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Publications by John Tait


Edited Volumes


Sharon McDonald and

John Tait

(eds) ”
Advances in
Information Retrieval:
26th European Conference on
IR Research, ECIR 2004, Sunderland, UK, April 5
-
7,
2004”,

Lecture Notes in Computer Science
, Vol.

2997

McDonald,

Sharon; Tait, John (Eds.) 2004, XIII, 421
p. Also available online., Softcover ISBN: 3
-
540
-
21382
-
1

John I. Tait

(ed.) “Charting a New Course: Natural
Language Processing and Information Retrieval:
Essays in Honour of Karen Spärck Jones”

The
Kluwer Intern
ational Series on Information Retrieval,
Springer, Vol.

16 2005, 310 pp., ISBN: 1
-
4020
-
3343
-
5

Gary Marchionini, Alistair Moffat,
John Tait,
Ricardo
Baeza
-
Yates, Nivio Ziviani (eds) “SIGIR 2005:
Proceedings of the Tweny
-
Eigth Annual Internation
ACM SIGIR

Conference on Research and
Development in Information Retrieval” ACM,
Salvador, Brazil, August 2005. ISBN: 1
-
59593
-
034
-
5.

John Tait
and Michael Oakes (eds.) “CLIIR: How can
Computaional Linguistics Improve Information
Retrieval” Proceedings of the Worksho
p at
COLING
-
ACL 2006, Sydney, Australia. Association
for Computational Linguistics, Stroundsberg, PA,
USA. 48 pages. 2006. ISBN 1
-
932432
-
80
-
9.

Fotis Lazarinis, Jesus Vilares and
John I. Tait
“Improving Non English Web Searching (iNEWS
’07)”. Workshop held
in conjunction with the 30
th

Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference,
Amsterdam, Netherlands. 78 pages, 2007. ISBN: 978
-
84
-
690
-
6978
-
3

Mihai Lupu, Katja Mayer,
John Tait

and Anthony J.
Trippe “Current Challenges in Patent Information
Retrieval”, Springer,

The Information Retrieval
Series, Vol. 29, 2011. 415 pages. ISBN 978
-
3
-
642
-
19230
-
2


Major Papers


K. Sparck Jones and
J.I. Tait
, "Automatic Search Term
Variant Generation". Journal of Documentation,
Aslib, London, March 1984.

K. Sparck Jo
n
es and
J.I. Tait
, "Linguistically
Motivated Descriptive Term Selection". Proceedings

of Coling84
-

The 10th International Conference on
Computational Linguistics and 22nd Annual
Meeting of the Association for Computational
Linguistics, Stanford University, July 1984.


M
. Salampasis,
J.I. Tait

and C. Bloor, “Evaluation of
Information Seeking Performance in Hypermedia
Digital Libraries”. Interacting with Computers, Vol
10(3), June 1998 pp269
-
284.

M. Salampasis and
J.I. Tait,
“A Link
-
Based Collection
Fusion Strategy”. Info
rmation Processing and
Management, Vol 35(5), September 1999. Pp 691
-
711.
ISSN 0306
-
4573

J. E. Ellman, I. Klincke, and
J.I. Tait “
Word Sense
Disambiguation by Information Filtering and
Extraction” Computers and the Humanities
34:
127
-
134, 2000. ISSN:0010
-
4
817.

Sharon McDonald, Ting
-
Sheng Lai and
John Tait,
“Evaluating a Content Based Image Retrieval
System” Proceedings of the 24
th

ACM SIGIR
Conference on Research and Development in
Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2001), New Orleans,
September 2001.
W.B. Croft,

D.J. Harper, D.H. Kraft,
and J. Zobel (Eds).
ISBN 1
-
58113
-
331
-
6 pp 232
-
240.

*Christopher Stokoe, Michael Oakes and
John Tait
“Word Sense Disambiguation in Information
Retrieval Revisited” Proceedings of the 26th ACM
SIGIR Conference on Research and Develo
pment in
Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2003), Toronto, July
2003. pp 159
-
166. ISBN 1
-
58113
-
646
-
3

*Sharon McDonald and
John Tait
“Search Strategies
in Content
-
Based Image Retrieval” Proceedings of
the 26
th

ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and
Development in
Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2003),
Toronto, July, 2003. pp 80
-
87. ISBN 1
-
58113
-
646
-
3

Yorick A. Wilks and

John I. Tait

“A Retrospective
View of Syonymy and Semantic Classification” in
J.
I. Tait


(ed.) “Charting a New Course: Natural
Language Processing
and Information Retrieval:
Essays in Honour of Karen Spärck Jones”

,
Springer, 2005. pp 1
-
13. ISBN: 1
-
4020
-
3343
-
5

Chih
-
Fong Tsai, Ken McGarry and
John Tait
“Qualitative Evaluation of
Automatic Assignment of

Keywords to Images”. Information Processing and
M
anagement, Volume 42 Issue 1, January, 2006. pp
136
-
154.

*Chih
-
Fong Tsai, Ken McGarry and
John Tait
“CLAIRE: A Modular Support Vector Image
Indexing and Classification Systems”, ACM
Transactions On Information Systems 24(3) pp 353
-
379. 2006.

*Shao
-
Fen Lian
g, Siobhan Devlin and
John Tait
“Investigating Sentence Weighting Components for
Automatic Summarisation” Information Processing
and Management 43(1) January 2007. ISSN
0306
-
4573
pp146
-
153

Wei
-
Chao Lin, Michael Oakes and
John Tait


Improving image annotat
ion via representative
feature vector selection” Neurocomputing

73 (2010)

pp. 1774
-
1782. DOI: 0.1016/j.neucom.2010.01.019


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Invited Papers


P. Smith, O. Taylor, J. MacIntyre and

J.I. Tait
, “Expert
System Applications: Power Industry” in “The
Handbook of E
xpert Systems” Ed. J. Lebowitz, CRC
Press. 1998. ISBN 0
-
8493
-
3106
-
4. pp 20
-
1 to 20
-
19.

