From Republicans to teenagers: group membership and search (GRUMPS)

I. Weber, Djoerd Hiemstra, Pavel Serdyukov

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In the early years of information retrieval, the focus of research was on systems aspects such as crawling, indexing, and relevancy ranking. Over the years, more and more user-related information such as click information or search history has entered the equation creating more and more personalized search experiences, though still within the scope of the same overall system. Though fully personalized search is probably desirable, this individualistic perspective does not exploit the fact that a lot of a users behavior can be explained through their group membership. Children, despite individual differences, share many challenges and needs; as do men, Republicans, Chinese or any user group. This workshop takes a group-centric approach to IR and invites contributions that either (i) propose and evaluate IR systems for a particular user group or that (ii) describe how the search behavior of specific groups differ, potentially requiring a different way of addressing their needs.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publication35th European Conference on IR Research, ECIR 2013
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-36972-8
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013
Event35th European Conference on Information Retrieval, ECIR 2013: (IR Resarch) - Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: 24 Mar 201327 Mar 2013
Conference number: 35

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Verlag
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference35th European Conference on Information Retrieval, ECIR 2013
Abbreviated titleECIR
Country/TerritoryRussian Federation


  • EWI-24053
  • METIS-300198
  • IR-88457

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