Seamus Lawless
Ussher Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Biography

Prof. Séamus Lawless is an Assistant Professor in the Artificial Intelligence discipline in the School of Computer Science and Statistics. He is the Director of the Knowledge and Data Engineering Group (https://kdeg.scss.tcd.ie/), which has more than 100 members. In the SFI ADAPT Centre (https://www.adaptcentre.ie/), he is Associate Director, with responsibility for research funding. Séamus is Co-PI on Beyond 2022 (https://beyond2022.ie/), an IRC project which aims to digitally recreate the Public Record Office of Ireland, destroyed in 1922.

Séamus primary research is in the area of Personalised Information Retrieval. This involves work in the areas of Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, User Modelling, Recommender Systems and Digital Humanities. All of his research has a strong user focus, and aims to improve the experiences of users when interacting with and consuming content.

He has authored 100+ peer-reviewed, high-impact publications with more than 1000 citations. Séamus has coordinated and delivered 13 research projects, and has been responsible for more than €5m in research funding across a variety of highly competitive national and international funding mechanisms.

Through the supervision of 10 PhDs and dozens of masters students, Séamus has guided cutting-edge student research.

Séamus has designed, developed and delivered highly innovative teaching programmes at both under-graduate and post-graduate level.

Séamus has coordinated and collaborated with researchers in the disciplines of Linguistics, English, History, Pedagogy, Speech and Language Technologies and Localisation. Through these collaborative research projects in such a variety of disciplines he has developed insight and skills in communication and in conducting multi-disciplinary research.

Séamus has significant industry experience, having worked in the IT, Financial Services and Retail sectors, which has provided him with a wealth of commercial experience which he incorporates into his research.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Zhou, D. and Zhao, W. and Wu, X. and Lawless, S. and Liu, J., An iterative method for personalized results adaptation in cross-language search, Information Sciences, 430-431, 2018, p200-215 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Gary Munnelly, Annalina Caputo and Séamus Lawless, Linking Historical Sources to Established Knowledge Bases in Order to Inform Entity Linkers in Cultural Heritage, Workshop on Computational Methods in the Humanities, ComHum 2018, University of Lausanne, Switzerland, 4th-5th June, 2018 Conference Paper, 2018 TARA - Full Text

Gary Munnelly and Séamus Lawless, Constructing A Knowledge Base For Entity Linking On Irish Cultural Heritage Collections, 6th SEMANTiCS Conference, Vienna, Austria, 10th-13th September, 2018 Conference Paper, 2018

Gary Munnelly, Harshvardhan Pandit and Séamus Lawless, Exploring Linked Data For The Automatic Enrichment of Historical Archives, The 3rd International Workshop on Semantic Web for Cultural Heritage, SW4CH, held in conjunction with 15th Extended Semantic Web Conference, ESWC 2018, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, 3rd-7th June, 2018 Conference Paper, 2018

Gary Munnelly and Séamus Lawless, Investigating Entity Linking in Early English Legal Documents, ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, JCDL 2018, Fort Worth, Texas, USA, 3rd-6th June, 2018 Conference Paper, 2018

Annalina Caputo, Gary Munnelly and Séamus Lawless, Temporal Entity Random Indexing, Digital Humanities Conference, DH 2018, Mexico City, Mexico, 26th-29th June, 2018 Conference Paper, 2018

Gareth J.F. Jones, Nicholas J. Belkin, Séamus Lawless, Gabriella Pasi, Report on the CHIIR 2018 Workshop on Evaluation of Personalisation in Information Retrieval (WEPIR 2018), SIGIR Forum, 52, (1), 2018, p129 - 134 Journal Article, 2018

Brendan Spillane, Séamus Lawless, Vincent Wade, Increasing and Decreasing Perceived Bias by Distorting the Quality of News Website Design, 32nd British Human Computer Interaction Conference, BCS HCI 2018, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2nd-6th July, 2018 Conference Paper, 2018 TARA - Full Text

Spillane, B. and Lawless, S. and Wade, V., Measuring bias in news websites, towards a model for personalization, UMAP 2017 - Proceedings of the 25th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization , 2017, pp387-388 Conference Paper, 2017 DOI

Zhou, D. and Wu, X. and Zhao, W. and Lawless, S. and Liu, J., Exploring external knowledge base for personalized search in collaborative tagging systems, Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST, 201, 2017, p408-417 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Brendan Spillane, Séamus Lawless, and Vincent Wade, Perception of Bias: The Impact of User Characteristics, Website Design and Technical Features, Proceedings - 2017 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence, 2017 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI 2017), Leipzig, Germany, 23-26 August 2017, 2017, pp227-236 Conference Paper, 2017 TARA - Full Text

Zhou, D. and Wu, X. and Zhao, W. and Lawless, S. and Liu, J., Query Expansion with Enriched User Profiles for Personalized Search Utilizing Folksonomy Data, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 29, (7), 2017, p1536-1548 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Yu Xu, Dong Zhou, Séamus Lawless, Inferring your expertise from Twitter: combining multiple types of user activity, 2017 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence, Leipzig, Germany, 23-26, AUG, ACM, 2017, pp589 - 598 Conference Paper, 2017 TARA - Full Text

Ali, E. and Caputo, A. and Lawless, S., Entity attribute ranking using learning to rank, CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 1883, 2017, pp19-24 Conference Paper, 2017 TARA - Full Text

Agosti, M. and Lawless, S. and Marchesin, S. and Wade, V., An Adaptive Cross-Site User Modelling Platform for Cultural Heritage Websites, Communications in Computer and Information Science, 733, 2017, p132-141 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Yu Xu, Dong Zhou, Séamus Lawless, User Expertise Inference on Twitter: Learning from Multiple Types of User Data, the 25th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, Bratislava, Slovakia, 9-12, July, ACM, 2017, pp395 - 396 Conference Paper, 2017 TARA - Full Text

Wu, X. and Zhou, D. and Xu, Y. and Lawless, S., Personalized query expansion utilizing multi-relational social data, Proceedings - 12th International Workshop on Semantic and Social Media Adaptation and Personalization, SMAP 2017, (8022669), 2017, pp65-70 Conference Paper, 2017 DOI