John Tait

and Jeremy Ellman “Towards Re
-
implementing MABLe within the RAGS
Architecture”, Proceedings of the RAGS Workshop,
Edinburgh, November, 1999. 5 pages

John Tait
“Exploring Information Spaces: Information
Retrieval Strategies combining querying, relevance
feedback and browsing” Abstracts of Invited
Lectures and Short Communications Delivered at the
Ninth International Colloquium on Numerical
Analysis and Computer S
cience with Applications,
Plovdiv, Bulgaria, August 12
-
17, 2000. p 182.

Ingrid Bussman, Alexandra Kalogridi, Alexandra
Papazoglou, Pasi Silander and
John Tait
“Project
Verity: Virtual and Eletcronic Resources for
Information Skills Training for Young Peopl
e”.
Abstracts of New Advances in Information Retrieval
and Information Skills Development for Young
People, Athens College, Athens, Greece, 30
November
-
1 December 2000.

John Tait
“Multi
-
lingual and Cross
-
lingual
Information Access: Problems, Approaches and

Solutions” Abstracts of New Advances in
Information Retrieval and Information Skills
Development for Young People, Athens College,
Athens, Greece, 30 November
-
1 December 2000.

John Tait “
The Semantic Web
-

What does it Really
Mean ?” Advances in Semantic
Web Retrieval
Systems Editors: Ding,Y., van Rijsbergen,C.J.,
Ounis,I., Jose,J.M. Publisher: Springer, Hot topics
series, 2005.

John Tait

“Exploratory Search: Image Retrieval
without Deep Semantics” Invited paper in Semantics

in Multmedia Anlaysis and Natur
al Language
Processing .Artificial Intelligence Applications and
Innovations (AIAI) 2006, Athens. Proceedings
edited by I. Maglogiannis, K. Karpouzis and M.
Bramer. Springer. ISBN 10: 0
-
387
-
34223
-
0. pp 566
-
574

John Tait

“Information Retrieval Research and
Patent
Retrieval” Guest Editorial; World Patent
Information 31(4) pp 268
-
270. 2009. ISSN 0172
-
2190.



Other Significant Refereed Papers


J.I. Tait
, "Generating Summaries using a Predictive
Language Analyser". Discussion paper at the
European Conference o
n Artificial Intelligence,
Orsay, 1982.


J.I. Tait
, "Automatic Summarising of English Texts",
Ph.D. Thesis University of Cambridge and Computer
Laboratory Technical Report No. 47, 1982.


J.I. Tait
, "Semantic Parsing and Syntactic Constraints
(Mark IV)". Au
tomatic Natural Language Parsing
(K. Sparck Jones and Y. Wilks, Eds.). Ellis
Horwood, Chichester, 1983. pp 169
-
177

J.I. Tait
, "Automatic Request Parsing and Variant
Generation". Informatics 7
-

Intelligent Information
Retrieval. Aslib, London, 1984. ISB
N 0 85142 197 5
pp 53
-
63


J.I. Tait
, "An English Generator for a Case Labelled
Dependency Representation". Proceedings of the
Second Conference of the European Chapter of the
Association for Computational Linguistics,
University of Geneva, March 1985. pp

194
-
7.

J. I. Tait
, "Generating Summaries using a Predictive
Language Analyser". In "Progress in Artificial
Intelligence" (L. Steels and J. Campbell, Eds.). Ellis
Horwood Ltd, Chichester, 1985. pp 312
-
318.

S.M. Huang, J. Clifford, P. Smith,
J.I. Tait

and A
.S.
Pollitt, "FOODM: The Kernel of a New Expert
Database System", EXPERSYS
-
92 Conference, Paris,
October 1992.

S.M. Huang, J. Clifford, P. Smith,
J.I. Tait

and A.S.
Pollitt "Knowledge Processing Tools: Proposal of a
New Architecture", the Third Annual IAK
E
Symposium "New Generation Knowledge
Engineering", Washington DC, November 1992.

J. MacIntyre, P. Smith,
J.I. Tait,
T. Harris, and A.
Brason "Neural Networks for the analysis of off
-
line
condition monitoring data". Proceedings of ES
-
93
British Computer So
ciety Specialist Group on Expert
Systems Annual Conference, Cambridge, UK, 1993.
pp129
-
140

J.I. Tait
, "CALS and its implications for the Library
and Information Retrieval Communities", in
"Information Retrieval: new systems and current
research. Proceeding
s of the 15th Research
Colloquium of the British Computer Society
Information Retrieval Specialist Group, 1993" edited
by R. Leon. Taylor Graham, London. 1994

J. MacIntyre, P. Smith,
J.I. Tait
,

T. Harris and A.
Brason "Applied Neural Networks in Condition
Monitoring" Proceedings of Data and Knowledge
Systems for Manufacturing and Engineering
(DKSME 94) , Chinese University of Hong Kong,
May 1994.

J. MacIntyre, P. Smith and
J.I. Tait,
"Determination of
Machine Condition using Neural Networks",
Proceedings
of the 12th National Conference on
Artificial Intelligence (AAAI
-
94), Seattle, July 1994.
p 1472

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M. McAlister, J. McNeil, P. Smith

and

J.I. Tait

"What
dictates knowledge acquisition, and can changes be
made ?". Proceedings of the World Congress on
Expert S
ystems, Estoril, January 1994. Macmillan,
pp554
-
558. (CD
-
ROM file
\
word
\
vha1.doc)

J. MacIntyre, P. Smith,
J.I. Tait
, T. Harris and A.
Brason "Neural Network Architectures and Their
Application in Condition Monitoring". Proceedings
of the 7th International

Conference on Condition
Monitoring and Diagnostic Engineering
Management (COMADEM 94), New Delhi, 1994.

P. Smith, S.M. Huang, C.L. Lin and
J.I. Tait,
"The
Development of an Expert Database System by
Reusing Existing Databases". Proceedings of OOIS
-
94
-

Ob
ject Orientated Information Systems.
Springer
-
Verlag. 1994.

P. Smith, S.M. Huang,
J.I. Tait
, C.L. Lin and C. Green.
“The Development of an Expert Database by
Reusing Existing Databases", Proceedings of
EXPERSYS
-
94, The Sixth International Conference
on Art
ificial Intelligence and Expert Systems
Application, Houston, Texas, USA. 1994.

