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Dr. Richard Zanibbi to coordinate international Math Information Retrieval competition.

Dr. Richard Zanibbi to coordinate international Math Information Retrieval competition.

Computer Science Professor Richard Zanibbi is co-organizing an international math information retrieval competition being held as part of the NTCIR-12 (NII Testbed and Community for Information Access Research) conference in Tokyo next year. Other organizers include researchers from Universities in Japan, Germany, and Scotland.

Mathematical Information Retrieval (MIR) is concerned with finding information in documents that include mathematics, using queries that contain a combination of keywords and math formulae. Students from the CS Document and Pattern Recognition Lab (dprl) have participated in past competitions, earning top honors at the 2014 NTCIR conference.

The results of the competition will be presented at the NTCIR-12 conference in Tokyo, Japan, June 2016.