Proceedings #WOWS24 have been published

Organised by a committee of researchers from the OWS.EU consortium, the workshop took place as a side event of the 24th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR24). The hybrid workshop welcomed over 30 participants, who discussed and worked on ideas for the future of open web search.

The proceedings include the keynote “Evaluation of Information Access Systems in the Generative Era” by Negar Arabzadeh and eight papers:

  • A Survey of Web Content Control for Generative AI
    (Michael Dinzinger, Florian Heß, Michael Granitzer)
    Efficiently Scoring the Health-relatedness of Web Pages (Ferdinand Schlatt)
  • ORCAS-I query intent predictor as component of TIRA
    (Daria Alexander, Wojciech Kusa, Arjen P. de Vries)
  • Embedding-based Query Spelling Correction
    (Ines Zelch, Gustav Lahmann, Matthias Hagen)
  • A Mastodon Corpus to Evaluate Federated Microblog Search
    (Matti Wiegmann, Jan Heinrich Reimer, Maximilian Ernst, Martin Potthast, Matthias Hagen, Benno Stein)
  • QPPTK@TIREx: Simplified Query Performance Prediction for Ad-Hoc Retrieval Experiments
    (Oleg Zendel, Maik Fröbe, Guglielmo Faggioli)
  • Integrating Query Interpretation Components into the Information Retrieval Experiment Platform
    (Marcel Gohsen, Benno Stein)
  • Assembling four Open Web Search Components: TU Dresden at WOWS 2024
    (Linda Erben, Maria Hampel, Malte-Christian Kuns, Vincent Melisch, Per Natzschka, Wilhelm Pertsch, Lina Razouk, Reiner Stolle, Robert Thomas Thoss, Tuan Giang Trinh, Julius Gonsior, Anja Reusch)

The proceedings are available for download here.