My Publications


My publications are listed below; click on the title of a publication to access a pre-print version of the publication (if available). For some publications I have made available also associated resources (see the button Resources ).

You can also see my publications on my Google Scholar profile (this does not contain information about pre-prints and links to resources; yet, from time to time, it may be more updated than my website!).


2016

Query Variations and their Effect on Comparing Information Retrieval Systems
G Zuccon, J Palotti, A Hanbury; 25th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2016), 2016. Full PaperSlides

Generalizing Translation Models in the Probabilistic Relevance Framework
N Rekabsaz, M Lupu, A Hanbury, G Zuccon; 25th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2016), 2016. Full PaperSlides

An Analysis of the Cost and Benefit of Search Interactions
L Azzopardi, G Zuccon; Proceedings of the International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR'16), 2016. Full Paper

The Impact of Fixed-Cost Pooling Strategies on Test Collection Bias
A Lipani, G Zuccon, M Lupu, B Koopman, A Hanbury; Proceedings of the International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR'16), 2016. Short Paper

Assessors Agreement: A Case Study across Assessor Type Payment Levels, Query Variations and Relevance Dimensions
J Palotti, G Zuccon, J Bernhardt, A Hanbury and L Goeuriot ; Proceedings of the Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum (CLEF'16), 2016. Full Paper Resources

A Test Collection for Matching Patients to Clinical Trials
B Koopman, G Zuccon; Proceedings of the 39th International ACM SIGIR conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR'16), 2016. Short Paper Dataset

Ranking health web pages with relevance and understandability
J Palotti, L Goeuriot, G Zuccon, A Hanbury; Proceedings of the 39th International ACM SIGIR conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR'16), 2016. Short Paper Resources

Understandability Biased Evaluation for Information Retrieval
G Zuccon; Advances in Information Retrieval, European Conference in Information Retrieval (ECIR'16), 2016. Full Paper Resources


2015

Integrating and Evaluating Neural Word Embeddings in Information Retrieval
G Zuccon, B Koopman, P Bruza, L Azzopardi; Proceedings of the 20th Australasian Document Computing Symposium (ADCS'15), 2015. Full Paper Resources Dedicated Page (with Word Embeddings)

Analysis of word embeddings and sequence features for clinical information extraction
L De Vine, M Kholghi, G Zuccon, L Sitbon, A Nguyen; Proceedings of the Australasian Language Technology Association Workshop (ALTA'15), 2015. Full Paper Best Student Paper Award

Information retrieval as semantic inference: A graph inference model applied to medical search.
B Koopman, G Zuccon, P Bruza, L Sitbon, and M Lawley; Information Retrieval Journal (IRJ), 2015. Journal

Automatic ICD-10 classification of cancers from free-text death certificates
B Koopman, G Zuccon, A Nguyen, A Bergheim, and N Grayson; Journal of Medical Informatics, 2015. Journal

An Analysis of Theories of Search and Search Behavior
L Azzopardi, G Zuccon; International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR'15), 2015. Full Paper

The Influence of Pre-processing on the Estimation of Readability of Web Documents
J Palotti, G Zuccon, A Hanbury; Proceedings of the 24th ACM International Conference on Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), 2015. Short Paper

Information Seeking, Search and Retrieval: Building and using formal Models of search and search behaviour
L Azzopardi, G Zuccon; Proceedings of the 24th ACM International Conference on Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), 2015. Tutorial

External Knowledge and Query Strategies in Active Learning: A Study in Clinical Information Extraction
M Kholghi, L Sitbon, G Zuccon, A Nguyen; Proceedings of the 24th ACM International Conference on Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), 2015. Full Paper

Automated Reconciliation of Radiology Reports and Discharge Summaries
B Koopman, G Zuccon, A Wagholikar, K Chu, J O’Dwyer, A Nguyen, G Keijzers; American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), 2015. Full Paper