S.M. Huang, P.Smith and
J.I. Tait,
"An Object
Oriented Model for Data, Knowledge and System
Re
-
Engineering" Proceedings of the Sixth
International Hong Kong Computer Society
D
atabase Workshop, Hong Kong, 1995.

S. Devlin and
J.I. Tait
, “Computer
-
Aided Reading for
Aphasics”. Proceedings of the International
Conference CPC’95, Cognitive Processes in Spoken
and Written Communication: Theories and
Applications, (eds. V. Ronginsky,
S. Dikareva, T.
Yaschenko), Crimea, Ukraine, September 1995.

J. Ellman and
J.I. Tait
, “INTERNET Challenges for
Information Retrieval”. Proceedings of the BCS
Information Retrieval Specialist Group Research
Colloquium, Manchester, U.K., April 1996.

M. Sala
mpasis, C. Bloor and
J.I. Tait,
“Cooperative
Information Retrieval in Digital Libraries”.
Proceeding of the BCS Information Retrieval
Specialist Group Research Colloquium, Manchester,
U.K., April 1996.

S.M. Huang, P. Smith and
J.I. Tait
, “An Object
Oriente
d Model for Data, Knowledge, and System
Re
-
engineering” in “Database Reengineering and
Interoperability”, T. Cheung, J. Fong and B. Siu
(eds.), Plenum Publishing Corporation, New York,
N.Y. 1996. pp 25
-
40.

M. Salampasis, C. Hardy and
J.I. Tait
, “An Agent
-
B
ased Hypermedia Framework for Designing and
Developing Digital Libraries.” Proceedings of the
Third Forum on Research and Technology
Advances in Digital Library ADL96. May 13
-
15 1996,

Washington DC. pp 5
-
13. ISBN 0
-
8186
-
7402
-
4. IEEE
press.

C.
-
F. Tsai, C. B
owerman and
J.I. Tait
, “Fuzzy
Refinement in Genetic Algorithms for the Economic
Design of Control Charts”. Proceedings of the
Conference in Agile and Intelligent Manufacturing
Systems, Renseller Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY,
October 1996. (CD
-
ROM)

C
.
-
F. Tsai, C. Bowerman and
J.I. Tait
, “An Intelligent
Adaptive System for Improving the Behaviour of
Simple Genetic Algorithms”. Proceedings of
EXPERSYS
-
96, October 1996, Paris, France. pp 89
-
95.

ISBN: 2
-
90766933
-
8

C.
-
F. Tsai, C.G.D. Bowerman and
J.I. Tait
,
“Fuzzy
Taguchi Controller to Genetic Algorithm Parameter
Selection”, Proceedings of the International
Conference on Artificial Neural Networks and
Genetic Algorithms, Norwich, U.K., April 1997.

J.I. Tait
, H. Sanderson, J.E. Ellman, A. Martinez, P.
Hel
lwig. and P. Tsahageas, “Practical
Considerations in Building a Multi
-
Lingual
Authoring System for Business Letters”.
Proceedings of the Workshop “From Research to
Commercial Applications: making NLP Technology
Work in Practice”. Association of Computatio
nal
Linguistics/European ACL ‘97 Conference, Madrid,
Spain, July 1997. pp 35
-
42.

M. Salampasis,
J.I. Tait

and C. Hardy, “HyperTree: An
Alternative Approach to Web Authoring”.
Software
-
Practice and Experience Vol 27(12), 1411
-
1426 (December 1997).

C. Batz
ios, M. Salampasis, V.D. Liakos,
J.I. Tait

and S.
Androulidakis, “A Hypermedia Digital Library for
the Education and Extension Training of Greek
Beekeepers”. Proceedings of the First European
Conference for Information Technology in
Agriculture, The Royal
Veterinary and Agricultural
University, Copenhagen, Denmark June 15
-
18, 1997,
pp 159
-
162. ISBN 87 7432 465 9. (Computer
Demonstration paper.)

C.
-
F. Tsai, G. C.D. Bowerman,
J. I. Tait
, and C.
Bradford, “A Novel Ranking Technique For Multiple

Objective Funct
ions Using Dynamic Genetic
Algorithms”. In Proceeding of EXPERSYS
-
97 (Ed. P.
Smith), Sunderland, October 1997. IITT
International, Gournay sur Marne, Fr. pp. 181
-
186.
ISBN: 2
-
90766934
-
6.

S. Devlin and
J.I. Tait
, “The use of a Psycholinguistic
database in
the Simplification of Text for Aphasic
Readers” in “Linguist Databases” J. Nerbonne (ed.),
CSLI (CUP), 1998. pp 161
-
173. ISBN: 1
-
57586
-
092
-
9.

T.
-
S. Lai and
J.I. Tait
“Using Global Colour Features
for General Photographic Image Indexing and
Retrieval” Poste
r in the Proceedings of SIGIR ‘98,
The ACM Conference on Research and
Development in Information Retrieval. Melbourne,
1998. pp349
-
50

J. Carroll, G. Minnen, Y. Canning, S. Devlin,
J.I. Tait
,
“Practical Simplification of English Newspaper Text
to Assist Aph
asic Readers”, Working notes of
AAAI
-
98 Workshop on “Integrating Artificial
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Intelligence and Assistive Technology” at the
National Conference on Artificial Intelligence
(AAAI
-
98) Madison, Wisconsin July 26
-
30, 1998.
pp7
-
10.

T.S. Lai and
J.I. Tait,
“General

Photographic Image
Retrieval Simulating Human Visual Perception”.
Proceedings of the Workshop on Multimedia
Indexing and Retrieval at SIGIR ‘98, The ACM
Conference on Research and Development in
Information Retrieval. Melbourne, 1998. pp 17
-
28.
ISBN: 1
-
5
8113
-
015
-
5.

G. Oatley,
J.I. Tait

and J. MacIntyre, “A Case
-
Based
Reasoning Tool for Vibration Analysis”.
Applications and Innovations in Expert Systems VI,
Proceedings of The Eighteenth SGES International
Conference on Knowledge Based Systems and
Applied A
rtificial Intelligence. Robert Milne, Ann
Macintosh and Max Bramer (Eds.), 1998. pp132
-
146.
ISBN: 1
-
85233
-
087
-
2.

