Publications

This is a list of publications I have co-authored. You can also see the list sorted by year.

Journals

  1. A Semi-Automatic and Low-Cost Method to Learn Patterns for Named Entity Recognition
    M. Marrero and J. Urbano, Natural Language Engineering, 2017.
  2. Test Collection Reliability: A Study of Bias and Robustness to Statistical Assumptions via Stochastic Simulation
    J. Urbano, Information Retrieval Journal, 2016.
  3. Music Information Retrieval: Recent Developments and Applications
    M. Schedl, E. Gómez and J. Urbano, Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval, 2014.
  4. Harvesting Microblogs for Contextual Music Similarity Estimation: A Co-occurrence-based Framework
    M. Schedl, D. Hauger and J. Urbano, Journal of Multimedia Systems, 2014.
  5. Modeling Software Development Practices using Reusable Project Patterns: A Case Study
    D. Martín, J. García, J. Urbano and A. Amescua, Journal of Software, Evolution and Process, 2014.
  6. Evaluation in Music Information Retrieval
    J. Urbano, M. Schedl and X. Serra, Journal of Intelligent Information Systems, 2013.
  7. The Neglected User in Music Information Retrieval Research
    M. Schedl, A. Flexer and J. Urbano, Journal of Intelligent Information Systems, 2013.
  8. Practical Experiences in Modelling Software Engineering Practices: the Project Patterns Approach
    J. García, D. Martín, J. Urbano and A. Amescua, Software Quality Journal, 2013.
  9. Named Entity Recognition: Fallacies, Challenges and Opportunities
    M. Marrero, J. Urbano, S. Sánchez-Cuadrado, J. Morato and J. M. Gómez-Berbís, Journal of Computer Standards and Interfaces, 2013.
  10. Minimal Test Collections for Low-Cost Evaluation of Audio Music Similarity and Retrieval Systems
    J. Urbano and M. Schedl, International Journal of Multimedia Information Retrieval, 2013.
  11. Patterns as Objects to Manage Knowledge in Software Development Organizations
    D. Martín, J. García, J. Urbano and J. Lloréns, Journal of Knowledge Management Research & Practice, 2012.
  12. Virtualización: Una Solución para la Eficiencia, Seguridad y Administración de Intranets
    D. Martín, M. Marrero, J. Urbano, E. Barra and J. A. Moreiro, El Profesional de la Información, 2011.
  13. Sistemas de Recuperación de Información Adaptados al Dominio Biomédico
    M. Marrero, S. Sánchez Cuadrado, J. Urbano, J. Morato and J. A. Moreiro, El Profesional de la Información, 2010.

Book Chapters

  1. Melodic Similarity through Shape Similarity
    J. Urbano, J. Lloréns, J. Morato and S. Sánchez-Cuadrado, Exploring Music Contents, 2011.
    An improved version of the system described in this paper obtained the best results in the MIREX 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Symbolic Melodic Similarity task.

Conferences

  1. The Treatment of Ties in AP Correlation
    J. Urbano and M. Marrero, ACM International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval, 2017.
  2. A Plan for Sustainable MIR Evaluation
    B. McFee, E.J. Humphrey and J. Urbano, International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, 2016.
  3. Toward Estimating the Rank Correlation between the Test Collection Results and the True System Performance
    J. Urbano and M. Marrero, International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2016.
  4. How do Gain and Discount Functions Affect the Correlation between DCG and User Satisfaction?
    J. Urbano and M. Marrero, European Conference on Information Retrieval, 2015.
  5. Information Extraction Grammars
    M. Marrero and J. Urbano, European Conference on Information Retrieval, 2015.
  6. What is the Effect of Audio Quality on the Robustness of MFCCs and Chroma Features?
    J. Urbano, D. Bogdanov, P. Herrera, E. Gómez and X. Serra, International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, 2014.
  7. On the Measurement of Test Collection Reliability
    J. Urbano, M. Marrero and D. Martín, International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2013.
  8. A Comparison of the Optimality of Statistical Significance Tests for Information Retrieval Evaluation
    J. Urbano, M. Marrero and D. Martín, International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2013.
  9. A Study of COTS Integration Projects: Product Characteristics, Organization, and Life Cycle Models
    K. Megas, W. B. Frakes, J. Urbano, G. Belli and R. Anguswamy, ACM SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing, 2013.
  10. Notes from the ISMIR 2012 Late-Breaking Session on Evaluation in Music Information Retrieval
    G. Peeters, J. Urbano and G. J. F. Jones, International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, 2012.
  11. How Significant is Statistically Significant? The case of Audio Music Similarity and Retrieval
    J. Urbano, J. S. Downie, B. McFee and M. Schedl, International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, 2012.
  12. Current Challenges in the Evaluation of Predominant Melody Extraction Algorithms
    J. Salamon and J. Urbano, International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, 2012.
  13. The University Carlos III of Madrid at TREC 2011 Crowdsourcing Track
    J. Urbano, M. Marrero, D. Martín, J. Morato, K. Robles and J. Lloréns, Text REtrieval Conference, 2011.
    Best overall results in the TREC 2011 Crowdsourcing Track (as per NIST ground truth).
  14. Information Retrieval Meta-Evaluation:Challenges and Opportunities in the Music Domain
    J. Urbano, International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, 2011.
  15. Audio Music Similarity and Retrieval: Evaluation Power and Stability
    J. Urbano, D. Martín, M. Marrero and J. Morato, International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, 2011.
  16. Bringing Undergraduate Students Closer to a Real-World Information Retrieval Setting: Methodology and Resources
    J. Urbano, M. Marrero, D. Martín and J. Morato, ACM SIGCSE Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, 2011.
  17. Modeling Software Development Practices using Reusable Project Patterns: A Case Study
    D. Martín, J. García, J. Urbano and A. Amescua, European Systems & Software Process Improvement and Innovation Conference, 2011.
  18. Crawling the Web for Structured Documents
    J. Urbano, J. Lloréns, Y. Andreadakis and M. Marrero, ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 2010.
  19. Improving the Generation of Ground Truths based on Partially Ordered Lists
    J. Urbano, M. Marrero, D. Martín and J. Lloréns, International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, 2010.
  20. Using the Shape of Music to Compute the Similarity between Symbolic Musical Pieces
    J. Urbano, J. Lloréns, J. Morato and S. Sánchez Cuadrado, International Symposium on Computer Music Modeling and Retrieval, 2010.
  21. Computer Support for a Cross-Discipline Research Consortium
    W. B. Frakes, G. Belli, J. Urbano and R. Anguswamy, International Conference on Computer Supported Education, 2010.
  22. Formalización y Desambiguación de Vocabularios de Metadatos mediante Ontologías
    V. Palacios, S. Sánchez-Cuadrado, J. Morato and J. Urbano, Conferencia IADIS Ibero-Americana WWW/INTERNET, 2010.