Conlan, O., Kelly, L., Koidl, K., Lawless, S. and Staikopoulos, A., EvalUMAP: Towards comparative evaluation in user modeling, adaptation and personalization, 25th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, Bratislava, Slovakia, 1866, 2017, pp171 - 212 Conference Paper, 2017

Esraa Ali, Annalina Caputo, S{\'e}amus Lawless, Triple Scoring Using Paragraph Vector---The Gailan Triple Scorer at WSDM Cup 2017, 2017 Conference Paper, 2017 TARA - Full Text

Mostafa Bayomi, Séamus Lawless, ADAPT_TCD: An Ontology-Based Context Aware Approach for Contextual Suggestion, Twenty-Fifth Text REtrieval Conference (TREC 2016), Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States, November 15--18, Ellen M. Voorhees and Angela Ellis , National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), 2017 Conference Paper, 2017 TARA - Full Text URL

Mostafa Bayomi , Killian Levacher, M. Rami Ghorab, Peter Lavin, Alexander O'Connor, Séamus Lawless, Towards Evaluating the Impact of Anaphora Resolution on Text Summarisation from a Human Perspective, International Conference on Applications of Natural Language to Information Systems, Salford, UK, June 22-24, edited by Métais, F. Meziane, M. Saraee, V. Sugumaran and S. Vadera , 9612 , Springer International Publishing, 2016, pp187 - 199 Conference Paper, 2016 DOI URL TARA - Full Text

Xu, Y. and Ghorab, M.R. and Wang, Z. and Zhou, D. and Lawless, S., Do your social profiles reveal what languages you speak? Language inference from social media profiles, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 9626, 2016, p561-574 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Munnelly, G. and Koidl, K. and Lawless, S., Exposing ourselves: Displaying our cultural assets for public consumption, CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 2016, pp1611- Conference Paper, 2016

Clough, P.D. and Goodale, P. and Agosti, M. and Lawless, S., ACHS'16: First international workshop on accessing cultural heritage at scale, 2016-September, (7559628), 2016, pp289-290 Conference Paper, 2016 DOI

Yu Xu, M Rami Ghorab, Zhongqing Wang, Dong Zhou, Séamus Lawless, Do Your Social Profiles Reveal What Languages You Speak? Language Inference from Social Media Profiles, the 38th European Conference on Information Retrieval, Padua, Italy, 20-23, March, Springer, 2016, pp561 - 574 Conference Paper, 2016

Tailoring Access to Content in, editor(s)Susan Schreibman Ray Siemens John Unsworth , New Companion to Digital Humanities, Wiley-Blackwell, 2016, pp171 - 184, [Séamus Lawless, Owen Conlan, Cormac Hampson] Book Chapter, 2016

Zhou, D. and Lawless, S. and Wu, X. and Zhao, W. and Liu, J., A study of user profile representation for personalized cross-language information retrieval, Aslib Journal of Information Management, 68, (4), 2016, p448-477 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Conlan, O., Kelly, L., Koidl, K., Lawless, S. and Levacher, K. and Staikopoulos, A., 1st International EvalUMAP Workshop (EvalUMAP2016): Towards comparative evaluation in User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, 24th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, Halifax, NS, Canada, 1618, 2016 Conference Paper, 2016

Dong Zhou, Séamus Lawless, Jianxun Liu and Sanrong Zhang, A Study of User Profile Representation for Personalized Cross-language Information Retrieval, Aslib Journal of Information Management, 2016 Journal Article, 2016

Yu Xu, Dong Zhou, Séamus Lawless, Inferring Your Expertise from Twitter: Integrating Sentiment and Topic Relatedness, 2016 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence, Omaha, Nebraska, USA, 13-16, OCT, IEEE, 2016, pp121 - 128 Conference Paper, 2016

Pandit, H. and Hamed, R.G. and Lawless, S. and Lewis, D., The use of open data to improve the repeatability of adaptivity and personalisation experiment, 1618, 2016 Conference Paper, 2016

Clough, P. and Goodale, P. and Agosti, M. and Lawless, S., Preface of the proceedings of ACHS'16 the first international workshop on accessing cultural heritage at Scale, 1611, 2016 Conference Paper, 2016

Yu Xu, M.Rami Ghorab, Zhongqing Wang, Dong Zhou and Séamus Lawless, Do Your Social Profiles Reveal What Languages You Speak? Language Inference from Social Media Profiles, The 38th European Conference on Information Retrieval, ECIR 2016, Padua, Italy, March 20th-23rd, 2016 Conference Paper, 2016

Harshvardhan J. Pandit, Ramisa Hamed, Seamus Lawless, David Lewis, The Use of Open Data to Improve the Repeatability of Adaptivity and Personalisation Experiment, 1st EvalUMAP workshop - Towards comparative evaluation in user modeling, adaptation and personalization, held in conjunction with the 24th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, UMAP 2016, Halifax, canada, 16 July 2016, 2016 Conference Paper, 2016 TARA - Full Text URL

Yu Xu, M Rami Ghorab, Séamus Lawless, Search Personalization via Aggregation of Multidimensional Evidence About User Interests, 16th International Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics, Cairo, Egypt, 14-20, April, Springer, 2015, pp458 - 467 Conference Paper, 2015

Laura Downing and Séamus Lawless, A Closer Look: Developing Mobile Applications to Reveal Hidden Meanings of Art, Annual International Conference of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations 2015, DH2015, Sydney, Australia, June 29th - July 3rd, 2015 Conference Paper, 2015

Mostafa Bayomi, Killian Levacher, M.Rami Ghorab, and Séamus Lawless, OntoSeg: a Novel Approach to Text Segmentation using Ontological Similarity, The 5th ICDM Workshop on Sentiment Elicitation from Natural Text for Information Retrieval and Extraction, ICDM SENTIRE. Held in conjunction with the IEEE International Conference on Data Mining, ICDM 2015, Atlantic City, NJ, USA, Nov 14th, 2015 Conference Paper, 2015

Dong Zhou, Séamus Lawless, Jianxun Liu, Sanrong Zhang and Yu Xu, Query Expansion for Personalized Cross-Language Information Retrieval, The 10th International Workshop on Semantic and Social Media Adaptation and Personalization, SMAP 2015, Trento, Italy, November 5th-6th, 2015 Conference Paper, 2015

