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Below are lists of my papers and presentations, separated into three categories:

Each category is presented in reverse chronological order.

Refereed Publications

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A. L. Powell and J. C. French, Comparing the Performance of Collection Selection Algorithms, ACM Transactions on Information Systems, Vol. 21, No. 4, pp. 412-456, 2003.    
J. C. French, A. L. Powell, F. Gey and N. Perelman, Exploiting Manual Indexing to Improve Collection Selection and Retrieval Effectiveness, Information Retrieval, Vol. 5, No. 4, pp. 323-351, 2002.   PDF
G. A. Monroe, J. C. French and A. L. Powell, Obtaining Language Models of Web Collections Using Query-Based Sampling Techniques, Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-35): Data Mining and Information Retrieval, 2002.   PDF
J. C. French, A. L. Powell, F. Gey and N. Perelman, Exploiting A Controlled Vocabulary to Improve Collection Selection and Retrieval Effectiveness, Tenth International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2001), pp. 323-351, 2001.   Postscript
J. C. French and A. L. Powell, Metrics for Evaluating Database Selection Techniques, World Wide Web Vol. 3, No. 3, 2000.   postscript
J. C. French, A. L. Powell and E. Schulman, Using Clustering Strategies for Creating Authority Files, Journal of the American Society for Information Science, Vol. 51, No. 8, pp. 774-786, 2000.   postscript
A. L. Powell, J. C. French, J. Callan, M. Connell and C. L. Viles, Measuring the Impact of Database Selection on Distributed Searching, Proc. 23rd ACM SIGIR Conference on Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2000), July 2000, pp. 232-239.   postscript
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A. L. Powell and J. C. French, Growth and Server Availability of the NCSTRL Digital Library, Proc. 5th ACM International Conference on Digital Libraries (DL 2000), San Antonio, TX, June 2-7, 2000, pp. 264-265.   postscript
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J. C. French and A. L. Powell, Metrics for Evaluating Database Selection Techniques, Proc. Tenth International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA'99), Florence, Italy, Sept. 1999, pp. 726-730. A longer version of this paper will appear in World Wide Web.   postscript
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J. C. French, A. L. Powell, J. Callan, C. L. Viles, T. Emmitt, K. J. Prey and Y. Mou, Comparing the Performance of Database Selection Algorithms, 22nd ACM SIGIR Conference on Information Retrieval (SIGIR '99), Berkeley, CA, August, 1999, pp. 238-245.   postscript
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V. Ganti, R. Ramakrishnan, J. Gehrke, A. Powell and J. French, Clustering Large Datasets in Arbitrary Metric Spaces, 15th International Conference on Data Engineering, 1999, pp. 502-511.   postscript
J. C. French, A. L. Powell, C. L. Viles, T. Emmitt and K. J. Prey, Evaluating Database Selection Techniques: A Testbed and Experiment, 21st ACM SIGIR Conference on Information Retrieval (SIGIR '98), Melbourne, Australia, August 24-28, 1998, pp. 121-129.   postscript
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J. C. French, A. L. Powell, and W. R. Creighton III, Efficient Searching in Distributed Digital Libraries, Proc. 3rd ACM International Conference on Digital Libraries (DL'98), Pittsburgh, PA, June 23-26, 1998, pp. 283-284.   postscript
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E. Schulman, J. C. French, A. L. Powell, G. Eichhorn, M. J. Kurtz and S. S. Murray, Trends in Astronomical Publication Between 1975 and 1996, Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Vol. 109, pp. 1278-1284, 1997.   from ADS
J. C. French, A. L. Powell and E. Schulman, Applications of Approximate Word Matching in Information Retrieval, Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Las Vegas, NV, November 10-14, 1997, pp. 9-15.   postscript
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J. C. French, A. L. Powell, E. Schulman and J. L. Pfaltz, Automating the Construction of Authority Files in Digital Libraries: A Case Study, First European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, ed. by C. Peters and C. Thanos, Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 1324, Pisa, Italy, September 1-3, 1997, pp. 55-71.   postscript
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J. C. French, J. C. Knight and A. L. Powell, Applying Hypertext Structures to Software Documentation, Information Processing and Management, Vol. 33, No. 2, pp. 219-231, 1997.   postscript
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A. L. Powell, J. C. French and J. C. Knight, A Systematic Approach to Creating and Maintaining Software Documentation, Proceedings of the 1996 ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, Philadelphia, PA, February 18-20, 1996, pp. 201-208.   postscript
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Unrefereed Publications

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B. Wilson and A. L. Powell, A Tenth Anniversary for D-Lib Magazine, D-Lib Magazine, Vol. 11 No. 7/8, July/August 2005.   HTML
J. Callan, A. L. Powell, J. C. French and M. Connell, The Effects of Query-Based Sampling on Automatic Database Selection Algorithms, Technical Report CMU-LTI-00-162, Language Technologies Institute, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, April 2000.    
E. Schulman, J. C. French and A. L. Powell, Evaluating Astronomical Institutional Productivity Using the Astrophysics Data System Database, Technical Report CS-2000-02, Dept. of Computer Science, Univ. of Virginia, January 1999.   postscript
J. C. French, A. L. Powell, J. Callan, Effective and Efficient Automatic Database Selection, Technical Report CS-99-08, Dept. of Computer Science, Univ. of Virginia, January 1999.   postscript
J. C. French, A. L. Powell, J. Callan, C. L. Viles, T. Emmitt and K. J. Prey, Comparing the Performance of Database Selection Algorithms, Technical Report CS-99-03, Dept. of Computer Science, Univ. of Virginia, January 1999.   superceded by
SIGIR'99 paper
A. L. Powell and J. C. French, The Potential to Improve Retrieval Effectiveness with Multiple Viewpoints, Technical Report CS-98-15, Dept. of Computer Science, Univ. of Virginia, May 1998.   postscript
A. Natrajan, A. L. Powell, and J. C. French, Using N-grams to Process Hindi Queries with Transliteration Variations, Technical Report CS-97-17, Dept. of Computer Science, Univ. of Virginia, July 1997.   postscript
E. Schulman., J. C. French, A. L. Powell, S. S. Murray, G. Eichhorn, and M. J. Kurtz, The Sociology of Astronomical Publication Using ADS and ADAMS, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems VI, eds. G. Hunt and H. Payne, A.S.P. Conference Series, Vol. 125, pp. 361-364,1997.    
E. Schulman., A. L. Powell, J. C. French, G. Eichhorn, M. J. Kurtz and S. S. Murray, Using the ADS Database to Study Trends in Astronomical Publication, Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 28, No. 4, p. 1281, 1996.    
J. C. French, G. L. Bull, M. R. Tarrant and A. L. Powell, Library Access, Search and Retrieval (LASR) Pilot (Final Report), University of Virginia, Computer Science Technical Report CS-96-07, March 27, 1996.   postscript

Other Presentations

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A. L. Powell and J. C. French, Exploiting Multiple Viewpoints for Enhancing Retrieval, Poster to be presented at 3rd ACM International Conference on Digital Libraries (DL'98), Pittsburgh, PA, June 23-26, 1998    
A. L. Powell and J. C. French, Using Multiple Views of a Document Collection in Information Exploration, Workshop on Innovation and Evaluation in Information Exploration Interfaces. Held in conjunction with CHI `98. April 19-20, 1998.    
A. L. Powell and J. C. French, Using Topic Information to Improve Access to Scientific Document Collections, Workshop on Information Reduction in Information Retrieval Summarization and Visualization. Held in conjunction with SIGIR'97. July 31, 1997.    
 
 
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