Workshops

  1. Towards Minimal Test Collections for Evaluation of Audio Music Similarity and Retrieval
    J. Urbano and M. Schedl, WWW International Workshop on Advances in Music Information Research, 2012.
  2. On the Definition of Patterns for Semantic Annotation
    M. Marrero, J. Urbano, J. Morato and S. Sánchez Cuadrado, ACM CIKM Workshop on Exploiting Semantic Annotations in Information Retrieval, 2010.
  3. Crowdsourcing Preference Judgments for Evaluation of Music Similarity Tasks
    J. Urbano, J. Morato, M. Marrero and D. Martín, ACM SIGIR Workshop on Crowdsourcing for Search Evaluation, 2010.
    Most Innovative Paper Award winner, supported by Microsoft Bing.

Evaluation Forum Reports

  1. MelodyShape at MIREX 2015 Symbolic Melodic Similarity
    J. Urbano, Music Information Retrieval Evaluation eXchange, 2015.
    Best results in the MIREX 2015 Symbolic Melodic Similarity task.
  2. MelodyShape at MIREX 2014 Symbolic Melodic Similarity
    J. Urbano, Music Information Retrieval Evaluation eXchange, 2014.
    Best results in the MIREX 2014 Symbolic Melodic Similarity task.
  3. MIREX 2013 Symbolic Melodic Similarity: A Geometric Model supported with Hybrid Sequence Alignment
    J. Urbano, Music Information Retrieval Evaluation eXchange, 2013.
    Best results in the MIREX 2013 Symbolic Melodic Similarity task.
  4. MIREX 2012 Symbolic Melodic Similarity: Hybrid Sequence Alignment with Geometric Representations
    J. Urbano, J. Lloréns, J. Morato and S. Sánchez-Cuadrado, Music Information Retrieval Evaluation eXchange, 2012.
    Best results in the MIREX 2012 Symbolic Melodic Similarity task.
  5. The University Carlos III of Madrid at TREC 2011 Crowdsourcing Track: Notebook Paper
    J. Urbano, M. Marrero, D. Martín, J. Morato, K. Robles and J. Lloréns, Text REtrieval Conference Notebook, 2011.
    Best overall results in the TREC 2011 Crowdsourcing Track (as per NIST ground truth).
  6. MIREX 2011 Symbolic Melodic Similarity: Sequence Alignment with Geometric Representations
    J. Urbano, J. Lloréns, J. Morato and S. Sánchez-Cuadrado, Music Information Retrieval Evaluation eXchange, 2011.
    Best results in the MIREX 2011 Symbolic Melodic Similarity task.
  7. MIREX 2010 Symbolic Melodic Similarity: Local Alignment With Geometric Representations
    J. Urbano, J. Lloréns, J. Morato and S. Sánchez-Cuadrado, Music Information Retrieval Evaluation eXchange, 2010.
    Best results in the MIREX 2010 Symbolic Melodic Similarity task.

Technical Reports

  1. Overview of EIREX 2012: Social Media
    J. Urbano, M. Marrero, D. Martín and J. Morato, ACM Computing Research Repository, 2013.
  2. Information Retrieval Systems Adapted to the Biomedical Domain
    M. Marrero, S. Sánchez-Cuadrado, J. Urbano, J. Morato and J. A. Moreiro, ACM Computing Research Repository, 2012.
  3. Overview of EIREX 2011: Crowdsourcing
    J. Urbano, D. Martín, M. Marrero and J. Morato, ACM Computing Research Repository, 2012.
  4. Overview of EIREX 2010: Computing
    J. Urbano, M. Marrero, D. Martín and J. Morato, ACM Computing Research Repository, 2011.

Others

  1. Evaluation in Audio Music Similarity
    J. Urbano, PhD dissertation, 2013.
  2. Intranets: Pasado, Presente y Futuro
    J. Urbano, Docupedia: Enciclopedia colaborativa de información y documentación, 2011.
  3. Recuperación y Acceso a la Información
    J. Urbano, J. Morato, M. Marrero and S. Sánchez-Cuadrado, OpenCourseWare, 2010.
  4. Diseño de Software Avanzado
    J. Urbano, G. Génova, J. Lloréns, M. Valiente, E. Barra, M. Alejandres, OpenCourseWare, 2010.