Séamus Lawless, Peter Lavin, Mostafa Bayomi, João P. Cabral and M. Rami Ghorab, Text Summarization and Speech Synthesis for the Automated Generation of Personalized Audio Presentations, 20th International Conference on Application of Natural Language to Information Systems (NLDB), Passau, germany, June 17-19, edited by Springer , Springer, 2015, pp307 - 320 Conference Paper, 2015 DOI URL

Séamus Lawless, Peter Lavin, Mostafa Bayomi, João P Cabral, M Rami Ghorab, Text Summarization and Speech Synthesis for the Automated Generation of Personalized Audio Presentations, Text Summarization and Speech Synthesis for the Automated Generation of Personalized Audio Presentations, Passau, Germany, June 17th-19th, 2015, edited by Biemann, Chris Handschuh, Siegfried Freitas, André Meziane, Farid Métais, Elisabeth , Springer International Publishing, 2015, pp307 - 320 Conference Paper, 2015

Yu Xu, M.Rami Ghorab and Séamus Lawless, Search Personalization via Aggregation of Multidimensional Evidence about User Interests, The 16th International Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics, CICLing 2015, Cairo, Egypt, April 14th - 20th, 2015 Conference Paper, 2015

Learning theories: e-pedagogical strategies for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in higher education in, editor(s)Associate Professor Elspeth McKay (RMIT University, Australia) Dr. John Lenarcic (RMIT University, Australia) , Macro-Level Learning Through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS): Strategies and Predictions for the Future, Hershey, New York, Information Science Reference (an imprint of IGI Global), 2015, pp92 - 118, [O'Donnell, E., Lawless, S., Sharp, M., & O'Donnell, L.] Book Chapter, 2015 DOI URL

Mostafa Bayomi, Killian Levacher, M Rami Ghorab, Séamus Lawless, OntoSeg: a Novel Approach to Text Segmentation using Ontological Similarity, The 5th ICDM Workshop on Sentiment Elicitation from Natural Text for Information Retrieval and Extraction, ICDM SENTIRE. Held in conjunction with the IEEE International Conference on Data Mining, Atlantic City, NJ, USA, Nov 14th, 2015 Conference Paper, 2015 TARA - Full Text

Eileen O'Donnell, Mary Sharp, Séamus Lawless, Vincent Wade, A Review of Personalised E-Learning: Towards Supporting Learner Diversity, International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 13, (1), 2015, p22 - 47 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Ben Steichen, Tuukka Ruotsalo, Maristella Agosti, Giulio Jacucci, Séamus Lawless, Peter Brusilovsky, Vincent Wade, Samuel Kaski and Oswald Barral.(ed.), Joint Workshop on Personalised Information Access, PIA 2014, held in conjunction with the 22nd conference on User Modelling, Adaptation, and Personalization, UMAP 2014, Aalborg, Denmark, July 7th, 2014 Proceedings of a Conference, 2014 URL URN

Owen Conlan, Alex O'Connor, Órla Ní Loinsigh, Gary Munnelly, Séamus Lawless, Rachel Murphy, Revolutionary Identities: Turning Data in Knowledge to Drive Personalized Exploration of The Irish Rising of 1916, The IEEE Workshop on Big Humanities Data, held in conjunction with the IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Washington D.C., October 27-30, 2014 Conference Paper, 2014 DOI

Steichen, B., Ghorab, M.R., O'Connor, A., Lawless, S. and Wade, V, Towards Personalized Multilingual Information Access - Exploring the Browsing and Search Behavior of Multilingual Users., 22nd conference on User Modelling, Adaptation, and Personalization, UMAP 2014, Aalborg, Denmark, 2014 Conference Paper, 2014 DOI

Ghorab, M.R., Lawless, S., O'Connor, A. and Wade, V., Does Personalization Benefit Everyone in the Same Way? Multilingual Search Personalization for English vs. Non-English Users., 1st International Workshop on Personalised Multilingual Information Access (PMIA 2014) held in conjunction with the 22nd Conference on User Modelling, Adaptation, and Personalization, UMAP 2014, Aalborg, Denmark, July 7th, 2014 Conference Paper, 2014

Cormac Hampson, Séamus Lawless, Eoin Bailey, Christina M. Steiner, Eva Hillemann, Owen Conlan, Metadata-Enhanced Exploration of Digital Cultural Collections, International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies, 2014 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Tomás Ó Murchú and Séamus Lawless, The Problem of Time and Space: The Difficulties in Visualising Spatiotemporal Change in Historical Data, 26th Digital Humanities Conference, DH 2014, Lausanne, Switzerland, 8th-12th July, 2014 Conference Paper, 2014

Killian Levacher, Séamus Lawless and Vincent Wade, Slicepedia: Content-Agnostic Slicing Resource Production for Adaptive Hypermedia, Journal of Computer Science and Information Systems, ComSIS, 2013 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Hampson, C., Bailey, E., Munnelly, G., Lawless, S. and Conlan, O., The CULTURA Pipeline for Digital Humanities Research, 23rd Annual eChallenges Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 09 - 11 October 2013, 2013, pp4-8 Conference Paper, 2013

Owen Conlan, Athanasios Staikopoulos, Cormac Hampson, Séamus Lawless, Ian O'Keeffe, The Narrative Approach to Personalisation, New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia, 19, (2), 2013, p132 - 157 Journal Article, 2013

Jonathan Grimes, Séamus Lawless, Linked Data for Music Collections: A User-Centred Approach, The 25th Digital Humanities Conference, DH2013, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA., 16th-19th July, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013 URL

C. Hampson, E. Bailey, G. Munnelly, S. Lawless and O. Conlan, Dynamic Personalisation for Digital Cultural Heritage Collections, UMAP 2013 Extended Proceedings, 6th International Workshop on Personalized Access to Cultural Heritage, Rome, Italy, July 2013, 997, CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 2013, pp1-12 Conference Paper, 2013

Killian Levacher, Séamus Lawless and Vincent Wade, Content-Agnostic Open-Corpus Slicing for Adaptive Hypermedia, International Journal of Advanced Computer Science, IJACSci, 2013 Journal Article, 2013

