Fabio Crestani - The Art of Linking

Fabio Crestani


Fabio Crestani is a Full Professor at the Faculty of Informatics of the University of Lugano (USI) in Switzerland since 2007. Previously he was Professor (2000-06) at the University of Strathclyde (UK) and Assistant Professor (1992-97) at the University of Padua (Italy). In between he was Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow (UK) and at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley (USA). He holds a degree in Statistics and Economics from the University of Padua (Italy) and a MSc and a PhD in Computing Science from the University of Glasgow (UK).

Fabio is a recognised researcher in Information Retrieval, Text Mining and Digital Libraries. He has published over two hundred refereed papers on both theoretical and experimental aspects of these areas. Currently, he is also the Editor in Chief of Information Processing and Management, one of premier journals in the area of information retrieval.

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Information Retrieval (IR) provides techniques and tools not just for retrieving documents, but also for a lot of closely related tasks. IR techniques have been used, for example, to identify semantic similarities (or links) between textual documents. In this talk I will present the results of a few projects, spanning over several years, using IR to determine semantic relationships between very different objects, like for example electronic book pages, police criminal reports or blogs, to determine important properties of the objects. This is still IR, but maybe not as you know it.