Building and Using Models for Information Seeking, Search and Retrieval
L Azzopardi, G Zuccon; Proceedings of the 38th Annual ACM SIGIR Conference (SIGIR), 2015. Tutorial

CLEF eHealth evaluation lab 2015, task 2: Retrieving information about medical symptoms
Palotti, J., Zuccon, G., Goeuriot, L., Kelly, L., Hanburyn, A., Jones, G.J., Lupu, M., Pecina, P; CLEF'15, 2015. Full Paper

Overview of the CLEF eHealth Evaluation Lab 2015
L Goeuriot, L Kelly, H Suominen, L Hanlen, A Névéol, C Grouin, J Palotti, G Zuccon; Information Access Evaluation. Multilinguality, Multimodality, and Interaction, 2015. Full Paper

Diagnose this if you can: On the effectiveness of search engines in finding medical self-diagnosis information
G Zuccon, B Koopman, J Palotti; Advances in Information Retrieval, European Conference in Information Retrieval (ECIR'15), 2015. Short Paper Resources Press Release Dedicated Page

Active Learning: A Step Towards Automating Medical Concept Extraction
M Kholghi, L Sitbon, G Zuccon, A Nguyen; Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA), 2015. (to appear) Journal

Approximate Nearest-Neighbour Search with Inverted Signature Slice Lists
T Chappell, S Geva, G Zuccon; Advances in Information Retrieval, European Conference in Information Retrieval (ECIR'15), 2015. Full Paper

Automatic detection of tweets reporting cases of influenza like illnesses in Australia
G Zuccon, S Khanna, A Nguyen, J Boyle, M Hamlet, M Cameron; Health Information Science and Systems 3 (Suppl 1), S4, 2015. Journal

A Signature Approach to Patent Classification
D Seneviratne, S Geva, G Zuccon, G Ferraro, T Chappell, M Meireles; Asia Information Retrieval Conference, 2015. Short Paper

Oyster: A Tool for Fine-Grained Ontological Annotations in Free-Text
H Tayebikhorami, A Metke-Jimenez, A Nguyen, G Zuccon; Asia Information Retrieval Societies Conference, 2015. Demo


2014

Document Timespan Normalisation and Understanding Temporality for Clinical Records Search
B Koopman, G Zuccon; Proceedings of the 2014 Australasian Document Computing Symposium (ADCS), 2014. Short Paper

Medical Free-Text to Concept Mapping as an Information Retrieval Problem
S Mirhosseini, G Zuccon, B Koopman, A Nguyen, M Lawley; Proceedings of the 2014 Australasian Document Computing Symposium (ADCS), 2014. Short Paper

Exploiting inference from semantic annotations for information retrieval: Reflections from medical IR
G Zuccon, B Koopman, P Bruza; Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Exploiting Semantic Annotations in Information Retrieval, 2014. Workshop Paper

Medical Semantic Similarity with a Neural Language Model
L De Vine, G Zuccon, B Koopman, L Sitbon, P Bruza; Proceedings of the 23rd ACM International Conference on Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), 2014. Short Paper

Share/clef ehealth evaluation lab 2014, task 3: User-centred health information retrieval
L Goeuriot, L Kelly, W Li, J Palotti, P Pecina, G Zuccon, A Hanbury, G JF Jones, H Mueller; CLEF 2014, 2014. Full Paper

Factors influencing robustness and effectiveness of conditional random fields in active learning frameworks
M Kholghi, L Sitbon, G Zuccon, A Nguyen; AusDM 2014, 2014. Full Paper

De-identification of health records using Anonym: Effectiveness and robustness across datasets
G Zuccon, D Kotzur, A Nguyen, A Bergheim; Artificial intelligence in medicine, 2014. Journal

Overview of the share/clef ehealth evaluation lab 2014
L Kelly, L Goeuriot, H Suominen, T Schreck, G Leroy, D L Mowery, S Velupillai, W W Chapman, D Martinez, G Zuccon, J Palotti; Information Access Evaluation. Multilinguality, Multimodality, and Interaction, 2014Full Paper