Gary Munnelly, Cormac Hampson, Owen Conlan and Séamus Lawless, The CULTURA Portal: Exploring Cultural Treasures, 2nd International Workshop on Supporting Users' Exploration of Digital Libraries, SUEDL 2013, held as part of the International Conference on Theroy and Practice of Digital Libraries, TPDL 2013, Valetta, Malta, September 26th, 2013, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013 TARA - Full Text

Seamus Lawless, David Brown, Micheál Ó Siochrú, Eoin Bailey, The Down Survey of Ireland, EUROGI imaGIne Conference, Dublin, Ireland, March 7th, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013 URL

Munnelly, G., Hampson, C., Conlan, O., Lawless, S. and Bailey, E., Personalising the Cultural Heritage Experience with CULTURA, International Workshop on Exploration, Navigation and Retrieval in Cultural Heritage, ENRICH 2013, co-located with the 36th ACM SIGIR Conference, SIGIR 2013, Dublin, Ireland, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013

Hampson, C., Munnelly, G., Bailey, E., Lawless, S., Conlan, O., Improving User Control and Transparency in the Digital Humanities, nternational Conference on Culture and Computing, Culture and Computing 2013, Kyoto, Japan, September 16th-18th,, 2013, pp196 - 197 Conference Paper, 2013 DOI

Mark Sweetnam, Maristella Agosti, Nicola Orio, Chiara Ponchia, Christina Steiner, Eva Hillemann, Micheál Ó Siochrú, Séamus Lawless, User Needs for Enhanced Engagement with Cultural Heritage Collections, The 16th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries, TPDL 2012, Paphos, Cyprus, 23rd-27th September, 2012 Conference Paper, 2012 TARA - Full Text DOI

M. Rami Ghorab, Dong Zhou, Seamus Lawless, Vincent Wade, Multilingual User Modeling for Personalized Re-ranking of Multilingual Web Search Results, 20th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization (UMAP 2012), Montreal, Canada, 16 July, 2012, 2012 Poster, 2012 URL TARA - Full Text URL

Catherine Mulwa, Séamus Lawless, Mary Sharp, Vincent Wade, The Evaluation of Adaptive Technology-Enhanced Learning Systems, The World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare and Higher Education, E-LEARN 2012, Montréal, Québec, Canada, 9th-12th October, 2012 Conference Paper, 2012 TARA - Full Text

Killian Levacher, Séamus Lawless and Vincent Wade, Slicepedia: Towards Long-Tail Resource Production through Open Corpus Reuse, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, The 11th International Conference on Web-based Learning, ICWL 2012, Sinaia, Romania, 2nd-4th of September, edited by Popescu, E.; Li, Q.; Klamma, R.; Leung, H.; Specht, M. , 7558, Springer, 2012, pp109 - 119 Conference Paper, 2012 DOI URL TARA - Full Text URL

Cormac Hampson, Maristella Agosti, Nicola Orio, Eoin Bailey, Seamus Lawless, Owen Conlan, Vincent Wade, The CULTURA Project: Supporting Next Generation Interaction with Digital Cultural Heritage Collections, Progress in Cultural Heritage Preservation, EUROMED 2012, Limassol, Cyprus, edited by Marinos Ioannides , Dieter Fritsch , Johanna Leissner , Rob Davies , Fabio Remondino and Rossella Caffo , 7616/2012, Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2012, pp668 - 675 Conference Paper, 2012 DOI TARA - Full Text

Levacher, K., Lawless, S., O'Connor, A., Wade, V., 'A network system for generating application specific hypermedia content from multiple sources', United States Patent, PCT/EP2012/061440, 2012 Patent, 2012 URL

Eoin Bailey, Seamus Lawless, Alexander O'Connor, Mark Sweetnam, Owen Conlan, Cormac Hampson and Vincent Wade, CULTURA: Supporting Enhanced Exploration of Cultural Archives through Personalisation, 2nd International Conference on Humanities, Society and Culture, Hong Kong, China, 2012 Conference Paper, 2012 TARA - Full Text DOI URL

Cormac Hampson, Seamus Lawless, Eoin Bailey, Sivan Yogev, Naama Zwerdling, David Carmel, Owen Conlan, Alex O'Connor, Vincent Wade, CULTURA: A Metadata-Rich Environment to Support the Enhanced Interrogation of Cultural Collections, Metadata and Semantics Research, 6th Metadata and Semantics Research Conference, Cadiz, Spain, edited by Juan Manuel Dodero, Manuel Palomo-Duarte, Pythagoras Karampiperis , Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2012, pp227 - 238 Conference Paper, 2012 TARA - Full Text DOI

Killian Levacher, Séamus Lawless and Vincent Wade, Slicepedia: Providing Customized Reuse of Open-Web Resources for Adaptive Hypermedia, The 23rd ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media, HT 2012, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, 25th-28th June, 2012 Conference Paper, 2012 DOI TARA - Full Text

Killian Levacher, Séamus Lawless and Vincent Wade, Slicepedia: Automating the Production of Learning Objects from Open Corpus Content, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, The 7th European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2012, Saarbrucken, Germany, 18th-21st September, edited by Andrew Ravenscroft, Stefanie N. Lindstaedt, Carlos Delgado Kloos, Davinia Hernández Leo , 7563, Springer, 2012, pp407 - 412 Conference Paper, 2012 URL URL TARA - Full Text

Ian O'Keeffe, Alex O'Connor, Séamus Lawless and Vincent Wade, Linked Open Corpus Models, Leveraging the Semantic Web for Adaptive Hypermedia, The 23rd ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media, HT 2012, Milwaukee, WI, USA, June 25-28, 2012, ACM, 2012, pp321 - 322 Conference Paper, 2012 DOI TARA - Full Text URL URL

Catherine Mulwa, Séamus Lawless, Ian O'Keeffe, Mary Sharp, Vincent Wade, A Recommender Framework for the Evaluation of End-User Experience in Adaptive Technology-Enhanced Learning, The International Journal of Technology-Enhanced Learning, IJTEL, 4, (1/2), 2012, p67 - 84 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Dong Zhou, Séamus Lawless and Vincent Wade, Web Search Personalisation Using Social Data, The 16th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries, TPDL 2012, Paphos, Cyprus, 23rd-27th September, 2012 Conference Paper, 2012 DOI TARA - Full Text

