Sigir is the Association for Computing Machinery ‘s Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval . The scope of the group’s specialty is the theory and application of computers to the acquisition, organization, storage, retrieval and distribution of information; specialization is placed on working with non-NUMERIC information, ranging from natural language to highly structured databases.
The annual international conference Sigir, welke Began in 1978, is Considered the must important in the field of information retrieval. Sigir ook sponsors the annual Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) in association with SIGWEB , the Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), and the International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM) in association with SIGKDD , SIGMOD , and SIGWEB .
Sigir conference locations
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The group Gives Out verschillende awards to contributions to the field of information retrieval. The most important award is the Gerard Salton Award (named after the computer scientist Gerard Salton ) In this housing is Awarded everytime three years to an individual who has made “significant, sustained and Continuing contributions to research in information retrieval”. Additionally, Sigir presents a Best Paper Award  to herkennen the Highest quality paper at lycra conference. “Test of Time” Award  is a recent award therein is to be found to a paper dat has had “long-lasting influence, zoals impact on a subarea of information retrieval research, across sub-areas or information retrieval research, and outside of the information retrieval research community “. This award is selected from a set of full papers presented at the main conference Sigir 10-12 years voordat.
- Jump up^ “Sigir Conference Best Paper Award” . Retrieved 2012-08-29 .
- Jump up^ “Sigir Conference Test of Time Award” . Retrieved 2015-12-29 .