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  1. WING Overview Min-Yen Kan Web IR / NLP GroupSchool of Computing National University of Singapore

  2. NUS School of Computing Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences School of Business School of Computing Faculty of Dentistry School of Design and Environment Faculty of Engineering Faculty of Law Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music Faculty of Science University Scholars Programme Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences & Engineering Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore • Established July 1998 • (formerly DISCS within FoS) • Departments: • Computer Science • Information Systems • Staff strength: • 111 (academic staff) • 115 (research staff) • Student Population • ~ 2182 (total): • 1636 undergraduates • 546 graduate students

  3. Graduate Programmes Graduate Programme SoC/NUS currently has about 320 PhD research students and about 160 Master of Computing (by course work) students. Scholarship Support In addition to the full tuition fee subsidy, most of the PhD research students are holding full scholarship with various top-ups (S$2000 & above per month). Conference Travel Support SoC also provides international conference travel grants for PhD students.

  4. Research Main Research Clusters Funding Computer Science • Artificial Intelligence • Bioinformatics • Database • Media • Programming Language & Software Engineering • Systems & Networks Information Systems • Service Computing • Social Computing • Knowledge Management • Virtual Communities Annual New Funding (S$million)

  5. World University Rankings 2009 Top Universities in Technology Times Higher Education Supplement (UK)

  6. Web IR / NLP Group LMS One of several groups working on Web, IR, NLP and Digital Library research • Lab for Media Search (Chua Tat-Seng) • NLP Group (HweeTou Ng) • Machine Learning(Wee Sun Lee) • Computer Vision (Michael Brown, et al.) • Artificial Intelligence (Chew Lim Tan) CV NLP WING AI ML Our goal: apply NLP / IR to areas such as digital libraries WING, NUS

  7. WING Projects Funded • National Research Foundation: Interactive Media Search: ForeCite – Full-Text Digital Library • CSIDM (CAS, China): Co-Training Human Computational and Machine Translation • Bibliographic Analytics for Humanities (Global Asia Institute) • SoC Internal Grant: Nursing Informatics Platform Under review • Text Mining Clinical Articles (Duke-NUS / UCI) • ForeCite 2 • NExT Center: Extreme Text Search (Tsinghua U.) – Forum and Real Time Search and Indexing WING, NUS

  8. DL IR/MM/HCI NLP Research Topics Graduate Students • Yee Fan Tan - Record Matching in Digital Libraries • Jin Zhao - Math Equation IR(Intern @ U Colorado Boulder) • Jesse Gozali – Phototaking Behavior (Intern @ Yahoo! Barcelona) • Ziheng Lin – Rhetorical Discourse Analysis • Cong Duy Vu Hoang – Related Work Summarization • Jun Ping Ng – Logic and temporal issues in Question Answering • Aobo Wang, Chen Tao – Crowdsourcing for Machine Translation Research Staff • Kazunari Sugiyama - Recommender Systems in Digital Libraries • Minh Thang Luong – ForeCite, Morphological Machine Translation • Emma Thuy Dung Nguyen – ForeCite Undergraduates • Shawn Tan – Continuing PARCELS • Tamisa Huangsiri, Low Wee Hung –CSIDM Firefox • Yipeng Huang – Cloud Data Cleaning WING, NUS

  9. ForeCite: Next Generation Digital Library Demo Available • ForeCite: Web, notetaking and reading interfaces to scholarly digital libraries WING, NUS

  10. Code + Demo Available ForeCite • ParsCit: Reference String Parser WING, NUS

  11. Crowdsourcing Machine Translation Software + Demo Available • Collecting Translations and Corpora of Networked Informal Languages • Translation Tooltip WING, NUS

  12. Morphological Machine Translation • Using morpheme information to translate high inflected languages better Parallel corpora Word Morpheme GIZA++ GIZA++ Word alignment Morpheme alignment Phrase Extraction Phrase Extraction PTw PTm Morphological segmentation PTw→m PT merging Decoding WING, NUS

  13. Toolkits Available Record Linkage • Linkage via Web evidence and a cost framework for acquiring web features • Hadoop based Linkage WING, NUS

  14. Photo Organization • Breaking a photostream into intra-event segments • Modeling photographers in a social network WING, NUS

  15. Discourse Processing Code + Demo Available • Parsing documents for discourse flow WING, NUS

  16. Domain Specific Digital Libraries • Math DL • Nursing DL • Readability Assessments • Extracting Key Metadata WING, NUS

  17. Dual Interface (Read) • Recommend relevant articles based on user profile WING, NUS

  18. Related Work Summarization Corpus Available WING, NUS

  19. Question Answering Demo Available • Temporally sensitive alignment of different media WING, NUS

  20. Other work WING, NUS

  21. 訪問して頂きありがとうございます http://wing.comp.nus.edu.sg <AD> </AD> Please join us for AIRS 2010 in Taiwan: http://irlab.csie.ntu.edu.tw/airs2010/ WING, NUS