Dong Zhou, Séamus Lawless and Vincent Wade, Improving Search via Personalized Query Expansion using Social Media, Journal of Information Retrieval, 2012, (15), 2012, p218 - 242 Journal Article, 2012 DOI URL

David Lewis, Alexander O'Connor, Sebastien Molines, Leroy Finn, Dominic Jones, Stephen Curran and Séamus Lawless, Linking localisation and language resources, Linked Data in Linguistics , Frankfurt/Main, Germany, March 7 - 9, 2012, edited by Chiarcos, Christian; Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hellmann, Sebastian , Springer-Verlag LNCS, 2012 Conference Paper, 2012 DOI URL URL TARA - Full Text

Mohammed Rami Ghorab, Johannes Leveling, Séamus Lawless, Alex O'Connor, Dong Zhou, Gareth Jones & Vincent Wade, Multilingual Adaptive Search for Digital Libraries, 15th International Conference on Theory and Practice in Digital Libraries (TPDL 2011), Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 26-28 September 2011, edited by Stefan Gradmann, Francesca Borri, Carlo Meghini, Heiko Schuldt , (6966), LNCS, 2011, pp244 - 251 Conference Paper, 2011 URL TARA - Full Text URL DOI

Catherine Mulwa, Luca Longo, Séamus Lawless, Mary Sharp and Vincent Wade, An Online Framework for Supporting the Evaluation of Personalised Information Retrieval Systems, iUBICOM '11: The 6th International Workshop on Ubiquitous and Collaborative Computing, Northumbria University, 4 July 2011, BCS, 2011, pp75-85 Conference Paper, 2011 URL TARA - Full Text

Killian Levacher, Séamus Lawless, Vincent Wade, A Proposal for the Evaluation of Adaptive Content Retrieval, Modification and Delivery, 1st Workshop on Personalised Multilingual Hypertext Retrieval, PMHR 2011, held in conjunction with the 22nd International Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 6th-9th June, 2011, 2011, pp18 - 25 Conference Paper, 2011 TARA - Full Text DOI URL

Catherine Mulwa, Séamus Lawless, Ian O'Keeffe, Mary Sharp, Vincent Wade, A Recommender Framework for the Evaluation of End-User Experience in Adaptive Technology-Enhanced Learning, Workshop on Datasets for Technology-Enhanced Learning, DataTEL 2011, at the 2nd STELLAR Alpine Rendez-Vous, La Clusaz, France, 27th-31st March, 2011 Conference Paper, 2011 URL URL

Catherine Mulwa, Séamus Lawless, Mary Sharp and Vincent Wade, An Evaluation Framework for End-User Experience in Adaptive Systems, User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization Conference, UMAP 2011, Girona, Spain, 11th-15th July, 2011 Poster, 2011 TARA - Full Text

Catherine Mulwa, Séamus Lawless, Mary Sharp and Vincent Wade, The Evaluation of Adaptive and User-Adaptive Systems: A Review, International Journal of Knowledge and Web Intelligence, 2, (2/3), 2011, p138 - 156 Journal Article, 2011 URL TARA - Full Text URL

Maristella Agosti and Séamus Lawless, The CULTURA Project: CULTivating Understanding and Research through Adaptivity, 1st Workshop on Personalised Multilingual Hypertext Retrieval, PMHR 2011, held in conjunction with the 22nd International Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 6th-9th June, 2011, 2011, pp50 - 54 Conference Paper, 2011 TARA - Full Text URL

Catherine Mulwa, Séamus Lawless, Mary Sharp and Vincent Wade, An Evaluation Framework for End-User Experience in Adaptive Systems, User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization Conference, UMAP 2011, Girona, Spain, July 11th-15th, 6787, LNCS, 2011 Conference Paper, 2011 URL URL TARA - Full Text

Eleanor O'Neill, Mark Sweetnam, Owen Conlan, Séamus Lawless, Alexander O'Connor, Micheál Ó'Siochrú, Jane Ohlmeyer and Vincent Wade, Towards Multi-Dimensional Adaptation of Digitised Historical Content, Supporting Digital Humanities, Copenhagen, 17-18 November 2011, 2011 Conference Paper, 2011 URL TARA - Full Text

Catherine Mulwa, Séamus Lawless, M. Rami Ghorab, Eileen O'Donnell, Mary Sharp and Vincent Wade, A Framework for the Evaluation of Adaptive IR Systems through Implicit Recommendation, International Workshop on Task Specific Information Retrieval, TSIR 2011, at the 19th International Conference on Conceptual Structures for Discovering Knowledge, University of Derby, England, 25th-29th July, edited by Simon Andrews, Simon Polovina, Richard Hill and Babak Akhgar , 6828, (6828), Springer-Verlag LNCS, 2011, pp366 - 374 Conference Paper, 2011 URL DOI TARA - Full Text URL

Catherine Mulwa, Mary Sharp, Vincent Wade and Séamus Lawless, A Web-based Framework for the Evaluation of End-User Experience in Adaptive and Personalised eLearning Systems, International Workshop on Web Personalisation, Reputation and Recommender Systems, WPRRS 2011, at the IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology, Campus Scientifique de la Doua, Lyon, France, 22nd-27th August, IEEE, 2011, pp351 - 356 Conference Paper, 2011 TARA - Full Text URL URL

Maristella Agosti, Ernesto De Luca, Séamus Lawless, Johannes Leveling, PMHR 2011 - The First Workshop on Personalised Multilingual Hypertext Retrieval, SIGIR Forum, 45, (2), 2011, p94 - 98 Journal Article, 2011 URL TARA - Full Text URL

Catherine Mulwa, Wei Li, Séamus Lawless, and Gareth Jones, A Proposal for the Evaluation of Adaptive Information Retrieval Systems using Simulated Interaction, Workshop on the Simulation of Interaction in Automated Evaluation of Interactive Information Retrieval, SimInt 2010, at the 33rd Annual ACM SIGIR Conference, SIGIR, Geneva, Switzerland., July 19th-23rd , ACM, 2010, pp5 - 6 Conference Paper, 2010 URL URL TARA - Full Text