Integrating understandability in the evaluation of consumer health search engines
G Zuccon, B Koopman; MedIR 2014 (@SIGIR), 2014. Full Paper

Why assessing relevance in medical IR is demanding
B Koopman, G Zuccon; MedIR 2014 (@SIGIR), 2014. Full Paper

Understanding negation and family history to improve clinical information retrieval
B Koopman, G Zuccon; SIGIR 2014, 2014. Short Paper

Relevation!: an open source system for information retrieval relevance assessment
B Koopman, G Zuccon; SIGIR 2014, 2014. Demo

Automatic query expansion: a structural linguistic perspective
M Symonds, PD Bruza, G Zuccon, B Koopman, L Sitbon, I Turner; Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 2014. Journal

2013

ADCS reaches adulthood: an analysis of the conference and its community over the last eighteen years
B Koopman, G Zuccon, L De Vine, A Bakharia, P Bruza, L Sitbon, A Gibson; Proceedings of the 18th Australasian Document Computing Symposium (ADCS'13), 2013. Full Paper Resources

Efficient top-k retrieval with signatures
T. Chappell, S. Geva, A. Nguyen, G. Zuccon; Proceedings of the 18th Australasian Document Computing Symposium (ADCS'13), 2013. Full Paper

Term associations in query expansion: a structural linguistic perspective
M Symonds, G Zuccon, B Koopman, P Bruza, L Sitbon; Proceedings of the 22nd ACM international conference on Conference on information & knowledge management (CIKM'13), 2013. Short Paper

Modelling the information seeking user by the decision they make
P Bruza, G Zuccon, L Sitbon; Proceedings of the 36th Annual ACM SIGIR Conference: Workshop on Modeling User Behavior for Information Retrieval Evaluation (MUBE 2013), 2013. Workshop Paper

Crowdsourcing interactions: using crowdsourcing for evaluating interactive information retrieval systems
G Zuccon, T Leelanupab, S Whiting, E Yilmaz, JM Jose, L Azzopardi; Information Retrieval, 2013. Journal Paper

QUT_Para at TREC 2012 Web Track: word associations for retrieving web documents
M Symonds, G Zuccon, B Koopman, PD Bruza; The Twenty First Text REtrieval Conference Proceedings (TREC 2012), 2013. TREC Paper

ShARe/CLEF eHealth Evaluation Lab 2013, Task 3: Information retrieval to address patients’ questions when reading clinical reports
Lorraine Goeuriot, G Jones, Liadh Kelly, Johannes Leveling, Allan Hanbury, Henning Müller, Sanna Salanterä, Hanna Suominen, Guido Zuccon; Online Working Notes of CLEF, 2013.  CLEF Paper

Automatic classification of free-text radiology reports to identify limb fractures using machine learning and the snomed ct ontology
Guido Zuccon, Amol S Wagholikar, Anthony N Nguyen, Luke Butt, Kevin Chu, Shane Martin, Jaimi Greenslade; AMIA Summits on Translational Science Proceedings, 2013. Full Paper

Retrieval of health advice on the web: AEHRC at ShARe/CLEF eHealth Evaluation Lab Task 3
G Zuccon, B Koopman, A Nguyen; Proceedings of CLEF Workshop on Cross-Language Evaluation of Methods, Applications, and Resources for eHealth Document Analysis, 2013. CLEF Paper

Identify disorders in health records using Conditional Random Fields and Metamap: AEHRC at ShARe/CLEF 2013 eHealth Evaluation Lab Task 1
G Zuccon, A Holloway, B Koopman, A Nguyen; Proceedings of CLEF Workshop on Cross-Language Evaluation of Methods, Applications, and Resources for eHealth Document Analysis, 2013. CLEF Paper

