dynamic Fuzzy Ontologies to Understand Creative Environments,
Silvia Calegari, Marco Loregian


Friday June 9th

9:00 - 10:00 PLENARY LECTURE

The Changing Face of Web Search,
Prabhakar Raghavan, Yahoo! Research, USA.

10:00 - 10:20 COFFEE BREAK

10:20 - 11:20
Knowledge representation and reasoning (I)
Chair: Slawomir Zadrozny, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Using Knowledge Representation Languages for Video Annotation and Retrieval,
M. Bertini, G. D'Amico, A. Del Bimbo, C. Torniai

Fuzzy Ontologies for the Semantic Web,
Elie Sanchez, Takahiro Yamanoi

Three-Dimensional Representation of Conceptual Fuzzy Relations,
Jose A. Olivas, Samuel Rios

11:20 - 12:20
Knowledge and Data Extraction (I)
Chair: Rita De Caluwe, University of Ghent, Belgium

Discrimination-based criteria for the evaluation of classifiers,
Thanh Ha Dang, Christophe Marsala, Bernadette Bouchon-Meunier, Alain Boucher

Enhancing short text retrieval in databases,
Marín, M.J. Martín-Bautista, M. Prados, M.A. Vila

Information theoretic approach to information extraction,
Giambattista Amati

12:20 - 13:40 LUNCH BREAK

13:40 - 15:00
Information Retrieval and Filtering (II)
Chair: Stephen Robertson, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK

A Flexible News Filtering Model Exploiting a Hierarchical Fuzzy Categorization,
Gloria Bordogna, Marco Pagani, Gabriella Pasi, Robert Villa

Search Strategies for Finding Annotations and Annotated Documents: the FAST Service,
Maristella Agosti, Nicola Ferro

Assisted Query Formulation using Normalised Word Vector and Dynamic Ontological Filtering,
Heinz Dreher, Robert Williams

Fuzzy Query Answering in Motor Racing Domain,
Stefania Bandini, Paolo Mereghetti, Paolo Radaelli

15:00 - 15:20 COFFEE BREAK

15:20 - 17:20
Intelligent Information Extraction from Texts
Special session organized by Luis Iraola, Carolina Gallardo, and Jesus Carde~nosa

A hybrid approach for relation extraction aimed at the semantic web,
Lucia Specia, Enrico Motta

An XML Framework for a Basque Question Answering System,
Olatz Ansa, Xabier Arregi, Arantxa Otegi, Andoni Valverde

Ontology-Based Application Server to the Execution of Imperative Natural Language Requests,
Flávia Linhalis, Dilvan de Abreu Moreira

Annotating Documents by their Intended Meaning to Make them Self Explaining: an Essential Progress for the Semantic Web,
Hervé Blanchon, Christian Boitet

Evaluating the effectiveness of a knowledge representation based on ontology in Ontoweb System,
Tania C. D. Bueno, Sonali Bedin, Fabricia Cancellier, Hugo C. Hoeschl

17:20 - 18:20
Knowledge and Data Extraction (II)
Chair: Ernesto Damiani, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Mining Interest Navigation Patterns Based on Hybrid Markov Model,
Yijun Yu, Huaizhong Lin, Yimin Yu, Chun Chen

Partition-Based Approach to Processing Batches of Frequent Itemset Queries,
Przemyslaw Grudzinski, Marek Wojciechowski, Maciej Zakrzewicz

Cooperative discovery of interesting action rules,
Agnieszka Dardzińska, Zbigniew W. Raś

Flexible Shape-Based Query Rewriting,
Georges Chalhoub, Richard Chbeir, Kokou Yetongnon

Saturday 10th June

9:00 - 10:20
Knowledge representation and reasoning (II)
Chair: Guy De Tré, Ghent University, Belgium

Question Answering with Imperfect Temporal Information,
Steven Schockaert, David Ahn, Martine De Cock, Etienne E. Kerre

Analysis and Validation of Information Access through Mono, Multidimensional and Dynamic Taxonomies,
Giovanni Maria Sacco

The Flow Control of Audio Data Using Distributed Terminal Mixing in Multi-Point Communication,
Young-Mi Kim, Dae-Joon Hwang

Flexible Intensional Query-answering for RDF Peer-to-Peer systems,
Zoran Majkić

10:20 - 10:40 COFFEE BREAK

10:40 - 11:40
User Modelling and Personalization (II)
Chair: Elie Sanchez, Université de la Méditeranée, France

Dynamically Personalized Web Service System to Mobile Devices,
Sanggil Kang, Wonik Park, Young-Kuk Kim

On Semantically-Augmented XML-based P2P Information Systems,
Alfredo Cuzzocrea

Optimal Associative Neighbor Mining using Attributes for Ubiquitous Recommendation Systems,
Kyung-Yong Jung, Hee-Joung Hwang, Un-Gu Kang

11:40 - 13:00
Knowledge and Data Extraction (III)
Chair: Daniel Ortiz-Arroyo, Aalborg University, Denmark

UNL as a Text Content Representation language for Information Extraction,
Jesús Cardeñosa, Carolina Gallardo, Luis Iraola

Face Detection Using Sketch Operators and Vertical Symmetry,
Hyun Joo So, Mi Hye Kim, Yun Su Chung, Nam Chul Kim

Multi-Module Image Classification System,
Wonil Kim, Sangyoon Oh, Sanggil Kang, Dongkyun Kim