Catherine Mulwa, Séamus Lawless, Mary Sharp, Vincent Wade, and Inmaculada Arnedillo Sanchez, User-centred Evaluations of Adaptive Systems, Human Computer Interaction, HCI 2010 , University of Abertay Dundee, Scotland, September 6th-10th, BCS, 2010, pp1-7 Conference Paper, 2010 TARA - Full Text URL URL

Alex O'Connor, Séamus Lawless, Dong Zhou, Gareth Jones & Vincent Wade, Applying Digital Content Management to Support Localisation, Localisation Focus the International Journal of Localisation, 8, (1), 2010, p39 - 52 Journal Article, 2010 URL TARA - Full Text

Dong Zhou, Séamus Lawless, Jinming Min and Vincent Wade, Dual-Space Re-ranking Model for Document Retrieval, In the Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computational Linguistics, COLING 2010, Beijing, China, August 23-27, 2010, ACL, 2010, pp1524 - 1532 Conference Paper, 2010 URL URL TARA - Full Text

Catherine Mulwa, Séamus Lawless, Mary Sharp, Vincent Wade & Inmaculada Arnedillo-Sanchez, Adaptive Educational Hypermedia Systems in Technology Enhanced Learning: A Literature Review, ACM Special Interest Group for Information Technology Education Conference, SIGITE, Central Michigan University, Midland, MI, USA, October 7th-9th, ACM, 2010, pp73 - 84 Conference Paper, 2010 URL TARA - Full Text DOI URL

Catherine Mulwa, Mary Sharp, Vincent Wade and Séamus Lawless, OSSES: An Online System for Studies on Evaluation of Systems, World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, ED-MEDIA 2010, Toronto, Canada, June 29th - July 2nd, AACE, 2010, pp3210 - 3219 Conference Paper, 2010 URL URL

Séamus Lawless, Alex O'Connor, Catherine Mulwa, A Proposal for the Evaluation of Adaptive Personalised Information Retrieval, CIRSE 2010 - Workshop on Contextual Information Access, Seeking and Retrieval Evaluation held in conjunction with ECIR-2010 - European Conference on Information Retrieval, Milton Keynes, UK, 28th March 2010, edited by Bich-Liên Doan; Joemon Jose; Massimo Melucci; Lynda Tamine-Lechani; , 2010 Conference Paper, 2010 TARA - Full Text URL

Dong Zhou, Séamus Lawless, Jinming Min and Vincent Wade, A Late Fusion Approach to Cross-Lingual Document Re-ranking, In the Proceedings of the 19th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2010, Toronto, Canada, October 26-30, 2010, ACM, 2010, pp1433 - 1436 Conference Paper, 2010 URL URL TARA - Full Text DOI

Ben Steichen, Séamus Lawless, Vincent Wade, Dynamic Hypertext Generation for Reusing Open Corpus Content, 20th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia, Torino, Italy, 29th June - 1st July, 2009, pp119-128 Conference Paper, 2009 DOI

Séamus Lawless, Leveraging Content from Open Corpus Sources for Technology Enhanced Learning, Trinity College Dublin, 2009 Thesis, 2009 URL TARA - Full Text

Killian Levacher, Eamon Hynes, Seamus Lawless, Alex O'Connor, Vincent Wade, A Framework for Content Preparation to Support Open-Corpus Adaptive Hypermedia, International Workshop on Dynamic and Adaptive Hypertext at the 20th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia, Hypertext 2009, Torino, Italy, 29th June - 1st July, 2009 Conference Paper, 2009 URL TARA - Full Text

Séamus Lawless, Lucy Hederman, Vincent Wade, OCCS: Enabling the Dynamic Discovery, Harvesting and Delivery of Educational Content from Open Corpus Sources, The 8th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Santander, Cantabria, Spain, July 1-5, 2008, pp676 - 678 Conference Paper, 2008 TARA - Full Text DOI

Séamus Lawless, Lucy Hederman, Vincent Wade, Enhancing Access to Open Corpus Educational Content: Learning in the Wild, 21st ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia , Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A., June 19-21, 2008, pp167 - 174 Conference Paper, 2008 URL TARA - Full Text DOI

Dagger, D., O'Connor, A., Lawless, S., Walsh, E., Wade, V., Service Oriented eLearning Platforms: From Monolithic Systems to Flexible Services, IEEE Internet Computing Special Issue on Distance Learning, 2007 Journal Article, 2007 TARA - Full Text DOI

Seamus Lawless, Open Corpus Learning Content; Harvesting Knowledge to provide Equitable Access to Education for All, Education Without Borders, Abu Dhabi, 25th-27th February, 2007 Conference Paper, 2007 URL TARA - Full Text

Séamus Lawless, Declan Dagger, Towards Requirements for the Dynamic Sourcing of Open Corpus Learning Content, eLearn 2006 - World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, October 13-17 2006, edited by Thomas C. Reeves, Shirley F. Yamashita , 2006 Conference Paper, 2006 URL

Séamus Lawless, Dynamic Content Discovery, Harvesting and Delivery, from Open Corpus Sources, for Adaptive Systems, Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Proceedings of Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-Based Systems, AH 2006 - International Conference on Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-Based Systems, Dublin, Ireland, June 20-23 2006, edited by Vincent Wade, Helen Ashman, Barry Smyth , 4018, (0302-9743), Springer-Verlag, 2006, pp445 - 451 Conference Paper, 2006 DOI URL

Séamus Lawless, Dynamic Contextual eLearning - Dynamic Content Discovery, Capture and Learning Object Generation from Open Corpus Sources, eLearn 2005 - World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, Vancouver, Canada, October 24-28 2005, edited by Griff Richards , AACE - Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, 2005 Conference Paper, 2005 URL TARA - Full Text