T.
-
S. Lai,
J.I. Tait,
and S. McDonald “Image Browsing
and Navigation using Heirarchical Classification”
Proceedings of Challenges of Image Retr
ieval,
Newcastle, Feb. 1999.

J. Carroll, G. Minnen, D. Pearce, Y. Canning, S. Devlin
and
J.I. Tait “
Simplifying Text for Language
-
Impaired Readers”
Proceedings of the 9th
Conference of the European Chapter of the
Association of Computational Linguistics (
EACL),
Bergen, Norway, June 9
-
11
, 1999
.

Odin Taylor,
John Tait

and John MacIntyre,
“Improved Classification for a Data Fusing
Kohonen Self Organizing Map Using A Dynamic
Thresholding Technique" Proceedings of IJCAI
-
99,
the International Joint Conference on

Artificial
Intelligence, Stockholm, Sweden, August 1999. Vol
2. Pp 828
-
832. ISBN 1
-
55860
-
613
-
0.

Kenneth McGarry,
John Tait

and Stefan
Wermter
‘‘
Rule Extraction from Radial Basis
Function Networks". Proceedings of the Ninth
International Conference on Artif
icial Neural
Networks Incorporating the IEE Conference on
Artificial Neural Networks University of Edinburgh,
UK: 7
-
10 September 1999. Pp 613
-
618.

Ting
-
Sheng Lai and
John Tait
“CHROMA: A Content
-
Based Image Retrieval System” Demonstration
Paper in the pro
ceedings of SIGIR
-
99, Berkely CA, p
324. ISBN 1
-
58113
-
096
-
1.

Y. Canning
& J.I. Tait

“Syntactic Simplification of
Newspaper Text for Aphasic Readers” The
Proceedings of SIGIR
-
99 Workshop on Customised
Information Delivery, Berkeley, Ca. 19 August 1999,
p
p6
-
11.

P. Periorellis, W. Scales, J. Stafford

& J.I. Tait

“VERITY: Towards an Integrated Infomation
Searching and Skills Development System for
Young People”, Proceeedings of the Asia Pacific
Web Conference, Kowloon, Hong Kong, September
1999.

B. Zong, J.
MacIntyre, Y. He, and

J.I. Tait, “
High
Order Neural Networks for Simultaneous Diagnosis
of Multiple Faults in Rotating Machines”. Neural
Computing & Applications Vol. 8(3) pp189
-
195,
ISSN 0941
-
0643. 1999.

John Tait
, Jeremy Ellman and Diomidis Spinellis,

MABLe: a multi
-
lingual authoring tool for business
letters”. Proceeeding of Translating and Computer
21, Aslib, London, November 1999. 12 pages. ISBN
085142 440 6

S. Devlin,
J.I. Tait
, Y. Canning, J. Carroll, G. Minnen,
and D. Pearce, “The Application of

Assistive
Technology in Facilitating the Comprehension of
Newspaper Text by Aphasic People” Proceedings of

The 5th European Conference for the Advancement
of Assistive Technology. 1st
-

4th November 1999.
Düsseldorf/Germany.

J.E. Ellman and
J.I. Tait, “
R
oget's Thesaurus: An
additional knowledge source for Textual CBR?”
Research and Development in Intelligent Systems
XVI: Proceedings of ES 99. M. Bramer, A.
Macintosh and Franz Coened (eds). Springer
-
Verlag,

London. 2000. Pp 204
-
217. ISBN 1
-
85233
-
231
-
X.

Che
ng
-
Fang Tsai, Chris Bowerman,
John Tait
“A
dynamic adaptive system for economic design of
multiple control charts” Integrated Manufacturing
Systems Vol 11(4) pp 277
-
285, 2000. MCB University
Press. ISSN 09576061.

Jeremy Ellman and
John Tait
"On the General
ity of
Thesaurally derived Lexical Links" Proceedings of
JADT 2000, the 5th International Conference on the
Statistical Analysis of Textual Data eds. M. Rajman
& J.
-
C. Chappelier. March 2000, Swiss Federal
Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland.
Ec
ole Polytechnique de Federale Lausanne,
Switzerland. Pp 147
-
154.

Ting
-
Sheng Lai,
John Tait,
and Sharon McDonald “A
User
-
Centred Evaluation of Visual Search Methods
for CBIR” in Proceedings of CIR2000


Third UK
Conference on Image Retrieval. John P Eakins
and
Peter G B Enser (eds). University of Brighton. May
2000. 12 pages.

Devlin, S.,
J. Tait,

Y. Canning, J. Carroll, G. Minnen, D.
Pearce “Making accessible international
communication for people with language
comprehension difficulties” in Computers Helpi
ng
People with Special Needs: Proceedings of ICCHP
2000 Page: 135
-
142 ISBN: 3854031459 Jul 2000.

Devlin, S.,
J. Tait,

Y. Canning, J. Carroll, G. Minnen
“Automatically simplifying text for aphasic people
with reading difficulties” in Proceedings of in 9th
Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference, August 2000

Devlin, S.,
J. Tait,

Y. Canning, J. Carroll, G. Minnen, D.
Pearce “An AAC Aid for Aphasic People with
Reading Difficulties” Proceedings of the 9th Biennial
Page
5

of
9

Conference of the International Society for
Augmentat
ive and Alternative Communciation pp
10
-
12 (Aug 2000).

C. Batzios, M. Salmapasis, V. Lakos,
J. Tait,

and S.
Androulidakis “Towards Increasing Productivity of
the Greek Beekeeping Industry: Tools and Methods
for Building a Hypermedia Digital Library for
Ext
ension Training” Revista Brasiliera de
Agroinformatica (Brazilian Journal of Information
Technology in Agriculture) 3(1) 2000 pp 30
-
40.

Canning, Y.,
Tait, J
., Archibald, J. & Crawley, R.
“Cohesive Generation of Syntactically Simplified
Newspaper Text.” In

Text, Speech & Dialogue, Third

International Workshop, TSD 2000 Proceedings.
Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 1902.
Petr
Sojka, Ivan Kipecek & Karel Pala (Eds.) 2000
Springer
-
Verlag. ISBN 3
-
540
-
41042
-
2 pp 145


150.

