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Kripabandhu Ghosh

Research Scholar

Information Retrieval Lab
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Unit
Indian Statistical Institute
203 B.T. Road,
Kolkata 700 108, INDIA
Phone : +91 83 350 45 897
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Research Interests

1. Information Retrieval on Legal Domain.
2. Improving retrieval performance on Noisy Text in the absence of training data.
3. Optimization techniques on Data Fusion.
4. Query Reweighting and Expansion.
5. Retrieval Models.


1. Kripabandhu Ghosh. Improving e-discovery using information retrieval. SIGIR 2012: 996.
2. Kripabandhu Ghosh and Swapan Kumar Parui. Learning combination weights in data fusion using genetic algorithm. In Information Processing and Management (accepted).
3. Kripabandhu Ghosh and Swapan K. Parui. Retrieval from OCR Text: RISOT Track. FIRE 2011: 214- 226.
4. Kripabandhu Ghosh, Anirban Chakraborty and Swapan Kumar Parui. Improving IR performance from OCRed text using cooccurrence. FIRE 2012. (accepted).
5. Kripabandhu Ghosh, Swapan K. Parui and Prasenjit Majumder. Cluster-Based Relevance Feed-back: Legal Track 2011.TREC 2011.
6. Kripabandhu Ghosh, Swapan K. Parui, Prasenjit Majumder, Ayan Bandyopadhyay and S. John J. Raja Singh. Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata at TREC 2010: Legal Interactive. TREC 2010.
7. Anirban Chakraborty, Kripabandhu Ghosh and Utpal Roy. A Word Association Based Approach for Improving Retrieval Performance from Noisy OCRed Text. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval, KDIR' 14, Rome, Italy. SCITEPRESS. October 2014.
8. Ayan Bandyopadhyay, Kripabandhu Ghosh, Prasenjit Majumder and Mandar Mitra. Query Expansion for Microblog retrieval. IJWS 1(4): 368-380 (2012).
9. Ayan Bandyopadhyay, Sukomal Pal, Mandar Mitra, Prasenjit Majumder and Kripabandhu Ghosh Passage Retrieval for Tweet Contextualization at INEX 2012. CLEF (Online Working Notes/Labs/Workshop) 2012.

Academic Activities

1. FIRE organizing/program committee member 2011-2014
2. Co-organized FIRE 2013 “Information access in legal domain” task
3. Co-organized ISI/IRSI/DAIICT Winter School on Information Retrieval Systems and Experimentation, December 2010, ISI Bangalore


1. Christopher D. Manning, Prabhakar Raghavan and Hinrich Schütze. Introduction to Information Retrieval. Cambridge University Press. 2008. An essential for learning Information retrieval.
2. Herbert Schildt. Java 2: A Beginner's Guide. A nice book to learn java.
3. Venugopal. Mastering C. A nice book to learn C.
4. Jon Bentlay. Programming Pearls. A delightful book for the programmers.
5. Stephen W. Hawking. Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays. The laws of universe in a scientific outlook.
6. Shiv Khera. You Can Win. Formulae and Algorithms for Success.


1. Online Computer Science Video Lectures.
2. Donald Knuth's Lectures on Problem Solving.
3. Visions of Richard Feynman -- A Scientist who is never tired of asking questions.

Other Interests

My humble efforts in Bengali poetry. Kripa's Blog

Acknowledgment : I borrowed the skeleton of this page from Dr. Mandar Mitra.