Research Expertise

Projects

  • Title
    • ADAPT: Centre for Digital Content Platform Research
  • Summary
    • The ADAPT Centre will address the grand challenge in Digital Platform Content and Applications: how can enterprises, institutions and individuals easily assimilate, reuse and interact with the global torrent of digital content? Transitioning from the Centre for Global Intelligent Content (CNGL), ADAPT will build upon demonstrated, world-recognised research and significant commercial impacts of the multidisciplinary applicant group to develop breakthroughs in Global Digital Content technology, which will turn this heterogeneous torrent of content into meaningful global conversations between organisations and users. This will be achieved by making unprecedented advances in the areas of multilingual natural language processing (NLP), multimedia content analysis and transformation, personalisation and multimodal delivery. The ADAPT Centre's research programme will enable: deeper understanding of multilingual content through multilingual NLP; dynamic transformation of multimedia content to break down language and cultural barriers; personalisation of the user experience to ensure rapid assimilation and reuse of content; and multimodal/multimedia interaction with global content for natural user engagement.
  • Funding Agency
    • Science Foundation Ireland
  • Date From
    • 2015
  • Date To
    • 2021
  • Title
    • Beyond 2022 - Ireland's National Memory
  • Summary
    • On 30 June 1922 the Treasury Room of the Public Record Office of Ireland, containing Ireland's documentary heritage dating back to the thirteenth century, was destroyed in a cataclysmic explosion and fire at the Four Courts. On the centenary of that blaze in 2022, this project (https://beyond2022.ie/) will launch a Virtual Record Treasury that reconstructs the nation's archives and its collective memories. In partnership with the National Archives of Ireland, the National Archives of the United Kingdom, the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, the Irish Manuscripts Commission and other national and international institutions, Beyond 2022 seeks to ensure a lasting and inspirational legacy beyond the current decade of centenaries. This project involves collaborative research between the School of Computer Science, the School of History and the ADAPT Centre. It obtained funding for a 24 month project (2017-2019) from Irish Research Council New Horizons Scheme (€€219,992.50). The centrepiece of the project is new an online resource - the Virtual Record Treasury - which will provide a digital reconstruction of the Record Treasury of the Public Record Office of Ireland as it existed in 1922, on the eve of the fire. This will become not only an essential platform for academic research but also a public resource with global reach and impact among the Irish at home and abroad. The Virtual Record Treasury will provide: -A Virtual Reality recreation of the PROI, which allows people to experience the space as it would have been -Data Visualisations enabling researchers to explore the treasury of the Public Record Office and its collections -A complete inventory of loss and survival from the 1922 fire. -Enhanced digitisation of the surviving originals, transcripts and calendars. -Detailed guides to the significance of those collections from the thirteenth century to the Victorian era. -A vital hub linking replacement material held in archival repositories in Ireland and across the world.
  • Funding Agency
    • Irish Research Council
  • Date From
    • 19th December 2016
  • Date To
    • 30th June 2022
  • Title
    • Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL) - Second Cycle
  • Summary
    • CNGL pioneers 'Global Intelligent Content' which enables digital content to be more discoverable, adaptable and repurposeable. By embedding new levels of knowledge and intelligence into the content, it enables advanced intelligent content services to automatically process and transform that content. Global Intelligent Content thus enables itself to be actively discovered and transformed by advanced intelligent content services so as to make that content more discoverable, semantically rich, adaptable, contextually aware and reusable across global markets. This represents a major shift in the way content is managed, creating a more robust, agile and interoperable relationship between content and the value chain of services acting upon it. In this way Global Intelligent Content can be dynamically transformed based on current user interaction, perceived user intention or current delivery context.
  • Funding Agency
    • Science Foundation Ireland
  • Date From
    • March 2013
  • Date To
    • September 2015
  • Title
    • CULTURA - Cultivating Research and Understanding through Adaptivity
  • Summary
    • A key challenge facing curators and providers of digital cultural heritage across Europe and Worldwide is to instigate, increase and enhance engagement with digital humanities collections. To achieve this, a fundamental change in the way cultural artefacts are experienced and contributed to by communities is required. CULTURA will pioneer the development of next generation adaptive systems which will provide new forms of multi-dimensional adaptivity: - personalised information retrieval and presentation which respond to models of user and contextual intent - community-aware adaptivity which responds to wider community activity, interest, contribution and experience - content-aware adaptivity which responds to the entities and relationships automatically identified within the artefacts and across collections - personalised dynamic storylines which are generated across individual as well as entire collections of artefacts CULTURA advances and integrates the following key technologies: - Cutting edge natural language processing, which normalises ambiguities in noisy historical texts Entity and relationship extraction, which highlights the key individuals, events, dates and other entities and relationships within unstructured text - Social network analysis of the entities and relationships within the content, and also of the individuals and broader community of users engaging with the content - Multi-model adaptivity to support dynamic reconciliation of multiple dimensions of personalization. CULTURA will deliver innovative adaptive services and an interactive user environment which dynamically tailors the investigation, comprehension and enrichment of digital humanities artefacts and collections. Through the provision of such functionality, CULTURA can empower all users to investigate, comprehend and contribute to digital cultural collections. CULTURA will provide rigorous evaluation and validation of its adaptive services using high impact, contrasting, multicultural digital cultural heritage collections and diverse user communities and individuals. The CULTURA use cases, defined in collaboration with real users, will clearly illustrate how the adaptive environment will offer genuine user empowerment and unprecedented levels of engagement with these collections and communities. The CULTURA consortium has a strong emphasis on meeting real end-user needs, maximising societal impact and laying a foundation for successful commercialisation. Thus, the project has a strong scientific foundation, informed by two significant digital cultural resources and associated communities, and supported by experienced and effective project management.
  • Funding Agency
    • European Commission
  • Date From
    • Feb 2011
  • Date To
    • Feb 2014
  • Title
    • Fagel Map Collection
  • Summary
    • Creating a digital resource from the geographical content of the Fagel Library: The Fagel Library, acquired by the College in 1803, contains within it one of the finest collections of maps and atlases from the period 1600-1800 anywhere in the world. The collection is peerless in terms of the state of preservation of this material, and is truly comprehensive in scope. The collection includes some 2,800 large format individual map sheets, 80 large format atlases of which many are beautifully coloured containing 7,000 maps and a further 3,000 items of a cartographical nature contained in a collection of 700 travel books and journals. The maps sheets and the majority of atlases have been digitised to a high resolution at full scale, and a database has been created for both. The purpose of this project is to define how these resources can now be exploited as research tools and as gateways to collaboration with third party institutions.
  • Funding Agency
    • Faculty Strategic Funds and Philanthropic Funds
  • Date From
    • 2013
  • Date To
    • 2015
  • Title
    • 1641 Depositions
  • Summary
    • The project aims to transcribe, digitise and analyse the 1641 Depositions, which comprise 3,400 depositions, examinations and associated materials, located in the Library of Trinity College Dublin, in which Protestant men and women of all classes told of their experiences following the outbreak of the rebellion by the Catholic Irish in October, 1641. Collected by government-appointed commissioners, the witness testimony runs to approximately 19,000 pages, and constitutes the chief evidence for the sharply contested allegation that the rebellion began with a general massacre of protestant settlers. As a result, this material has been central to a protracted and bitter historical dispute. Propagandists, politicians and historians have all exploited the depositions at different times, and the controversy surrounding them has never been satisfactorily resolved. In fact, the 1641 'massacres', like King William's victory at the Boyne (1690), and the battle of the Somme (1916), have played a key role in creating and sustaining a collective Protestant/British identity in the province of Ulster.
  • Funding Agency
    • IRCHSS, AHRC, TCD Library
  • Date From
    • 2007
  • Date To
    • 2011
  • Title
    • Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL)
  • Summary
    • The Centre for Next Generation Localisation is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) in the category "Centre for Science Engineering and Technology (CSET). Access to information and seamless communication are keys to success in the emerging multilingual and multicultural societies, and underpin global commerce and development. Localisation, the industrial process of linguistic and cultural adaptation to market requirements, is a core strategic technology in the transformation towards information- and knowledge-based economies. Ireland is particularly well placed to have a strong impact on this core strategic technology. Ireland has the highest concentration of localisation industry worldwide, and has continuously been at the forefront of innovation and development of localisation processes and practices. CNGL has the potential to revolutionise localisation through its unique Industry-Academia partnership. We aim to achieve breakthroughs in standards, interoperability and automation based on language and digital content management technology. The basic research carried out by CNGL underpins these breakthroughs and provides the foundations for technology transfer and commercial exploitation of the results. The Centre will help Ireland to maintain its leading position in this important sector of ICT, move localisation activities in Ireland up the value chain, and, in close collaboration with the Industrial Partners, ensure that innovations from the research labs translate into business opportunities, revenue streams and cutting edge, high-tech employment opportunities in the Irish ICT sector. In addition, through one of its Industrial Partners, DNP, the Centre has the unique opportunity to directly engage in the development and innovation of localisation technology in the Asian market.
  • Funding Agency
    • Science Foundation Ireland
  • Date From
    • 1st December 2007
  • Date To
    • 30th November 2012
  • Title
    • The Down Survey of Ireland
  • Summary
    • This project will create a consolidated digital atlas of the 1650s Down Survey of Ireland by overlaying all extant Down Survey maps and related cartographic material onto an Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 base. A catalogue of the surviving manuscripts will accompany the atlas. The project will create a geo-referenced Townland Index and an historical Geographic Information System (GIS). When combined, these can be used to consolidate a wide range of 17th-century source material. By applying spatial analysis tools to digitised historical text-based documents, such as the 1641 Depositions, this project will also support location-based analysis of people and events using contemporary geographic models. In September 2011 the project received €117,000 funding from the IRCHSS, which will fund the employment of a Research Assistant for 15 months and a Computer Science Post-doctoral fellow for 6 months.
  • Funding Agency
    • IRCHSS
  • Date From
    • October 2011
  • Date To
    • December 2012
  • Title
    • Emizar - Personalised Multilingual Customer Care
  • Funding Agency
    • Science Foundation Ireland / Enterprise Ireland
  • Title
    • Emizar - Personalised Multilingual Customer Care
  • Funding Agency
    • Enterprise Ireland