Y. Canning,
J.I. Tait,
J. Arch
ibald and R. Crawley
“Cohesive Regeneration of Syntactically Simplified
Newspaper Text” Workshop Proceedings:
ROMAND 2000, Workshop on Robust Methods in
Analysis of Natural language Data, Lausanne,
Switzerland, October 2000. Ecole Polytechnique
Federale de

Lausanne. Pp 3
-
16

John Tait
, Sharon McDonald and Ting
-
Sheng Lai,
“CHROMA: An Experimental Image Retrieval
System” Proceeding of The 1st International
Workshop on New Developments in Digital
Libraries (NDDL
-
2001), Setubul, Portugal, July 2001,
pp 141
-
151
ISBN 972
-
98050
-
4
-
0.

Anders Fongen, Frank Eliassen, Ian Ferguson, Simon
Stobart,
John Tait
“Distributed Resource Discovery
using a Context
-
sensitive Infrastructure”
Proceeding of the Third International Conference on
Information Integration and Web
-
based
Ap
plications and Services (IIWAS 2001), pp 205
-
215, Linz Austria, September 2001.

S. Dulaymi, M. Marghalani,
J. Tait

(October 2002)

”The Growth of Electronic Journals in Academic
Libraries in Saudi Arabia” Journal of Digital
Information, (electronic only) IS
SN 13608
-
7506

Anders Fongen, Frank Eliassen, Ian Ferguson, Simon
Stobart,
John Tait
“A Scalable and Fault Tolerant
Architecture for Distributed Web Resource
Discovery” The 14th International Conference on
Parallel and Distributed Computing Systems (PDCS
20
02) pp.153
-
159,ISSN:1027
-
2658,ISBN: 0
-
88986
-
366
-
0, Nov.4
-
6, 2002, Cambridge USA

Chih
-
Fong Tsai, Ken McGarry and
John Tait
“Image
Classification Using Hybrid Neural Networks”
poster paper in Proceedings of the 26
th

ACM SIGIR
Conference on Research and Devel
opment in
Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2003), Toronto, July,
2003. pp 431
-
432. ISBN 1
-
58113
-
646
-
3

Chih
-
Fong Tsai, Ken McGarry and
John Tait

“Using
Neuro
-
Fuzzy Techniques Based on a Two
-
Stage
Mapping Model for Concept
-
Based Image Datbase
Indexing” Proceedin
gs of the IEEE Fifth
International Symposium on Multimedia Software
Engineering MSE 2003, Taichung, Taiwan,
December 2003. pp6
-
12.

Sawsan Taha Dulaymi, Mohammed A. Marghalani and
John I. Tait,
“Information Technology in Saudi
Academic and Research Librarie
s” Arab Journal of
Library and Information Science, Vol. 24 No. 1.
January 2004. pp 4
-
36.

Sawsan Taha Dulaymi, Mohammed A. Marghalani,
Andrew McDonald,
John I. Tait
“The Growth of
Electronic Journals in Academic Libraries in Saudi
Arabia”, Library Manageme
nt, Vol 25(4/5) 2004. pp
190
-
199. ISSN 0143
-
5124

Chih
-
Fong, Tsai, Ken McGarry and

J.I. Tait
Automatic

Metadata Annotation of Image via a Two
-
level
Learning Framework. ACM SIGIR Semantic Web
Workshop, Sheffield, July 2004. pp 32
-
42

John Flackett,
John Tait,

Guy Littlefair “Scaling
Connectionist Compositional Representations”
Compositional Connectionism in Cognitive Science
(Tech. Report FS
-
04
-
03), AAAI Fall Symposium,
Washington D.C., October 21
-
24,
2004
pp.20
-
24

S.F. Liang, S. Devlin,
J. Tait
“Using Query T
erm Order
for Result Summarisation” in
SIGIR 2005:
Proceedings of the Tweny
-
Eigth Annual
Internation
al

ACM SIGIR Conference on Research
and Development in Information Retrieval” ACM,
Salvador, Brazil, August 2005. PP 629
-
630 ISBN: 1
-
59593
-
034
-
5.

Michail S
alampasis &
John Tait
. “The Effect of
Collection Fusion Strategies on Information Seeking
Performance in Distributed Hypermedia Digital
Libraries”. In proceedings of the 9th European
Conference on Digital Libraries, Vienna, Austria,
September 2005, pp57
-
68
. Editors Andreas Rauber,
Stavros Christodoulakis, Min Tjoa, LCNS 3652,
Springer.

John Tait
“Making Better Summary Evaluations”
Proceedings of the Internatinal Workshop:
“Crossing Barriers in Text Summarisation Research”
Horacio Saggion and Jean
-
Luc Minne
l (eds.),
Borovets, Bulgaria, Septemeber 2005. pp26
-
31. ISBN
954
-
90906
-
8
-
X

Shao

Fen

Liang, Siobhan

Devlin

and
John

Tait

“Evaluating Web Search Result Summaries”
Advances in Information Retrieval: Proceeding of
the 28
th

European Conference in IR Research,
London, UK, April, 2006. Springer LNCS 3936. pp96
-
106. ISBN
3
-
540
-
33347
-
9.

Chufeng Chen, Michael Oakes and
John Tait
“Browsing Personal Images Using Episodic Memory

(Time + Location)”

Advances in Information
Retrieval: Proceeding of the 28
th

European
Conf
erence in IR Research, London, UK, April, 2006.

Springer LNCS 3936. pp363
-
372. ISBN
3
-
540
-
33347
-
9.

Fadi Yamout, Michael Oakes and
John Tait
Page
6

of
9

“Relevance Feedback using Weight Propopagation”

Advances in Information Retrieval: Proceeding of
the 28
th

European C
onference in IR Research,
London, UK, April, 2006. Springer LNCS 3936.
pp575
-
578. ISBN
3
-
540
-
33347
-
9.