Overview of the ShARe/CLEF eHealth Evaluation Lab 2013
Hanna Suominen, Sanna Salanterä, Sumithra Velupillai, Wendy W Chapman, Guergana Savova, Noemie Elhadad, Sameer Pradhan, Brett R South, Danielle L Mowery, Gareth JF Jones, Johannes Leveling, Liadh Kelly, Lorraine Goeuriot, David Martinez, Guido Zuccon; Information Access Evaluation. Multilinguality, Multimodality, and Visualization, 2013. Full Paper

Combining Word Semantics within Complex Hilbert Space for Information Retrieval
P Wittek, B Koopman, G Zuccon, S Darányi; Proceedings of the Seventh International Quantum Interaction Symposium (QI'13), 2013. Full Paper

Creation of a New Evaluation Benchmark for Information Retrieval Targeting Patient Information Needs
Lorraine Goeuriot, Liadh Kelly, Gareth JF Jones, Guido Zuccon, Hanna Suominen, Allan Hanbury, Henning Müller, Johannes Leveling; The Fifth International Workshop on Evaluating Information Access (EVIA), 2013. Workshop Paper

Automated classification of limb fractures from free-text radiology reports using a clinician-informed gazetteer methodology
A Wagholikar, G Zuccon, A Nguyen, K Chu, S Martin, K Lai, J Greenslade; The Australasian medical journal (AMJ), 2013. Journal Paper Full Paper

Classification of cancer-related death certificates using machine learning
L Butt, G Zuccon, A Nguyen, A Bergheim, N Grayson; The Australasian medical journal (AMJ) , 2013. Journal Paper

Is intent-aware expected reciprocal rank sufficient to evaluate diversity?
T Leelanupab, G Zuccon, JM Jose; Proceedings of the 35th European Conference on IR Research (ECIR'13), 2013. Poster Paper

Automatic De-Identification of Electronic Health Records: An Australian Perspective
G Zuccon, M Strachan, A Nguyen, A Bergheim, N Grayson; Proceedings of the 4th International Louhi Workshop on Health Document Text Mining and Information Analysis (Louhi 2013), 2013. Workshop Paper

2012

Top-K Retrieval using Facilities Location Analysis
Guido Zuccon, Leif Azzopardi, Dell Zhang and Jun Wang; Proceedings of the BCS-IRSG 34th European Conference in Information Retrieval (ECIR'12), 2012. Full Paper Best Paper Award

Exploiting medical hierarchies for concept-based information retrieval
G Zuccon, B Koopman, A Nguyen, D Vickers, L Butt; Proceedings of the Seventeenth Australasian Document Computing Symposium (ADCS'12), 2012. Short Paper

Graph-based concept weighting for medical information retrieval
B Koopman, G Zuccon, P Bruza, L Sitbon, M Lawley; Proceedings of the Seventeenth Australasian Document Computing Symposium (ADCS'12), 2012. Full Paper

Is the unigram relevance model term independent?: classifying term dependencies in query expansion
M Symonds, P Bruza, G Zuccon, L Sitbon, I Turner; Proceedings of the Seventeenth Australasian Document Computing Symposium (ADCS'12), 2012. Short Paper

Semantic judgement of medical concepts: Combining syntagmatic and paradigmatic information with the tensor encoding model
M Symonds, G Zuccon, B Koopman, P Bruza, A Nguyen; Proceedings of the Australasian Language Technology Association Workshop (ALTA'12), 2012. Full Paper

Towards a smart Cancer Registry
A Nguyen, J Moore, G Zuccon, S Colquist; ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, 2012. Abstract

Cancer Reporting from OCR Free-Text Pathology Reports
G Zuccon, A Nguyen, A Berghaim, N Grayson; ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, 2012. Abstract

A comprehensive analysis of parameter settings for novelty-biased cumulative gain
T Leelanupab, G Zuccon, J M Jose; Proceedings of the 21st ACM international conference on Information and knowledge management (CIKM'12), 2012. Short Paper

