SPIRE 2007 covers research in all aspects of string processing, information retrieval, computational biology, pattern matching, semi-structured data, and related applications.

Typical topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

String Processing: dictionary algorithms, text searching, pattern matching, text compression, text mining, natural language processing, and automata based string processing.

Information Retrieval (IR): IR modelling, indexing, ranking and filtering, interface design, visualization, cross-lingual IR systems, multimedia IR, digital libraries, collaborative retrieval, and Web related applications.

Interaction of biology and computation: DNA sequencing and applications in molecular biology, evolution and phylogenetics, recognition of genes and regulatory elements, and sequence driven protein structure prediction.

Information Retrieval languages and applications: XML, SGML, information retrieval from semi-structured data, text mining, and generation of structured data from text.


The proceedings of SPIRE 2007 will be published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), by Springer.