Chufeng Chen, Michael Oakes and
John Tait

“A
Location Annotation System for Personal
Photographs” Proceedings of the 29
th

Annual
International ACM SIGIR
Conference on R
e
search
and Developement in Information Retrieval;
Demonstration p726; ACM Press, 2006; ISBN 1
-
59593
-
369
-
7

Fadi Yamout, Michael Oakes and
John Tait
“Relevance Feedback using Weight Propagation
Compared with Information
-
theoretic Query
Expans
ion”
Lecture Notes in Computer Science

4425
Springer 2007, ISBN 978
-
3
-
540
-
71494
-
1 pp 258
-
270.

Lin, W.
, Oakes, M. and Tait, J. (2008)

Real AdaBoost
for Large Vocabulary Image

C
la
ssification.


Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop
on Content
-
Based

Multimedia Indexing (CBMI
2008)
. London, UK, 18
-
20 June 2008, pp. 192
-
199.
(EI)

John Tait
, Mihai Lupu, Helmut Berger, Giovanna

Roda, MichaelDittenbach, Andreas Pesenhofer, Erik
Gr
af, Keith van Rijsbergen “
Patent Search: An
important new test bed for IR” in
Hiemstra, D.,
Huibers, T.W.C, de Jong, F.M.G. (eds.)

Proceedings
of the 9th Dutch
-
Belgian Information Retrieval
Workshop, CTIT Workshop Proceedings WP 09
-
01,
Enschede, University

of Twente, Centre for
Telematics and Information Technology; ISSN 0929
-
0672; No 09
-
01 (CTIT Workshop Proceedings
Series)
pp56
-
63

F
Lazarinis
, J Vilares,
J
Tait
,

EN Efthimiadis

“Current
research issues and trends in non
-
English Web
searching”

Information R
etrieval: Volume 12, Issue3
(2009), Page
s

230
-
250
.

John I. Tait “
What’s wrong with CLIR ?”
P
roceeding
s

of the SIGIR’09 Workshop on Multi
-
Lingual
Information Access. 2009

Lin, W., Oakes, M.,
Tait, J.

and Tsai, C.
-
F. (2009)
Improving image annotation via use
ful
representative feature selection. Cognitive
Processing,
10(3), pp. 233
-
242.

G. Roda,
J. Tait
, F. Piroi, V. Zenz

CLEF
-
IP 2009:
retrieval experiments in the Intellectual Property
domain

in: CLEF 2009 Proceedings,
Multilingual
Information Access Evaluatio
n Vol. I


Text
Retrieval Experiments

Editors: Carol Peters, Giorgio
Di Nunzio, Mikko Kurimo, Thomas Mandl, Djamel
Mostefa, Anselmo Peñas, Giovanna Roda

Springer
LNCS series Vol. 6241
.
2010

Mihai Lupu, Jimmy Huang, Jianhan Zhu,
John Tait
,

TREC chemical inf
ormation retrieval


An initial
evaluation effort for chemical IR systems

, World
Patent Information, Volume 33, Issue 3, September
2011, Pages 248
-
256, ISSN 0172
-
2190,
10.1016/j.wpi.2011.03.002.

Veronika Stefanov and
John I. Tait
“An Introduction
to Conte
mporary Search Technology” in Lupu,
Mayer, Tait and

Trippe
, 2011

(above), pp 45
-
65.

John I. Tait
and Barrou Diallo “Future Patent Search”

in Lupu, Mayer, Tait and Trippe
, 2011

(above), pp
389
-
407.



Minor Papers, Book Reviews etc. generally subject to
li
mited or no peer review

J.I. Tait
, "Topic Identification Techniques for
Predictive Language Analysers". Coling82
-

9th
International Conference on Computational
Linguistics
-

Abstracts, Prague, 1982. pp 281
-
6.

B.K. Boguraev, K. Sparck Jones and
J.I. Tait
,

"Compound Nouns
-

a Problem for Inference".
Language, Reasoning and Inference, University of
Edinburgh, 1982.

B.K. Boguraev, K. Sparck Jones

and

J.I. Tait
, "Three
papers on Parsing" University of Cambridge
Computer Laboratory Technical Report No. 17, 1982
.

J.I. Tait
,

"Semantic Parsing and Syntactic
Constraints". SERC Natural Language Parsing
Workshop, University of Essex, 1982.

J.I. Tait

and K. Sparck Jones, "Automatic search term
variant generation for document retrieval", British
Library R&D Department T
echnical Report 5793,
University Computer Laboratory, Cambridge, 1983.

J.I. Tait
,

"La Comunicazione in Linguaccio Naturale
con i Computer: Alcuni Problemi e Soluzioni".
Informatica Oggi, Milan, 1983.


J.I. Tait
, "Report of working group on: Tools for
Natu
ral Language Processing" in K. Sparck Jones
(ed.) Report on Natural Language Workshop 1,
Alvey IKBS Programme. 1983.

J.I. Tait
, "Document and Data Management". In
"Engineering Data Management", University of
Leeds Continuing Professional Education Short
Co
urse Programme. 1991.

J.I. Tait

"CALS
-

Defining Standards for Technical
Documentation" in M. Waldron (Ed.) "Applying a
Standard Approach to Document Management", In
-
Form Systems, Chorleywood, Herts. 1991.

S.M. Huang, J. Clifford, P. Smith,
J.I. Tait,
T.
C. Tan
and A.S. Pollitt, "Intelligent Databases: towards
knowledge processing", 4th International Hong
Kong Computer Society Database Workshop, Hong
Kong, December, 1992.

J.I. Tait
,
Review of "Computational Morphology:
Practical Mechanisms for the English
Lexicon" by
Ritchie, Russell, Black and Pullman, Artificial
Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour Quarterly
No. 85, Autumn 1993.

Page
7

of
9

S.M. Huang, P. Smith,
J.I. Tait
, J. Clifford and S. Pollitt,

"An Expert Database System Shell for Intelligent
Information Sy
stems" University of Sunderland,
School of Computing and Information Systems,
Occasional Paper 93
-
2. 1993.

S.M. Huang, C.L. Lin, P. Smith,
J.I.Tait

and S. Pollitt,
"A survey of approaches to commercial expert
system development tools", University of
Sunder
land School of Computing and Information
Systems Occasional Paper No: 93
-
4.

