Publications

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Public Professions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edited Volumes

Mihai Lupu, Katja Mayer, John Tait and Anthony J. Trippe, Current Challenges in Patent Information Retrieval, Springer , 2011, ISBN: 3642192300

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 International 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

Major Papers

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

K. Sparck Jones 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". Information 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 4817.

Sharon McDonald, Ting-Sheng Lai and John Tait, "Evaluating a Content Based Image Retrieval System" Proceedings of the 24th 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 Development 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 26th 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 Management, 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 Liang, 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 annotation via representative feature vector selection" Neurocomputing 73 (2010) pp. 1774-1782. DOI: 0.1016/j.neucom.2010.01.019

Invited Papers

P. Smith, O. Taylor, J. MacIntyre and J.I. Tait, "Expert System Applications: Power Industry" in "The Handbook of Expert 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 Science 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 People". 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 Natural 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

Other Significant Refereed Papers

J.I. Tait, "Generating Summaries using a Predictive Language Analyser". Discussion paper at the European Conference on 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)". Automatic 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. ISBN 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.

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 IAKE 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 Society 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. Proceedings 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

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 Systems, 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 - Object 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 Artificial 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 Database 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. Salampasis, 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 Oriented 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-Based 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. Bowerman 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. Hellwig. 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 Computational 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. Batzios, 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 Functions 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.

T.-S. Lai and J.I. Tait "Using Global Colour Features for General Photographic Image Indexing and Retrieval" Poster 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 Aphasic Readers", Working notes of AAAI-98 Workshop on "Integrating Artificial 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: 1-58113-015-5.

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 Artificial 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 Retrieval, 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.

Kenneth McGarry, John Tait and Stefan Wermter"Rule Extraction from Radial Basis Function Networks". Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Artificial 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 proceedings 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, pp6-11.

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, "Roget'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.

Cheng-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 Generality 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. Ecole 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 Helping 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 Conference of the International Society for Augmentative 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 Extension 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. Archibald 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 Applications 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) ISSN 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 2002) 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 26th ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development 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" Proceedings 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 Libraries" 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 Management, 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, pp.20-24

S.F. Liang, S. Devlin, J. Tait "Using Query Term Order for Result Summarisation" in SIGIR 2005: Proceedings of the Tweny-Eigth Annual Internation ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval" ACM, Salvador, Brazil, August 2005. PP 629-630 ISBN: 1-59593-034-5.

Michail Salampasis & 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.<\li>

John Tait "Making Better Summary Evaluations" Proceedings of the Internatinal Workshop: "Crossing Barriers in Text Summarisation Research" Horacio Saggion and Jean-Luc Minnel (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 28th 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 28th European Conference in IR Research, London, UK, April, 2006. Springer LNCS 3936. pp363-372. ISBN 3-540-33347-9.

Fadi Yamout, Michael Oakes and John Tait "Relevance Feedback using Weight Propopagation" Advances in Information Retrieval: Proceeding of the 28th European Conference 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 29th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Rsearch 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 Expansion" 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 Classification." 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 Graf, 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 Retrieval: Volume 12, Issue3 (2009), Pages 230-250.

John I. Tait "What's wrong with CLIR ?" Proceedings 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 useful 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 Evaluation Vol. I Text Retrieval Experiments Editors: Carol Peters, Giorgio Di Nunzio, Mikko Kurimo, Thomas Mandl, Djamel Mostefa, Anselmo Peņas, Giovanna Roda Springer LNCS series Vol. 6241. 2010

Veronika Stefanov and John I. Tait "An Introduction to Contemporary Search Technology" in Lupu, Mayer, Tait and Trippe (above), pp 45-65.

John I. Tait and Barrou Diallo "Future Patent Search" in Lupu, Mayer, Tait and Trippe (above), pp 389-407.