An evaluation of corpus-driven measures of medical concept similarity for information retrieval
B Koopman, G Zuccon, P Bruza, L Sitbon, M Lawley; Proceedings of the 21st ACM international conference on Information and knowledge management (CIKM'12), 2012. Short Paper

Exploiting SNOMED CT Concepts & Relationships for Clinical Information Retrieval: Australian e-Health Research Centre and Queensland University of Technology at the TREC 2012 Medical Track
B Koopman, G Zuccon, A Nguyen, D Vickers, L Butt, P Bruza; The Twenty Text REtrieval Conference Proceedings (TREC 2012), 2012. TREC Paper

Clinician-Driven Automated Classification of Limb Fractures from Free-Text Radiology Reports
A Wagholikar, G Zuccon, A Nguyen, K Chu, S Martin, K Lai, J Greenslade; The Second Australian Workshop on Artificial Intelligence in Health (AIH'12), 2012. Workshop Paper

Automatic Classification of Cancer Notifiable Death Certificates
L Butt, G Zuccon, AN Nguyen, A Bergheim, N Grayson; The Second Australian Workshop on Artificial Intelligence in Health (AIH'12), 2012. Workshop Paper

Classification of pathology reports for cancer registry notifications
A Nguyen, J Moore, G Zuccon, M Lawley, S Colquist; Proceedings of the 20th Australian National Health Informatics Conference (HIC 2012), 2012. Full Paper

The impact of OCR accuracy on automated cancer classification of pathology reports
G Zuccon, A Nguyen, A Bergheim, S Wickman, N Grayson; Proceedings of the 20th Australian National Health Informatics Conference (HIC 2012), 2012. Full Paper

Document ranking with quantum probabilities
Guido Zuccon; PhD Thesis, University of Glasgow, 2012. PhD Thesis

2011

The interactive PRP for diversifying document rankings
G Zuccon, L Azzopardi, CJ van Rijsbergen; Proceedings of the 34th international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR'11), 2011. Poster Paper

Crowdsourcing interactions: Capturing query sessions through crowdsourcing
G Zuccon, T Leelanupab, S Whiting, E Yilmaz, J Jose, L Azzopardi; Proceedings of the workshop on information retrieval over query sessions (SIR'11) at the European conference on information retrieval, 2011. Workshop Paper

Crowdsourcing Interactions: A proposal for capturing user interactions through crowdsourcing
G Zuccon, T Leelanupab, S Whiting, J Jose, L Azzopardi; Proceedings of the workshop on crowdsourcing for search and data mining (CSDM) at WSDM'11 , 2011. Workshop Paper

Indexing without spam
G Zuccon, A Nguyen, T Leelanupab, L Azzopardi; Proceedings of the 16th Australasian Document Computing Symposium (ADCS'11), 2011. Full Paper

University of Glasgow (qirdcsuog) at TREC Crowdsourcing 2011: TurkRank-Network-based Worker Ranking in Crowdsourcing
S Whiting, J Perez, G Zuccon, T Leelanupab, J Jose; The Nineteenth Text REtrieval Conference Proceedings (TREC 2011), 2011. TREC Paper

On the use of Complex Numbers in Quantum Models for Information Retrieval
Guido Zuccon, Benjamin Piwowarski, Leif Azzopardi, ICTIR '11: Proceedings of the International Conference on Theory in Information Retrieval, 2011. Poster Paper

Using emotion to diversify document rankings
Y Moshfeghi, G Zuccon, J Jose;
  ICTIR '11: Proceedings of the International Conference on Theory in Information Retrieval, 2011. Poster Paper

A query-basis approach to parametrizing novelty-biased cumulative gain
T Leelanupab, G Zuccon, J Jose;
  ICTIR '11: Proceedings of the International Conference on Theory in Information Retrieval, 2011. Poster Paper

An analysis of ranking principles and retrieval strategies
G Zuccon, L Azzopardi, CJK Van Rijsbergen;
ICTIR '11: Proceedings of the International Conference on Theory in Information Retrieval, 2011. Full Paper