S.M. Huang, P. Smith,
J.I. Tait
, J. Clifford and S. Pollitt,

"An information resource dictionary system for a
peer
-
to
-
peer expert database system", University of
Sunderland Scool o
f Computing and Information
Systems Occasional Paper No: 93
-
7.

P.Smith, B. King and
J.I. Tait,
"Expert Systems in
Manufacturing in Europe", Proceedings of the
World Congress on Expert Systems, Estoril, January
1994.

P. Smith, S.M. Huang and
J.I. Tait
. "Exp
ert Database
Systems: the Way Forward", Proceedings of the
Fifth International Hong Kong Computer Society
Database Workshop, Hong Kong, 1994.
J.I. Tait
,
"Building on HAZOP (Hazard and Operability)
Studies to produce Knowledge Based Systems"
Digest of the I
EE Colloquium on Knowledge
-
based
Systems for safety critical applications, IEE, London,

May 1994.

B. King, A.P. Steward and
J.I. Tait
, "Computer
-
Aided
Process Engineering (CAPE)", University of
Sunderland School of Computing and Information
Systems Occasio
nal Paper No: 94
-
1.

B. King, A.P. Steward and
J.I. Tait,
"Towards
Automated Knowledge Aquisition for Process Plant
Diagnosis", University of Sunderland School of
Computing and Information Systems Occasional
Paper No: 94
-
8. 1994.

B.K. Boguraev, R. Gariglia
no, and
J.I. Tait.

Editorial,
Natural Language Engineering 1(1) pp 1
-
7, March
1995. ISSN: 1351
-
3249(199503)1:1;1
-
F.

J.I. Tait
, Report on SALT Club Workshop
"Information Retrieval and Natural Language
Processing", University of Sunderland, January
1995, SA
LTnews, DTI, January 1995.

B. King, A.P. Steward and
J.I. Tait
, "Towards
Automated Knowledge Aquisition for Process Plant
Diagnosis". Digest of the IEE Colloquium on
Knowledge Discovery in Databases, London,
February 1995.

S. Devlin, C. Bloor and
J.I. T
ait
, "The use of a
psycholinguistic database in the simplification of
text for the aphasic reader", Abstracts of
"Linguistic Databases", University of Groningen,
March 1995.

S. Devlin, C. Bloor and
J.I. Tait
“The Use of a Natural
Language Paraphrasing Too
l as a means of aiding
Aphasics in the Reading Process”. Proceedings of
the Postgraduate Workshop at AISB
-
95. 10 th
Annual Conference of the Society for the Study of
Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of
Behaviour. Sheffield, U.K. 1995.

C.
-
F. Tsai
, C.G.D. Bowerman and
J.I. Tait
, “Temporal
Causal Reasoning in Mixed
-
Production”, Polymodel
16, University of Sunderland, May 1995.

J.I. Tait
, “Sea Survival at South Shields”, Tees
Tidings, Tees Sailing Club, Hartlepool, September
1995.

M. Salampasis and
J.I. Tait
, “HyperTree: An
Alternative Approach to Web Authoring”,
University of Sunderland School of Computing and
Information Systems Occasional Paper No: 95
-
8,
October 1995.

J. Ellman and
J.I. Tait
, “Using Information Density to
Navigate the Web”. Digest

of the IEE Colloquium on

Intelligent World Wide Web Agents, IEE, London,
March, 1997. UK ISSN 0963
-
3308. p 8/1
-

8/6

J.I. Tait
,

“User
-
Centred Evaluation in Language
Engineering”, Proceedings of the Speech and
Language Club meeting on “Evaluation in Natur
al
Language Engineering”, Sheffield, June, 1997. pp
195
-
7


J.I. Tait, “
A Position Paper on Multilingual
Communication Systems”, Proceedings of “ELSNET
in Wonderland”, Soesterberg, NL, March 1998. pp
63
-
65

Jeremy Ellman, Ian Klincke &
John Tait
. “SUSS: the
Sunderland University Similarity System: Beneath
the Glass Ceiling”. In the Programme and Advanced
Papers of PILOT Senseeval, Herstmonceux Castle,
Sussex, September 1998.

Panayiotis Periorellis, Walter Scales, Janet Stafford,
John Tait
.
“VERITY: towards a
nd integrated
information searching and skills development
system for young people”. Poster at the Annual
Research Colloquium of British Computer Society
Information Retreival Specialist Group, Glasgow,
1999.

John Tait

and Aline Villavicencio “Report on 3
rd

CLUK Colloquium” ELSNEWS: The Newsletter of
the European Network in Human Language
Technologies. Summer 2000. P 11. ISSN 1350
-
990X.

Canning, Y.,
Tait, J
., Archibald, J. & Crawley, R.
“Replacing Anaphora for Readers with Acquired
Dyslexia”. Proceedings o
f the Discourse Anaphora
and Reference Resolution Conference
(DAARC2000). P.Baker, A. Hardie, T. McEnery & A.
Siewierska (Eds.). University of Lancaster. Pp 83
-
88

Christopher M. Stokoe and
John Tait “
Automated
Word Sense Disambiguation for Internet
Informa
tion Retrieval” Proceedings of Text Retrieval
Conference (TREC 2002), National Institute of
Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, USA
pp 743
-
745. November 2002.

Page
8

of
9

Shao
-
Fen Liang, Siobhan Devlin and
John Tait
“Feature Selection for Summarising: the Sund
erland
DUC
-
2004 Experience”, Proceeding of the Document
Understanding Coference (DUC), 2004, NIST,
http://www
-
nlpir.nist.gov/projects/duc/pubs.html

John I. Tait
Book Review “Spotting and Dis
covering
Terms through Natural Language Processing” by
Christian Jacquemin, Natural Language Engineering
10(2), 2004.

John I. Tait

Preface

John I. Tait (ed.) “Charting a New
Course: Natural Language Processing and
Information Retrieval: Essays in Honour o
f Karen
Spärck Jones”

The Kluwer International Series on
Information Retrieval, Vol.

