Dr. Guido Zuccon

I am a lecturer at QUT's Information Systems School. My research interests span a number of topics:

  • Formal models of Information Retrieval; in particular I am interested in
    • models of search, information seeking and interactions
    • semantic models of search
    • exploiting word embeddings in Information Retrieval
    • evaluation of Information Retrieval (including task-based evaluation)
  • Medical/Health Information Retrieval; in particular I am interested in
    • retrieval models & strategies for consumers searching the web for health advise
    • retrieval models & strategies for cohort identification for clinical trials
    • retrieval models & strategies for clinical decision support and evidence-based medicine
    • retrieval models & strategies for automatic systematic review
    • health search evaluation
If you are a QUT student, or a prospective one, and you are interested to work with me as part of your studies, you can find student projects for PhD, Master, Honours and courseworks here. I also welcome international higher education students wanting to do a research visit and collaborating on ideas within my research interests.

PhD Scholarship Available

One PhD scholarship (with possible top-up) available for students interested in developing search and text mining methods to make the process of creating systematic reviews automatic ...

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Diagnose This If You Can

Search engines are increasingly used to find information for self-diagnosis; but how good are they really? ...

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Evaluating Query Variations

Different people issue different queries for the same information need. How should we account for this when evaluating IR systems? Read our CIKM 2016 paper

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IR Evaluation under fixed budget

How should I sample docs for evaluation if I have a fixed budged?

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Integrating Word Embeddings in Search

Resources about our ADCS 2015 paper "Integrating and Evaluating Neural Word Embeddings in Information Retrieval" including word embeddings are available from my list of publications...

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Tutorial On Models Of Search, Seeking And Retrieval

See the material from the tutorials on modelling interactive information seeking and retrieval that Leif Azzopardi and I have organised at SIGIR 2015, CIKM 2015 and ICTIR 2016.

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Ubire: IR evaluation with dimensions of relevance

On the IELab GitHub space you can find a tool to compute understandability-biased evaluation for Information Retrieval. For now, the tool computes RBP and different version of uRBP as defined in our MedIR 2014 and ECIR 2016 papers. Check it out!

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