On 21-25 August, Exactpro researchers and software quality assurance engineers Olga Moskaleva, Anna Gromova and Elena Treshcheva, participated in the 11th Russian Summer School in Information Retrieval (RuSSIR 2017) in Yekaterinburg, Russia. The School is an international event for scientists, students and industry professionals in the field of data analysis and related disciplines.
RuSSIR 2017 was hosted by the Ural Federal University - one of Russia’s top-ranked and largest universities - in partnership with the Russian Information Retrieval Evaluation Seminar (ROMIP). The venue changes annually, so does the School’s focus. This year's talks revolved around neural networks and their applications for Information Retrieval.
Olga Moskaleva and Anna Gromova presented their work in the Poster Section. Exactpro research on surveillance systems, machine learning methods and software quality assurance methods, previously presented at other conferences, had set the context for this year’s talk on “Creating Test Data for Market Surveillance Systems with Embedded Machine Learning Algorithms”. The study focuses on introducing intelligent analysis of complex testing procedures into the new type of market surveillance systems with embedded machine learning algorithms. It was first presented by the authors at SYRCoSE earlier this year. The presentation resonated with the general theme of the event and received a lot of positive feedback.
The mission of the RuSSIR school series is to enable its students to learn about the most recent problems and methods in information retrieval and related fields of study, and to stimulate scientific research and collaboration in the field. The student body includes advanced graduate and PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, software developers, academic and industry researchers.
“We’ve enjoyed the informal environment of the Summer School, as well as the accessible and engaging manner of the lectures on the latest trends in the fields of Information Retrieval, Text Mining, and Natural Language Processing. They will come in useful in our work”, says Anna Gromova.
The first RuSSIR took place in 2007 and, since then, has evolved into a popular academic event with solid international participation. Each year, it welcomes about 130 participants. Previous RuSSIRs took place in Yekaterinburg, Taganrog, Petrozavodsk, Voronezh, Yaroslavl, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, St. Petersburg, and Saratov.