16 2005, pp ix
-
xii., ISBN:
1
-
4020
-
3343
-
5

Christos Kouroupetroglou, Michail Salampasis,
John
Tait
,
Mohamed Loutfi “Measuring the effec
tiveness
of a web meta
-
search engine: a user centred
evaluation” Proceeding of the World Multi
-
Conference of Systemics, Cybernetics and
Informatics, Volume IV pp303
-
308 2005. ISBN
980
-
6560
-
52
-
3

John Tait
and Mounia Lalmas “A tribute to Karen
Sparck Jones”
Info
r
mer No. 18, Spring 2006. pp 10
-
13 BCS IRSG. ISSN 0950
-
9574.

C. Chen, M. Oakes and
J. Tait
“What do people
remember about digital images?” Proceedings of
Visual Categorisation and Image Management
Systems, University of Sunderland, June 2006. (2
page
s)

W
-
C. Lin, M. Oakes and
J. Tait
“Using Information
gain to select representative image features”
Proceedings of Visual Categorisation and Image
Management Systems, University of Sunderland,
June 2006. (2 pages)

“TechNotes”
The Journal
(Newcastle
-
upon
-
Tyn
e, UK

local paper), Thursday 27 July 2006 (450 words) (on
what makes Google successful).

Jesus Vilares, Michael P. Oakes,
John I. Tait
“CoLesIR
at CLEF 2006: Rapid Protyping of an N
-
gram
-
based
CLIR System” Cross
-
Language Evaluation Forum
Campaign (CLEF
-
200
6). Book of Abstracts.
University of Alicante. 2006. ISBN 2
-
912335
-
21
-
3.
p11

Shi
-
Ming Huang, Chih
-
Fong Tsai, Chia
-
Ming Chuang
and
John Tait
“Learning User’s Searching Behavior
in Image Retrieval”, Proceedings of the Adaptive
Information Retrieval Workshop,

Glasgow, (3 pages)

October 2006.

C.F.Chen, M. Oakes, J. Tait “A location Annotation
System for Personal Photogrpah Collections:
Evaluation of Searching and Browsing Tools” ACM
SIGIR Workshop on Geographical Information
Retrieval, Seatle: USA, August 2006.

Mustafa Abusalah,
John Tait,

Michael Oakes


Arabic
-
English Automatic Ontology Mapping
Based on Machine Readable Dictionary”, poster
paper to be published in the Eighth International
Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and
Computational Linguistics p
roceedings, February
2007

Mustafa Abusalah,

John Tait,

Michael Oakes

“Cross
Language Information Retrieval Using Multilingual
Ontology as Translation Base”, to be published in
the Eighth International Conference on Intelligent
Text Processing and Computati
onal Linguistics
proceedings, February 2007

Fotis Lazarinis, Jesus Vilares Ferro and
John Tait

Improving non
-
English Web Searching
(iNEWS07)” SIGIR Workshop Report, SIGIR Forum

41(2) pp72
-
76, December 2007.

Fotis Lazarinis, Jesus Vilares,
John Tait
, E.
N.
Efthimiadis
“Introduction to the special issue on
non
-
english web Retrieval”

Information Retrieval
(2009) 12:227

229 DOI 10.1007/s10791
-
009
-
9091
-
2

V
alerie Bonnardel, Michael Oakes,
John Tait “
Special
corner: Visual Categorization and Image
Management

S
ystems” (editorial)

Cognitive
Processing (2009) 10:209

210

DOI 10.1007/s10339
-
009
-
0270
-
2

Giovanna Roda,
John Tait,

Florina Piroi, Veronika
Zenz “CLEF
-
IP 2009: retrieval experiments in the

Intellectual Property domain
” CLEF Workshop
Proceedings, 2009.

Tait,

J.

2008. Information retrieval facility symposium
in Vienna.

SIGIR Forum

42, 1 (Jun. 2008), 67
-
67.
DOI= http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1394251.1394266

Zhu, J. and
Tait, J.

2008. A proposal for chemical
information retrieval evaluation. In

Proceeding of
the 1s
t ACM Workshop on Patent information
Retrieval

(Napa Valley, California, USA, October
30
-

30, 2008). PaIR '08. ACM, New York, NY, 15
-
18.
DOI=
http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1458572.1458577

Tait, J. I.

2008. Noise and information. In

Proceedings
of the Second Workshop on Analytics For Noisy
Unstructured Text Data

(Singapore, July 24
-

24,
2008). AND '08, vol. 303. ACM, New York, NY, 1
-
2.
DOI= http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1390749.1390751

Lupu, M., Huang, J
., Zhu, J., and
Tait, J.

2009. TREC
-
CHEM: large scale chemical information retrieval
evaluation at TREC.
SIGIR Forum

43, 2 (Dec. 2009),
63
-
70. DOI=
http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1670564.1670576

Lupu, M
., F. Piroi,
J. Tait,
J. Huang, Z. Zhu “Overview
of the TREC 2009 Chemical IR track” The
Eighteenth Text REtrieval Conference (TREC 2009)
Proceedings. NIST Special Publication 500
-
278.

Mihai Lupu,
John Tait
, Katja Mayer, and Christopher
Harris. 2010. 3rd i
nternational workshop on patent
information retrieval (PaIR'10). In

Proceedings of
the 19th ACM international conference on
Information and knowledge management

(CIKM
'10). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1977
-
1978.
Page
9

of
9

DOI=10.1145/1871437.1871794
http://doi.acm.org/1
0.1145/1871437.1871794

Mihai Lupu, Christopher Harris, and
John Tait
. 2010.
Ideas: from mind, to paper, to mind. In
Proceedings
of the 3rd international workshop on Patent
information retrieval

(PaIR '10). ACM, New York,
NY, USA, 67
-
68. DOI=10.1145/1871888.
1871901
http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1871888.1871901

Mihai Lupu, Harsha Gurulingappa, Igor Filippov, Zhao
Jiashu, Juliane Fluck, Marc Zimmermann, Jimmy
Huang,
John Tait

“Overview of the TREC 2011
Che
mical IR Track” Proceedings of
The Twentieth
Text REtrieval Conference

(TREC 2011) Proceedings.
NIST Special
Publication:

SP 500
-
295

J. Tait
“In Memoriam: David L. Waltz” Natural
Language Engineering 18(3), July 2012. Pp 291.