Keywords

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE; CONVERSATIONAL SEARCH; Data Analysis; Databases, database management, data mining; INFORMATION RETRIEVAL; Information technology, Science; Internet technologies; Knowledge and data engineering; Knowledge Management; Knowledge Representation; MACHINE LEARNING; Machine Learning in Mulitmedia Information Retrieval; Natural Language Processing; Personalised Information Retrieval; PROACTIVE INFORMATION RETRIEVAL

Recognition

Representations

Chair of the First Workshop on Evaluation of Personalisation in Information Retrieval, WEPIR 2018 15th March

General Chair of the Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum, CLEF 2017 11th-14th September

Chair of the EvalUMAP 2017 Workshop - "Towards comparative evaluation in the user modelling, adaptation and personalization space", held in conjunction with the 25th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, at Bratislava, Slovakia 9th July

Chair of the EvalUMAP 2016 Workshop - "Towards comparative evaluation in the user modelling, adaptation and personalization space", held in conjunction with the 24th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, at Halifax, Canada 13-17th July

Chair of the Cultural Heritage Information Access at Scale Workshop, held in conjunction with the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2016, JCDL 2016, "Big Libraries, Big Data, Big Innovation", at Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, USA June 19-23

General Chair of the 23rd Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, UMAP 2015, held in Trinity College Dublin. 29th June - 3rd July

Chair of the Joint Workshop on Personalized Information Access, held in conjunction with the 22nd Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, in Aalborg, Denmark 7th July

Tutorial Chair for the 36th Annual ACM SIGIR (Special Interest Group in Information Retrieval) Conference, held in Trinity College Dublin. 28th July - 1st August

Local Chair and Member of the Organising Committee for the 36th Annual ACM SIGIR (Special Interest Group in Information Retrieval) Conference, held in Trinity College Dublin. 28th July - 1st August

Chair of the First Workshop on Exploration, Navigation and Retrieval in Cultural Heritage, ENRICH 2013, held in Conjunction with the 36th Annual ACM SIGIR Conference, Dublin, Ireland. 1st August

Chair of the CNGL Scenario Working Group

Technical Chair for CNGL Scientific Committee Meeting in Limerick, Ireland. April

Chair of the First Workshop on Personalised Multilingual Hypertext Retrieval held in Conjunction with 22nd ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia , Eindhoven, The Netherlands. 6th June

Awards and Honours

Gold Medal distinction from the University of Dublin, Trinity College for the standard of Undergraduate Degree. 2003

Memberships

ACM 2007

IEEE 2007