Investigating Subspace Distances in Semantic Spaces
Guido Zuccon, Leif Azzopardi, Enrico Gasco;
Proceedings of the Italian Information Retrieval Workshop (IIR'11), 2011. Full Paper

Back to the roots: mean-variance analysis of relevance estimations
G Zuccon, L Azzopardi, K van Rijsbergen;
Proceedings of the BCS-IRSG 33rd European Conference in Information Retrieval (ECIR'11), 2011. Poster Paper

2010

How quantum theory is developing the field of Information Retrieval
Dawei Song, Mounia Lalmas, CJ van Rijsbergen, Ingo Frommholz, Benjamin Piwowarski, Jun Wang, Peng Zhang, Guido Zuccon, Peter D Bruza, Sachi Arafat, Leif Azzopardi, Emanuele Di Buccio, Alvaro Huertas-Rosero, Yuexian Hou, Massimo Melucci;
Proceedings of Quantum Interaction (QI 2010), 2010. Poster Paper 

Has portfolio theory got any principles?
G Zuccon, L Azzopardi, CJ van Rijsbergen;
Proceedings of the 33rd international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR'10), 2010. Poster Paper

Estimating interference in the QPRP for subtopic retrieval
G Zuccon, L Azzopardi, C Hauff, CJ van Rijsbergen;
Proceedings of the 33rd international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR'10), 2010. Poster Paper

Revisiting Sub–topic Retrieval in the ImageCLEF 2009 Photo Retrieval Task
T Leelanupab, G Zuccon, JM Jose;
ImageCLEF worknotes , 2010. CLEF Paper

University of Glasgow at ImageCLEFPhoto 2009: optimising similarity and diversity in image retrieval
T Leelanupab, G Zuccon, A Goyal, M Halvey, P Punitha, JM Jose;
Multilingual Information Access Evaluation II. Multimedia Experiments, 2010. Book Chapter

When Two Is Better Than One: A Study of Ranking Paradigms and Their Integrations for Subtopic Retrieval
T Leelanupab, G Zuccon, J Jose;
Proceedings of AIRS 2010, 2010. Full Paper

Developing the Quantum Probability Ranking Principle
G Zuccon, L Azzopardi;
Proceedings of the Italian Information Retrieval Workshop (IIR'10), 2010. Workshop Paper

Social Tagging, Guppy Effect and the Role of Interference: A Quantum-inspired Model for Tags Combination
R Franco, G Zuccon;
Proceedings of Workshop on Modelling the Non-Separability of a Very Complex World, 2010. Workshop Paper

Technical report: A study of ranking paradigms and their integrations for subtopic retrieval
T Leelanupab, G Zuccon, J Jose;
Technical report, School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow, 2010. Technical Report

Using the quantum probability ranking principle to rank interdependent documents
G Zuccon, L Azzopardi;
Proceedings of the BCS-IRSG 32nd European Conference in Information Retrieval (ECIR'10) , 2010. Full Paper

2009

The university of glasgow at imageclefphoto 2009
G Zuccon, T Leelanupab, A Goyal, M Halvey, P Punitha, J Jose;
CLEF 2009 working notes, 2009.  CLEF Paper

An analogy between the double slit experiment and document ranking
Guido Zuccon;
The 3rd IRSG Symposium: Future Directions in Information Access (FDIA), 2009. Abstract

Revisiting logical imaging for information retrieval
G Zuccon, L Azzopardi, CJ van Rijsbergen;
Proceedings of the 32nd international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR'09), 2009. Poster Paper

Semantic spaces: Measuring the distance between different subspaces
G Zuccon, LA Azzopardi, CJ Van Rijsbergen;
Proceedings of QI'09, 2009. Full Paper

The quantum probability ranking principle for information retrieval
G Zuccon, LA Azzopardi, K van Rijsbergen;
ICTIR '09: Proceedings of the International Conference on Theory in Information Retrieval, 2009. Full Paper