Information Retrieval for Children: Search behavior and Solutions

Seminar given at GREYC (University of Caen Lower Normandy).

The majority of children and teenagers are active users of the Internet for education and entertainment purposes, thus developing children’s abilities to find and understand information is a key in their development as young adults.However, children’sability to use the Internet is severely hampered by the lack of appropriate search tools. Most Information Retrieval (IR) systems are designed for adults: they return information in a form that is unsuitable for children.The aim of this presentation is twofold: (i) introduce the research lines and outcome of the PuppyIR project which is aimed at providing a infrastructure and framework for developing child- focused information service; and (ii) explore the outcome of our research on understanding the search behavior of children in the Internet and provide a brief description of query recommendation mechanisms tailored at young users. Get the slides.

Workshop at COMMIT: Planning your international career

Workshop organized by Peter Apers and Iddo Bante. During this workshop we will share experience and instruments to facilitate the next step in your career at an international level. Talks will be given on Horizon 2020, ERC Grants, ICT Labs, working for international R&D labs. We will also address your requests for instruments for your next step.
Presentations by: Iddo Bante, managing director at the CTIT at University Twente and Sergio Duarte Torres