15th String Processing and Information Retrieval Symposium
Melbourne Australia, November 10-12


SPIRE 2008 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.


As in past editions, the proceedings of SPIRE 2008 was published by Springer in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), Volume 5280 by Springer.

As in previous years, the proceedings of SPIRE 2008 was published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), by Springer.